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Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

Get these books by
Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

COMIC BOOK COMPULSIVE — Captain Marvel #68 UK

Here’s Captain Marvel Adventures #68, yet another L. Miller (and Son) b&w reprint of an American Golden Age comic book — specifically, Captain Marvel Adventures #123 from 1951.  Believe me, I had absolutely no intention of “going there” yet again.  As much as I love seeing old comic books in black and white enough is enough — at least that’s what I thought until I saw that great C.C. Beck cover.  I mean, are they adorable prehistoric killing machines or what?

Happily “The Dinosaur Dilemma” is that rare moment when the contents of a Golden Age comic actually lives up to the cover. Once again instead of a cliched plot writer Otto Binder puts The World’s Mightiest Mortal into one of those (forgive me) binds outside his wheelhouse (i.e. flying and smashing stuff)

And here’s a Mr. Tawny story that’s a bit of a disappointment.  A lot of Binder’s Tawny stories put the talking tiger into the role of beleaguered everyman, so the prospect of seeing getting involved in politics is appealing.  But unfortunately it has a pretty standard “bullets and ballots” type b-movie plot with Tawny needlessly risking his life just to prove he’s not a “mouse”.

Steve Bennett
Steveland

Monday, April 5, 2010

What Made Hooligan Happy…

This being April Fool’s Month (why keep it confined to merely one day?), I’m picking up from my April 1 post of an 1880s amateur comic strip, to show here what even anonymous amateurs could do in the Good Old Days to earn some real money — Naughty, Risque Comics!

Below is a circa 1904-1915 comic pamphlet titled What Happy Saw Through the Keyhole in the Door. I regard this parody of Frederick Burr Opper’s Happy Hooligan, as an early predecessor of the later, far more hardcore tijuana bible pamphlets of the 1920s through 1950s, in which comics characters, movie stars, and public figures of the day were depicted in X-Rated comic satires, sold under-the-counter in drug stores, hardware stores, gas stations, etc. After the 1950s, tijuana bibles could be argued to have evolved into the underground comics of the 1960s/70s counter-culture movement.      

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The “circa 1904-1915″ date, is an educated guess. Happy Hooligan began publication in 1900. In art style and theme, in what the woman behind the keyhole in the door is shown wearing, the above booklet matches similarly themed post cards & other items of that time. For comparison, see the below tin platelets, part of sets sold (surreptitiously) at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair (one of which parodies yet another Opper comic strip — Alphonse & Gaston). 

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Also for Comparison, see this 1903 stereoview published by William H. Rau, in Philadelphia. It is the third card in his six-card peeking-though-a-keyhole set, In Her Boudoir.

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By the post-WW I era of flappers and truly explicit comic parodies, What Happy Saw Through the Keyhole in the Door simply would have been too genteel to “do it” for anyone but Gramps.

The turn-of-the-20th-century naughtiness of  peeking through a keyhole, is of course, merely a continuance of yet still earlier such motifs, such as shown in the below trade cards published in 1882, by Mrs. Nugent & Co., New York (real name, or a play on “New Gent”?)…

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…and in this pair of circa 1860s hand-colored stereoview cards, which in full glorious 3-D color showed 19th century viewers not only a man attempting to peek in on a pair of young women, but also the consequences of getting caught by his victims.

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Special Thanks to Melody D. Davis, PhD, from whose collection the stereoviews in this post were scanned. 

Doug Wheeler

Frederick Burr Opper

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings in the N. Y. Post!

I’m excited! Carole Postal just let me know that Sunday’s NY POST had a cover feature where they “reached out to some of” their “favorite pop culture junkies” to ask what they would buy these days with a few bucks in their pockets. Jeff Ayers of the Forbidden Planet said, “Craig Yoe’s Clean Cartoonists Dirty Drawings. It’s a weird mishmash of artists, contemporary and classic–who used to do Mad (to) Archie–doing naughty stuff. It’s mostly a cheesecake book, where you’re seeing artists doing something you didn’t possibly think they could ever come up with”.

And here’s what some other people have been saying about Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings lately:

“For the sheer joy of sex, we have Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings in which the incorrigible Craig Yoe has assembled furtive works by such otherwise respectable cartooners as Cliff Sterrett, Carl Barks, Paul Murray, Harry G. Peter, Martin Branner, and Stan and Jan Berenstain (to name a few) — all of whom are revealed as secretly lusting after the curvaceous gender, the nuder the better. Each display is accompanied by a short and informed biography of the cartoonist. Among the pictures are such rarities as Joe Shuster’s scantily clad ladies doing unspeakable things and a surprisingly chaste Wesley Morse. Not so rare, a handful of Virgil Partch’s cavorting nudes. Some other cavorting by VIP nudes was accomplished on the cover of the first issue of Playboy, announcing the publisher’s proclivity for cartoon sex. Other indecencies in the book include a Billy DeBeck rendering of Snuffy Smith pissing in the snow and some suspiciously Ditko-esque bondage bimbos usually associated with fetish artist Eric Stanton, with whom Steve Ditko shared a studio during much of his New York period, roughly 1958-1966.”
–R.C. Harvey/Rants and Raves

Harvey is always long-winded ;-) so just enough room for a few more recent brief excerpts:

“Looks Great!”
–Strange Ink

“Naughty!”
–Glorious Nonsense

“Treasures!”
–Playboy magazine

Amazon has a deal right now where you can save $6.38 or 32% on Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings. Even better they have a “better together” deal where you can get Clean Cartoonists Dirty Drawings and the latest Arf book, Arf Forum, together and save 13 bucks! Click here to get ‘em!


There is an extensive preview of Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings here.

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

This Day in Arf History: Kurt Schaffenberger’s Birthday

Although he was merely a newborn on this day in 1920, Kurt Schaffenberger went on to a long career in the comics industry, working on the Captain Marvel, Supergirl, and Lois Lane series. Here’s a dirty drawing by Kurt that was censored in its original publication and therefore could not be included in Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Cartoons. I’m working on a follow-up book so if anyone knows where I can find a copy of this art that shows the boobies please let me know!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Friday, November 9, 2007

This Day in Arf History: Stan Drake’s Born in 1921


Stan “The Man” Drake

After learning anatomy under the great George Bridgman at the Art Students League and working in advertising Stan Drake’s first comic strip was the realistic and beautifully drawn soap opera strip The Heart Of Juliet Jones. I believe Stan was the one who invented the term “Big Foot Cartooning” which he used to describe the non-realisitic humor strips that his fellow cartoonists did. Stan stepped into the Big Foot world himself when he started drawing the Blondie comic strip. The illustration below is a nudie-cutie by Stan that’s in my new book Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings. In the book you’ll also find a coy tasteful topless scene of Blondie and Dagwood’s daughter Cookie by Stan, (I assume Cookie is 18). Stan Drake was born on This Day in Arf History in 1921. Stan was in the sports car driven by Alex Raymond that crashed killing Raymond in 1956. The great artist Drake went on to his own reward in 1997.

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Limited Edition of Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings Nearly Sold Out!

Okay, I just made a tally. I’ve sold 26 of the 30 Limited Edition copies I’m selling of Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings with the hardback binding, dust jacket by Dean Yeagle, extra 16 pages of rare art and the bookplate signed/illustrated by Dean Yeagle and me. 4 more left. I will immediately make a post when the the 4th book is ordered so if you don’t see that announcement at the top of this column you are safe in ordering and I guarantee you will get a copy.


Above: Rube Goldberg shares his thoughts, one of the many great illustrations by the 69 clean cartoonists doing some dirty drawings in this revealing and surprising book!

I’ve repeated all the clear ordering info for ordering the Limited Edition just below. Thanks to one and all about your overwhelming enthusiasm for this book. Keep thinking Dirty thoughts!


(Click for a closer look at the Limited Edtion back and front cover by that genius Dean Yeagle!)

Ordering the Limited Edition of Clean Cartoonists Dirty Drawings is easy as pie! You can also get my book Weird But True Toon Factoids with an introduction by Stan Lee at the same time. Price Info:

Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings Limited Edition AND the Weird But True Toon Factoids book.
Prices include S&H.
• USA $68.85
• Canada $77.46
• EU, Japan, Australia $90.90
Other countries please inquire at chase@yoe.com subject “Clean Cartoonists Question” for shipping costs.

Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings Limited Edition ONLY
One book per customer, please.
Prices include S&H.
• USA $58.90
• Canada $65.71
• EU, Japan, Australia $79.90
Other countries please inquire at yoecomix@hotmail.com for shipping costs.

Payment methods:
To order your book(s), please send money through Paypal. Here’s how you do it…

If you have a have a Paypal account…
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3. In the “To” field, enter rareartfiend@hotmail.com
4. In the “Amount” field enter the appropriate amount based on prices above
5. In the “Currency” field, choose “USD-US Dollars”
6. In the “For” field choose “Service/Other”
7. Click on “Continue”
8. On the next page, review the accuracy of your entries, choose to pay with Paypal or your credit card, and add a message specifying if you want the book(s) personalized from me to you.
9. Click on “Send Money”
10. Thank you!

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8. Click on “Agree & Continue”
9. On the next page, review the accuracy of your entries, and add a message specifying if you want the book(s) personalized from me to you.

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, November 5, 2007

This Day in Arf History: Jim Steranko’s Birthday

When writing about cartoonists it’s sometimes hard to think of just the right adjective to describe them and their art. With Jim Steranko, though, it’s a no-brainer. Steranko owns “coolest”! Below is one of the pieces of art by Steranko in Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings. Happy 69th birthday, Jim! You and your art are def the COOLEST!


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Hey! Dirk over at the indispensible comics news blog, Journalista raises a good question when he linked to this post this morning (Dirk links to the Arf Lovers blog easily ten times more than any other blogger for which I’m deeply grateful). Anywho, Dirk asks if this is Bat Girl or Marvel Girl. Anybody know?, I’ve wondered myself.

Hey! Hey! Have you ordered your copy of “Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings”? The regular edition is pictured just below. Click there to order. If you want one of the special Limited Editions with 16 extra pages, a signed, illustrated bookplate and the gorgeous Dean Yeagle cover scroll down to the November 2nd post to find the simple ordering info. There only a few copies left of the Limited Edition so hurry!


(click to order your very own copy!)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Friday, November 2, 2007

How to Order Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings Limited Edition–It’s EASY!


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Above illustration from the book by Joe Palooka’s Ham Fisher.

The Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings Limited Edition is hardcover, has an signed, illustrated bookplate by Dean Yeagle and myself, and 16 pages of extra art by these cartoonists…Wesley Morse, Milton Caniff, Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, Paul Murry, Rube Goldberg, Dan DeCarlo, David Berg, Syd Hoff, Bruce Timm, Adam Hughes, Otto Soglow, Carl Barks, Wally Wood and Virgil Partch each have a full page bonus art piece not in the regular edition.

Here’s some fun notes I’m getting from people who are ordering the Limited Edition:

Dear Craig! I hope I’m not too late. Please put in an extra inscription, funny and salacious, addressed to my father, Keith Davies. This is his Christmas gift!
Your Beth Davies

Hey, Craig! Can’t wait! Thanks for the offer!!
Bryan Wagoner

Craig, will you inscribe it to me? Say something personal, so I can show it to my kids proudly when they’re old enough. Many thanks!
Joshua L. Glenn

Hey, Craig! Here’s payment for the limited edition. If you’re in the mood for an inscription, one my infant son “To Rahil” wishing him a happy 18th birthday in 2024 might be nice.
–Chris Wheeler

Yo, Craig – Please put my name on the list to receive a copy of your Deluxe Limited Edition book – inscription: “I bequeath all of my earthly posessions to Russell Roberts” or, if you prefer, something like “To Russ”. Thanks!
Russell Roberts


(Click for a closer look at the Limited Edtion back and front cover by that genius Dean Yeagle!)


(click for a closer look at the bookplate signed by the team of Yeagle and Yoe)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

“Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings” Hits the Stores!

I just got this excitiing email from DJ David B.:

“Thought you’d like to know that Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings (that’s S apostrophe, not apostrophe S) arrived in comics shops today, just in time for Post-Halloween. It’s a beautiful book, even nicer than I expected.

“I’ve looked at some of the dirty pichurs but I want to sit down and actually read the words now. It looks like a lot of fun.

“I’ll see if I have anything in my collection for volume 2!”

Thanks for writing DJ David B. Any one else snag a copy yet? So FINALLY we have achieved distribution. And Amazon now has it as does my favorite mail order dealer Bud Plant has it as does the book’s esteemed publisher, Last Gasp. There’s a Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings website with a big preview here.

And here’s the news many of you have been waiting for: the Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings Limited Edition copies are being shipped today to my studio! Those are going to go very fast, many people have been bugging me, so if you want one act immediately. One to a customer. First come first served. The special bookplate is illustrated and signed by myself and the Limited Edition’s cover artist, the great Dean Yeagle. The Limited edition is hardback and has an additional 16 pages of art by Adam Hughes, Bruce Timm, Bob Kane, Joe Shuster, Carl Barks, Dan DeCarlo, Wally Wood, etc. The Limited Edition has a print run of only 300 copies. I got 60 and am only going to sell 30 of those.

Today they are $49.95 plus $8.95 shipping and handling, $58.90 total. (I may raise the price at my discretion later if there even is a later). S+H to Europe, Japan and Australia is 29.95, $79.90 total. Other countries please inquire. If you want a personal inscription from me to you just let me know.

TO ORDER: Calculate the amount by reading the paragraph above and a simply by going to
http://PayPal.com and sending the money rareartfiend(at)hotmail(dot)com. But, hurry!

The back (left) and front (right) cover of the Limited Edition of Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings by the gret Dean Yeagle!:


(click for a closer look)


(click for a closer look at the bookplate by Yeagle and Yoe)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Irwin Hasen Does A Comic Stripper

Irwin Hasen, the terrific artist of the Dondi comic strip and DC Golden Age comic books was at a New York comic book convention last year.

I showed Irwin a mock-up of Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings that I was working on. I asked him if he might have any appropriate material. He flipped through the mock-up of the book and said, “Nope, I never did any sexy stuff”. A pity I thought since I like Hasen’s art so much. But, I did just find this nice sketch Irwin delineated of a stripper when I was going through some stuff in my collection this morning. What’s really neat about this drawing is that it’s from a cartoonists get-together (in Daytona) and in the audience watching the stripper is is Leonard “On Stage” Starr, Frank “Mr. Abernathy” Ridgeway, Dick “Hi and Lois” Brown, Dick “Morty Meekle” Cavalli and Irwin himself. Themselves a bunch of strippers!


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So, you won’t find Hasen in the Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings book, but here he is on the Arf Lover’s blog for your viewing pleasure. And if you would like to see the 69 cartoonists who ARE in the book (including Dick Brown) order your copy by clicking on the cover below. And, don’t forget, there’s a preview of the book here.


(click to order your very own copy!)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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