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Pulp-O-Mizer Feedback & Trouble Shooting

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Pulp-O-Mizer Feedback & Trouble Shooting

If you have feedback or problems with the Pulp-O-Mizer you can add them to the comments on this post. Note that off-topic comments are likely to be deleted, even if they’re brilliant.

A few notes to get you started:

When you just want to combine images to get something that you like it’s a good idea to turn all the Text Areas off. That’s why I put the On/Off buttons right in the title bar for each Text Area: you can turn them off even when the menu’s been minimized.

Look at the Presets! They’re there to give you illustrated examples of things you can do.

If you run into trouble (especially when you try to make a Pulp-O-Mized product) your first step should be to look at the manual at the bottom of the Pulp-O-Mizer page. The “Browser Compatibility” and “Trouble Shooting” chapters are especially useful.

Although it’s explained in the Users’ Guide I will mention here again that Pulp-O-Mizer images are not available for use in commercial products (like books, eBooks, or tea cozies). In any case the images you render from the Pulp-O-Mizer page are too low in resolution to be suitable for that kind of thing.
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135 responses to “Pulp-O-Mizer Feedback & Trouble Shooting
Eric Daniels says:
January 24th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Okay, well THIS is just my favorite thing ever in the whole universe since the beginning of time…

As a huge fan of the pulp magazine art form, (and of you, Brad) I have gotten from this gizmo a mega-jolt of raw enjoyment… Not sure I’m going to recover right away, in fact.

I think I’m going to be using this thing a LOT…

— Eric

Anitra Stone says:
January 25th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

PLEASE tell me we can get these wonderful covers printed on t-shirts!!!???? I would LOVE it!
Please? Pretty please?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
January 25th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

There are some technical issues with putting these images on shirts, unfortunately. I’m not sure when (or if) those issues will get resolved.

In the meantime, you might like the T-shirts I’ve done at my Retropolis site. They don’t have that personal “I made this!” touch, but I kind of like ’em in a different way.

Brandon N. Towl says:
January 25th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Heya, just got your comment on my blog. (That’s fast work! You guys are on top of things.)

Didn’t realize that the Pulp-o-Mizer wasn’t set for release yet. Oh well– guess it’s out on the internet now!

To respond to your question: the Pulp-O-Mizer would make a preview image for me, but I could not save or load the image, nor did the buttons for rendering and downloading the images work (at first). So maybe this is a java-script thing? I tried several times using Firefox 9.0.1, and the problem kept happening (or, rather, nothing would happen when I tried to save, download, etc.) Then I switched to Chrome and everything was perfect. Does this help, I hope?

BTW, this thing is GREAT. Love the artwork! Might get a mug with a custom pic some day…

Bradley W. Schenck says:
January 25th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Yeah, well, I sort of posted about it yesterday to get a few more testers in and then the whole world seemed to want to play. I don’t know my own strength!

What you’re describing sounds like your version of Firefox is able to display and edit an HTML5 canvas, but it’s not able to use the CanvastoDataURL() method to flatten and save the image. That in itself doesn’t worry me (I can’t update the browser!).

What does worry me, though, is that I run a test when the page loads to make sure your browser can do all the things I need it to do. If everything was working properly you should have seen a warning message when you first loaded the page. It’s possible to close that warning and keep going (which might have happened) but if you did not see the warning then something went wrong.

Glad it worked for you in Chrome!

John Grigni says:
January 25th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I am seconding that t-shirt request! Even without the t-shirts, you are just full of awesome. But awesome with t-shirts is even better.

Matt Stephens says:
January 26th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Well, first of all: Congratulations! You just won the internet.

This is an incredibly addictive tool that you’ve created here; and inspires the most incredible ideas just on principle. The old pulps are some of the most inventive speculative fiction ever created; and came into a time that wasn’t ready for them. Thank you, thank you for giving the thrilling heroics of yesteryear a chance to thrive in a time that would embrace it.

I did have a small question however about the rights to the images. I write stories obsessively; and have recently begun publishing them as a side-business. I’ve looked into creating covers, and have discovered that Creative Commons images are available for commercial use if you put a link to the original image creator in your story.

What is the rule here? You put the images created on commercial products for shipping; but if I created an image; would I be allowed to use it myself as an ebook cover; if I gave the site full credit for creating it?

No hard feelings either way; just hoping to find out.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
January 27th, 2013 at 12:20 am

Matt, if you have a look at the “About the Pulp-O-Mizer” chapter of the on-page Users’ Guide you’ll see that there are just two rules for using Pulp-O-Mizer images: they’re not to be used in commercial products (blogs, if they are products, are an exception) and you can’t remove the Pulp-O-Mizer credit from them.

Dave Powell says:
January 27th, 2013 at 12:11 am

This is an incredibly addictive site. I absolutely love it. So, of course, I have to ask if there are planned modifications (such as being able to submit our own images to be integrated)?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
January 27th, 2013 at 12:32 am

Dave, I hope you don’t seek professional help for your new habit.

There are at least three roadblocks to letting users upload their own images.

The first one is that it’s a security risk. I already sanitize all your text input (and even your saved settings!) to prevent people who are less nice than you from injecting malicious code. Image uploads require a whole new level of protection that I’m probably not competent to write.

The second is that in order to work in every way the Pulp-O-Mizer does work, people would need to upload a very high resolution PNG image with transparency in all the right places and in a particular size, and I would have to provide technical support for the thousands of ways they might do that incorrectly, which they would, and that would make me cranky.

It’s nearly midnight here and that’s probably why I can’t remember the third reason any more. But man, I bet it was important.

Dave Powell says:
January 27th, 2013 at 12:47 am

Gotcha! They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said “no no no.”

I understand not wanting to provide tech support to the masses though.

toni says:
January 29th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Hi there!

First of all, this site is outstanding. I’ve made three different pictures just for fun. But I also made a poster for a show I’m doing (set in space, so it’s perfect).

I was wondering if it’s possible to buy the image as a .PDF?

Thanks!

Toni

Bradley W. Schenck says:
January 29th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I don’t distribute my print resolution files, but I am hoping that being able to buy your cover on the 12×18″ poster, or on the flyers, covers most of what people might like to do with them on paper.

I’ve been watching the temp folders for problem images and I always chuckled when I ran across “Gee Whillikers! Space!” That one seems to hit me right where I live :).

Sebastian says:
February 2nd, 2013 at 5:36 pm

This is pretty sweet, how is this not an app yet? very awesome!

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 2nd, 2013 at 5:46 pm

The Pulp-O-Mizer only escaped from the lab about a week and a half ago; I am interested in turning it into an app, but I haven’t even had a chance to think that through just yet. Thanks!

John Kelly says:
February 3rd, 2013 at 2:15 am

This is pretty dang awesome, and yet I can’t help echoing Dave and imagining how great it would be to be able to upload pics. Your explanations why not seem very reasonable, and yet my heart cries out for a self-portrait with all the pulp trimmings.

Perhaps for a fee significant enough to make it worth your while people could send you pics directly and you could alter them to make them fit the program? Or a kickstarter type thing to fund overcoming the technical obstacles you brought up?

Howard Daughters says:
February 3rd, 2013 at 11:55 am

This is extremely awesome. Nice job to the developers!

bfwebster says:
February 3rd, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Can I just send you money for existing?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 3rd, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I am fully in support of this plan! When you get that urge, notice that there are links throughout the page that you can use to tip me with PayPal :).

Veronica says:
February 3rd, 2013 at 5:33 pm

LOVE IT! One question, is there any way to change the main title? Or is there only the option of using pre-set titles?

Thanks!

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 3rd, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Thanks, Veronica! There’s a limit to how wonderful an HTML5 Canvas text title could look – even though there are some tricks you can do, it would look pretty much like the text you enter elsewhere on the cover. On the other hand, there aren’t many limitations on what I can do with titles in Photoshop. So… executive decision!

Jonathan Jarrard says:
February 5th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

This is very cool!!! I especially like that you do unlined blank books. My daughter is an artist, so I suspect I will be ordering from her on her next birthday.

One suggstion — you need some post-apocalyptic background pictures. Ruined buildings, that sort of thing. Something to think about next time your expanding the selection.

Charles says:
February 6th, 2013 at 8:26 am

Your online graphic tools are truly amazing… and just plain fun!

I am writing a ‘retro’ comedic sci-fi ebook I plan to publish for sale online. Is it possible for me to use a cover created on your site for the ebook for free or at what cost? If so, how should I attribute you for the cover creation artwork, etc.?

Thank you for such brilliant and amusing efforts! This is pure joy.

James Josiah says:
February 6th, 2013 at 8:57 am

Hi,

I run a flash fiction blog/project where I post three new stories a week as well as accept guest spots on tuesdays and thursdays (I’m not going to spam it here tho, that would be rude)

I am currently collecting the “best of” of the project so far into an ebook and wondered if it would be ok to use the cover I have generated on here for it?

I would of course credit the site, I’m not that much of a massive rotter

If someone could drop me a line that would be tip top

thanks
JJ

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 6th, 2013 at 9:24 am

For Charles and JJ –

I can see that I should edit the notes above to add this: as I mentioned above, Pulp-O-Mizer images aren’t available for use in commercial products (except for mine!) and in any case the resolution of the images you build in the Pulp-O-Mizer isn’t really suitable.

EF says:
February 6th, 2013 at 9:33 am

Looks cool, I’m just here to let you know the humourous popup about heirloom browsers appears if you simply have cookies turned off…

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 6th, 2013 at 9:45 am

Well, that’s interesting. I’m not sure whether I can decouple the browser check from the cookie it sets – off the top of my head I don’t even remember what logic causes this – but I’ll try to get in there and look at it when the dust settles a bit.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 6th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Hey, EF –

I think I figured out the problem you had: everything was working correctly! But I should update the error message to cover your situation.

When you disabled cookies – which the Pulp-O-Mizer only uses for a couple of minor things – you also disabled HTML5 local storage. (That’s like cookies, but 500% as useful.) So the browser check detected that local storage wasn’t available and concluded that you’re using an antique (but lovable) browser.

So like I say, I need to update the error message to make that more explicit. Thanks for letting me know!

David Lee says:
February 6th, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hi,
I am curious about the rights. I would like to use this to create the cover of my book (self publishing it) as I think it would be ideal. If I create the book cover using this, will I be able to use it?
Thanks,
David

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 6th, 2013 at 10:58 am

David, as I just said above (and in the User’s Guide, and also in the amended text of this post) Pulp-O-Mizer images are not available for that use and their resolution is too low to be useful for your purpose.

Kevin Hardie says:
February 6th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Hi Bradley,

Can I use the cover on my ebook please?
(Don’t bother answering, I get it that the answer is no, you’ve only said it about as often as the Engish language uses the letter “E”)

Okay, so my ebook cover has to be plain text or something else.

But I can use the cover on my blog to promote my ebook (which is intended to be a sales tool for Google Business Photos) since you have specifically said that.

Can I also use the cover on Facebook, Google+ etc , and order printed flyers and postcards to promote the ebook? (and hopefully at some point we will get a cult following and everyone will want to buy a mug with it on…..) This seems to be consistent with allowing it on the blog posts.

Great tool! I guess we will seeing more of these images all over the place!

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 6th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Kevin,
Well, sure, once you got past the whole “cover of my e-Book” thing, everything else is pretty much what the Pulp-O-Mizer is meant to do. Though that last one… “everyone will want to by a mug with it on…” isn’t very practical as things are right now because there’s no way for anybody else to load in the settings for a cover you’ve designed.

Mark says:
February 7th, 2013 at 3:35 am

Brad, about using your tool for book covers, what I don’t think you realize is that a lot of indie writers don’t need a high rez cover for an ebook. Think about what you see when you browse Amazon for books.

All I’m intimating is that you have a nice tool for ebook cover creation. If you could somehow commercialize it so that someone could upload their own graphics you might have a tool people would pay money for.

Regardless, thanks for all the fun. I made a cute cover and sent it to my girl friend. I’m hoping for good results. 🙂

Barry says:
February 9th, 2013 at 2:39 am

Many thanks for such a fun site. I’ve already spent a number of hours playing with possibilities and enjoyed it all. I also encourage you to sell poster size images.

Sorpigal says:
February 9th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Here’s a suggestion for you: Provide a button with each foreground and background that provides the option to flip (mirror) the image left-to-right. This would increase options with relatively little effort (computational or code).

Another thing I’d like to see is the possibility of uploading my own foregrounds, backgrounds and titles–or any of these–or assembling new foregrounds out of smaller components

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 9th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Sorpigal –

Any time you find yourself about to type “That would be easy!”, stop. 🙂 There are things going on behind the scenes that you’re not aware of, and as a result this would be a pretty complex feature to add. But that’s not the reason why I have no plans to add it.

All of the foregrounds and backgrounds have approximately the same lighting. If you flip one without flipping the other then the lighting in the scene won’t match. And although your cover is your cover, its layers are the little kids I send off to school each day, and it’s important to me that they look their best.

Phage434 says:
February 9th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Where are the dinosaurs? Where are the dragons? How can I make high quality pulp without dragons?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 9th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Phage:
Not to mention the apes!

Stuart Williams says:
February 10th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Brad, May I complement you on your astounding Pulp-O-Mizer and wonderful artwork, they really knock me out! I do think it’s really sad that there’s no option to use this for ebook cover design, however, as I think you’re missing an opportunity for which authors would be happy to pay (me included!). Best, Stuart Williams. England.

James Van Pelt says:
February 10th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Hi, Bradley. You have already stolen several hours of my time with this. The darned thing’s addictive.

Now, if you really want to undermine my productivity, you need to expand the cover possibilities into vintage horror and fantasy.

Thanks for all your work here!

Ellie Sommer says:
February 11th, 2013 at 10:05 am

You’re a creative genius. And the group a unique marketing cooperative. Just when I thought life was boring and frustrating along comes something that takes the drudgery out of it all! Thanks.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 11th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Am I a group if I’m just one guy who talks to himself a lot? I think I am, and I just told me so.

Mark Kochinski says:
February 15th, 2013 at 11:03 am

Hi Brad –

Is there any chance I could pay you to do a custom character for the pulp-o-mizer?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 15th, 2013 at 11:16 am

Mark –

Characters are just about the most expensive thing I do, but it’s not impossible. I’ll be in touch.

Patrick says:
February 15th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Hello Bradley & Co

I’d like your permission to use some of your Pulp-o-Mizer covers on the store’s website to promote upcoming signings … leaving the tags and linking back to your site.

Okay with you? No? Well, that’s cool too.

Patrick

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 15th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Yep, that’s all fine. The only restrictions I’ve placed on using the images is that they can’t be part of a commercial product, and the credit has to stay in place.

Emmett says:
February 16th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Dear gawd what a delightful timewaster!

Be nice if you could opt for Foreground OFF and Background OFF, but mostly wanted to compliment you on a fun toy.

Tim Richards says:
February 28th, 2013 at 1:47 am

Let me add my request for making these excellent covers available for use on ebooks – I’d be very happy to pay up front. As someone said further up the page, they don’t need to high-res to be suitable. If you change your mind re ebook use, please email me. Great invention, by the way!

Richard Day says:
March 1st, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Hi Brad,

Love the website! I have tried producing a poster using Google Chrome, but after I choose “Rectangle” option it renders the poster and asks me to click on save. Two things, firstly where does it save it to as it does not ask me to name the file. Secondly I have right clicked on the image, saved it to my desktop as a GIF file but when I try and load the GIF file, the picture is just black. Please help as I am wanting to place the poster onto Twitter.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
March 1st, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Hi, Richard –

When you click on “Save” Chrome should open a new tab and then bring up a “Save” dialogue, and that’s where you tell Chrome where where you want to save the image. The default file name is “Pulp-O-Mizer_Cover_Image.jpg”. You can’t right-click and save these images. You need to save them through the save button.

I can see that you were using Chrome 25 on a Windows 7 device but I don’t know what kind of device it is; I’ve just tested Chrome 25 on a Windows 7 laptop and everything is still working fine here.

It’s always possible that some plug-in or browser setting is preventing the Pulp-O-Mizer from opening that new tab or saving an image.

Lucianne Poole says:
March 1st, 2013 at 7:44 pm

It may have been I’ve been living under a rock for years, but I’ve never encountered such an immediately gratifying website! Thanks so much. I was able to envision some future novels. From a delighted unpublished author, who now dreams in technicolour.

David Jefferis says:
March 2nd, 2013 at 4:18 am

As a modest collector of the real thing, I have one word to say – Excellent!

Plan to do a P-O-M article on my Starcruzer* scitech site soon.

Laurie says:
March 2nd, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Can you print up to 2’x3′ for extra money?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
March 2nd, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Laurie –

At 2×3′, the image’s resolution would be 100 pixels to the inch; that’s just nowhere near good enough for that size.

Chris Jarocha-Ernst says:
March 5th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Wonderful tool, surprisingly versatile within its presets.

I’m really hoping you’ll add horror and adventure pulp covers to the collections.

Patrice says:
March 6th, 2013 at 2:48 am

Hi Brad,

Is there a way to get a larger image? Would love to use as a book cover, but the rendered size is too small for that. Suggestions?

Thanks so much.

Sandy says:
March 11th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

You don’t use images created from the Pulp-O-Mizer in any galleries (or tweet about them, or anything), right? I’m asking for a friend, who would rather what she created remain private.

That’s right, a *friend.*

Bradley W. Schenck says:
March 11th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

If you’re asking whether it’s okay to tweet Pulp-O-Mizer images, that’s perfectly fine; I’m not sure how you’re using the word “gallery”.

But it’s a lot simpler to focus on what is not okay, because there are just two things in that category: don’t use the images in commercial products, and don’t remove the credit.

If your friend isn’t doing one of those two things, then no worries. Isn’t that easier?

Sandy says:
March 11th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I’m sorry—I think my words were a bit muddled. What I meant was, do *you* use the images created by users in any way, or are they private?

Thanks!

Bradley W. Schenck says:
March 11th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Oh, I see! I haven’t posted a privacy policy, but here’s what it is:

I look through the temp folders from time to time and may even try to figure out what browser was used to create the image. That’s so that I can identify problems and how they happened.

Once a day, any file in the temp folders is deleted if it is over 24 hours old. (That means that an image stays in the temp folders for a maximum of 47 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds.)

I never share anything from the temp folders with anyone. As far as I’m concerned, they’re private.

If I see a publicly posted Pulp-O-Mizer image that I like a lot, I may share it. But that only happens when a user has posted the image in a public place.

It’s a little more complicated with the products – since you may not delete shirts, for example, those images might stay on a (different) server indefinitely. I think the image folders for the other products get wiped from time to time but I’m not completely sure about that one: it happens on the Zazzle server, not mine.

Sandy says:
March 11th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Thanks very much, Bradley! I appreciate the clarification. 🙂

—Sandy

Evil Overlord says:
March 13th, 2013 at 7:13 am

Brad,

I second Patrice’s question about use as book covers. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. 1. May I use the generated image as a book cover, 2. Is there a way to download a higher-res version?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
March 13th, 2013 at 8:26 am

Overlord, even a pretty quick scan of this post and its comments would tell you that both answers are ‘no”.

Evil Overlord says:
March 13th, 2013 at 9:59 am

Brad,

Thanks, I spotted that afterwards, but I’m afraid I got called away before I could retract my comment. Sorry for that, and too bad about the answer.

Ken says:
April 11th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Could you email me a high rez version? i’d be down to pay for a 300 dpi version. Also, an option to turn of the magazine title layer would be cool.

Eccentrica says:
April 13th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Hi Bradley. Just wanted to let you know your site is now linked on Fark.com, and the Farkers are having lots of fun creating covers and posting them on the site.

http://www.fark.com/comments/7697747/Presenting-Pulp-O-Mizer-custom-pulp-magazine-cover-generator-Submit-your-creations-in-thread

Bradley W. Schenck says:
April 13th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Hi, Eccentrica: yes, I noticed that a little earlier. It’s nice to see the Pulp-O-Mizer Pulp-O-Mizing its inexorable way through the web :).

Cody Callaway says:
May 1st, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I really like this. I’m actually using one of the images I made as the cover for one of my radio dramas I’m making for a class. (It’s a graduation requirement thing, not a commercial thing. Don’t worry.) Question though.. is there any way to get the pulp- o-mizer with no foreground image? The posters that pop up when i saved the image I made are cool, and I’d like to try my hand at them.

casey says:
May 16th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Hi Brad — Thanks so much for your brilliance 🙂 Your site is exactly what my fiancé and I were looking for. I have a question for you though — would you be willing to let us print one of your pulp-o-mizers on postcards rather than note cards on zazzle? We were hoping to use it for our save the dates. Waiting with fingers triple crossed….
— Casey

bws says:
May 17th, 2013 at 10:43 am
casey says:
May 17th, 2013 at 11:22 am

Ooooo! Magnets….
Thanks so much for adding those items! We can’t tell you how much we appreciate the help. Should we put you down for chicken, beef or fish? 😉
Thanks again!
Casey

GraceLena FrankHerman says:
May 17th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Lovely, Lovely, THANK YOU . . . but . . . MacBook user . . . and? . . .

Typed text. Quotation and accent marks typed properly at first then in later iterations became “smiley faces” . . . how do I repair it? I don’t even know how to re-direct my 5 creations to you so you can see what I mean. Also, early on made a comment I would like to delete . . . how do I repair it? THANKS, again.

bws says:
May 17th, 2013 at 5:23 pm
Lawrence Watt-Evans says:
June 1st, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Much as I love the Pulp-O-Mizer — would you consider taking commissions for new art? If so, what would it cost? Because I’m looking to self-publish a novel soon, and realized that your style would suit the story well. I’ll check back here, but if you could email me that’d be great.

K. Albitz says:
July 30th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I love the idea. I made an image, saved it. Unfortunately, when I went back to the site later to modify the image, was told I had no saved images!! All my work was gone. Good idea, but the execution needs some more work.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
July 30th, 2013 at 6:43 pm
K. Albitz says:
July 31st, 2013 at 1:42 am

Thank you for your reply. The exact thing I tried to do was “Load a saved cover”, in the “save or load your settings” panel, and the message I got was “You don’t have any saved settings at the moment.” I am sorry I used the word “image,” that was confusing.

I am running under Windows 7, Firefox. And I have cookies enabled, but third-party cookies disabled. I had been to the site about a week ago and created a cover. I saved the settings in that panel several times as I was working on it, and at the time I know the save worked (because I reloaded one). When I came back today and wanted to continue working on it, I got the above message.

I apologize for being testy, I was annoyed at losing the work.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
July 31st, 2013 at 8:36 am
K. Albitz says:
July 31st, 2013 at 12:31 pm

The settings are still there and usable if the tab is closed and a new tab opened, but if I close firefox (22.0) and re-open it, they arel gone. So it does look like these settings treated as session data. Bummer.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
July 31st, 2013 at 12:36 pm
K. Albitz says:
July 31st, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I got it! There is an add-on installed that is supposed to delete tracking cookies and such (Self-Destructing Cookies 0.4.1). Unfortunately, even with the thrilling-tales.webomator.com on the whitelist, it is still deleting its data. The only way I have gotten it to save the data is by disabling the add-on entirely. Humph.

Shot self in foot.

Thanks for helping me chase this down! Seems like case closed.

Josef K says:
September 20th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Hi! I would like to use a Pulp-O-Mizer image for a book cover. Can I do it, keeping the website adress in the image and the credits of the book?

Therese Baldwin says:
September 24th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I just want to let you know that I’m very keen to use a Pulp-o-Mizer image for a Public Library free Event. I was ready to add a credit myself until I read the copyright rules in the introduction. Thanks again for making that simple.

Thank you for the app, I envision many wonderful hours giggling over it to come.

jeff raines says:
October 9th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Hi

The t-shirts I ordered turned out fine, but the shadows on the poster are just outlines behind the text that don’t look right. Can you fix that and send me another one?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
October 10th, 2013 at 9:15 am
Kevin D says:
November 6th, 2013 at 1:38 am

Hi,

Thanks SO much for the Pulp-O-Mizer! I love the look, the function and the humor it creates. Have you thought of doing the same thing for vintage-style movie posters? They share the same kinds of vocabulary, themes, etc.

Thanks again!

Christopher Bevard says:
January 8th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

This is the coolest damn thing I’ve ever seen. Great work, and I’ll be ordering some products soon!

The only thing that could make this more awesome is the ability to upload one’s own image and use the tools to render the image into the style of the pulp graphics here. For example, I’d love to do a poster (for myself, not commercially) of my band onstage with the text, header, colors, etc. around it, but can’t do that as it is here.

But hey, overall, this is freaking amazing.

Lauren says:
February 13th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Love the Pulp-O-Mizer especially since our annual not-for-profit science fiction convention Necronomicon has the theme “Pulp Fandom” this year.

As we are non-profit, would it be possible to use the generated covers without the generated credit at the bottom on our convention website? We’d be more than happy to include credit on the FAQ, About, and Contact pages, or even make a separate page giving glory to all that is the Pulp-O-Mizer.

Thanks!

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 14th, 2014 at 10:41 am
Jeff B. says:
July 30th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Hello, I typically use firefox to access Pulpomizer and all my past covers are saved. If I use another browser or another computer, how do I access my save covers?
Thanks you so much. A very fun website!
–Jeff

Bradley W. Schenck says:
July 31st, 2014 at 6:44 am
Daniel Scherrer says:
October 22nd, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Hi guys. Is there any way to create a custom main title? I love the site, but would love to be able to generate my own main title.

Thanks, you rock!

Bradley W. Schenck says:
October 22nd, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Aussie Em says:
December 6th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Hi, is it possible to buy a poster using the Australian Zazzle site? I think the shipping will be cheaper/easier for an Aussie.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
December 6th, 2014 at 10:14 pm
William D Starr says:
April 11th, 2015 at 7:50 am

Awesomeness! But I have to add my voice to the clamor for please please please please please letting users upload their own foreground and background images. (Yes, I’ve read your post of Jan. 27, 2013, above, explaining the reasons why you don’t, but I’m hoping that *maybe* something’s changed since the last time you addressed the issue here).

William

yoric says:
June 11th, 2015 at 6:04 am

Hi, and thanks for the Pulp-O-Mizer.

I haven’t found any way to print stickers. Would that be possible?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
June 11th, 2015 at 9:51 am
Shane says:
June 17th, 2015 at 10:46 am

First of all brilliant. It’s just the greatest thing ever. I’m in a band and I just used it to design a flier assuming there would be some way to get a high res version of it. I see a note that talks about the high res version but I couldn’t figure out how to get it. I was all ready to pay for it and everything! Did I miss that somewhere?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
June 17th, 2015 at 10:50 am
Shane says:
June 17th, 2015 at 11:35 am

Well if you ever decide to start I would pay for it and tell people about it! It’s really great for concert fliers! Thank you for the quick response either way and thanks for creating such an awesome application!

Jerry says:
June 17th, 2015 at 3:10 pm

I second that. We are using these in our physics department to advertise the major and minor. As a university we have our own printing press and laminating facilities. I would happily pay for a Hi-res file but have absolutely no interest in paying for a paper copy. Please consider this option.

Note: this feedback system does not work in Safari on a Mac

Jody says:
December 15th, 2015 at 3:28 am

Totally and completely love this. Am redecorating my place and I know exactly what to do.

But….

The poster prints? That’s just the one size? It’s not possible to do it at larger? Special order?

Just checking. Thank you.

Michael says:
January 27th, 2016 at 10:48 am

Hi! Love the Pulp-O-Mizer! I would also love to see the addition of a pulp mystery story version. I’d create it myself if I had any artistic talent.

Keep up the great work!

Janice says:
March 18th, 2016 at 1:24 pm

This site and all of the artwork are just plain fabulous. (You have to love an artist who has a beautifully designed comments page. Seriously.) Using the Pulp-O-Mizer is a ton of fun, with great results.

I’d love to produce my cover as a mouse pad. I found my way to Zazzle, but didn’t see that option. Am I missing something?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
March 19th, 2016 at 10:58 am
Kaz Augustin says:
April 10th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Hi Bradley:

Congratulations on the upcoming book. Was wondering if you’d be interested in letting us do a cover for Issue 11 of our magazine. Could you contact me by email, please, and I’ll give you the full details.

Kat Lind says:
July 10th, 2016 at 1:34 am

Hi there –

Love, love, love the concept and the look. Is there a way that I can buy an image to use as a cover for my indie published stories? I have a small series that I would like to do in the retro style and this would be perfect.

Cheerfully –

Kat

Barry O. says:
September 5th, 2016 at 10:00 am

Brad:

I love the work you’ve done, here! The only thing that I can think of, that would be an improvement, was if there was a way to TURN OFF the “magazine title” text, so that you can make the image look more like a straight movie poster, or a paperback novel cover from that time period. Is there any way to do that, currently?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
September 5th, 2016 at 10:07 am
RK says:
September 8th, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Hi, I have two books that I need pulp covers for. I have had two unsuccessful tries with freelancers and I am starting to wonder if I will ever get a proper looking pulp style cover. Then, I found this site!

The only problem is that the images don’t fit the needs of my books. One has giants (it is similary titled to Attack of the 50 ft …) and the other has zombies from space.

Any suggestions for some custom artwork, or a way to add custom images as the background?

Ken Black says:
September 26th, 2016 at 5:03 pm

Hi there

When I discovered Pulp-O-Mizer, by accident, it was like all my retro sci-fi fantasies come true!

Problem: I successfully ordered some t-shirts using 4 different covers. All delivered promptly and looked great.

However, I’ve just tried (a number of times) to link to the t-shirt site again with no success.

Is there an issue?

Please help – I want to order more shirts for my friends!

Bradley W. Schenck says:
September 26th, 2016 at 11:18 pm
Ken Black says:
September 27th, 2016 at 8:42 am

Cheers, Bradley

Greetings from the UK!

Bradley W. Schenck says:
September 29th, 2016 at 11:45 am
Rudy Patrick says:
December 30th, 2016 at 9:07 am

This is an incredible website, I absolutely love it!

Is ist also possible to download (and buy!) high res versions of the covers for own use (eg print out in local printshop)?

Would appreciate an answer, thanks in advance!

Rudy

Richard j Thoma says:
February 8th, 2017 at 6:52 pm

i’m wondering if you can upload your own images as well? and if so how?

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 8th, 2017 at 8:51 pm
Pierre Savoie says:
April 21st, 2017 at 12:08 am

Hey, man, great page. I composed a cover and tried to click on “Memo Notebooks” to order, but it failed and sent me to “T-shirt” which actually looks like a baby onesie. It misrouted my request.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
April 21st, 2017 at 8:04 am
David Wagstaff says:
July 12th, 2017 at 1:14 pm

You do all the illustration?

AND the graphic layout?

AND the writing?

AND the coding? (my field)

AND no sleeping, I assume.

You probably prepare your own taxes, too!

You, Sir, are a god among men.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
July 12th, 2017 at 1:49 pm
Morgan Roberts says:
July 30th, 2017 at 6:39 am

Pulp-O-Mizer brought such a bright smile to my face that I could actually see the corners of my mouth touch my ears.

I have been told that the internet was initially created solely as the support framework for Pulp-O-Mizer. Is this true? I believe it might be so.

I also believe in magic. And this site is a fine specimen indeed.

Graciously Wicked

ian macaulay says:
February 8th, 2018 at 7:11 am

Hey,
Love your work! Tried to get a card printed by Zazzle BUT they returned my cash and said that the design infringed copyright, which seemed odd and you created the Zazzle link … and chance that you could send me the hi res version, in exchange for a contribution, so I can have it printed here in the UK for my wife on our first wedding anniversary?
Thanks
Ian

Bradley W. Schenck says:
February 8th, 2018 at 9:55 am
scott says:
February 13th, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Is there a way to not have any title?

Doug says:
March 17th, 2018 at 9:59 pm

Bradley,

Picture this…you going to the bank with wheelbarrows full of cash.

Please, somehow, let all of us ebook authors (I write steampunk superhero stories) use the images and pay a fee. You have it all in front of you, let us pay you into early retirement.

Please!

D. W. Hill
Author “Girl Wanted: Apply in Person
The ATOMICAS Series

Morten Christensen says:
March 21st, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Hey there. This is so cool! I just wish that I could create my own magazine title with the same fonts as the existing titles? Can that be possible?

best regards
Morten

Klay Anderson says:
July 10th, 2018 at 7:36 pm

How do I download a highres file version for a cover sheet? I donated just for an answer…..

Bradley W. Schenck says:
July 10th, 2018 at 9:03 pm
Kris says:
November 16th, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Hi, I read through the comments and the rules on use of the images created with Pulp-O-Mizer and I would like a quick clarification on using the image I created to promote my business. Am I allowed to use the image in advertising in local magazine’s / newspapers, signage or online advertising? I don’t create products to sell, so the image would not be sold. I love your art and it works great for my business. Thanks for your time!

Steve says:
December 4th, 2018 at 4:14 am

Would it be possible to create and use pulp-o-mizer images to print t-shirts to sell at a scientific conference? We would need to print ourselves, but would pay royalties.

Patrick Osborne says:
May 31st, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Hi Mr. Schenck,

Love your work! I’d like to use the pulp-o-mizer poster I (we, mostly you) created in the background of my YouTube videos. I’m not popular or anything. But, with the right studio background…

Am I violating your copyright if I do that? I respect you too much for that. But I would like to use it that way if it’s ok by you. What do you think?

Matt R. says:
June 25th, 2019 at 8:17 pm

Mr. Schenck,

This is great! Apparently it’s been online for quite a while, but I just found it, when someone linked it from r/RetroFuturism on Reddit.

I do have a small note: the Patreon banner on the Pulp-O-Mizer itself mentions “retrofuturim” on the last line; I think maybe there should be an ‘s’ in there. (Or maybe it was lost in the Ozone Wars of 1937.) That banner appears at https://thrilling-tales.webomator.com/derange-o-lab/pulp-o-mizer/ui/banner_patreon.jpg .

The narrower Patreon banner, here on the blog page, is fine.

Thanks for your work on this!

Alison Scott says:
August 27th, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Pulp-o-Mizer has made me very, very happy–thank you!

Have you given any thought to Pulp-o-Mizing mystery, horror and adventure pulps–Black Mask, Weird Tales, Action Stories, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Thrilling Ranch Romance?

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