“I tried not to let these things affect me. They affected me quickly and obviously.” - Richard Laymon Hi. I’m Lucas Mangum. This is the 9th issue of Less Than Pulp, a newsletter for fans of my work. You can catch up on previous issues right here. I’m typing this on a Friday morning. I usually start working on my newsletters on Friday and finish them on Sunday. After that, I schedule them to go live Monday morning. I say all this because it can make timelines weird. For instance, after I finished writing last week’s newsletter, I drove to Mahoning, Pennsylvania to meet Lloyd Kaufman. I also saw my friend Jackie Mitchell, a great writer with a long history in the business.