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Sunday, July 31, 2011

NEW PULP ORGANIZES, EXPANDS AND TAKES OFF RUNNING!


Readers of ALL PULP saw it announced there first.  An initiative to bring creators and publishers of what many consider the modern version of Pulp fiction together under one banner, a branding plan that would make Pulp publishers and creators easily identifiable, regardless if it was a Western pulp tale or a sci fi pulp opus, something that would link these various modern Pulpsters together.  A way to advertise, to unite, to push what Pulp is today without concerns of competition, sales, and who writes what for who.  A true recognition of 'If it helps one of us, it can help all of us.' that was first expressed in a statement on ALL PULP and not only gained quick support, but led to a brand that is now sported on books from various publishers, including Moonstone, Airship 27, Pro Se Press, Pulpwork Press, and others.  A brand and an idea that has grown quickly into a Movement.

New Pulp.


In an effort to capitalize on the support and involvement New Pulp has garnished since the man who initiated the organization of the Movement, Tommy Hancock, announced it, Hancock announces today a next step in the evolution of New Pulp.  While in many ways nothing will change, in other areas, improvements are being made and plans moving forward to insure that the New Pulp Movement isn't just something among like minded fans, but a major part of literature and social consciousness.

"New Pulp is still New Pulp," Hancock states, "just as it was outlined in my original statement and just as its sort of organically developed since then.   It's that development, that growth, that has sort of spurred the next step.  We could let New Pulp basically remain this open source thing that just anybody can pick up and use as a brand on their products and have a 'New Pulp' project here and there and most likely it would limp along forever and be okay that way.  But that's not what this whole thing was about, jsut sort of doing it halfway.  It's about getting recognition for creators and publishers of modern Pulp.  It's about increasing awareness, readership, and involvement in New Pulp, so creators can get their stories told, publishers and producers can get their product sold, and society as a whole can experience some of the best durned literature for the masses anyone could read.


"What's going to be happening as far as the Movement is concerned is some extra hands have been brought on and given formal positions within New Pulp to help facilitate more exposure, more material, more chances for New Pulp and all of us involved to get noticed, and more ways to make any creator's or publisher's association with New Pulp a positive and successful experience.  One thing New Pulp is committing to is that New Pulp will attend all three major Pulp Cons next year-Pulp Ark (The only official New Pulp Convention'Conference), Windy City, and Pulpfest.  Also, since people pretty much have already been asking me before they can use the New Pulp logo, that's a practice we're going to formalize for a couple of reasons.  One, so we can keep up with everybody who is involved in New Pulp and two, so we can at least have a say in quality control and make sure that the New Pulp logo is being applied appropriately.  It's still free and being a part of the whole New Pulp Movement still doesn't require you to take on extra work (unless you want to help out) or to sign your first born away.   This is just part of the evolution."


Provided below is the roster of Staff of the New Pulp Movement.  Hancock points out that, "This list is incomplete, although that's only by one or two spots.  And there can be more of almost everything on here as well, so if you want to help out, we can put you somewhere.  But remember, even when we start selling merchandise or producing books or whatever, that money doesn't go into anyone's pockets.  It goes back into New Pulp or to a charity New Pulp has partnered with."



NEW PULP STAFF-

Tommy Hancock-Coordinator
Megan Smith-Coordinator's Assistant
Sean Ali-Design/Advertising
Barry Reese-Online Promotions
Joshua Reynolds-Recruitment
Derrick Ferguson-Recruitment
Andrew Salmon-Merchandising
 

www.newpulpfiction.com
Mike Bullock-Editor in Chief,
Columns Editor - Hank Brown
Columnists -
Michael May "Pulptacular"
Jim Garrison "Pulp Magnet"
Sean Ellis - Title to be determined
Reviewers -
Andrew Salmon

For more information on www.newpulpficiton.com email newpulpfictionATgmail.com

The New Pulp Movement also has a Staff of Advisors, a board of three that will provide advice and insight to Hancock as needed and provide a vital support in that fashion.   Two of the three positions have been selected and accepted.


NEW PULP BOARD OF ADVISORS

Ron Fortier
Wayne Reinagel

"New Pulp is about the creators and publishers that make it up," Hancock states.  "We're just trying to make it something they benefit from and are glad they are a part of."


Anyone interested in helping out with New Pulp or using the New Pulp logo can email Hancock at
proseproductionsATearthlink.net

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Reviews?

Attention New Pulp publishers and New Pulp creators. If you'd like your works reviewed by www.newpulpfiction.com's incredible review staff, please send a request to newpulpfiction -AT- gmailDOTcom.


While we can't promise the review will come immediately, we'll do our best.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Conan movie novelization reviewed by Ron Fortier

New Pulp's Sky Captain, Ron Fortier, posted a solid review of the Conan the Barbarian movie novelization over at Pulp Fiction Reviews and it sounds like a must-read for any fans of the Bronze Giant.
Read the review here.

"Talons of the Red Condors" Now Available At iPulpFiction.Com


Talons of the Red Condors: Bill Spangler
Bill Spangler’s Lance Star: Sky Ranger story, "Talons of the Red Condors" is now available at http://www.ipulpfiction.com/ for the low price of only $1.00.

Flying rebels have captured the Panama Canal, threatening to destroy it unless their ransom demands are met. Lance and the Sky Rangers soon find themselves fighting an old enemy who's come back from the grave!

Check out the "Talons of the Red Condors" bookshelf at http://www.ipulpfiction.com/books/LanceStar-Vol1-3-TalonsOfTheRedCondors/jacketNotes.php

Release schedule for Lance Star: Sky Ranger tales on iPulp:
06/17: Lance Star: Sky Ranger - Vol.1 #1: Attack of the Bird Man by Frank Dirsherl (now available)07/07: Lance Star: Sky Ranger - Vol.1 #2: Where the Sea Meets the Sky by Bobby Nash (now available)07/27: Lance Star: Sky Ranger - Vol.1 #3: Talons of the Red Condors by Bill Spangler (now available)Visit the official Lance Star: Sky Ranger iPulp Library at http://www.ipulpfiction.com/bookstore.php?sort=Title

The Lance Star: Sky Ranger iPulp Interview Round Up:
IPulp Fiction’s Keith Shaw:
http://www.lance-star.com/2011/06/lance-star-sky-ranger-interviews-ipulp.html
Lance Star: Sky Ranger Author Frank Dirscherl:
http://www.lance-star.com/2011/06/lance-star-sky-ranger-interviews-author.html
Airship 27 Air Chief Ron Fortier:
http://www.lance-star.com/2011/06/lance-star-sky-ranger-interviews.html
Airship 27 Artist/Designer Rob Davis:
http://www.lance-star.com/2011/06/lance-star-sky-ranger-interviews-rob.html
Lance Star: Sky Ranger Author Bill Spangler:
http://www.lance-star.com/2011/06/lance-star-sky-ranger-interviews-author_23.html
Lance Star: Sky Ranger Author Bobby Nash:
http://www.lance-star.com/2011/06/lance-star-sky-ranger-interviews_24.html

Visit the official Lance Star: Sky Ranger iPulp Library at http://www.ipulpfiction.com/bookstore.php?sort=Title
For more information on iPulp Fiction's offerings, please visit http://www.ipulpfiction.com/
For more information on Airship 27 Productions' offerings, please visit http://www.gopulp.info/
For more information on Lance Star: Sky Ranger, please visit http://www.lance-star.com/

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Newpulpfiction.com is looking for some help.

Newpulpfiction.com is looking for some help.

Since the entire movement is a volunteer thing, these are all obviously volunteer roles. You will get to see your work out there and get to network and gain exposure to a lot of New Pulp stuff you might not encounter otherwise. We can also try to get you on comp lists for New Pulp material - no promises -but we'll try.

We need:

TWO ASSOCIATE EDITORS.

One for columns and one for reviews. You'll get a title "Columns Editor" and "Reviews Editor" respectively, and oversee the columns and reviews.

TWO to THREE COLUMNISTS

The columns need to be weekly and on a set day, which can be determined based on your schedule.
We'd like a column that focuses on the connection between old pulp and new pulp, exploring where the "genre" started and where it's going.

We have other column ideas, but are open to your pitches for columns. Michael May is already doing an excellent column, but we need to keep him from being lonely...

TWO to THREE REVIEWERS

People willing to write reviews of New Pulp material. It doesn't have to just be the latest prose book or comic, it can be movies, TV, video games, whatever, but we do ask that it falls under the scope of New Pulp and we'd prefer it focus on the works of those actively advancing the movement.

If you're interested, please send an email to me with "NEW PULP HELP" in the subject line. Send the email to mike =at= runemasterstudiosDOTcom.

Thanks!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

NEW PULP PARTNERS WITH STAN LEE FOUNDATION

NEW PULP ANNOUNCES ROUND ROBIN TO BENEFIT STAN LEE FOUNDATION

New Pulp, a recently organized Branding Movement to unite creators and publishers of modern Pulp fiction under a collective banner, announces today its first collective New Pulp publication. According to New Pulp founder Tommy Hancock, this project is a twenty chapter novel currently being written in a round robin style, that meaning each chapter is written by a different author. This multiple author narrative, entitled PARIAH AND THE PURPLE PRINCE, is the inaugural project of writers and publishers under the New Pulp Banner.

“New Pulp,” according to Hancock, “is a designation that applies to creators and publishers who, having found their inspiration in the stories and style established by the writers of classic Pulp stories in the early Twentieth Century, are continuing to write, draw, and publish tales of action and adventure in that tradition. New characters, new stories, new ideas, all owing a debt to the Pulp greats, but also written to be the two fisted, high octane adventure stories of today and the New Pulp classics of tomorrow.”

“This current project,” Hancock states, “actually sprouted out of the first New Pulp convention, Pulp Ark, held this past May in Arkansas. Possibly the single largest gathering of New Pulp creators to date, more than 25 creators representing at least nine publishers attended this convention and, of course, many ideas and concepts were discussed and debated. One of those discussions centered around how this collection of writers, artists, and publishers, now standing together under the banner of New Pulp could not only present and produce a unified product, a work representative of all the variety that New Pulp has to offer, but also a way that we could contribute something worthwhile, not just great stories. That desire quickly became an idea for a novel, round robin style.”

PARIAH AND THE PURPLE PRINCE is a novel in progress that started with a bare bones minimalist plot suggested by Hancock. Twenty authors were invited to participate in this project, their names being written individually on single strips of paper. As these names were drawn, each writer was assigned a chapter in the order their name was selected, the first writer getting Chapter 1 and so forth. Each writer gets a month to complete their chapter, although Hancock reports that the fourth writer is nearly done with Chapter Four and the project is just over a month along. “We are all taking this very seriously,” Hancock reports, “not only because we want the world to see what New Pulp is about, but also we are excited about the opportunity to give of ourselves, our time and effort and whatever money this novel might raise to not only a worthy cause, but toward something we all have a stake in-Improving education and literacy.”

All proceeds resulting from the sale of PARIAH AND THE PURPLE PRINCE will go to The Stan Lee Foundation. Founded to carry on the legacy of Stan Lee, the creative genius behind Marvel Comics and creator of a literal universe of iconic characters, the Stan Lee Foundation’s primary goal is to make literacy, education, and involvement in the arts accessible across America. A non-profit organization, The Stan Lee Foundation develops, designs, and sponsors programs and events with the singular purpose of bringing literacy, knowledge, and artistic enrichment to Americans from coast to coast.

“It is an honor,” Hancock states, “for each and every writer and creator involved in this project to be a part of giving something to an organization started by a man that has given us as fans and the world itself so much. The chance to contribute to The Stan Lee Foundation, to help this group further the fantastic efforts into education it has already initiated, to be just a little part of the progress and success that its various endeavors will see, is the best payday any of us could receive. With the opportunity of New Pulp working with the Stan Lee Foundation in other ways in the future also being possible, we truly want to give our best to this novel project and intend for this work to benefit future artists, learners, and readers everywhere.”

PARIAH AND THE PURPLE PRINCE will be published by Pro Se Press, the New Pulp publisher Hancock is a partner in. The writers contributing a chapter each to the novel include Hancock, Joshua Reynolds, Ron Fortier, Barry Reese, Thomas McNulty, Megan Smith, Wayne Skiver, Terry Alexander, Sean Ellis, Van Allen Plexico, Derrick Ferguson, Nancy Hansen, Adam Garcia, Wayne Reinagel, Mike Bullock, Andrew Salmon, Jim Beard, Bill Craig, Rich Steeves, and Tim Byrd. Collectively, these writers represent work in nearly every genre imaginable, from western to science fiction to crime to horror and beyond within New Pulp and as a group have worked with multiple prose and comic publishers producing the finest New Pulp has to offer.

For more information concerning New Pulp or the round robin novel PARIAH AND THE PURPLE PRINCE, contact Hancock at
proseproductions@earthlink.net and follow New Pulp on http://www.newpulpfiction.com/.



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Death Angel Lives on iPulp!

Death Angel's first in a series of short fiction has risen from iPulp. 

Mike Bullock's dark vigilante, one part fringe science, one part supernatural vengeance, debuts on iPulp this week. The story, Hung Jury, marks the first in a series of short prose starring Death Angel that will arrive exclusively on iPulp.

Check this one out and then come back for more serial shorts featuring pulp's newest hero.

Tune in next month. Same Death Time. Same Death Channel. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

PULPTACULAR | Alison Dare and the Pulp for Kids



Though most Pulp fans discovered their favorite adventure heroes during childhood, Pulp and Children’s Literature aren’t terms we typically see associated with each other. Writer J Torres and illustrator J Bone are working to correct that. Their Alison Dare series isn’t strictly for children though. If the first volume (of two so far), Little Miss Adventures is any indication, the books appeal to grown-ups and kids equally.

Little Miss Adventures is actually a collection of three stories: “Alison Dare and the Arabian Knights,” “Alison Dare and the Secret of the Blue Scarab,” and “Alison Dare and the Mummy Child.” Each are about the size of a fat, single-issue comic book, so all together they make a satisfying collection. Torres and Bone introduce ten-year-old Alison in “Arabian Knights” as she’s visiting her mother, an Indiana Jones-esque archeologist, on a dig in the Arabian Peninsula. Alison finds a magic lamp among the discovered artifacts and hijinks ensue, particularly when Alison wishes for 1001 nights to enjoy her new genie with her friends, but gets that number of Arabian knights instead.

In “The Secret of the Blue Scarab,” we learn that Alison’s dad is a superhero named the Blue Scarab. The story has Alison’s friends worrying when the TV news reports the Scarab’s death at the hands of his enemy, Auntie Freeze. Every superhero needs a cold-themed villain. Alison doesn’t seem concerned. Instead she wants to tell her friends how her parents met, a story that also ties into how her dad became the Blue Scarab in the first place. These flashback sequences are packed with action and...



“The Mummy Child” brings in Alison’s uncle, her mom’s brother. He’s a superspy and also a master of disguise; a skill that he frequently uses to visit his sister and Alison incognito. The titular Mummy Child is just what it sounds like, a mummified baby recently discovered by Alison’s mother. Unfortunately, mom’s old nemesis Baron von Baron has shown up to steal the artifact, the twin to another mummy child he stole from Ms. Dare years ago. Alison’s dad also appears in this story and it’s confirmed that he and Alison’s mom are at least separated if not divorced. Alison’s trying to get them back together.

The Alison Dare stories are certainly juvenile. They’re a lot of fun, but the stakes are relatively low. Even when the Blue Scarab’s supposed to be dead, Alison’s lack of concern rubs off on the reader and makes the story less about if the Scarab’s going to survive and more about how he is. That makes these tales great for young people.

But they’re also extremely entertaining for light-hearted adults. Alison and her friends and family are funny and Torres includes lots of homage and references to other adventure characters and stories. Bone’s drawings are also delightfully engaging. They communicate emotions and excitement well, which drew me deeper into Alison’s awesome world.



Now that I’ve been introduced to the characters, I’m looking forward to the second volume, a novel-length adventure called The Heart of the Maiden that promises secret chambers beneath Alison’s boarding school and an adventure related to Joan of Arc. I’ll be sure to write about it once I’ve read it, but in the meantime, Little Miss Adventures is a perfect introduction to Pulp for kids and grown-ups will get a kick out of sharing it with them.

What other kid-friendly Pulp would you recommend as also being great for adults?