Monday, September 17, 2007

Podpublishing

The folks at Podpublishing.com bill themselves as "the future of art." Arriving in my mail today was their poster made from the cover of Junkie. You can see it to the left. I have no idea who sent it, but my thanks go out to whoever did. It's gracing my office door even now.

They have a lot of posters of old paperback covers, but there's much more, too. Check it out.

7 comments:

gomer said...

killer. even more so than oj. and that's killer.

Ed Gorman said...

Somewhere there's a great Seymour Krim (one of the great semi-Beat social observers and essayists) about how Ace came to publish Junkie. Something along the lines of Alan Ginsberg having a relative (I think) working there and inveighing on the guy to give it a chance. As I recall Krim said something to the effcet that the Ginsberg crowd was so unattuned to pulp publishing that they were even thinking of sending On The Road there. I doubt Kerouac would've approved--but what a Double Book it would've made!

Bill Crider said...

That would have been the greatest Ace Double of them all.

Juri said...

Didn't Kerouac have a PBO? With Ace? In the late fifties? The title escapes me at the moment, the book is set in Mexico.

Bill Crider said...

Avon, I think, was the publisher.

Juri said...

Yeah, you must be right. Was it TRISTESSA?

Bill Crider said...

Sounds right. I'd have to locate my copy to be sure.