Cover Artists

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Cover art was purchased from artists' agents and illustrators who also worked with advertising agencies and other print media. Researcher Lee Server reports that artists were producing four to five finished pieces per week during the height of the paperback era for approximately $200 per cover. Artist Rudolph Belarski who did a lot of work with Popular Library later remarked, “It didn’t matter to [the publishers] if it wasn’t in the story. . . . The editors would [crudely] say, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll write it in! Just make sure to make ’em round!”

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  • Denyse Rodrigues
  • Terrence Paris

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