Pulp novels and magazines originated in the first half of the 20th century and published fantastic, escapist fiction for mass audiences. Without television, the bigger-than-life heroes, pretty girls, exotic places, strange and mysterious villains provided ready entertainment to the general public. In the 1950s, the format morphed into mass market paperback novels.

Although the pages in-between the covers were a dingy cheap quality, the covers were beautifully decorated, often with lurid portraits of pretty women in various stages of trouble, and the handsome men attempting to rescue them and usually featured provocation titles and racy taglines.

Artists like Robert McGuire, Glen Orbik, and Robert McGinnis are masters of the genre.

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* References are fine. If you elect to copy an existing cover, you're bound to learn something. Please credit the original artist if you do, or include your reference as a WIP. You may have more fun making up your own situation, title, and tag line.
* Parodies are welcome.

Although not required, to make your entry complete, try incorporating a title and tag line either as part of the painting or in the description below. As inspiration, check: https://www.google.com/search?&q=pulp+novel+covers+racy+tagline

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