Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BEAT to a PULP: Round Two Cover

Here's the cover, folks. Once again, created by the masterful James O'Barr with graphic design from the talented John Bergin.

Contributors: Bill Pronzini, Vin Packer, Dave Zeltserman, Steve Weddle, Vicki Hendricks, Glenn Gray, Chris F. Holm, Charles Ardai, Garnett Elliott, Jodi MacArthur, Evan Lewis, Anthony Neil Smith, Wayne D. Dundee, Jake Hinkson, Matthew P. Mayo, Larry D. Sweazy, James Reasoner, Alec Cizak, Patricia Abbott, Hilary Davidson, Courtney Joyner, John D. Nesbitt, Keith Rawson, Howard Hopkins, Bill Crider, Nik Korpon, Matthew J. McBride, Sean Chercover, and Ed Gorman.

Foreword by Sophie Littlefield.

An essay on pulp art by Cullen Gallagher.

Dedicated to Howard Hopkins who passed away a few weeks ago.

BEAT to a PULP: ROUND TWO will be released in March 2012.

31 comments:

Hilary Davidson said...

Fantastic cover! I'm honored to be in this collection and can't wait to read it.

Susie said...

the cover looks awesome! congrats

Glenn Gray said...

Holy Crap! Incredible. A pulpy beauty.

Larry D. Sweazy said...

Nice cover, David. I'm honored my name is on it.

AC said...

Can't wait!

Matthew P. Mayo said...

This is going to be the antho of the year. It's jam-packed with pulpy greatness and I am tickled pink and blue to be among the contributors.

david james keaton said...

amazing. honestly might be the best cover i can remember. gotta be in the top three. it really is its own detailed story. quite jealous of that crew right now, but can't wait to get a copy.

Bill Crider said...

That's really swell. Makes a guy proud to be in the ToC.

David Cranmer said...

Hilary, A real pleasure to have you back for the second round. And thank you for all your help here and on Facebook and Twitter.

Glad you like it, Susie! Thanks for stopping by.

Glenn, Mr. O'Barr always delivers.

Larry, I can't thank you enough for contributing a top story, sir.

AC, And I can't wait to get it out there.

I'm so glad to have your assistance, Matthew.

David, I'm sure we'll get you in a future collection.

I couldn't imagine not having you there, Bill. Thank you, sir.

NancyOfUtah said...

Hey David, that's a great cover. Really let's the hopeful reader a good idea of the action. When will it be out?

Dan_Luft said...

Great lineup. Best cover yet!

Sophie Littlefield said...

gorgeous! so happy to be a part of this...

Sabrina E. Ogden said...

Great cover... and the list of contributors is incredible. I can't wait to read it.

David Cranmer said...

ROUND TWO will be released sometime in the next few weeks, Nancy. Fingers crossed. :)

Many thanks, Dan!

Thank you for a superb foreword, Sophie.

I'll make sure you get a copy, Sabrina!

Ben said...

Goddamn, this looks like a million bucks

Keith Rawson said...

That, sir, is beautiful.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Just brilliant, David. What a cover and what company!

Randy Johnson said...

Everyone beat me to it. A helluva cover!

Jacqueline Diana said...

Awesome cover! Very impressed. Congrats!

David Cranmer said...

Gracias, Ben.

Keith/Patti, Glad to have you both on board.

I always appreciate your thoughts, Randy.

Thanks, Jacqueline!

James Reasoner said...

That's just pure greatness. I'm proud to be part of it.

Chris said...

Best one yet. Kudos.

Courtney Joyner said...

Wow - and wow again! Guys this busts the old "awesome meeter!" I can't tell how proud and pleased I am to have been included among these really fine writers - makes a fella blush, and raise a scotch! Cheers and congrats to all!

Caine said...

I like it a lot. It looks like the killing is taking place on a sinking ship. Great job.

Matthew McBride said...

That's a gorgeous cover. Honored to have a story within those pages.

David Cranmer said...

James, I couldn't imagine doing ROUND TWO without you. You have given us another offbeat and remarkable gem. Thank you.

Gracias, Chris. I feel this cover is tops as well.

Courtney, We're very thankful to have your story in the mix. Deeply appreciated.

Caine, A sinking ship with water rushing in and a damsel in distress. Mr. O'Barr knows how to raise the stakes. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Matthew, Bid Darlene will see the light of day soon and thanks again.

Thomas Pluck said...

Yowza! Amazing cover, and a platoon of pulp commandos...

Garnett Elliott said...

Wow. That cover takes "mind blowing" to new (and literal) heights. Looking forward to this.

David Cranmer said...

Tom/Garnett, Thank you for weighing in on the cover. It is a beauty.

MikeyW said...

Amazing! Can't wait to read it.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Mikey.