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Working for the Pulps: Popular Illustration in the 1930s
With illustrator/educator Dennis Dittrich
Saturday, October 12,
1:00 p.m.

Pulp magazines, the popular, inexpensive fiction publications that were read and enjoyed by millions, reached their zenith in the 1930s, though the genre began in earnest in 1896 with The Argosy, a monthly magazine that was printed on low-cost pulp paper. Presented on newsstands alongside scores of glossies, pulp magazines caught the eye of passersby with their colorful, action-packed, scintillating cover art. Illustrator/educator Dennis Dittrich will discuss the art that made pulp magazines visible to an entertainment-seeking public, and explore the process behind the art of the period’s noted practitioners.

Free with Museum admission.

Dennis Dittrich’s clients include Sports IllustratedSmithsonianField and Stream, Electra Records, Golden Books, Reader’s DigestThe New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. A past president of the Society of Illustrators, he is teaches in the MFA Illustration Program at FIT, and serves as Associate Professor and Illustration and Illustration Program Coordinator at New Jersey City University.