Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm Going to Beetle You To A Pulp!

Yeah, I know, terrible pun.
Here's this week's Twart: Francesco Francavilla's Black Beetle.

This character evokes the pulp characters of the 30's and 40's and I was really jazzed to come up with a piece that evokes the art of that day. I love those sometimes lurid cover illustrations.

I've been a big fan of the pulps, especially since many of my favourite fiction writers had their start in the pulp magazines: Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett in Black Mask magazine, Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein in Astonishing Tales, and Robert Howard in Weird Tales, and Rad Bradbury and Edgar Rice Burroughs in Argosy magazine.


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