Thursday, December 18, 2014

Just the illos

Continuing this month not with the cartoons from girlie magazines but the illustrations for various articles. These next two are from the October 1958 issue of Adam.
The November 1959 issue of Adam.
Didn't realize how misogynist some of the things I've posted as of late are until they're all together. Hopefully the ones that aren't cancel them out.
Before jumping to conclusions, maybe if the woman's not interested the man will comply to her wishes.
The May 1959 issue of Adam
The February 1961 issue.
October 1966
May 1968
August 1966
The first issue of After Hours, sometime in the late 50s and early 60s

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Coo Coo Comics #27, 3 of 3

The rest of this issue of Standard's Coo Coo Comics #27 from July 1946. The other two examples are here and here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sick #38, 3 of 3

This is the last of this issue of Sick from August 1965.

Not sure who the artist is, but I wonder if it might have been the inspiration for this scene from The Karate Kid.
Art by Angelo Torres.
When they parodied magazines, they had them start by flipping over the issue and having it begin on the back cover.

Most of the art here is by Bob Powell.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sex In the Comics: Sex Around the World, 3 of 4

The penultimate installment of the 1985 book Sex in the Comics. Much of it is in foreign languages, but I can't do anything about that. Sorry. Maybe they're saying things that belie what the drawings imply. Who knows? Someone who speaks those languages, but not me.

Here are the captions that were under these illustrations.
Linton Howard (Joan Benavent) and Oswal (Osvaldo Viola), Mark Kane, Detective a Hollywood. In the unhallowed tradition of the movie moguls of the fifties, this Hollywood producer drops a too-eager starlet after he'd had his way with her. He will not enjoy his villainy, however...
Miguel Angel Prado, Fragmentos de la Encyclopedia Delfica. After the accomplishment of a successful mission, this spatial troubleshooter is ready to enjoy some of the fruits of victory.
D. Sento, Su Primer Amor (“Her First Love”). Sento conveys the slightly ridiculous, as well as the endearingly naïve outlook of a young girl during her first sexual encounter. The angular, distorted line is typical of the modern school of Spanish comics.
Rafa Negrete, Cosmopolis. A female android programmed for pleasure turns on her creator...
Miguel Bulto, Los Dioses (“The Gods”). Just another middlin' day on Mount Olympus. (Holy Zeus!)
Harry Bishop, Gun Law. Based on the then-popular series Gunsmoke, this daily strip displayed a far more uninhibited approach than its prudish inspiration.
Michael Kelly (John Burns), George and Lynne. Despite all the hanky-panky currently going on in British newspaper comics, the prevalent English attitude towards sex (at least as foreigners see it) is perhaps typified in this strip.
”Leon”, Oh, Aphrodite. The Olympians come in for another round of knocks in this weekly strip starring a mod version of the Greek love goddess.
Les Lilley and Luis Roca, Scarth. In a field crowded with alluring heroines Scarth was probably the sexiest space creature ever to ply the galaxies. Her career was unfortunately cut short by a blue-nosed newspaper editor.
Don Avenell and Enrique Romero, Axa. Axa is another futuristic adventuress who gets out of assorted scrapes and perils through wits and looks. (It is worth noting that when newspaper editors need a beautifully rendered sexy heroine strip they wisely give the job to a Spanish artist).
Larry Horak, James Bond. 007 in one of his usual predicaments. Will he choose the lady or the mission?
Marcel Moniquet, Jean des Flandres. Belgium is best noted for its children's comics (as typified by Herge's Tintin). This series of Belgian comics, however, contained a good deal of sexual undertones, as in this example. The heroine is about to receive a severe whipping at the hands of her cruel rival.
Dick Matena, 2005. There is something about Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland that lends itself to sexual parody. It may be the heroine's wacky innocence or it may be the author's fascination with pre-nubile girls.
Jan Lindstrom and Jaime Vallvé Fantomen (“The Phantom”). Is nothing sacred (again)? In this Swedish version of Lee Falk's adventure strip, the Phantom's long-time fiancee (now his wife) goes adventuring in the simplest of apparel.