Nick Fury with a nod to Jim Steranko, The Most Interesting Man in the World.
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Posted in 1950s, 1960s, B-Movies, British Pulp, Cartoon Pulp, Cartoons, Comics, Crime/Suspense, Film Noir, Illustration, tagged Cartoon Pulp, comics, film noir, pulp on July 25, 2013| Leave a Comment »
For some time the idea of creating a way to indulge my fascination for all things pulp has been sitting in the back of my mind. Maybe more like lying in wait. Yes, that sounds more pulpy. Well, finally, I’ve decided it is time to explore this particular diversion with a place that catalogues these dark detours and more: Cartoon Pulp. Cartoon Pulp will feature online comics and other narrative experiments, all with the notion of blending, in some form or another, pulp, film noir and cartoons. There might be print editions in the future, although that will not be the focus initially.
The first ongoing comic released by Cartoon Pulp will be the mod noir, Ginger North.
Here’s the press release:
The First On-Going Comic Under the Cartoon Pulp Imprint Launches This Fall!
Ginger North will be the first on-going comic released under the Cartoon Pulp imprint, the online publishing site of cartoonist, illustrator Scott Brothers. It’s the mid 1960s ,and Ginger North is an ex-Scotland Yard detective, hired by a Hollywood studio to keep tabs on their stars and directors. It’s a strange gig to be sure, one that this British detective is not exactly prepared for. But when the studio’s biggest star, Charles Mannning, is found murdered in a seedy motel room, things become even more complicated. On the trail of Manning’s killer, Ginger North descends into the bizarre world of B-Movies, mod biker gangs and hand and foot models.
From the promo:
“Hey cats and kittens, it’s Hollywood,1965, the merging of glitz and glamour with menace and mayhem. This is the L.A. of dreams and nightmares, a city on the make, and private detective Ginger North is caught in the middle. Meet a gaggle of mods, beats, hoods, junkies and grifters, all occupying a luridly dangerous world of make-believe.”
Cartoon Pulp will publish digital comics, narrative experiments, and any other interesting storytelling device that involves comics, pulp and possibly, but not exclusively, dames with attitudes.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I was to be a part of a show in LA called RED, at the famous Hero Complex Gallery on July 5th. By all accounts it was an amazing show packed with eye-popping, head-exploding, hip shaking new works by a bevy of talented artists and illustrators, which I was fortunate enough to be a part of.
Above is my entry called “The Devil’s Lost Weekend: A Roadmap of Debauchery (with Detours)”. Below are a few photos from the show…
We also received some fantastic coverage of the show over at Collider.
Prints of my poster from the show are available online at The Hero Complex Gallery store.
Funny, absurd, schlocky, at times horribly acted, and often downright creepy, William Castle’s 1959 horror opus, The House on Haunted Hill is all these things and more. Certainly my favorite of Castle’s filmography, House is also one of my favorite Vincent Price roles. Price seems to relish playing the ghoulishly smug Frederick Loren, and really, Price is the best thing about the film. His canny knack for pulling off even the most terribly written dialogue is something he brings to every role, and in House on Haunted Hill we see him at his smarmy best, delivering lines with that famous raised eyebrow and slight smirk.
Above is my own take on a movie poster for the film, using the tag line of “the 13 Greatest Shocks of All Time” that can be seen in many of the newspaper ads for the film.
October is finally here and that, of course, means a month-long celebration of all things ghoulish and creepy. This also marks the fourth year I’ve participated in the Countdown to Halloween blogathon. If you’ve never visited any of the blogs participating in this amazing event, this is your chance to spend time with some endlessly creative folks that put in a lot of hard work to produce content just for this time of year.
As far as the The Catalogue of Curiosities is concerned, I’ll be posting new illustrations as well as “digging up” some of my favorite pieces from the last four years. Also be sure to check out my Tumblr page which will have Halloween/Horror themed content all month-long.
And as always, stay tuned for more to come!
August 67 issue.