The Art of Eric Stanton: For the Man who Knows his Place - Hardcover 1st



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From the publisher:

In Eric Stanton's erotic comic strips, women are fearsome doms, reducing men to quivering, submissive slaves and asserting their innate feminine power to the max.

Eric Stanton (1926-1999) has been called "the Rembrandt of Pulp-Culture" and it's not hard to see why—he is perhaps the brightest star of his genre. His imaginative, detailed full-color comic strip narratives depict buxom, leggy femmes fatales having their way with tied-up, handcuffed, or simply awestruck men.

This retrospective volume covers Stanton's work from the late 1940s to the 1990s, including over 500 comic strips, single illustrations, and magazine covers. Also featured is an in-depth introductory text exploring Stanton's life and work by photographer Eric Kroll.

The Artist:

Eric Stanton was an American illustrator whose images of submissive men at the mercy of sexually powerful woman subverted the gender politics of his lifetime. Stanton was born in Brooklyn and served in the Navy during World War II. In 1948 he began drawing 'fighting girl' serials for the infamous publisher Irving Klaw and spent the next 50 years creating fetish illustrations, serial stories, and pulp paperback book covers in pen and ink, watercolor, gouache, and multi-media collage. His subject matter included female dominance, bondage, face sitting, and transgender themes, with a particular taste for tales of male degradation. He famously shared a studio with comic legend Steve Ditko and assisted in the creation of Spider-Man.

Eric Stanton created fantasy scenarios where female characters took revenge, often violently, on men; humiliating them, disciplining them, and engaging them in various kinky activities. Stanton used bold color and elongated figures to produce images of vivacious and dynamic women who suffered no fools. Amongst his creations is the superheroine Blunder Broad and the Amazon-like Princkazons. These recurring characters featured in his self-published Stantoons comic-book series.

The editor:

Eric Kroll edited several titles for TASCHEN including Natacha Merritt's Digital Diaries and The Wonderful World of Bill Ward. His photography was the subject of TASCHEN's Fetish Girls and Beauty Parade.


Eric Stanton
Eric Kroll

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket in Near Fine obi band (mild scuffing to upper rear corners, mild shelfwear, slight age toning to page edges)



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Physical Description

13.5 inches
10.5 inches
352 pages
color and black & white illustrations