“ Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons”

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A special edition of this three-volume set in a box set. First edition, First Printing. This special edition, strictly limited to 300 copies. Written on a heavy stock sheet. Introductions by Neil Gaiman and Hugh Hefner. Pictorial black cloth. 8" X 10 1/4" in size. 933, [8] pages. Illustrated, drawings, paintings. Includes an index of abhorations. Minor rubbings. Slipcase, that is, box set, is in good condition, corners slightly bumped. A collector's delight. 

Wilson is among the most popular, widely read, and beloved cartoonists in the history of the medium, whose career spans the second half of the 20th century and all of the 21st. His work has been seen by millions - no, hundreds of millions - in the pages of Playboy (Wilson appeared in every issue of Playboy from the December 1957 issue to today), The New Yorker and many other magazines.

Wilson ridicules everything from state sponsored executions to teenage dating with hilarious satirical jabs. Although Wilson is known for his black comedy, this three-volume set truly demonstrates the depth and breadth of his range. Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons is a testament to one of the funniest - and wickedly disturbing - cartoonists alive. It's not only a perfect holiday gift for his legion of fans, but also has crossover appeal to those who favor the darker sensibilities of cartoonists such as Charles Addams or Edward Gorey.

About the Author:

In his ninth decade as a human being and his sixth as a master cartoonist, Gahan Wilson (born dead in 1930) continues to produce cartoons for a variety of magazines including Playboy and The New Yorker.