As long as I live, I never thought I would see a nude rendition of Wonder Woman by original artist H.G. Peter. The guy is a legend, having drawn the Amazing Amazon for years, and defining her look. Surely he would keep her drawers on?
I was wrong.
An interesting new book titled "Clean Cartoonists' Dirty Drawings" by Craig Yoe is available now and will be in stores mid-October. Here is the description of the book from the main site.
"By day their cartoon creations included Mickey Mouse, Superman, Beetle Bailey, Betty and Veronica, Wonder Woman, Batman, Nancy, Betty Boop, Krazy Kat, and Blondie. But when night fell, they abandoned their pursuit of heroic deeds and good clean fun to draw the risque—slinging ink to make kink.
Collected for the first time in this volume are scores of rare, previously suppressed, underground sketches by mainstream cartoonists: Carl "Donald Duck" Barks, Steve "Spider-Man" Ditko, Otto "The New Yorker" Soglow, Chuck "Bugs Bunny" Jones—69 scintillating artists all together! These cartoons will shock and amuse you with their sexy strays from the straight and narrow! A thick 160 color and black and white pages in the regular edition; 16 additional rare and titillating pages in the Limited Edition.
Foreward by underground comics legend R. Crumb. Shipping now, in stores mid-October.
Press or general inquiries: yoecomix(at)hotmail(dot)com"
I am sitting here in shock. I was very surprised to see this particular image featured on page 20 of November's issue of Playboy. (To see the unedited version, check Playboy.com or the magazine itself.) Author Yoe has a unique vision to be sure. I would never have thought to do a book like this, yet I see it has some historical value, and may give some insight into the creators featured therein. My question is this- are there any unclad male heroes or is it just the ladies?
Has anyone seen this book yet? I am curious to hear more about it and find out Yoe's school of thought.
UPDATE: Yoe's website is a insanely brilliant- very pop art. Go check it out here.