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The Pin-up Art of Bill Ward Book by Bill Ward

The Pin-up Art of Bill Ward Book by Bill Ward

The Pin-up Art of Bill Ward

The Pin Up Art of Bill Ward continues Fantagraphics dedication to showcasing the best of the classic pin up artists Culling through thousands of images, editor Alex Chun has selected the best of Ward s Conte crayon pin ups, including many of his infamous telephone girls, many of which have not seen print in almost half a century.When Ward passed away in 1998, he left beh The Pin Up Art of Bill Ward continues Fantagraphics dedication to showcasing the best of the classic pin up artists Culling through thousands of images, editor Alex Chun has selected the best of Ward s Conte crayon pin ups, including many of his infamous telephone girls, many of which have not seen print in almost half a century.When Ward passed away in 1998, he left behind a body of work that spanned six decades and by all accounts, than 10,000 pin up cartoon illustrations Though he is best known for creating comics Golden Age blonde bombshell Torchy in the 1940s, Ward s strongest work was produced in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Humorama line of digest magazines.In those countless cheap and long forgotten men s humor magazines, Ward s voluptuous girly drawings shared the pages with photos of Bettie Page and Mamie Van Doren, and pin up cartoons by the likes of Archie s Dan DeCarlo and Playboy magazine s Jack Cole.Thumbing through those digests, it quickly becomes evident that Ward was Humorama s dominant pin up cartoon artist His mastery of the Conte crayon allowed him to produce unparalleled textures, including the wonderful sheen on satiny curve hugging dresses and on black thigh high stockings that became Ward trademarks.Ward s other trademark, of course, was his penchant for drawing extremely well endowed women accentuated by tiny waists, and whether playing the role of office secretaries, arm candy at cocktail parties or vamping it up in a boudoir, his women played to multiple fetishes adorned in opera length gloves, lacy lingerie, and five inch stiletto heals Sometimes bawdy, but never tawdry, Ward s top heavy Humorama women always managed to maintain their allure, innocence and glamour that made Torchy so popular.The Pin Up Art of Bill Ward is presented in the same attractive sotfcover format as The Pin Up Art of Dan DeCarlo and The Pin Up Art of Bill Wenzel

Title : The Pin-up Art of Bill Ward
Author :  Bill Ward
Language : English
Isbn : 1560977876
Format : Paperback
Pages : 256 pages

Rating: 4.8

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