Monday, April 23, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#149) -- Illustrations in Pulp

Which do you prefer as a reader -- illustrated pulp stories or those without illustrations?

Rob Moran, the RIGHT artist for The Ruby Files.
This one's a toss up for me.

If the illustrations fit the tone of the work, I prefer illustrations. If they are there purely because the publisher expected the book to have illustrations and the art seems to be anachronistic to the stories, the I'd prefer not to have art in the book at all.

But, in general, I prefer my pulp stories to have art, when it's the right art.