Sunday, June 29, 2008

"Death Under The Chapel" (Sept 9, 1938)

Voodoo Month
Hello Pulp Friends!

As promised this week we are back with the radio episodes of The Shadow. Tonight: Death Under the Chapel.

After one of his student commits suicide, Professor Kalima (a former professor of Lamont Creston) is fired by the university where he teaches. The professor suffers from some kind of disability that has shriveled his limbs, so that he needs assistance to move around. In Lamont's words, the professor was a genius but apparently, being fired turned this genius into a criminal mastermind, because Kalima now is seeking revenge. His plan is to put a bomb under the chapel during a special event and blow up the building, killing everyone inside.

Lamont will investigate the case and his alter ego, The Shadow, will battle both the criminal mind of Kalima and his right arm, a giant deaf-mute who carries Kalima around.

Hope you guys enjoy the radio episode from the
(download here)


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pulp Pinup: The Rocketeer #2

Voodoo Month
Hello Pulp Friends,

A little late this week because I was out of town to attend the wonderful Heroes Con (Thank you, Shelton, for putting this together every year :)).
The show was a BLAST: definitely the best convention of the year in my book. I got to see and meet lot of people (fans, pros, end everyone in between) and got to draw lot of pulp stuff (I wonder why ;)).

One of the first pieces done at the show is this Rocketeer knockin' some nazi robot. Hope you guys dig it and let me know if you want to see some of my other pulp con sketches :)


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pulp Pinup: The Rocketeer #1

Voodoo Month
Ok, change of plans ;)
While we resume the regular transmissions, I hope you guys enjoy this piece for a brand new section: Pulp Pinup.

Pulp Pinup is dedicated to showcase commissions, pinups, or simple sketches I do every now and then, dedicated to our beloved pulp heroes.

To start: The Rocketeer. You can't go wrong with some Nazi Zeppelin-blowing action ;)


Sunday, June 8, 2008

"The Isle Of The Living Dead" (Oct 13, 1940)

Voodoo Month
Hello Pulp friends,

first of all please let me apologize for missing the last couple of sundays: extra projects came in and my schedule got so tight I couldn't squeeze in anything else. I had actually planned to have the today episode in one of the Sundays in May for the Voodoo month, so here's, even if May is over: hope everyone is ok with me posting it anyway ;) Actually, if you guys agree (please let me know) I might keep voodoo month going also in June as there are some more stories to tell :)

The isle of the Living Dead sounds like some movie from George Romero, but the living dead in this case are the one of the ancient Voodoo mythology we have been talking about in the previous episodes.

During a cruise to the West Indias, a storm stops the ship near the island of San Jun. Lamont and Margot decide to go to shore and visit what appears to be a beautiful, tropical island but they soon find out (from a local source) that "half island is good, but the other half belongs to the devil", more specifically to the devil lady. Apparently the devil lady uses zombies as slave labor in her sugar plantation. Lamont and Margot are not the only passengers who left the cruise ship: there is also a young woman, Betty, who is there for a specific reason - find her fiancee David disappeared on that island some time ago. Native drums start to play in the distance, providing the opening sound score for this adventure of The Shadow ;)
Scary moans from cellars, natives with the skill to imitate other people, hypnosys used to turn natives in slave labor, voodoo evil spells, poisons... just another fun, exotic adventure of our favorite pulp hero.

Hope you guys enjoy the radio episode
(download here from the