Episode 001: What is Pulp? with Tommy Hancock

newpulpWhat is pulp fiction? What is New Pulp? These are some of the first questions asked by those who have just arrived to this topic. And for the inaugural episode of the Exploding Typewriter, host Perry Constantine invites Tommy Hancock, publisher of Pro Se Productions, one of the leading New Pulp publishers, and the man who coined the New Pulp label. Listen in as Perry and Tommy discuss some of the different definitions of pulp and New Pulp, and how genre factors into it!

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  1. I think it is interesting that the definition the new pulp crowd has given to their work is so limiting when what had been published as pulp back in the day was so broad (no consistent style or tone at all). Before it was “popular entertainment published regularly and aimed at a mass audience.” Now the pulp “inheritors” have limited the definition down to a tiny, almost non-existent market.

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Percival Constantine

Percival Constantine

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Percival Constantine is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and mass media. In 2005, he began working in the comic book industry as an editor for Making Comics Studios. Since then, he has also worked as a freelance letterer and writer for, among others, AC Comics, Black Glass Press, and Cosmic Times. In 2007, Percival self-published his first novel, Fallen. His second novel, Chasing The Dragon, followed in 2008. With the publication of Love & Bullets in 2010, Percival officially joined the ranks of PulpWork Press. In 2012, he became an editor for Pro Se Productions. He currently resides in southern Japan, where he works as a writer, editor, and teacher. He also hosts a podcast show called The Exploding Typewriter: Pulp Writers on Writing Pulp. For more, visit PercivalConstantine.com.

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