Stephen Andrade’s illustration style is unique in that it resembles the 1950s vintage pulp fiction book covers. He’s created a series of them using modern pop culture tv shows and movie references. Twin Peaks, Seinfeld, The Princess Bride, Zoolander just to name a few.
Pulp magazines were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the 1950s. The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. In contrast, magazines printed on higher quality paper were called “glossies” or “slicks”.
The pulps gave rise to the term pulp fiction in reference to run-of-the-mill, low-quality literature. Pulps were the successors to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short-fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines were best known for their lurid, exploitative, and sensational subject matter.