Saturday, October 06, 2007

Tears of Aphrodite!!: Naughty Wonder Woman by H.G. Peter

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.

9 comments:

Mark Engblom said...

There's always been a sad contingient of comics fandom who loves their "dirty pichers". Whether it's the overall arrested adolescence inherent in reading comics when you're middle aged, or the perverted streak of so many cartoonists, it's hard to know where all of this comes from. Not exactly the book that'll do much for the stereotype of pervy cartoonists and comic book fanboys.'

Grow up, boys.

James Meeley said...

Mark: Oh, I don't think it's all like that. I mean, sure, I wouldn't go calling something like the "sophisticated" by any stretch of the imagination, but bawdy humor is just that... humor.

I think it should be taken in that spirit. I mean, it not as if Wonder Woman is getting from both ends by Superman and Batman (or something equally degrading). It's just a little bawdy humor. You aren't supposed to take it so seriously. :)

Carl said...

Welp, actually this is an old 'tradition', years ago there used to be adult versions I'm sure the older folks in the comics fandom know about, The Tijuana Bibles. Usually of course, not by the artists, but by underground folks and generated illegally and definitely against copyrights, basically porno versions of Blondie, Popeye, superheroes and believe it not, Disney characters and so on. Fairly crude and poorly written, they are a part of the underground history and I've actually seen some reprints and some folks actually collected them back in the day.
But this is the first I heard of the original artists doing adult versions of their characters, ghosting or doing hack work for cheap pulps and such, but never that. Kind of a wee bit of a surprise but not totally so...

Oh yes, I've been gone on vacation to Arizona till Tuesday and had a time catching up...

philippos42 said...

I've seen an altered version of this Wondy pic without the background, & was not convinced that someone had not just altered a clad Wondy drawing.

This is evidence that it's for real, so thanks.

Heidi Meeley said...

Philippos, glad to be of service!

Rick said...

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