Playboy: The Cartoons By Staff of Tess Press Hardcover
For more than fifty years, Playboy magazine has showcased the world’s best and brightest cartoonists. Its spectacular stable of artists includes such luminaries as Buck Brown, Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, John Dempsey, Alden Erikson, Jules Feiffer, Phil Interlandi, Kiraz, Bobby London, Don Madden, Marty Murphy, Roy Raymonde, Arnold Roth, Shel Silverstein, Smilby, Doung Sneyd, Erich Sokol, Art Spiegelman, Gahan Wilson, Rowland B. Wilson, and hundreds of others. Hip subversives and sly revolutionaries all, Playboy’s artists have continually offered a sophisticated brand of humor sorely missing in other men’s magazines. Now, Playboy gathers them together i this glorious collection of the finest and funniest cartoons. Handpicked by Hugh M. Hefner himself, the pages distill the very best of the cartoons featuring sweet young things, terrible tarts, winsome wives, suitors, and studs-a riotous chronicle of Playboy humor.
Wonderful bawdy fun
By wiredweird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on August 3, 2010
I remember Playboy as a forbidden fruit in my teenage years. The hot photos held my attention most, of course. But, on those rare occasions when I could spend some time with a copy, I made sure to read the cartoons, too.
These come from every decade of Playboy’s history, so form a historical narrative in themselves. It’s interesting to see the attitudes, fashions, and trends of past years, and to get a laugh from them all over again. I also enjoy the different styles of artwork, from the delicate airbush of Vargas or Olivia, to Feiffer’s neurotic linework, to Dedini’s playful and painterly style, to Gahan Wilson’s macabre humor. I can’t call this a must-have for any collection, unless you’re a Playboy completist, but it’s still good fun for grownups.
Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.1 x 1.4 inches
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