Thursday, January 7, 2010

GAHAN WILSON at the STRAND: Tues, Jan. 19

Press release from Fantagraphics Books:


Signing and discussing his new book: GAHAN WILSON: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons

Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons by Gahan Wilson; Price: $125.00 • ISBN- 978-1606992982; Full Color

Three hard covers in an embossed slipcase with a plexiglass back. A complete collection of Gahan Wilson's comic strips, including pieces from Playboy and National Lampoon. Gahan Wilson is among the most popular, widely-read, and beloved cartoonists in the history of the medium, whose career spans the second half of the 20th century, and all of the 21st. His work has been seen by hundreds of millions in the pages of Playboy, The New Yorker, Punch, The National Lampoon, and many other magazines. It’s about time that a collection of his cartoons was published that did justice to his vast body of work. Gahan Wilson’s illustrations have appeared in every issue of Playboy from the December 1957 issue to today.

Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons features not only every cartoon Wilson drew for Playboy, but all his prose fiction that has appeared in that magazine as well, from his first story in the June 1962 issue, “Horror Trio,” to such classics as “Dracula Country” (September 1978). It also includes the text-and-art features he drew for Playboy, such as his look at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, his take on our country’s “pathology of violence,” and his appreciation of “transplant surgery.”

About The Writer
Wilson's cartoons and illustrations are drawn in a playfully grotesque style, and have a dark humor that is often compared to the work of The New Yorker cartoonist and Addams Family creator Charles Addams.

Wilson received the World Fantasy Convention Award in 1981, and the National Cartoonist Society's Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and is the subject of a feature length documentary film, Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird, directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe.

GAHAN WILSON: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons
Tuesday, January 19, 7PM
12th & Broadway
New York, NY [END]

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