By: Joshua Glenn
October 21, 2023

One in a series of posts featuring pages from Hermenaut, a DIY intellectual zine/journal published by HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn from 1992 through 2000-01.


Another cover that I couldn’t have created without the assistance of Tony Goshko — who, as mentioned in a previous installment, died in 2022.

The image here is from the August 1928 issue of the pulp sf magazine Amazing Stories. It’s an illustration, by Frank R. Paul, of Dick Seaton, hero of one of the most popular and influential early “space opera” series: E.E. “Doc” Smith’s The Skylark of Space. I’d later return to this image when I first started popularizing Radium Age proto-sf stories. See, for example, the uppermost merit badge created for HILOBROW by Peggy Nelson back in 2010.

Pub. Date: 1994
Theme: Grotesque
Hermenaut: Nietzsche
Pages: 46
Print Run: 1,500


MORE HERMENAUT on HILOBROW: HERMENAUTICA series | MEET THE HERMENAUTS | HERMENAUT’s last five issues | Snapshots | Letters to HERMENAUT | Dialectical Design | Josh Glenn on CAMP, KITSCH & CHEESE | Josh Glenn on DANIEL CLOWES: Q&A | Clarke Cooper on APOCALYPSE ALREADY | Lisa Carver on THE ART OF BEING UNCOMFORTABLE | Josh Glenn on FAKE AUTHENTICITY | Chris Fujiwara on ZOOMING THROUGH SPACE | John Marr on CAMPANILE FREE-FALL | Clarke Cooper on THE WILL TO SCORN | Dan Reines on PURE EVEL | Chris Fujiwara on ROADWORTHY JAZZ | Dan Reines on LETTER FROM LA | Mary E. Ladd & Julie Wiskirchen on ONWARD CHRISTIAN TOURISTS | Chris Fujiwara on SAVED BY BETRAYAL | Margaret Blonder on MEMORIES OF THE BIOSPHERE | Josh Glenn on HERMENAUT: PHILIP K. DICK | Ingrid Schorr on ROCKVILLE GIRL SPEAKS.