Pulp Cover Inspiration/Fascination

Recently I have discovered the great cover imagery of Pulp Novels from the the 50s and 60s. These are the direct descendants of the infamous Pulp Magazines that were popular from the 20s through the 50s. For some reason I have become obsessed with the compositional choices and narrative possibilities of these paintings.

They have even inspired me to do some smaller paintings based on the deconstruction of these images using the only the consistent props.
Stay tuned for the fruits of my labor....