The Classic Pin Up Art of Jack Cole

In the rarefied realm of classic cartoon pin-up art, nobody did it better than Jack Cole.

The Classic Pin Up Art of Jack Cole

Author: Jack Cole

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781560975595

Page: 104

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A collection of the rare '50s pinups that led to the artist's final gig, as Playboy's first star cartoonist. In the rarefied realm of classic cartoon pin-up art, nobody did it better than Jack Cole. With his quirky line drawings and sensual watercolors, Cole, under Hugh Hefner's guiding hand, catapulted to stardom in the 1950s as Playboy's marquee cartoonist, a position he held until his untimely death at the age of 43. Jack Cole, most recently the subject of a book profile by Art Spiegelman and Chip Kidd (Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched To Their Limits) has been justly celebrated as the creator of Plastic Man and an innovative comic book artist of the 1940s. Cole had sold a handful of cartoons to magazines such as Boy's Life, Colliers and Judge in the '30s and '40s, but after finishing his 14-year run on Plastic Man, he found himself back at square one in an idiom that didn't come naturally to him: the gag cartoon. According to Cole, his savior was the Humorama line of down-market digest magazines. This girls and gags magazine circuit proved to be the perfect training ground to regain his footing and develop his craft at single panel cartoons. While Cole may have been honing his skills as a gag writer, his ability to render the female form was already without peer. Though he signed his cartoons "Jake," Cole's exquisite line drawings and masterful use of ink-washa skill he carried over Playboy betrayed his pseudonym. In comparison to his contemporaries, however, Cole was probably Humorama's least prolific artist. Though his images were frequently used for covers, Cole's cartoons were few and far between, with scarcely a single drawing appearing every five issues. Along with a foreword by Warner Brothers Animation designer Shane Glines, this volume collects the best of these hidden gems, including several shot from Cole's stunning original art. Most of these drawings have not seen print in more than 50 years; taken together, they provide a rare glimpse into the singular artistry of Jack Cole.

Classic Pin Up Art of Jack Cole

Jack Cole. “He had the artistic skill, the appropriate wit and great ideas, and in spite of the accomplishments he had before, he seemed like a Playboy ...

Classic Pin Up Art of Jack Cole

Author: Jack Cole

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606992848

Page: 104

View: 465

This beautifully reproduced selection of quirkily elegant, sensual pin-up art from Jack Cole's 1950s career as the premier Playboy cartoonist shows that there was far more to Cole than his brilliant Plastic Man. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242}

The Pin up Art of Dan DeCarlo

This handsome volume collects many of the best. The Pin-Up Art of For Nearly Half a Decade, Dan Decarlo was the Archie Artist.

The Pin up Art of Dan DeCarlo

Author: Dan DeCarlo

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN:

Page: 213

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The late cartoonist who defined Betty & Veronica's look for Archie comics also produced hundreds of exquisite ink-wash cartoons for the Humorama line of girlie digests from 1956 to 1963. This handsome volume collects many of the best.

The Pin Up Art of Bill Ward

In those countless cheap and long forgotten men's humor magazines, Ward's voluptuous "girly" drawings shared the pages with photos of Bettie Page and Mamie Van Doren, and pin-up cartoons by the likes of Archie's Dan DeCarlo and Playboy ...

The Pin Up Art of Bill Ward

Author: Bill Ward

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560977876

Page: 256

View: 846

In those countless cheap and long forgotten men's humor magazines, Ward's voluptuous "girly" drawings shared the pages with photos of Bettie Page and Mamie Van Doren, and pin-up cartoons by the likes of Archie's Dan DeCarlo and Playboy magazine's Jack Cole. Thumbing through those digests, it quickly becomes evident that Ward was Humorama's dominant pin-up cartoon artist. His mastery of the Conte crayon allowed him to produce unparalleled textures, including the wonderful sheen on satiny curve-hugging dresses and on black thigh-high stockings that became Ward trademarks. Ward's other trademark, of course, was his penchant for drawing extremely well endowed women accentuated by tiny waists, and whether playing the role of office secretaries, arm candy at cocktail parties or vamping it up in a boudoir, his women played to multiple fetishes adorned in opera-length gloves, lacy lingerie, and five-inch stiletto heals. Sometimes bawdy, but never tawdry, Ward's top-heavy Humorama women always managed to maintain their allure, innocence and glamour that made Torchy so popular.

Pin Up Art of Bill Wenzel

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242} No other pin-up cartoon artist over a 30-year period was as prolific or as omnipresent as Bill Wenzel.

Pin Up Art of Bill Wenzel

Author: Bill Wenzel

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560976586

Page: 216

View: 999

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242} No other pin-up cartoon artist over a 30-year period was as prolific or as omnipresent as Bill Wenzel. Virtually every humor and men's magazine, ranging from Judge in the mid-'40s to Sex to Sexy in the '60s and '70s, boasted two, if not a dozen, of Wenzel's pin-up cartoons. Quick with pen and ink, Wenzel was equally adept with the brush, and nowhere was this more evident than in his work for the Humorama line of girlie digests.

The Pin Up Art of Humorama

During the 1950s, under the Humorama banner, Abe Goodman churned out scores of cheap digest-sized magazines that featured cheesecake photos and single panel pin-up cartoons.

The Pin Up Art of Humorama

Author: various

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560979593

Page: 216

View: 281

During the 1950s, under the Humorama banner, Abe Goodman churned out scores of cheap digest-sized magazines that featured cheesecake photos and single panel pin-up cartoons. The digests featured the likes of Playboy's Jack Cole, Archie's Dan DeCarlo and glamour girl legend Bill Ward. In addition to these three pin-up cartooning luminaries, other notable who contributed to the pages of the Humorama digests included longtime illustrator Jefferson Machamer; Basil Wolverton, who influenced a generation of underground cartoonists; Mad's Dave Berg ("The Lighter Side"); and future syndicated cartoonists George Crenshaw ("Belvedere"), Bill Hoest ("The Lockhorns") and Brad Anderson ("Marmaduke").

Where s Dennis

A volume of Ketcham cartoons drawn prior to the advent of Dennis the Menace features gag pieces created for such top New York magazines as Colliers and Saturday Evening Post, in a collection that reflects the artist's work with Disney and ...

Where s Dennis

Author: Hank Ketcham

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 173

View: 409

A volume of Ketcham cartoons drawn prior to the advent of Dennis the Menace features gag pieces created for such top New York magazines as Colliers and Saturday Evening Post, in a collection that reflects the artist's work with Disney and Virgil Partch. Original.

The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward

This book not only reproduces over a hundred beautifully rendered illustrations, but captures a more innocent moment in American pop culture.

The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward

Author: Bill Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781560978466

Page: 176

View: 981

Renowned pin-up artist Bill Ward gets the full coffee-table treatment in this lavish, oversized, full-colour paperback edition of the acclaimed hardback and featuring Ward's most polished, fully-realised portraits of the 1950s. Ward became the standard bearer and justly famous through the 50s and 60s for his angular, high-sheen images of improbably busty glamour girls, a kind of low-rent Charles Dana Gibson. What set Ward apart - and above - his talented contemporaries was his use of a medium called the conte crayon. This volume features the best of Ward's Humorama work.

Glamor Girls of Don Flowers

He also edited The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward, The Classic Pin-Up Art of Jack Cole, The Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo and The Pin-Up Art of Bill Wenzel for ...

Glamor Girls of Don Flowers

Author: Don Flowers

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560977132

Page: 300

View: 923

When the life of Don Flowers was cut short in 1968 by the ill effects of emphysema, he left behind a career in newspaper cartooning that spanned more than four decades as well as one of the most fluid lines to grace the comics page. His cartoons evoked the art of Russell Patterson and Hank Ketcham, and nowhere was this more evident than in his quintessential single-panel pin-up cartoon, the aptly named Glamor Girls: Whether blondes or brunettes, showgirls or housewives, Flowers rendered his comely protagonists with equal aplomb. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242}

Betsy and Me

He hit the bull's-eye with Betsy and Me, a breezy domestic farce focusing on a middle-class urban couple and their smart-aleck genius son. Betsy and Me was an instant success and newpapers were lining up to buy it.

Betsy and Me

Author: Jack Cole

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560978783

Page: 105

View: 735

Having mastered comic books and gag cartoons, in 1958 Jack Cole set his sights on the cartoonist's pot of gold—a syndicated newspaper strip. He hit the bull's-eye with Betsy and Me, a breezy domestic farce focusing on a middle-class urban couple and their smart-aleck genius son. Betsy and Me was an instant success and newpapers were lining up to buy it. Then, with only two-and-a-half month's worth of strips completed, Cole purchased a .22 caliber pistol and ended his life. For Betsy and Me, featuring city dweller Chet Tibbit's day-to-day stuggles and achievements, Cole stripped his style down to its bare essentials, creating a strip that sparkles with economy, wit, and charm. What gave the strip its edge, however, was Cole's innovative storytelling. As R.C. Harvey writes in his introduction, "Cole's storytelling manner was unique: the comedy arose from the pictures' contradicting the narrative prose. Cole's fatuous protagonist and narrator would say one thing in the captions accompanying the drawings, but the pictures of his actions showed the opposite, revealing [him] to be a trifle pretentious and wholly delusional." Harvey's intro also serves as a biographical sketch and sheds light on the circumstances surrounding Cole's suicide. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242}

Icons of the American Comic Book

Cole, Jack. Classic Pin-Up Art ofJack Cole. Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2010. Spiegelman, Art, and Chip Kidd. Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched ...

Icons of the American Comic Book

Author: Randy Duncan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399239

Page: 920

View: 627

This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography

We Told You So

... The Classic Pin-Up Art of Jack Cole (2004), Jacob Covey's first book design for Fantagraphics. Left and below: Covey's bold designs for Stephen Dixon's ...

We Told You So

Author: Tom Spurgeon

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606999338

Page: 576

View: 876

In 1976, a fledgling magazine held forth the the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. We Told You So: Comics as Art is an oral history about Fantagraphics Books’ key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana. It includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Daniel Clowes, Frank Miller, and more.

500 Essential Graphic Novels

Writer : Jack Cole Artist : Jack Cole Publisher : DC Comics , 1999 ISBN ... Volumes 2-8 ; The Classic Pin - Up Art of Jack Cole SEE ALSO : Justice League ...

500 Essential Graphic Novels

Author: Gene Kannenberg

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN:

Page: 527

View: 611

Featuring full-color images from the best moments in graphic novel history, this comprehensive reference explores everything from dragons, cow races, and monstrous rats to insider secrets from Casanova himself. Includes top ten must-reads for every popular genre.

HCA Heritage Comics Auction Catalog

The striking cover spotlighting Daredevil and the Claw is by Jack Cole , who also provided interior ... Back cover photo pin - up of Smiley Burnette .

HCA Heritage Comics Auction Catalog

Author: Ivy Press

Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 9781599670935

Page:

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American Classic Screen Interviews

One picture, Pin Up GirlI think, had a horrible number in it called (I'll Be Marching ... Pan had seen a test of the young dancer Jack Cole and two girls.

American Classic Screen Interviews

Author: John C. Tibbetts

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810876750

Page: 286

View: 264

In American Classic Screen Interviews, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable interviews conducted for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains rare conversations with some of the brightest stars of yesteryear, as well as gifted filmmakers, celebrated animators, and highly revered historians. This compendium of interviews recaptures the spirit and scholarship of that time and will appeal to both scholars and fans who have an abiding interest in the American motion picture industry.

The Movie Guide

If the plot of vacationing showgirls — one out for money , the other for love ... knockout instinct for deadpan sarcasm , rare among pin - up girls .

The Movie Guide

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN:

Page: 1099

View: 951

From The Big Sleep to Babette's Feast, from Lawrence of Arabia to Drugstore Cowboy, The Movie Guide offers the inside word on 3,500 of the best motion pictures ever made. James Monaco is the president and founder of BASELINE, the world's leading supplier of information to the film and television industries. Among his previous books are The Encyclopedia of Film, American Film Now, and How to Read a Film.