Mexican Pulp Art

The lurid cover art of Mexican pulp novels is a pop culture revelation. Never before seen in an English or even Spanish-language collection, these often surreal and psychedelic images of extraterrestrials, robots, dinosaurs, dastardly killers, Zorro, Santo, and many other icons display stories involving suspense, mystery, romance and the supernatural.

Mexican Pulp Art features some of the most striking paintings of this sensational art form of the '60s and '70s, collected by Sister Fun's Bobbette Axelrod and American Visionary Art Museum's Sideshow's Ted Frankel. The Introduction by researcher Maria Cristina Tavera contextualizes these artifacts unearthed from a defunct publishing company and its forgotten but inspired work-for-hire artists. Smallish, color.