A 1990 issue of the Hungarian gaming magazine Spectrum, a gift from the great blog Paper Dungeon.

A 1990 issue of the Hungarian gaming magazine Spectrum, a gift from the great blog Paper Dungeon.

An illustration of facial types, from the Hungarian guide book Emberek (Which I believe translates to groups of people) published in Budapest in 1980.

An illustration of facial types, from the Hungarian guide book Emberek (Which I believe translates to groups of people) published in Budapest in 1980.

An illustration of facial details, from the Hungarian guide book Emberek (Which I believe translates to groups of people) published in Budapest in 1980.

An illustration of facial details, from the Hungarian guide book Emberek (Which I believe translates to groups of people) published in Budapest in 1980.

Bats, from the Hungarian guide book Kisemlösök (Rodents) published in Budapest in 1985.

Bats, from the Hungarian guide book Kisemlösök (Rodents) published in Budapest in 1985.

Bats, from the Hungarian guide book Kisemlösök (Rodents) published in Budapest in 1985.

Bats, from the Hungarian guide book Kisemlösök (Rodents) published in Budapest in 1985.

This Hungarian guide book, Kisemlösök (Rodents), was published in Budapest in 1985. It’s one of several similar handy illustrated books that I picked up on my recent trip. More exciting drawings of bats to follow (and maybe some rats and squirrels later on?).

This Hungarian guide book, Kisemlösök (Rodents), was published in Budapest in 1985. It’s one of several similar handy illustrated books that I picked up on my recent trip. More exciting drawings of bats to follow (and maybe some rats and squirrels later on?).

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

An illustration by Otto Mólnar from the paratrooper-focused book Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. More by Otto Mólnar here.

One of my favorite discoveries during my brief time scouring Budapest’s used bookstores on my recent trip, was a series of old staple-bound books about military technology published in the 1970s and early 1980s. I picked up four of them solely for the beautifully clear and vibrant illustrations and cover art by Otto Mólnar. I’m sure I’ll be posting more of his work later on, but for now I’ll focus on the paratrooper-centered Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. Special thanks to Paper Dungeon for directing me to great shops; very glad us Tumblr buddies could finally meet up in person too! More by Otto Mólnar here.

One of my favorite discoveries during my brief time scouring Budapest’s used bookstores on my recent trip, was a series of old staple-bound books about military technology published in the 1970s and early 1980s. I picked up four of them solely for the beautifully clear and vibrant illustrations and cover art by Otto Mólnar. I’m sure I’ll be posting more of his work later on, but for now I’ll focus on the paratrooper-centered Eg Es Föld Között, published in Budapest in 1980. Special thanks to Paper Dungeon for directing me to great shops; very glad us Tumblr buddies could finally meet up in person too! More by Otto Mólnar here.

From the mini Hungarian horror pulp book 101 Rettenetes Történet (101 Terrible Stories) by Szentmihályi Szabó Péter  with illustrations by Fujkin István. This book was published in 1989. More here.

From the mini Hungarian horror pulp book 101 Rettenetes Történet (101 Terrible Stories) by Szentmihályi Szabó Péter with illustrations by Fujkin István. This book was published in 1989. More here.

From the mini Hungarian horror pulp book 101 Rettenetes Történet (101 Terrible Stories) by Szentmihályi Szabó Péter  with illustrations by Fujkin István. This book was published in 1989. More here.

From the mini Hungarian horror pulp book 101 Rettenetes Történet (101 Terrible Stories) by Szentmihályi Szabó Péter with illustrations by Fujkin István. This book was published in 1989. More here.

From the mini Hungarian horror pulp book 101 Rettenetes Történet (101 Terrible Stories) by Szentmihályi Szabó Péter  with illustrations by Fujkin István. This book was published in 1989. More here.

From the mini Hungarian horror pulp book 101 Rettenetes Történet (101 Terrible Stories) by Szentmihályi Szabó Péter with illustrations by Fujkin István. This book was published in 1989. More here.