In the 1930s Margaret Brundage was the hottest pulp fiction magazine illustrator. She primarily painted covers for Weird Tales magazine, which published the works of Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft and other pioneering genre writers. I talk with experts George Hagenauer, Lauren Stump and Steve Korshak of the Korshak Collection about why Brundage’s work was so alluring, and how it taps into current questions about how women are depicted in fantasy worlds. And tattoo artist Mary Joy Scott explains why Brundage had an influence on the art of tattooing.
Detective by Sono Sanctus
Daybird by Broke for Free
Backed Vibes by Kevin MacLeod
KHalf Noise by Mum
My Kind of Illusion by Niklas Gustavsson
Stories Left Untold by Rand Aldo
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