Glynn Crain Illustration SF art Collection to be sold by HA.COM
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16 hours ago, glendgold said:

I think they should add the feature in which any new bid adds another three months to the clock. 

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This art has this explanation:

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This illustration was published as the paperback cover of Great Balls of Fire: The History of Sex in Science Fiction Illustration by Harry Harrison (Pierrot Publishing, 1977). The artist repainted the background of this work in 2002 at the request of Glynn Crain.

 

I have a copy of that book, great reading, chapter titles like The Whip Cracks Or Is It Kraft-Ebbing? and Is Conan Dating Clark Kent?  This is what the original cover looks like:

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When I see images like that, I'm like "No wonder we can't get rid of the stereotypes!"

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I own a copy of that book too, but my cover looks like this.... interesting. 

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I love the catalogue. So many great and strange images. I hadn't realized that in the pulps, if there's a woman in distress, 95% of the time she's on the left hand side of the cover. Wonder why. 

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Just picked up my copy today...great catalog...its much better than the computer in many ways...what a collection ...

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On 6/15/2019 at 11:32 PM, glendgold said:

I love the catalogue. So many great and strange images. I hadn't realized that in the pulps, if there's a woman in distress, 95% of the time she's on the left hand side of the cover. Wonder why. 

Maybe because we read from left to right. The artist want your eye / brain to see the woman in distress first, then the context (threat, guy who's rescuing her, etc)

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