Thursday, July 22, 2010
"The Detroiters" captures Motor City advertising, "Mad Men" style
PopMatters has posted my essay on the pulp fiction novel The Detroiters, which was published in 1958 (see cover image at right). The "friend" mentioned in the first paragraph is of course Nick Sousanis. The "mentor" mentioned midway through is gamemaster Fred Goodman, who helped put together the "Game Show" exhibition @ CAID a few years back. Nick gave me the book to write about when he was still in Detroit and running thedetroiter.com. I didn't do anything with it then. But here it is now. Better late than never as they say.