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The Pin-Up Art of Humorama Paperback – July 31, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books; First Edition edition (July 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560979593
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560979593
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,245,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Chun fills his collections with the best cartoons – the ones that can still delight readers, and Covey uses his lively and inventive design sense to make these old cartoons fresh and vital. ...Chun and Covey will once again make you believe that the art of Humorama is still alive and kicking – although the line ceased to exist decades ago. [Grade:] A” (Leroy Douresseaux - I Reads You)

“Chun fills his collections with the best cartoons – the ones that can still delight readers, and Covey uses his lively and inventive design sense to make these old cartoons fresh and vital. ...Chun and Covey will once again make you believe that the art of Humorama is still alive and kicking – although the line ceased to exist decades ago. [Grade:] A” (Leroy Douresseaux)

About the Author

Alex Chun is a longtime journalist living in Los Angeles. A former staff writer for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, he is currently a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times where he covers pop-culture. He also edits a series of art books for Fantagraphics. In his spare time, he collects original cartoon pin-up art and maintains the website www.pinupcartoongallery.com. His books include The Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo (two volumes), The Pin-Up Art of Bill Wenzel, The Pin-up Art of Bill Ward, The Glamor Girls of Don Flowers, The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward, Classic Pin-Up Art of Jack Cole, and The Pin-Up Art of Humorama.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Geez on February 9, 2013
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This book illustrates (pun not intended) how much
the modern mindset has changed. What in its day was
de rigueur is now "sexist" and almost painful and
exbarrassing to read. Many of the jokes are lame
and the laughs non existent however the art is
for the most part luscious (pun intended).

Humorama is as much a glimse into your father's
or grandfather's world as Mad Men. As usual
the book by Alex Chun and Jacob Covey is beautifully
designed. They possess such a perfect sense of
pacing their material. And being anthological
it is fun to discover "new" artists such as
Harrison, Kresse and Gregory.

I suppose this is "dad's" soft porn and as such
is very seductive for those who enjoy the female form.
I earlier purchased The Glamour Girls of Don Flowers
and was looking for something comparable and am not
disappointed though Flowers is certainly funnier
and more mainstream. But if you enjoy beautiful flirty cartooning
I can heartily recommend this book. Just be prepared
to deal with the angel and devil on each shoulder
in the forms of Gloria Steinum and Zero Mostel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken on August 7, 2013
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Nice little collection of cheesecake humor, tame and dated but cute. My only gripe is that many of the cartoons are cropped so there are no captions! Would like to have seen the punchlines for those cartoons!
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This will be endlessly satisfying for those who remember these cartoons from the late 1940s and 1950s --- the era when these were considered saucy and daring almost beyond belief. The volume is packed with an ultra-generous sampling of these (for their time) breathless cartoons, nicely presented. A lot of caring underlies the presentation and there's a funny and insightful introduction by Howard Chaykin, who does justice to the naive era when these cartoons were treasured. This collection will be loads of fun for men on a journey of rediscovery. These are definitely a window to a past time. As Chaykin says, the cartoon humour is "innocently raunchy" from an era when garters on an exposed thigh were looked upon as the last word in guilty daring, not to mention a nervous concern over stretching legal boundaries and viewers fearful that the sheriff may be approaching with handcuffs. Welcome to an enjoyable trip back to a naive era when the word "sexism" had yet to be invented.
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