Dedini: an Orgy of Playboy's Eldon Dedini


 

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From the publisher:

For over 45 years, Eldon Dedini has been one of Playboy's most recognizable full-page gag cartoonists. With a masterful watercolor technique that burlesques a broad range of subjects -- from East and West Coast urban and suburban adult-hipster to classical Japanese erotic prints -- Dedini's most personal cartoons rely on mythology and legend, evoking a bucolic sexually liberated paradise that leaves its reader lingering over the imagery long after the gag registers.

An Orgy of Playboy's Eldon Dedini is the first retrospective collection of his work and gathers in one volume the most sophisticated, elegant -- and funny -- gag panels of the past six decades.

An Orgy of Playboy's Eldon Dedini includes Dedini: A Life In Cartoons, an exclusive documentary DVD directed by Anson Musselman, celebrating the life of the artist via interviews conducted with the artist in 1998 and again in 2005, painting a vivid portrait of a man who helped define the Playboy style of the swinging 1960s.

A lifelong Californian, Dedini cut his graphic teeth in his early twenties as an editorial cartoonist for the Salinas Morning Post. He studied drawing and painting for two years at L.A.'s Chouinard Institute until 1944, when Walt Disney Studios hired him as a story sketch artist. Refusing to end up as just another anonymous Disney drone, Dedini worked nights and weekends to develop his own style and sold dozens of cartoons to Esquire, which in 1946 offered him a four-year contract at twice his Disney salary. In 1950 Dedini moved to The New Yorker and finally to Playboy in 1959.

Features

Eldon Dedini

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket (CD poscket is unopened)

Creators

Eldon
Dedini

Publishing Information

Seattle
Fantagraphics
2006
1st
1560977272
9781560977278

Physical Description

11.25 inches
8.75 inches
240 pages
color
hardcover
pictorial boards
English