Pin-Up Art of Humorama collects racy comics from Dave Berg, Basil Wolverton, and others

Fantagraphics' The Pin-Up Art of Humorama collects hundreds of racy cartoons from the once-ubiquitous tasteless humor mag. In its prime, Humorama drew contributions from the great humor cartoonists of the day, everyone from MAD Magazine's Dave Berg to Jack Cole, Basil Wolverton, and Bill Hoest. The Fantagraphic edition, edited by Alex Chun and Jacob Covey, "remasters" these toons with a two-color treatment that really captures the graphic feel of the mouldering pulps that still grace the ends of yard-sale tables in cities across America. It must be said that none of these are very funny, but they're often quite beautiful and nostalgic.

The Pin-Up Art of Humorama


  1. This is very cool stuff. Thanks for this. 

    I love Fantagraphics. They really put out some great stuff consistently. 

  2. Whoever decided to color their older Dan DeCarlo collection in neon pink (and the colors they used in this one), ought to see a psychiatrist. Jesus christ people, let the work stand on it’s own, and keep your weirdo art direction out of it. Better to hunt down original copies of this stuff.

  3. Under Chrome the Flickr embeded movie viewer “steals” my cursor every 3 seconds or so –  even if this page isn’t the active tab. Very VERY annoying.

    Does it happen to anyone else?

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