These 60's era digest-sized paperbacks are interesting cultural artifacts for two reasons. 1.) They feature homosexual themes. 2.) The cover paintings are by fetish artist Gene Bilbrew.Gay pulps are fun collectibles in and of themselves. Now, adding the delightful art of Gene Bilbrew (aka "Eneg") just makes them all the better. Bilbrew is a little known artist to the mainstream, but to fetish art connoisseurs and 60's sleaze paperback collectors, he is an icon.So, enjoy these two gems of sleaze paperback history. They aren't making more of them.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.