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Pulp Librarian @PulpLibrarian A pulp library of the mind

Curator of the art, history and fiction of things we once discarded. No work shown is my own: it's all on the web somewhere. See my pinned tweet for details.

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More 'Pulp Artists Explain...' another time. https://t.co/Fj3Eavp6oOLaw no 45... https://t.co/2HnMrHi2A2Law no 33... https://t.co/j9Rs2RXeMqLaw no 31.. https://t.co/jB1KoUiukYLaw no 28... https://t.co/vC6UjZqCTyLaw no 26... https://t.co/9ykVxQkyVpLaw no 24... https://t.co/ayUROmGUqgLaw no 19... https://t.co/FBgwrE54TMLaw no 15... https://t.co/skckKeD9OBLaw no 14... https://t.co/2K60HnNRAaLaw no 6... https://t.co/ZDI9EqDRzyLaw no 4... https://t.co/Q4rrIfG7X1Law no 3... https://t.co/oTykbxmZtfTime for our occasional series 'Pulp Artists Explain...' Today Frank Kelly Freas explains some of the 48 Laws of P… https://t.co/fBtPFUytpsMore Raymond Chandler another time... https://t.co/C3QKDMvJlwThe Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler. Ballantine Books, 1971. Cover by Tom Adams. https://t.co/UglsDacGvLFarewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. Pocket Books, 1940. #l https://t.co/qjpBNeDQCrThe Lady In The Lake, by Raymond Chandler. Ballantine Books, 1971. Cover by Tom Adams. https://t.co/JaGGgOpR19Nevada Gas, by Raymond Chandler. Black Mask, June 1935. https://t.co/fr7tOjXOTd"I like smooth shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin." Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. Penguin, 19… https://t.co/AwjsZKvJ5n"I'm not a young man. I'm old, tired and full of no coffee." Playback, by Raymond Chandler. Pyramid Books, 1968. https://t.co/GMVvnd1My7"The room was empty. It was full of silence and the memory of a nice perfume." Trouble Is My Business by Raymond C… https://t.co/FbSiNWxraH"You can have a hangover from other things than alcohol. I had one from women." The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler… https://t.co/CwfAznhwir"She smelled the way the Taj Mahal looks by moonlight." The Little Sister, by Raymond Chandler. Houghton Mifflin,… https://t.co/eaHOp52yHM"It was a black police Colt, a .38. I had no argument against it at the moment" Killer In The Rain, by Raymond Cha… https://t.co/bLpdCDKTQyToday in pulp... a bit of Raymond Chandler. https://t.co/6Y3maFTNSJLet's open door no 9 on on our pulp #Advent calendar... https://t.co/R8Q1ev7AFE
12/9
2018
Hawk the Slayer is certainly a movie you should watch once, not least to spot how much it foreshadows the fantasy m… https://t.co/k3ST2yXx39A sequel has been in development hell since 1981. And despite rumours of a Hawk the Destroyer movie in 2015 (with R… https://t.co/GwzTgtSA51There's lots of spaghetti western touches too: close ups of twitching eyes and hands ready to draw. It's a fast-pac… https://t.co/Jv5sB8SpUyRobertson's score was equally bizarre: disco synth! But despite its critical panning, Hawk the Slayer is still held… https://t.co/UJwdzO6EZISpecial effects were very low-cost: ping-pong balls were used for fire bolts, silly string acted as a mummify spell… https://t.co/DZt7bxBHKhLocation filming took place in Buckinghamshire, with painted mattes used for background buildings and dry ice liber… https://t.co/et6t612HjlFirepower is provided by taciturn elf archer Crow (Ray Charleson) and crossbow fiend Ranulf (Morgan Sheppard). Betw… https://t.co/jCWzg1R7qrHawk recruits a band of mercenaries including a not-tall giant (Bernard Bresslaw), a not-small dwarf (Peter O'Farre… https://t.co/kug8HI6iU4Voltan goes on an evil rampage across the country, finally kidnapping nuns and demanding a huge ransom for their re… https://t.co/9udSfBTFmNHawk is given the mindstone by his dying father, which fits in the hilt of his now-magical flying psychic sword. If… https://t.co/s65vJILEWnTold partly in flashback, Hawk the Slayer is a revenge story: Voltan kills his own father to try and gain control o… https://t.co/Q33D75JraJJohn Terry was chosen to play Voltan's brother Hawk - even though he was 30 years younger than Palace! He kept an u… https://t.co/nwle48vszMUndeterred they set about casting the movie. Jack Palance was their big hire as the villainous disfigured Voltan, a… https://t.co/1IwUplHzYsMarcel had an idea for a fighting fantasy spaghetti western, and he and Robertson soon worked this up into a script… https://t.co/2vEp7pBLJQIn 1979 writer Terry Marcel and musician Harry Robertson (of Hammer horror and Lord Rockingham's XI fame) were work… https://t.co/D7taKuLkeDIn the early 1980s there were a slew of B-movies cashing in on the Star Wars phenomenon, but it took cinema much lo… https://t.co/i3ZhgRBlymA band of fearless rebels, a glowing sword, a mysterious 'force' and a masked baddie. Sounds familiar? Well the yea… https://t.co/4V9Uxfkg1hAnd that's it for our visit to 1980! Play the music... https://t.co/SKsUGiFMuHTuesday with Bob... *shudders* Dateline advert, 1980. https://t.co/dgSj3Z0Vt5#DoctorWho and the Daleks, by David Whitaker. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980 #Japan https://t.co/JhS8tE0NhK#DoctorWho: Day of the Daleks, by Terrance Dicks. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980 #Japan https://t.co/UylLJzExOU#DoctorWho: Spearhead from Space, by Terrance Dicks. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980. #Japan https://t.co/LkmD3MvNoyBattle Beyond The Stars (1980). George Peppard and Robert Vaughn's epic reimagining of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Po… https://t.co/xIQJkcKDbqMy vampire weekend starts on #Saturday! Sexy Vampiro. Edifumetto, 1980 https://t.co/0GFrQmRloDStop it #Luxembourg. Just. Stop. It. Papa Pingouin by Sophie and Magaly. #Eurovision 1980. https://t.co/jgAJbvhM7FMay involve typing 5318008... Adventures With Your Pocket Calculator, by Lennart Rade and Burt A Kaufman. Pelican… https://t.co/fMrsKvpakF"You shall not pass!" The 1980 Honda Hobbit moped. https://t.co/wsphcxzXUQWin 100 Dr Who records from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Tracks include: - Dalek Disco - Adric's teenage poetry -… https://t.co/Qc2SNHlhYJBoba Fett accessories include: - knee darts: for playing arrows down the pub - camel view: for, erm looking at ca… https://t.co/ZEc9TccGGYNOT rubbish! Hawk the Slayer (1980) https://t.co/mNEwkQxNh1"A bit less food and a bit more exercise..." Health Education Council poster, 1980. https://t.co/d8aVq4tLDIAre you sitting comfortably? John Carpenter. Cinefantastique, June 1980. https://t.co/nR3AMhhHNmSaturday is leg day: don't skip it... Ere Comprimee. Issue 5, 1980. Cover by Richard Corben. https://t.co/FK6U71rdxPDungeons and Dragons tried to reach a new audience in 1980: bingo players! https://t.co/UvxnyKVskYFighting the turtle's head. Spunk magazine, 1980. https://t.co/nEENTRRmU81980, and disco is Not Dead! But it needs your support... https://t.co/VuYpL00ij1Wait, what? Stewart Copeland is the poster?! Zigzag (1980). https://t.co/vFhu2Nc5OnConjunctivitis in leather pants... What's Another Year, by Johnny Logan (1980). https://t.co/PvMjKIa2ABStreet Level (Ronco, 1980). What could be more New Wave than loitering in an underpass? https://t.co/5QjHRzjwJKPlease mum, can I have a Noel Edmonds designer t-shirt? (1980) https://t.co/XB1b1udrIVToday in pulp I head back to 1980 - quite a year! https://t.co/ZC9AeeIR3oLet's open door no 8 on our pulp #Advent calendar... https://t.co/4FEsO50QIy
12/8
2018
More 'Pulp Artists Explain...' another time! #FridayFeeling #TheMoreYouKnow https://t.co/Nrq7zPNnG3Ed Emshwiller explains: apeirophobia! https://t.co/4XG48WbFKKEd Emshwiller explains: ebulliophobia! https://t.co/eWMJpkGdMMEd Emshwiller explains: necrophobia! https://t.co/iaXG3RCVaBEd Emshwiller explains: porphyrophobia! https://t.co/ji0WT2b5B3Ed Emshwiller explains: gelotophobia! https://t.co/DDk0QOFa9TEd Emshwiller explains: apolithomaphobia! https://t.co/g9BV6kp1qREd Emshwiller explains: kypselidaphobia! https://t.co/HULX7SshLXEd Emshwiller explains: anemistiraphobia! https://t.co/wE4pw4uPvjEd Emshwiller explains: phagophobia! https://t.co/7elTuvz0cfEd Emshwiller explains: barophobia! https://t.co/fqZU9KYkXPTime for our occasional series "Pulp Artists Explain..." Today Ed Emshwiller explains phobias! https://t.co/vQPEhHKMLr(Today's tweets were brought to you by the letters W and X...) https://t.co/Nml1nfgWMySo the next time you find yourself doodling in a meeting why not try some calligraphy from the Kunstrichtige Schrei… https://t.co/BCRb27z0H3In the 17th Century the art of writing was a genuine art: it was intended to add weight and importance to the words… https://t.co/A0GpC3nt94Whilst the last example in the book - a capital 'F' - is a daunting and towering accomplishment of fine penmanship. https://t.co/KjN12MP1vtSome letters appear as a thicket of calligraphy in the Kunstrichtige Schreibart... https://t.co/T2PkrbDjQW...whilst the 'Q' has a stunning recursive pattern. https://t.co/GANVd4BskYHere the 'F' becomes a symphony of elaborate pen lines and embellishments... https://t.co/XUn6S2ItuyThe complexity of the lettering techniques in the Kunstrichtige Schreibart grows and grows as you progress... https://t.co/djJmblGlKp...before exploring some exceptional ornate flourishes to your lettering. https://t.co/97Rp3CW3WBWritten and illustrated by Paul Franck the Kunstrichtige Schreibart starts with the basics of letter formation... https://t.co/zvFPfLGsYUIts full title translates as 'The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters o… https://t.co/oiyduhMsbvOne of the most impressive guides to beautiful handwriting is the Kunstrichtige Schreibart. Published in 1655 it se… https://t.co/kXHGappeD3Handwriting is a sign: the author cares enough to put pen to paper. If you want to really influence someone it's st… https://t.co/1SLiq9RihiHow good is your handwriting? Well let me help you improve it... #FridayThoughts https://t.co/VR3JsH9xsGMore dystopian synth pop another time. Being your flags and your hair mousse... https://t.co/G0J0vvLh8zAnd our pop dystopia no 1 is: Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, by Ultravox (1984). Midge Ure makes beautiful love on… https://t.co/Dij5Bot2QZAt no 2: Life On Your Own, by The Human League (1984). Phil Oakey plays The Omega Man in a deserted London after th… https://t.co/YbiUSXWWwSAt no 3: Supernature, by Cerrone (1977). This made it to no 8 in the UK charts after some heavy rotation on The Ke… https://t.co/LTPjPYHGf0At no 4: Atomic, by Blondie (1980). This homage to great grooming during a nuclear winter made it to no 1 in the UK… https://t.co/zXN17DZpvG
12/7
2018

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