May 22nd, 2017

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Magazine Cartoons: Erich Sokol’s Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
Well, I’m glad she’s finally getting interested
in something besides running around with boys.

During the 1960s, Playboy magazine employed some of the best cartoonists around at the time… Eldon Dedini, Gahan Wilson, Phil Interlandi, Jack Cole, Doug Sneyd and Erich Sokol.

We start out with a biographical feature on the cartoonists who worked for Playboy in the mid-1960s.

Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Next up is a Sokol feature that highlights his remarkable ability to caricature…

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Sokol was arguably the most gifted artist who ever worked for Playboy, with a keen eye for all of the elements of good drawing- composition, clear silhouettes, original color harmonies, interesting staging and a keen sense of light and shade. There’s a lot to be learned from these masterful cartoons. His style evolved as time went by, and his images became more and more beautiful. This group of cartoons is arranged in a more or less chronological manner. Compare the first one from the mid-1950s to the last one from a decade later, and you’ll see how much he progressed…

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

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Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoonist

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

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Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
Well, how do you like married life so far?

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
I came up to complain about the noise.

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
What the hell kind of pacifist are you?

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
Take off your clothes… take off your clothes!
My goodness, don’t men ever think about anything else?

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
Mother will be disappointed if you don’t come in for at least
a few minutes, George. She’s expecting to meet you tonight.

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
You got the part.
Now would you care to try for an Academy Award?

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
You’re welcome.

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
You were wrong…. I’m NOT old enough to take care of himself.

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
I believe the new nurse is going to do wonders for him.
He’s already learned to count to two…

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
Tuck my shirt into WHAT shorts?

Erich Sokol Playboy Cartoons
Why don’t you bug out now and I’ll call you Friday.

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May 19th, 2017

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Inbetweens: Tex Avery Model Sheets

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May 17th, 2017

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Inbetweens: Howard Pyle- Master of Romance and Adventure

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle was one of the most influential illustrators who ever lived. He singlehandedly defined how we think of pirates and knights in shining armor. I’ll have more on him soon, but in the meantime, here is a gallery of his work…

Howard Pyle Illustrations

Howard Pyle Illustrations

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Howard Pyle Illustrations

Pyle was also an educator and his students included N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Elenore Abbott, Ethel Franklin Betts, Anna Whelan Betts, Harvey Dunn, Clyde O. DeLand, Philip R. Goodwin, Violet Oakley, Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle, Olive Rush, Allen Tupper True, and Jessie Willcox Smith. David Apatoff, at his fantastic blog Illustration Art posted about an assignment Pyle gave his students to come up with an illustration for the phrase “The End”. It’s fascinating reading, and it includes the illustrations Pyle’s illustrious students came up with. Check it out… Illustration Art: Howard Pyle’s Weekly Drawing Sessions

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