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Playboy: 50 Years: The Cartoons

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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 sophistica ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Chronicle Books (first published 2004)
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Kent Winward
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
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 m
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I would have liked dates for the cartoons. I want to know when they were published. Other than that, it was great.
Mike Violano
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 10, 2008 rated it liked it
i was just reading it for the cartoons lol
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You have to be a comics aficionado to look inside this book. The comics in Playboy were pretty funny.
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Hugh Marston Hefner also referred to colloquially as Hef, was the founder, majority owner, editor-in-chief, and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises.
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