Gahan Wilson's Out there /

by Wilson, Gahan [author,]; Groth, Gary [writer of introduction,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2016.Edition: First Fantagraphics Books edition.Description: ix, 269 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781606998458; 1606998455.Other title: Out there.Subject(s): Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Caricatures and cartoons | Extraterrestrial beings -- Caricatures and cartoons | Caricatures and cartoons -- United States | American wit and humor, Pictorial | United States | Science fiction comics | Horror comics | Caricatures and cartoons | Horror comics | Science fiction comics
Contents:
Gahan Wilson's in here / introduction by Gary Groth -- Cartoons -- Short stories. Beware of the dog ; The thing from outer space and the prairie dogs ; The scientist and the monster ; The knight-errant, the dragon, and the maiden ; The sea monster and the mayor of New York City ; The power of the Mandarin ; Harry's golden years ; M-1 ; The zombie butler -- The dark corner : book reviews
Summary: "Gahan Wilson is probably best known for his macabre Playboy cartoons--filled with charming monsters, goofy mad scientists, and melting victims--and his cutting-edge work in the National Lampoon, but in 1964, he brought his brilliantly controlled wiggly-but-sophisticated pen line to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Wilson's freaks and geeks found a home among the stories of the best fantasy and sf writers of the day, offering a welcome, if sometimes macabre or existentially imponderable, graphic break from the magazine's otherwise straightforward prose. Wilson's playfully black sense of comedy was on full display in these cartoons, delineated in his trademark roly-poly, sensual, delicately hatched line. Out There features the over 250 cartoons that Wilson drew during his tenure with the magazines as well as all four covers he rendered--none of which have seen the light of day since their first appearance 50 years ago. Wilson also contributed both short stories and movie and book reviews, which are included as well."--Amazon.com.
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Gahan Wilson is probably best known for his macabre Playboy cartoons--filled with charming monsters, goofy mad scientists, and melting victims--and his cutting-edge work in National Lampoon, but in 1964, he brought his brilliantly controlled wiggly-but-sophisticated pen line to the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Wilson's freaks and geeks found a home among the stories of the best fantasy and sf writers of the day, offering a welcome, if sometimes macabre or existentially imponderable, graphic break from the magazine's otherwise straightforward prose. Wilson's playfully black sense of comedy was on full display in these cartoons, delineated in his trademark roly-poly, sensual, delicately hatched line.

"The science fiction and fantasy cartoons and writing of Gahan Wilson"--Cover.

"Gahan Wilson is probably best known for his macabre Playboy cartoons--filled with charming monsters, goofy mad scientists, and melting victims--and his cutting-edge work in the National Lampoon, but in 1964, he brought his brilliantly controlled wiggly-but-sophisticated pen line to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Wilson's freaks and geeks found a home among the stories of the best fantasy and sf writers of the day, offering a welcome, if sometimes macabre or existentially imponderable, graphic break from the magazine's otherwise straightforward prose. Wilson's playfully black sense of comedy was on full display in these cartoons, delineated in his trademark roly-poly, sensual, delicately hatched line. Out There features the over 250 cartoons that Wilson drew during his tenure with the magazines as well as all four covers he rendered--none of which have seen the light of day since their first appearance 50 years ago. Wilson also contributed both short stories and movie and book reviews, which are included as well."--Amazon.com.

Gahan Wilson's in here / introduction by Gary Groth -- Cartoons -- Short stories. Beware of the dog ; The thing from outer space and the prairie dogs ; The scientist and the monster ; The knight-errant, the dragon, and the maiden ; The sea monster and the mayor of New York City ; The power of the Mandarin ; Harry's golden years ; M-1 ; The zombie butler -- The dark corner : book reviews

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