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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Magazine Cartoons: Virgil Partch’s Wild, Wild Women

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Virgil “Vip” Partch is one of the greatest cartoonists who ever lived, but the simplicity and directness of his style belie its sophistication. Born in 1916, Partch studied under Rico LeBrun at Choiuinard Art Institute, before joining the Disney studios as a story man. His influence can be seen clearly in the Donald Duck cartoon “Duck Pimples”. Partch worked at Disney for four years, until his stay there was cut short by the strike in 1941.

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Out of work, Partch submitted some one panel cartoons to Colliers, and they were published. This began a fruitful career as a magazine cartoonist. Throughout the 50s, he published small collections of his cartoons, grouped by themes. “Bottle Fatigue” dealt with the spell of alcohol, “Here We Go Again” was a collection of cartoons dealing with Army life, and “Wild, Wild Women” and “Man The Beast” dealt with the battle between the sexes. Partch’s cartoons are absurd, visually delightful and wicked. Most of all, they are unique.

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As I said before, Vip’s style is so streamlined and simple, it’s easy to overlook the depth of thought beneath the surface of his cartoons. His compositions always read beautifully with clear silhouettes, appealing shapes and interesting negative spaces. The lines define a solid form and simple visual clues indicate rock-solid perspective… His drawings never seem flat, no matter how stylized they are. There’s a wide variety of ways of depicting different facial expressions and expressive personality that is obviously observed from life. It doesn’t get better than this!

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Partch’s greatest book was "Wild, Wild Women". Check out these beautiful drawings. Here’s yet another example of stylized cartooning done right.

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Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Magazine Cartoons.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Magazine Cartoons: Virgil Partch’s Here We Go Again

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Today, we digitized Virgil Partch’s book, “Here We Go Again”. Here are some examples from this book…

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Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Magazine Cartoons.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Magazine Cartoons: Erich Sokol’s Playboy Cartoons

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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.

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

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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…

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Well, how do you like married life so far?

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I came up to complain about the noise.

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What the hell kind of pacifist are you?

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

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

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

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You’re welcome.

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

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

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Tuck my shirt into WHAT shorts?

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Why don’t you bug out now and I’ll call you Friday.