Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Playboy Cartoons - An orgy of PLAYBOY's Eldon Dedini

I really don't know why ;-) but one of the pages with most hits on our blog is the article "Playboy Cartoons - Phil Interlandi".
Here is some more Playboy stuff, coming from the book An Orgy of Playboy's Eldon Dedini (Fantagraphics Books, 2006, ISBN10 1-56097-727-2, 240 p., full-color)









It's the kind of high quality cartoon book I like. Cartoonist Eldon Dedini was born in 1921 and passed away in 2006.

"For over 45 years, Eldon Dedini has been one of Playboy's most recognizable full-page gag cartoonists. With a masterful watercolor technique that burlesques a broad range of subjects — from East and West Coast urban and suburban adult-hipster to classical Japanese erotic prints — Dedini's most personal cartoons rely on mythology and legend, evoking a bucolic sexually liberated paradise that leaves its reader lingering over the imagery long after the gag registers. An Orgy of Playboy's Eldon Dedini is the first retrospective collection of his work and gathers in one volume the most sophisticated, elegant — and funny — gag panels of the past six decades. An Orgy of Playboy's Eldon Dedini includes Dedini: A Life In Cartoons, an exclusive documentary DVD directed by Anson Musselman, celebrating the life of the artist via interviews conducted with the artist in 1998 and again in 2005, painting a vivid portrait of a man who helped define the Playboy style of the swinging 1960s." (Fantagraphics Books)

"God! Your Jackson Pollock always puts me in a frenzy."

"The talk around Bethlehem is that we're Jesus freaks."

"This is all very well for you Roman soldiers, but what we Sabine
woman really need is a children's day-care center!"

"Give the peasants a tax rebate an they
behave like naughty little children"

"Is this something you learned on the cruisades?"


Dedini: A life of cartoons (Part 1) on YouTube (other parts also on YouTube)


1 comment:

billythekidinny said...

I'd love to see the PLAYBOY cartoon where a billboard painter on a scaffold is painting "JESUS SAVES", and after almost completing the last "S", leaves a downward paint streak, as he and his paintbrush fall off the scaffold.