Meet Skylar, the wit behind the playful vintage pulp covers.
"I always found the melodramatic themes of vintage pulp covers to be humorous. I thought they would be the perfect way to juxtapose modern messages against what is usually incredibly sexist portrayals of women, allowing them to have a more empowered narrative."
How long have you been running and creating for @femmmeow?
I began making memes around March of 2019 as a way to essentially process my queerness and childhood trauma. I discuss a host of issues in my memes including sexism, racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, fatphobia, mental health stigma, anti-capitalism, sex positivity, polyamory, and toxic monogamy culture.
Where did you get the idea to start transforming outdated pulp covers?
I always found the melodramatic themes of vintage pulp covers to be humorous. I thought they would be the perfect way to juxtapose modern messages against what is usually incredibly sexist portrayals of women, allowing them to have a more empowered narrative.
How do you feel when you discover these old pulp titles and how do you come up with the new and improved ones?
Some of the original titles are truly atrocious. And it is imperative to realize that these books were published not that long ago, during most of our parents' time, which makes the content all the more disturbing. Sometimes I have a title or message in mind and search for a cover I feel will best convey that message. Other times I peruse vintage covers and usually ignore the titles initially, allowing myself to behold the characters and seeing what narrative I create for them in my mind.
Where can people buy these?
I package all prints and stickers personally here
All other merchandise including totes, clothing, pins, coasters, magnets, etc. can be purchased in my RedBubble store here
What are your accounts for people to follow? And what are 3 other favourite accounts that you follow?
My meme/personal account is @femmmeow and my art account is @femmmeowpulp 3 favorite accounts I follow: @rinnnyriot @jeniferrprince @spunk.rock
Your toy choice?
I have lots of toys! My favorite is my magic wand and other smaller wand/bullet toys. I'm not huge on penetration so these toys are perfect for me.