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Return to the origins of pulp adventure and macabre thrills in this group for writers and artists who wish they were around to contribute to dime novels, penny dreadfuls, and pulp magazines. Take a trip on the way back machine to the out of this world literary world of the 19th and early 20th centuries. For those who were waiting for it all to come back, here it is! Dreadful Tales: The Journal of Lurid Adventure
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Dreadful Tales Cover Eight 01 by leothefox
:icondreadful-tales: by :iconediephoenix:, :iconleothefox:, & you.

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Daethish by Tales-of-Torment
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Dear Reader Eight by leothefox
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Well, you asked for it...

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demons nest by theyellowroom27
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What unspeakable things lie hidden in one's family history?

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URANUS - W.I.P. by NARCIEDON
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The pitfalls of not snacking before bed are explored in this grizzly verse:

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Conan, The Pit, pg 13 by marcgosselin
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What wonders and terrors await in the unspeakable wanderings of your last dream?

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Nameless Creations - Ha! Destroy... by AbominableNurse
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Something to look forward to...

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Ancient Galley Ship by NARCIEDON
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For Akiva Akkad safety is only short lived and new dangers always await...

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the cadaver collector by CapnDeek373
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Some detectives wear long coats or black masks, yet others wear black garters...

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Monologue 2017 by AbominableNurse
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Perhaps the liveliest timeline ever shows that history may be un-dead but certainly not dull...

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Lurid Adventure Awaits

**Welcome one and all!**
*Dreadful Tales is a group based on pulp magazines from the 1840s-1930s.
*This is a magazine for which stories, illuatrations, and imaginary advertisements will be gathered for regular issues.
*Joining is by invitation, so ask if you'd like to contribute here and we'll consider you.
*"Dreadful" is in reference to "Penny Dreadfuls", the serialized pulp literature of England in the 19th century, the counterpart to the American "Dime Novel".
*Dreadful Tales only accepts art and writings that fit with it's vintage themes and will not accept material in a modern spirit. This is purely in reference to aesthetic.
*For more details, read here: New Group! "Dreadful Tales: The Journal of Lurid Adventure"
It's Here! :icondreadful-tales:
Penny Dreadfuls, Dime Novels, Pulp Magazines: the 10c mass produced serial fiction of a century ago. From this “low culture” arose characters and trends and careers that have endured into our day. This lurid, exploitative literary format included highly energetic writing and arresting illustration. Let's bring it back!

In order to participate in, join, or even understand this group, you have to have a sense of the flavor we're aiming at here. We're all going back in time to the mid 19th to early 20th centuries to celebrate the throwaway pop literature of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. This is by no means confined to England, America and friends are included. We're talking about PULP: mass produced magazines, newspapers, leaflets, that brought thrilling stories to the public, chapter by cliff-hanging chapter! They were kn

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NARCIEDON Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How would one submit artwork for your most recent Dreadful Tales issue, Gods and Monsters?
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leothefox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   General Artist
:la: Looks like we have an illustration from you, and oooo yes it does fit that theme! :nod: It's that simple. We are also wide open to pulpy tales and adverts :nod:
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NARCIEDON Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, thanks!  I won't submit anything with nudity or of a pornographic nature; but I do have illustrations for my take on the story of the fictional gods of Olympus and my own story of an evil king.  I don't know how soon I will have them ready, however.  I stay very busy with work and with my wife.
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leothefox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017   General Artist
Sweet! Do you believe that these stories could
fit comfortably within the pulp world of the
1840s-1930s?
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muzski Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoy, me adverts, sir. :handshake:
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Group featured… Steampunk Horror :steampunk: 
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like a ton of fun!!!  Please check some of my work and let me know if you think they're worthy of this group!

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leothefox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016   General Artist
:la: Ooo yes you may! I sent you an invite :love:
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: Thank you!!
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leothefox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016   General Artist
Trampoline fun No problem, buddy! Runaway Heart 
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