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Clean Cartoonists' Dirty Drawings Paperback – 14 Jul 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Last Gasp,U.S.; 01 edition (14 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 086719653X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0867196535
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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By red_monkey VINE VOICE on 21 Oct. 2009
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With over 60 artists featured this is an almost encyclopaedic orgy of smut. The work is mostly mid-century but does go as far back as Thomas Rowlandson and Gustav Dore (who penned probably the filthiest images in the book). It's all good-humoured stuff with very little actual sex, concentrating more on pin-up (but with less underwear) and implied naughtiness.
It's a big book at 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches and well worth the money. Some colour but mainly black and white.
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As the foreword by one R Crumb says, what's dirty about these? But fun, and rare, undoubtedly. Seventy contributors (at least two female)
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The cover cartoon is maybe the "dirtiest" of the book. If you like to buy a really good compilation of erotic/porno cartoons, buy "Erotic Cartoons" (Vol.1 and 2) by Alan Moore. These books give a lot of information about the artists and the hole history (from the ancient times to porn comics on Internet)with a lot of great illustrations.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars 18 reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not So Dirty 19 Feb. 2015
By Anthony Ambrogio - Published on Amazon.com
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Craig Yoe does a nice job of describing the various artists represented in this volume, but -- as R. Crumm seems to make clear in his introduction -- the drawings included are not exactly all that dirty. There are numerous examples of "good girl" art (all PG-13 stuff) and a couple of R-rated illustrations, but, if you're looking for prurience, you won't find it here. There's enough that's pleasing to the eye; just be sure to go into this volume with the right expectations. (For me, the most interesting part of the entire volume was Yoe's description of what happened to JOE PALOOKA creator Ham Fisher.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome for the comic lover that thought they had it all! 2 Feb. 2011
By JasonAllen127 - Published on Amazon.com
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My girlfriend is a comic book nerd like me, and she has a pretty extensive collection of comics, graphic novels, and art pieces. She's usually pretty easy to shop for, but I was stumped this past holiday season. As soon as I saw this book, I knew that I had her stocking stuffer present taken care of.

It's not that dirty... mainly "R" rated levels of content, a lot of innuendo, and a few more risque pieces. This lack of hardcore content may be a drawback for some, but they can find their filth elsewhere.

This is a collection of sketches, fine art, and doodles done by the minds behind Batman, Superman, Wonderwoman, and even sunday morning strips like Family Circus's Bill Keane. It's a very unique gift for those that love comics.

Bottom line: She loved it, and I'm glad I bought it. Check it out!
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun and just a tiny bit naughty 31 Oct. 2007
By David Burd - Published on Amazon.com
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I'd been waiting for this book for a long time, reading about it on the web site, and anticipating it anxiously. I wasn't disappointed.

It's a tricky topic and I can see how it could easily have been mishandled. Make it too dirty and people are offended. Make it too clean and they're disappointed. I think Craig has achieve the perfect balance of showing the work of familiar cartoonists whom we know from the funny pages and the comic books, and giving us just a peek at what they draw for themselves in their private moments.

Art schools are full of nude models in life drawing classes, so it should come as no surprise that most artists have drawn an unclad female at one time or another. The fun is in seeing drawings like this from the pen of well-known cartoonists who specialize in family-friendly material. It's a novelty that in no way detracts from their vast body of work but shows them as rather human.

I also have to mention the beautiful production. You don't usually find such high-quality paper and printing in a book at this price point. The cover alone is impressive, gorgeously printed with embossing and spot varnish. A real art book kind of treatment, nicely designed and executed.

I'm looking forward to the next volume!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun 4 Dec. 2010
By Paul J. Ste Marie - Published on Amazon.com
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Lots of entertainment here. "Dirty" drawings is perhaps a misnomer--mostly it's pinup material. OTOH, Joe Shuster (Superman) turns out to have an unexpected taste for S&M. Eisner and Caniff turned out some great material, as well as Ditko and the other Silver Age luminaries from Marvel.
3.0 out of 5 stars Cleanest "dirty" book I have seen in a long time 3 July 2013
By Budd Ballard - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting notes regarding many famous artists. Enjoyable enough, I suppose.
The title is, like many books, misleading. I expected a book not quite so "clean".
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