Author(s): Caleb Braaten
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981) is probably best remembered for his black-and-white illustrations for pulp magazines and horror fiction. No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. With nearly 100 gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye's final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.
Mike Hunchback (NYC) is an enthusiast of various eras of extreme and bizarre underground art, with an affinity for artists working in the field of Weird Fiction and Pulps. His interests are covered in depth on his blog: www.witchcraftnation.blogspot.com; including EC Comics, film, and of course the work of Lee Brown Coye. He is currently working on a biography on original Fangoria magazine editor Robert "UncleBob" Martin. Caleb Braaten owns and operates Sacred Bones Records, a record label with a focus on dark and macabre contemporary sounds. In addition to releasing dozens of new independent artists' albums, Sacred Bones has recently teamed with David Lynch to release his new album "The Big Dream," proceeded by a deluxe LP reissue of the "Eraserhead" soundtrack, with plans for more collaboration in the future.