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Randolph "Dilda" Carter

A rant about books, horror, and the weird.  I sometimes take on my love/hate relationship with goodreads and Amazon.

Currently reading

Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories
Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, William Shatner
Progress: 140/336 pages
Pavane
Keith Roberts

Grisly

Pulp Macabre: The Art of Lee Brown Coye's Final and Darkest Era - Mike Hunchback, Caleb Braaten

Just to be honest, I have been a big fan of Coye's work since I first encountered it in August Derleth's anthologies, so I'm already somewhat biased.

 

Excellent book with extensive full page illustrations covering mainly the last and most productive decade of Coye's life and art. Taken from some of the last publications he produced for: anthologies, magazines, fanzines, and also some never before published works. Really thoughtfully laid out and produced, much better than the more comprehensive biography, Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye (also recommended just for the biographical content and samples of Coye's earlier work as pulp Illustrator and Regionalist artist).

 

For many years the only way to see some of these illustrations was to acquire the pricey limited and rare editions of the books and 'zines these works were produced for (and the ungodly expensive Centipede Press collection), so this is really a great service to fans of Coye and just to anyone interested in what may have been some of the best work of the greatest macabre illustrator ever.

 

Most highly recommended.