tommyhancockTommy Hancock


Steeped in pulp magazines, old radio shows, and all things of that era’s pop culture, Tommy Hancock lives in Arkansas with his wonderful wife and three children and obviously not enough to do.  He is Partner in and Editor in Chief for Pro Se Productions, is an organizer of the New Pulp Movement, was a founding member and original Editor-in-Chief of ALL PULP, works as an editor for Seven Realms, Dark Oak, and Moonstone.  He is also a writer published by Airship 27 Productions, and works as Project Coordinator for Moonstone Entertainment.

Visit Pro Se Productions for more on Tommy.


What is Pulp?


barryreeseBarry Reese


Barry Reese is known primarily for his pulp adventure novels and short stories but he has also done work for Marvel Comics and West End Games. A Library Director in Georgia, Reese is married to artist Cari Reese and together they have one son. Since 2006, Reese has primarily written in the pulp adventure genre. His bestselling series featuring The Rook has seen four volumes released so far with a fifth scheduled for 2010. He has also written books featuring the classic jungle hero Ki-Gor, the pirate heroine Guan-Yin and delved into the slasher/horror genre with his novel RABBIT HEART.

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The Pulp Mindset
Writing Female Characters
Writing Series


ronfortierRon Fortier


A professional writer for over thirty-five years, Ron Fortier has worked on a variety of comic book projects, including The Hulk, Popeye, Rambo and Peter Pan, but he is most known for The Green Hornet series at NOW Comics and Terminator: The Burning Earth, which featured the first artwork from artist Alex Ross.

Currently, Ron serves as the publisher of Airship 27, one of the leading publishers of New Pulp fiction, and he continues to write a variety of prose and comic stories for Airship 27 and other publishers.

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Pulp Covers
Public Domain Characters


derrickfergusonDerrick Ferguson


Derrick Ferguson hails from Brooklyn, NY which, as all right-thinking people know, is the true and proper Center Of The Universe.  The son of Leroy and Corine Ferguson, he was introduced by them to movies and books which soon became the twin passions that ignited his desire to tell stories of his own.  Inspired to become a rule-breaking writer, he dedicated himself to learning the rules so that he might break them more fully and artistically.  Derrick’s manic obsessions are carefully monitored by his wife, Patricia. In addition to his work for a variety of publishers, including PulpWork Press, Pro Se Productions, and Airship 27, he is also the co-host of the movie podcast Better in the Dark with Thomas Deja.

Visit Blood & InkThe Ferguson Theater, The Dillon Blog, and Better in the Dark for more on Derrick. 


Minority Characters
The Writing Process


richardleebyersRichard Lee Byers


Richard Lee Byers is the author of over thirty fantasy and horror novels, including a number set in the Forgotten Realms universe.

A resident of the Tampa Bay area, the setting for many of his horror stories, he spends much of his free time fencing and playing poker.

Richard currently writes a column for Airlock Alpha and in addition to his fantasy and horror work, is also the author of an ebook series set in an original superhero universe, called The Impostor.

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Pulp Heroes vs. Superheroes
Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing


russandersonRuss Anderson


Russ Anderson can usually be found in the suburbs of Baltimore, where he lives with his wife, his children, two beagles, and a very old, very angry cat. When he’s not working for the man, he enjoys bicycling, making up stories, and pie.

He is the editor of the PulpWork Press anthology series, How The West Was Weird, spanning two volumes, a chapbook, and an upcoming third and final volume.

Russ is also in charge of ebook formatting for Pro Se Productions and is the founder of small press and ebook publisher, Anderfam Press.

Visit Anderfam Press for more on Russ.


Ebooks – The New Pulp Paper


bobbynashBobby Nash


From his secret lair in the wilds of Bethlehem, Georgia, 2013 Pulp Ark Award Winning Best Author, Bobby Nash writes a little bit of everything including novels, comic books, short prose, graphic novels, screenplays, media tie-ins, and more.

Between writing deadlines, Bobby is an actor and extra in movies and television, including appearances in Deviant Pictures’ Fat Chance, FOX’s The Following, USA’s Neil, Inc. and more. He is also the co-host of the Earth Station One podcast  ( Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.

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Writing Series


garyphillipsGary Phillips


Gary Phillips writes fictional stories of chicanery and malfeasance in various formats, often drawing on his past experiences. He is a Los Angeles native, and was born and raised in the then South Central area of the city. There he was a community activist on issues ranging from police abuse, the anti-apartheid movement and opposing the contras in Central America during the Reagan era.

A noted author of crime novels, short stories, and comic books, Gary was involved in the conception and execution of Black Pulp as both an editor and a contributor and is also a writer with the Pro Se Single Shot Signature line.

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Expanding Beyond Pulp


cemartinC.E. Martin


A Desert Storm-era USAF veteran, C.E. served four years in uniform before returning to Indiana. In 2014, he retired from a seventeen year career in criminal justice to pursue writing full-time. A long-time fan of pulp fiction and men’s adventure, C.E. was first inspired to write by classics like The Destroyer and Doc Savage. When not authoring the latest in his own Stone Soldiers military thriller series, C.E. can be found watching B-movies with his kids or battling virtual communists on X-Box.

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Men’s Adventure


aaronsmithAaron Smith

Aaron Smith was born in New Jersey in 1977. After years of trying to figure out what to do with his creative energy and trying everything from acting to visual arts to music, he finally settled on writing and hasn’t looked back. He was extremely fortunate to have an opportunity for his first published work to feature his all-time favorite fictional character, Sherlock Holmes. Since then, he’s written three more Holmes mysteries and a novel(Season of Madness) starring Holmes’ friend Dr. John Watson.

Aaron’s other work includes many short stories for the Airship 27 line of pulp anthologies, including stories featuring characters like the Black Bat, Dan Fowler:G-Man, Ki-Gor, and others. His two original pulp characters, Hound-Dog Harker and the Red Veil also debuted in Airship 27 books.

Outside the world of new pulp, Aaron has written stories for comic books, science fiction anthologies, and detective magazines. He recently contributed stories to the young adult paranormal anthologies PROM DATES TO DIE FOR and SOMETHING WICKED.

Smith’s vampire novel 100,000 MIDNIGHTS, was released as an e-book by Musa Publishing in 2012. The sequel, ACROSS THE MIDNIGHT SEA, is due out in August of 2013.

In July of 2013, Smith’s lifelong dream of writing a spy novel was realized with the release of NOBODY DIES FOR FREE.

Visit Gods and Galaxies for more on Aaron.


Genre Hopping

jimkukralJim Kukral


Jim Kukral is a 18-year Internet marketing professional who was named by Dun & Bradstreet as one of “The Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter.” Jim also serves as a Program Faculty Member for the University of San Francisco’s Internet Marketing Program where he teaches classes to students around the globe on the topics of Internet marketing, entrepreneurship and social media. In addition, chose Jim as one of 100 top small business influencers online. Jim is also the founder, a popular community that provides book marketing tools and training for authors. He also co-hosts the Sell More Books Show with Bryan Cohen.

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jfpennJ.F. Penn


Oxford educated, British born J.F.Penn has traveled the world in her study of religion and psychology. She brings these obsessions as well as a love for thrillers and an interest in the supernatural to her writing.

Her fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, secret societies, global locations, violence, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural. One Day In Budapest is a chilling view of a possible future as Eastern Europe embraces right-wing nationalism. It also features in Deadly Dozen, a box-set of thrillers that hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists in March 2014. Desecration is a crime thriller that delves into the world of body modification, corpse art and teratology. A Thousand Fiendish Angels, a short story collection based on Dante’s Inferno, includes a dark tale with homage to H.P.Lovecraft, a post-apocalyptic rescue mission and a quest into the Arctic north.

Visit and The Creative Penn for more on Joanna.


Women’s Adventure


matnastosMat Nastos


Mat Nastos is a TV, Film, comic book, science fiction, fantasy & cyberpunk writer/director, known best for bad horror movies about giant scorpions, killer pigs & dinosaurs in the sewers. His work has been published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Warp Graphics, Playboy and Highlights for Kids, and has been seen everywhere from the SyFy Channel to Cinemax to Disney TV.

Visit and Nifty Entertainment for more on Mat.




bradmengelBrad Mengel


Brad Mengel currently works in Australia’s criminal justice system. Before that he was trolley boy, a barman, an office manager and a teacher. He lives in Queensland with his wife, two daughters and far too many pets. A lifelong reader and pulp fan it was natural that he would turn to writing.

His book, Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction: An Encyclopaedia from Able Team to Z-Comm (McFarland, 2009), was the first book to examine vigilante fiction of the 70s and 80s. He have also written the continuing adventures of classic heroes such as Señorita Scorpion and Remo Williams, The Destroyer, as well as creating his own original characters.

Visit Brad’s Pulpy Blog for more on Brad


Creating Pulp Characters

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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

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