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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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:la: In case you missed it, Issue no. 10 was pretty darn fine: Dreadful Tales no. 10
:iconDreadful-Tales: by :iconEdiePhoenix: , :iconleothefox: and you!

Chaosfive-55 relates to us what happens when you reach lucky number 6!

I must be going by plusoneplusminusone
Dreadful Header by leothefox
What dream world awaits in worlds beyond worlds or the whispers in the woods?
Reminiscence of the Unknown by JoeRB
Dreadful Header by leothefox
crazed experiment by CapnDeek373
Dreadful Header by leothefox
Now for a French delicacy for dessert, a slice from Le Guillotine...

:dummy: We fully intend to make the next one even more fine! Dreadline 11 October by leothefox

:nod: Yep! We want to have it out in time for Halloween, so please get some spooky stuff ready by October 30th! :nod:

:meow: We'd like to have a special feature this issue. What would you guys think of a contest for creating stories featuring classic horror creatures? :shocked:

That's directed at you:
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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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muzski Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the request.  Thanks by muzski
plusoneplusminusone Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
Thanks again. :)
plusoneplusminusone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
Thank you. :)
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?
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:
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.
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
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muzski Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoy, me adverts, sir. :handshake:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Group featured… Steampunk Horror :steampunk: 
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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