Pulp Macabre

The Art of Lee Brown Coye's Final and Darkest Era


“There was never an artist who came close to capturing horror and dread like Lee Brown Coye. He was master of the weird and grotesque illustration. Coye’s sketches had the shape of nightmares.”
—Robert Weinberg, TheWeird Tales Story

“It was my belief that a good drawing was a good drawing, whether it was in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum or in a pulp magazine.”
— Lee Brown Coye

Pulp Macabre showcases Lee Brown Coye’s little-known but spectacular pulp era featuring 100 images. No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. His eerie cover art and illustrations graced many Arkham House books, most notably those by H.P. Lovecraft.

By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye’s final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.

Pulp Macabre is co-published by Feral House and Sacred Bones of Brooklyn, NY.


ISBN: 9781627310000 | Pub Date: March 24, 2015 | 8x10 | 195 pages | $39.95 | Paper over Board