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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 Seven 00 by leothefox
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Mystery Babylon by CapnDeek373
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Dear Readers,

    Here we arrive at issue number seven of our continuing journey into the world of dread. Some hold the number seven to be lucky, but will good luck find the hapless men and women of our journeys into the macabre? Will pluck and luck be enough to see them safely through their ordeals with freaks of science or misfits from other worlds? In these pages, dear reader, you spin the wheels of chance, much as our heroes spin the wheels of madness. Do you dare gamble on these dreadful tales?

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the Color Out of Space by CapnDeek373
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We are sad to say that the following tale seems to be our last tale from the talented Yazackak


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The Rings by Gypsy-Rae
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Hold onto your gun, here comes...

...but wait! This thrilling adventure is continued in Chapter 7, later this same issue!
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FASHION by Knight-Westergaard
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He's more than a number, he's also on the loose!

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Zebulon Vitruvius Pike Pulp Cover by RatGnaw
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Can Akiva survive to defy the Spies and Saboteurs?

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Def Rattlin by theyellowroom27
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Is anyone hungry for a taste of pale flesh?

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prayer by EMhotaru
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Our food-theme continues in...

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January 31 2017 by leothefox
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Meet Cylas Renford as he is hurled out of this world!

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Scavenger. by jennystokes
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Detective Graham Ritts and Dmitri are back again...

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Dreadful Needs You by leothefox

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the Lion ring-Neil Gaiman's a Calendar of tales by Sorazal999
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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"
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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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