Sunday, August 18, 2013

Humorama and other men's magazine art

eOK, well I really enjoy this politically incorrect art.  I know what that indicates, but that's the fun of it.  Here are some  very excellent pen and ink art that I enjoy quite a bit.  First up Kirk Styles an excellent dry brush man.  That is to say when you dip your brush ( like a #2 Windsor Newton red Sable available at any art store ) in the ink you wipe it on a piece of paper until it starts to dry and use it then on the art.  Look at these: The one on the right is Styles and the other one is Bill Wenzel.  I like both of these guys very much, one very different from the other.  Here under them on the right Dan DeCarlo and Bill Ward.  You will know DeCarlo from his Archie comics work on Josie and the Pussycats and other stuff over there.  I like the backs also of these originals, they indicate where and how many times they were reprinted, very cool.  Click on them and get a larger view, very nice.  In the middle 2 nice Wenzel's, his was the best at men's cartoons. 



  1. I used to have several of these pen and ink drawings and decided to sell them when my daughter got old enough to wonder about them and my wife started to complain, etc.

    I've regretted selling them and once again learned the hard way, "never take the advice of a non-collector".

  2. Yeah, Walker, I hate selling stuff, but sometimes ya gotta! I still have a bunch left to blog about. I was in a hurry, so the backs of the art is a little blurry and some of that is really very interesting to see how many mags they published them in, and I hope they got paid for the reprints!