For 50 years, Playboy magazine has showcased the world's best and brightest cartoonists. Their spectacular stable of artists includes luminaries such as Buck Brown, Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Doug Sneyd, Gahan Wilson, and hundreds of others. Hip subversives and sly revolutionaries all, Playboy's artists have continually proffered a sophisticaFor 50 years, Playboy magazine has showcased the world's best and brightest cartoonists. Their spectacular stable of artists includes luminaries such as Buck Brown, Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Doug Sneyd, Gahan Wilson, and hundreds of others. Hip subversives and sly revolutionaries all, Playboy's artists have continually proffered a sophisticated brand of humor sorely missing in other men's magazines. Now, Playboy celebrates its golden anniversary with this glorious collection of the finest and funniest cartoons. Handpicked by Hugh M. Hefner himself, the pages are filled with the distillation of the entire cartoon archive, offering insightful commentary on topics from the sexual revolution to relationships, money, and politics. More than 450 cartoons feature sweet young things, terrible tarts, winsome wives, suitors, and studs — a riotous chronicle of five decades of Playboy cartoons....
|Title||:||Playboy: 50 Years: The Cartoons|
|Number of Pages||:||368 Pages|
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Playboy: 50 Years: The Cartoons Reviews
As 50 year old birthday gifts go, this was a fun one -- the pictures were nice, but I read it for the captions.Oh, and somebody hid a Shel Silverstein book -- Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies -- right in the middle. Kind of nice post modern take of hiding your children's book inside your Playboy.
The best part of this collection is the essay that introduces it. Short, but talking about the impact of censorship on comics and cartoons--it's a fascinating history. It also leaves a lot unsaid, quickly giving way to a mishmash of contextless cartoons: New Yorker-style single images with captions, some strips, and the occasional multi-page storyline.While today Playboy is a bit of a quaint idea, for the pre-Internet world it was a ground-breaking skin publication. The emphasis on serving the male gaze is inherent within these, with a solid "most" of the comics featuring at least visible nipples, if not full on nudity. There is a certain erotic sensibility to paging through this collection.That said, the most important thing of a comic is how funny it is. And that is where I struggle the most with this collection. I laughed out loud a couple of times. Appreciated some others. But mostly they were either boring (going for the low-hanging gender politics fruit) or something that I couldn't make heads or tails of. Either they required a pervier mind than mine, required historical/political/social context that I don't have, were part of Playboy in-jokes I wasn't privy to, or were simply bad comics.Ultimately, this seems like a collection that is more for someone who has spent time in their life reading and enjoying Playboy magazines, who wants that nostalgia kick. It is not for someone like me, who hasn't cracked open a Playboy in his life and thought perhaps some sexually bold comics might be amusing.
I would have liked dates for the cartoons. I want to know when they were published. Other than that, it was great.
A fantastic collection of cartoons by some of the masters like Gahan Wilson and Shel Silverstein and long time contributors to Playboy like Eldon Dedini, Doug Sneyd and Erich Sokol. Some are a product of their times and mores others are truly timeless. A great chronicle of the humor and art that Playboy has promoted since the 1950s.
i was just reading it for the cartoons lol
You have to be a comics aficionado to look inside this book. The comics in Playboy were pretty funny.