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

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Classic Pin Up Art of Jack Cole

Author: Jack Cole

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606992848

Page: 104

View: 477

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}

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: 681

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 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: 470

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.

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

View: 321

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 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: 411

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").

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: 637

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.

500 Essential Graphic Novels

Writer : Jack Cole Artist : Jack Cole Publisher : DC Comics , 1999 ISBN :
1563894688 * A THE PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES ... Es FURTHER READING :
The Plastic Man Archives , Volumes 2-8 ; The Classic Pin - Up Art of Jack Cole
SEE ALSO ...

500 Essential Graphic Novels

Author: Gene Kannenberg

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN:

Page: 527

View: 476

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.

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: 877

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.

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: 360

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}

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780380772209

Page: 542

View: 791

Since 1970, only one comic book price guide has been dubbed "the Bible" for casual and die-hard collectors alike. While others have come and gone, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has maintained its stature as the premiere reference source for the hobby, covering more than a century of comic book history. The essential tool for collectors and investors, the Guide is highly regarded for its well-researched pricing, in-depth historical information, and incomparable insights into the marketplace. If you have a comic book collection or are thinking about starting one, you simply can't do without this book! This 30th Anniversary Edition Includes: The most complete record of existing comic books from the 1800s to the present Redesigned feature sections for greater clarity and easy reference Market reports by Robert M. overstreet and the Overstreet advisors network Exclusive feature articles on the origin and history of EC Comics, now celebrating the 50th anniversary of the "New Trend" titles, including interviews with Overstreet cover artists Al Feldstein and Al Williamson! Exclusive 30th anniversary feature looking back at the birth of a comic book fan, the first-ever article written for the Guide by Robert M. Overstreet himself! Up-to-date directory of comic book fan wbsites Tips about collecting, grading and caring for your comics All-new additions to Overstreet Hall of Fame, key sales lists, and exhaustive indices And much, much more!

The Thirteenth Virgin Film Guide

The Thirteenth Virgin Film Guide

Author:

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN:

Page: 890

View: 673

The critically acclaimed Virgin Film Guide makes every film count by providing more information on the films that matter from the 1930s to the present day. It offers fuller credits, longer synopses and reviews plus comprehensive Oscars information, alternative titles, a complete star rating and a comprehensive index of directors. It also draws on the expertise of TV Guide's entire team of film experts - each skilled in a different kind of film, from classic Hollywood musicals to low-budget cult favourites - giving the reader more informed and opinionated critique than other books of this kind.

Pornography and Sexual Representation

Bélier Press ' edition of Willie ' s The Adventures of Sweet Gwendolyn is now a
classic , and it , together with other materials ... Willie ' s two - volume The Art of
John Willie : Sophisticated Bondage 1946 – 1961 , edited by Stefano Piselli and
Riccardo ... as Ward ' s Wow ; a section of the volume features similar drawings
by Jack Cole , one of Ward ' s contemporaries . ... the pinup and 936
Pornography and Sexual Representation Fetish Photographs 599 Documentary
Photographs 603.

Pornography and Sexual Representation

Author: Joseph W. Slade

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 1313

View: 201

For better or worse, pornography and sexual representation suffuse American culture. This first comprehensive guide to the literature includes the history of pornography in the United States and discusses pornography in a vast range of media. Volume one opens with a discussion of the history of American pornography. Two separate sections present information regarding bibliographies and reference tools concerning pornography and reviews of references devoted to the histories of sexuality and its representations and on theoretical works on erotica and pornography. One chapter is devoted to a discussion of major research collections. Also included are a chronology of important dates in the history of American Pornography and a discussion of child pornography. Volume two focuses on dramatic, visual and electronic media and is arranged by topic. Chapters discuss the landscape of the body, performance, erotic and pornographic art, erotic and pornographic photography, motion pictures and videotapes, and electronic media. Volume three focuses on oral, print, and journalistic media and includes folklore and oral genres, erotic literature, newspapers, magazines and advertising, and comics. The volume concludes with a section concerning research and policy regarding medical and social sciences, the law in the United States, and the economics of pornography.

Comic Book 17ed

Close-Up/Radio Comics 1.30 15-21 Standard ) 4.00 9.00 Good Fine Mint 1.00
3.00 22-25 , 27 ( Harvey ) : 22-24 - Henry app . ... Gil Kano ( P ) -3 , 5 , KATY
KEENE PINUP PARADE 8-11 , 15 , 20. ... 12 - Two versions : With & without
panel missing ( 1600 printed with 15 ( Rare ) -Photo artist & family 27.00 81.00
190.00 panel ) ... 2 - Jack Cole - a 22.00 65.00 154.00 1906 - Stokes - 10x10 ” ,
32 pgs . in color 16.00 48.00 110.00 3 - TNT Todd begins 22.00 65.00 154.00
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Comic Book 17ed

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: 9780876377468

Page: 200

View: 698

The recognized authority in this field and an established bestseller, this eagerly awaited 17th edition features a 40-page color section.

The Comics Journal

... pin - up art of Bill Ward is featured A - PLUS / survive insensitive bosses . ...
collect $ 5,000 in a marriage - ofgirlie art by Plastic Man creator Jack Trina
Robbins contributes a new cover Paul Gilon's The Survivor is a post-
convenience scam .... You won't see Cole ( b / w , $ 3.95 ) . ... the continuity from
Now's Dick Tracy and Duck Tales : The Movie , with classic material starring Don
key turning points .

The Comics Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 529

TV Guide Film Video Companion

... winning but Walsh knockout instinct for deadpan sarcasm , rare among pin - up
is firmly in control throughout . girls . ... Reilly ( Herman ) , Jimmy Witherspoon (
Trucker ) , Jason Carter m , Alfred Newman ; art d , Lyle Wheeler , Mark - Lee Kirk
... AGREE- sister's apparently effortless success drove Sadie to drink and MENT
remains a classic crusading film . drugs . ... Ray Kellogg ; chor , Jack Cole ; cos ,
Travilla Redgrave ( Georgy ) , Charlotte Rampling ( Meredith ) , Bill Owen ( Ted )
 ...

TV Guide Film   Video Companion

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780760761045

Page: 1642

View: 388

The Movie Guide

Shot mostly on location in New York , GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT remains a
classic crusading film . с GENTLEMAN JIM 1942 ... ed , Jack Killifer ; m , Heinz
Roemheld ; art d , Ted Smith ; cos , Milo Anderson 12 * One of the best sports
biopics ever . ... ed , Hugh S. Fowler ; artd , Lyle Wheeler , Joseph C. Wright ; fx ,
Ray Kellogg ; chor , Jack Cole ; cos , Travilla Garish good fun . ... Certainly ,
BLONDES proves Russell's knockout instinct for deadpan sarcasm , rare among
pin - up girls .

The Movie Guide

Author: James Pallot

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN:

Page: 1062

View: 606

The Movie Guide is the most comprehensive, in-depth film reference available in a single volume - the indispensable sourcebook for movie buffs and film scholars alike. Collected from the vast databases of CineBooks, the world's leading film authority, The Movie Guide provides key information not available in other single-volume guides. With longer, more detailed reviews and fascinating film facts, this easy-to-use, alphabetized guide covers well over 3,000 of the most important films ever made - from accepted classics such as Citizen Kane and Schindler's List, to cult hits and "sleepers" like The Crying Game and Strictly Ballroom, to the most-talked-about films of the year. Whether it's foreign films or The Flintstones, every movie fan will applaud The Movie Guide's in-depth coverage and special features: Comprehensive reviews - with detailed plot synopses and probing critical insights, often supplemented by special anecdotal material not found in other film guides. Complete cast listings - including major cast information (up to ten main actors) and the names of the characters played. Academy Awards - the special honors that each film has received. Not only the winners in every category, but the nominees as well. Top creative credits - including director, producer, cinematographer, editor, art director, music composer, costume designer, special effects, and more. Essential for the true fan who appreciates the collaborative nature of film. Production information - crucial film facts such as year of release, running time, distributor, production company, country of origin, and color code. Rating systems - not only the MPAA rating (essential for family viewing), but a special star ratingsystem based on the film's overall critical merit.