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Frank Rudolph Paul (April 18, 1884 - June 29, 1963) was an illustrator of US pulp-magazines in the science fiction field. He was born in Vienna, Austria and died in Teaneck, New Jersey. A discovery of Hugo Gernsback (himself an immigrant from Luxembourg), Frank R. Paul was very influential in defining what both cover art and interior illustrations in the nascent science fiction pulps of the 1920s looked like. April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Pulp can refer to: Soft shapeless substances in general. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Slovenian: Dunaj, Hungarian: Bécs, Czech: Vídeň, Slovak: Viedeň, Romany Vidnya; Croatian and Serbian: Beč) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Teaneck is a township located in Bergen County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 - August 19, 1967) was born in Luxembourg, and immigrated to the United States in 1905. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America and in Australia as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ...


In many ways, Frank R. Paul's achievements and influence on the field through the ages cannot be overestimated. His work appeared on the cover of the first issue (April 1926) of Amazing Stories magazine, the first magazine dedicated to science fiction. He would paint all the covers for over three years. These visions of robots, spaceships, and aliens were presented to an America wherein most people did not even own a telephone. Indeed, they were the first science fiction images seen by Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Forrest J. Ackerman and others who would go on to great prominence in the field. His most famous Amazing Stories cover is probably that from August 1927, illustrating a reprint of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds: Look up April in Wiktionary, the free dictionary April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Amazing Stories magazine, sometimes retitled Amazing Science Fiction, began in April 1926, becoming the first science fiction magazine and one of the pioneers of science fiction in the United States. ... Ray Bradbury in 1945. ... Sir Arthur C. Clarke Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16, 1917) is a British author and inventor, most famous for his science-fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. ... Forrest J Ackerman(born November 24, 1916) is a legendary science fiction fan and collector of science fiction-related memorabilia. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... H. G. Wells at the door of his house at Sandgate Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946) was a British writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau and The Time Machine. ... Herbert George Wells (Jeff Wayne version) Martian tripod / fighting-machine. ...


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In addition, Frank R. Paul can be credited with the first color painting of a space station (August 1929, Science Wonder Stories) published in the U.S. His cover for the November 1929 Science Wonder Stories was an early, if not the earliest, depiction of a flying saucer. This painting appeared almost two decades before the sightings of mysterious flying objects by Kenneth Arnold. So large was his stature that he was the only guest of honor at the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939. He has been described as the first person to make a living drawing spaceships; this is a slight exaggeration, as much of his income was also derived from technical drawing. Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... -1... Wonder Stories was a science fiction pulp magazine which published 66 issues between 1930 and 1936, edited by Hugo Gernsback. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... -1... UFO redirects here. ... Kenneth Arnold — a private pilot from Boise, Idaho, United States, and a part time Search and Rescue Mercy Flyer — made what is generally considered the first major UFO sighting. ... Worldcon, a. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Paul's work is characterized by dramatic compositions (often involving enormous machines, robots or spaceships), bright or even garish colors, and a limited ability to depict human faces, especially the female ones. His early architectural training is also evident in his work.


Among his credits, Paul painted 38 covers for Amazing Stories from April 1926 to June 1929 and 7 for the Amazing Stories Annual and Quarterly; with several dozen additional issues featuring his art on the back cover (May 1939 to July 1946), and several issues from April 1961 to September 1968 featuring new or reproduced art. After Gernsbach lost control of Amazing Stories in 1929, Paul followed him to the magazines Air Wonder Stories, Science Wonder Stories, and Wonder Stories and the associated quarterlies, which published 103 of his color covers from June 1929 to April 1936. Paul also painted covers for Planet Stories, Superworld Comics, Science Fiction magazine, and the first issue (October-November, 1939) of Marvel Comics. This last item featured the debuts of Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, and good copies sell at auction for twenty to thirty thousand dollars. All totalled, his magazine covers exceed 220. Look up April in Wiktionary, the free dictionary April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... -1... This article is about the month of May. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Look up April in Wiktionary, the free dictionary April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Wonder Stories was a science fiction pulp magazine which published 66 issues between 1930 and 1936, edited by Hugo Gernsback. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... -1... Look up April in Wiktionary, the free dictionary April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Planet Stories was a pulp science fiction magazine, which published 71 issues between 1939 and 1955. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... The Human Torch (Jonathan Lowell Spencer Johnny Storm) is a comic book superhero in the Marvel Universe associated with the Fantastic Four. ... Namor the Sub-Mariner is a fictional character, featured in Marvel Comics. ...


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