What you're looking at here is an invitation to a "Vampyros Lesbos" party that took place in NYC in the late 90s. And what you're gleaning from my curt tone is the fact that I didn't get to attend said party--I did hang on to the flyer, which in the past was pinned to my wall in my workspace. Apparently the party has a rather legendary reputation among... you know... people who are cooler than I am--or at least better than I am at making nightclub-going decisions. I'd like to believe that someone reading this right now got to check out Vampyros Lesbos and has fond (if Chemically Altered) memories of his or her time there.
DJ Franc O--wherever you are, I salute you and your sexadelic excellence.
While rummaging through some boxes of paper ephemera, I stumbled on this catalog of "Italian Pulp Art Offerings from a Private Collection," advertising original gouache-on-board cover paintings from fumetti neri like "Zora," "Cimiteria," and "Sukia." Now, I'd feel a LOT worse about this if I didn't receive the catalog secondhand from a pal, because, upon looking at the price sheet, it appears that these beauties were priced between $500 and $800. Anyone who is interested in collecting art should be scraping his or her jaw off the floor right now at the sheer affordability of such insane pieces.
Scans of the rest of the catalog are posted below. Click on the image to see larger-scale versions on Flickr:
The look on the face of the gal in the back of the bottom-center piece is priceless. "Holy crap--he's PULLING OFF her leg!" Apparently the victim is hinged like a GI Joe figure.
I like the fact that "Ululua" appears to be the love child of Vampirella and Wolverine.