|Jul 28 2016
When girl meets girl sparks fly.
Above and below is a small percentage of some of the thousands of lesbian themed paperback covers that appeared during the mid-century period, with art by Paul Rader, Fred Fixler, Harry Schaare, Rudy Nappi, Charles Copeland, and others, as well as a few interesting photographed fronts. The collection ends with the classic Satan Was a Lesbian, which you’ve probably seen before, but which no collection like this is complete without. Hopefully most of the others will be new to you. Needless to say, almost all were written by men, and in that sense are really hetero books reflecting hetero fantasies (fueled by hetero misconceptions and slander). You can see plenty more in this vein on the website Strange Sisters.
Tom ForanAnn SummerhillJackson HarmonStan O'DairMarguerite FrameFred HaleyA.M. WillisHoward TowardC.B. ShoreGale WilhelmD.W. CraigSheldon LordJerry JasonElise AbelArthur AdlonClaire StanleyRod StrongStanley CursonRichard MarsheJoan EllisRandy SalemToni AdlerAnn TowardLeslie BehanRene CoquelinKay AddamsDorian LeeLilyan BrockJ.S. RobinsMarch HastingsRex WeldonToni WrayRichard VillanovaEdwin WestDominique NapierVincent E. BurnsSloane BrittonSloane BritainHal KantorGreg HamiltonPhil AndersPaul RaderFred FixlerHarry SchaareRudy NappiCharles Copelandcover artcover collectionliteraturelgbt
|Jul 22 2014
Fred Fixler once again elevates Brandon House sleaze with virtuosic art.
A few years ago we shared eight Fred Fixler covers he had painted for Brandon House. Today we thought we’d fill out the collection a bit with another group of Fixlers, above. Some of these you can see elsewhere online, whereas others you can’t, but they all fall into that our-website-is-not-complete-without-them category we’ve mentioned before. Problem solved. Over time Fixler has become one of our favorite paperback illustrators, and these pieces show why. In fact, they’re probably way too good for an imprint like Brandon House, which published books like The Rape Machine and Sex on Welfare. It’s proof that even excellent artists often barely manage to make a living in this crazy world of totally upside down values. You can see the other Fixler collection at this link.
Brandon HouseFred FixlerGuy F. BrownStan O’DairNorma GilbertRichard E. GeisGus StevensPeter KantoRobert N. OwenPeggy SwensonWayne WallaceMarcia MarcouxStanley CursonRod StrongPamela KayeTony Treloscover artliteraturecover collection