Thursday, April 28, 2011

Strippers & Zombies & Sleaze, Oh My!

The whole point of the "fake sleaze book project" was to create fake covers for books that should have been but never were. And what's a better combination than zombies and strippers? Okay, yeah there are some better combos but not a whole lot-- maybe stripper she-devils? (gotta file that one away for future reference) And I rather liked the movie "Zombie Strippers." I thought it was good campy fun. It didn't take itself too seriously either.

And a sleaze book with this concept? It couldn't be anything less than golden.

But how to make regular sleaze gals into zombie strippers? Well, the stripper part's easy. All you need is scantily clad women, and in sleaze, they're hardly scarce. But zombies? We could use our graphic design knowledge to go into each image and adjust the skin and add some blood and guts for good effect. Our conclusion? Nah, we are much too lazy for that. This is supposed to be fun, not work! Well, it did end up being super easy, because Greenleaf publishers had an amazing cover artist named Ed Smith. And on two occasions, for reasons completely unknown, he did covers with women who looked rather green. Was Mr. Smith into some kind of underground fetish that is lost in the annals of history? Was he colorblind and had a slip up? We'll never know...

Whatever the case, thanks Mr. Smith for providing the building blocks for our version of "Zombie Strippers" -- "Zombie A Go Go."

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"A Queen's Fury" and no I'm not talking about the royal wedding

Today I'm featuring the last original gay pulp painting in my collection. When I attained these original illustrations, I was able to get three from the same dealer. I've never seen any others listed for sale from anyone else.

This painting is for "A Queen's Fury" by Aaron Thomas (Nightstand Book 1873) from 1968. This is another work by Darrell Millsap, prolific illustrator for these imprints.

This piece is quirky and fun and a little mysterious. Why mysterious? Because what the hell's up with the toy car and plane? All the gay men I've known have been far too fabulous to get on their hands and knees and play with children's toys (maybe other toys, but not those!). Rug burn anyone?!

I'd probably have to read "A Queen's Fury" to find out what's up with that. Will I do that? Hell no. I'm way too lazy for that.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another Case Closed....

I knew that the x-rated poster for "Young & Innocent" (which I previously blogged about) had to be a ripoff of a Robert McGinnis paperback cover. Sure enough, my husband tracked down the original McGinnis cover that the poster maker stole from.

Ta da! Above are both the poster and the original paperback cover. Enjoy these "twins." They sure beat lame-asses like the Olsens!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Now don't freakout but...

Just an oddball sex mag for you on this balmy Wednesday night (and I mean balmy with all sincerity-- I live in Atlanta).

I love the late 60's softcore sex mags. The insides of the magazines never quite live up to the promise of the front covers. Nonetheless, I think they're great fun. However, because this mag doesn't live up to the outside's promise, I have nothing to share from the inside. There were some goofy pics of dancing hippies and an article on drugs, but nothing too sleaze-tastic. Certainly not as sleaze-tastic as a game in which you guess who's a lesbian! Now that was exciting : - )

So enjoy "Freakout": a silly sex mag from the late 60's. I'm too lazy to look up the exact date at the moment, but if anyone just HAS to know the date, I can provide it.