Pulp Confidential

Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s

Pulp Confidential:
Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s

Open:
7 February – 10 May 2015
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s presents a rich collection of 1940s and 50s vintage Australian "pulp" cover art, crime story illustrations and original comic books, drawn from the papers of Sydney publishing house, Frank Johnson Publications. It gives a glimpse of the everyday workings of a small but resilient player at the hard-scrabble end of the Australian publishing industry.



Peter Doyle, Exhibition Curator, on the 'thrillers, killers and spillers' of Pulp Confidential.
(An audio described version of this video is available)

"Pulps were a pernicious cultural presence, of zero artistic value and symptoms of cultural decay."

— Dr Peter Doyle
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