New Texture has a new art book out. Pollen’s Action is the follow up and companion to Pollen’s Women. I have written before the men’s adventure magazines of the 1950s to the 1970s were a high point of illustration.
I covered Samson’s Women a few months back. This book came out just a month ago. This is a coffee table book with 133 pages of pulse pounding action scenes of G.I.s fighting Nazis, gangster shootouts, adventures in conflict with stone age tribes. The men are rugged and the women are curvy!
He illustrated stories by Mario Puzo, Martin Cruz Smith, Donald Westlake as “Richard Stark,” Evan Hunter/Ed McBain, Richard Wright, Don Pendleton, and Erskine Caldwell. Not too shabby.
Sadly, Samson Pollen passed away on December 4, 2018. He at least got to see one book out and one book on the way. Add this to your art book collection.