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2019-11-22 2:29:05 PM  
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Good night, Funny Oddball.
 
2019-11-22 2:43:20 PM  

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Good night, Funny Oddball.

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indeed. beautifully twisted.
 
2019-11-22 3:00:01 PM  
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2019-11-22 3:01:38 PM  
Dud kinda makes Chas Addams look downright Chas Schultzy, don't he?
 
2019-11-22 3:02:27 PM  
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2019-11-22 3:03:09 PM  
RIP, you twisted genius.

Far too many great cartoons to pick a favorite.
 
2019-11-22 3:03:34 PM  
/Dud/Dude dammit
 
2019-11-22 3:04:24 PM  
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RIP
 
2019-11-22 3:04:32 PM  

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indeed. beautifully twisted.


As an eye doctor this has always been one of my favorites.

Damn, Playboy used to have all the good artists.
 
2019-11-22 3:05:35 PM  
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2019-11-22 3:06:20 PM  
Aw man!  I loved his stuff.  Nuts is a poignant read.  Such a perfect expression of the ague darkness, confusion, injustice, and triumphs of childhood.
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2019-11-22 3:24:33 PM  
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2019-11-22 3:28:24 PM  
'Twas the dementia what got him. Not gonna say it might have influenced some of his work, but...
Goodnight, Mr Cartoon Genius
 
2019-11-22 3:34:49 PM  
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2019-11-22 3:37:07 PM  
Sad, great long life though.

Check out his documentary on Amazon: Born Dead, Still Here
 
2019-11-22 3:39:00 PM  
Guess the Go Fund Me was a bit too little too late. Still glad I gave as a token of my love for his weird, wild and wonderful work. One of the all time greats. We need him more than ever to draw Trump.
 
2019-11-22 3:43:58 PM  
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2019-11-22 3:48:39 PM  
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2019-11-22 3:53:13 PM  
I routinely snagged this from my parents' bookshelf as a wee lass:

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Creepy, creepy stuff.
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2019-11-22 4:21:17 PM  
Our family copy of I Paint What I See was worn out. We kids loved that book.


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2019-11-22 4:39:21 PM  
Not Wilson's, but offered as possibly an appropriate approach to his next existence:

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Kliban's pretty good; Charles Rodrigues sometimes approached Wilson's sense of the macrabre and bizarre.
 
2019-11-22 4:45:16 PM  
Nuts.
 
2019-11-22 4:46:26 PM  
I oddly had never heard of this guy, seems very Far Side pre Far Side, added some of his work to my amazon list.
 
2019-11-22 4:48:44 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: I oddly had never heard of this guy, seems very Far Side pre Far Side, added some of his work to my amazon list.


His strip, "Nuts" ran in National Lampoon. It was the best.
 
2019-11-22 4:57:16 PM  
This is a bummer, thankfully he had a long productive life.

Sorry to see you go bro, you made many many people laff.

This is something that made him special.
 
2019-11-22 4:57:45 PM  
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Bought this for the kids, ended up monopolizing it.
 
2019-11-22 4:57:59 PM  
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Thank you for twisting my life, sir.
 
2019-11-22 5:01:27 PM  
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2019-11-22 5:01:37 PM  
I used to read Playboy just for the Gahan Wilson cartoons.

/that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
2019-11-22 5:18:19 PM  
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2019-11-22 5:37:52 PM  
This man is probably one of the biggest influences on who i am today.

When i was a kid my mom had a copy of

And Then We'll Get Him

I was far too young to understand a lot of it, but the first time i was trying ot look at it, maybe about 5 or 6.  My mom clearly didn't think it was suitable material for me yet. So of course i went and looked through it every chance i got.

As i grew the book just grew on me, cause each time i went back to it i understood more of the jokes/POV humor in it.
For me he is the grandfather of The Far Side, and Larson managed to tame  his darker streaks into something more daily news paper audience acceptable.
Not slight on Larson in that.

Just that for me Larson was brilliant, yet lighter and tamer than i was ready to take on.

So here at 45, i hold one of the darkest blackest humors of anyone i've known. And i have to give Wilson a huge thank you for it. I can't imagine not having been raised by his works. And i cherish that copy of And Then We'll Get Him, and all that it thought me about humanity.
 
2019-11-22 5:56:44 PM  
My best explanation of Gahan Wilson: Charles Addams meets The Twilight Zone meets Lovecraft, and they collaborate.
 
2019-11-22 6:49:00 PM  
I think this is the one I remember the most.

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2019-11-22 7:06:29 PM  
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2019-11-22 7:08:22 PM  
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2019-11-22 7:09:58 PM  
Finally, one of my all time faves.

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2019-11-22 8:22:47 PM  
I knew of him first as the illustrator of the Matthew Looney books, then I found his collections in the 741 section of the library, along with Kliban, Feiffer, Addams et al. RIP funny (ha-ha and strange) man.
 
2019-11-22 10:42:04 PM  

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I guess he COULD get enough.
 
2019-11-23 2:25:27 AM  
I loved how he remembered EXACTLY what it was like to be a little kid.

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2019-11-23 8:06:39 AM  
1) Didn't realize he was still alive.
2) His work in Playboy was one of the best reasons to ignore the models.

RIP, creepy drawings dude.
 
2019-11-23 9:38:12 AM  
He's left a funny imprint on my grey matter: There are people like Michael J. Pollard (RIP) and Xi Jinping who I look at and think, "that guy looks like he was drawn by Gahan Wilson."
 
2019-11-23 2:38:13 PM  
I added him to my family tree to commerate my love of his work. His paternal grandmother was Florence Barnum, which I was not surprised to learn connects him to P.T. Barnum, of the CT Barnums.

There was a bit of circus in his family tree, and his life's work. It's subtle but unavoidable in his unmistakeable style.

He is, of course, a distant cousin of mine as well as a literary and artisitic idol for most of my life, since I discovered him as a child or youth. I am also related to the famous Charles Addams, and those two cartoonists are among my greatest treasures in this world.

Nobody draws freaks like Gahan Wilson. I am not forgetting Bill Griffith, Freidman, and a host of others who have made a speciality of the Great American Freakshow.

America loves a Freakshow. All you have to do is go on the web or turn on your TV, radio, or whatever. There it is:  the ridiculous and the sublime, shoulder to shoulder, building the America we all hate/love.
 
2019-11-23 2:42:01 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: 1) Didn't realize he was still alive.
2) His work in Playboy was one of the best reasons to ignore the models.

RIP, creepy drawings dude.


The world is divided into three classes:

1) people who read Playboy for the pron (lusty bastids, some female)
2) people who read Playbody for the articles (morons)
3) people who read Playboy for the cartoons (nice, normal, smart and friendly freaks).

/ I left the typo intentionally, so don't get your knickers in a knot. Good nickname, eh?

The cartoonists made it Playbody in a different sense of the word, especially Wilson and Addams. God bless, and if there is no God, yada, yada, yada, we are all responsible for filling that hole by being the blessings we seek in the world.
 
2019-11-23 2:42:44 PM  
C, or in this case, 3, is the right answer as usual.
 
2019-11-23 2:45:13 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: I loved how he remembered EXACTLY what it was like to be a little kid.

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I have this book and another of his early "magazine" stuff, commercial but like everything Gahan Wilson, beatiful, weird and funny even for a mainstream "family" Sunday audience.

A man who can do commercial illustration without losing himself or his style is more god than beast. Aristotle would be proud if Aristotle had any known sense of humour.
 
2019-11-23 2:51:05 PM  

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I have a number of pop-up books, another one of the many things I love and collect. Among them are two pop-up horror books and a pop-up haunted house I used for Halloween decorating when I was working. I have other things very like, but not quite as weird, wild and wonderful in the genre. The authors were Polish I believe (two pop-up books). Impossible to remember name.

But I sorely miss and lack any Gahan Wilson pop-up books, and would love to have that Bible pop-up book from the Simpsons Krusty's reconciliation episode. The waves crashing over the sinners is precious and worth the price of the putative book in whatever alternative time line you can buy it. Pity I can get Radioactive Man comics and Where's My Cow? but not some of the great pop-up books of other worlds.

Gahan Wilson was so good, it was like he was from another world.
 
2019-11-23 2:52:33 PM  

brantgoose: Tyrone Slothrop: 1) Didn't realize he was still alive.
2) His work in Playboy was one of the best reasons to ignore the models.

RIP, creepy drawings dude.

The world is divided into three classes:

1) people who read Playboy for the pron (lusty bastids, some female)
2) people who read Playbody for the articles (morons)
3) people who read Playboy for the cartoons (nice, normal, smart and friendly freaks).

/ I left the typo intentionally, so don't get your knickers in a knot. Good nickname, eh?

The cartoonists made it Playbody in a different sense of the word, especially Wilson and Addams. God bless, and if there is no God, yada, yada, yada, we are all responsible for filling that hole by being the blessings we seek in the world.


4) people who read Playboy for the fiction (unless you're including that under articles). Donald Westlake, Jean Shepherd...
 
2019-11-23 2:53:33 PM  
One of the also-ran pop up books looks like it was based on the Moorne Castle cartoon, above, but without Gahan Wilson's art.

Wonderful name for a castle. Moorne, sounds like Moor and mourn with a Gaelic touch. Beautiful.
 
2019-11-23 2:54:22 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: brantgoose: Tyrone Slothrop: 1) Didn't realize he was still alive.
2) His work in Playboy was one of the best reasons to ignore the models.

RIP, creepy drawings dude.

The world is divided into three classes:

1) people who read Playboy for the pron (lusty bastids, some female)
2) people who read Playbody for the articles (morons)
3) people who read Playboy for the cartoons (nice, normal, smart and friendly freaks).

/ I left the typo intentionally, so don't get your knickers in a knot. Good nickname, eh?

The cartoonists made it Playbody in a different sense of the word, especially Wilson and Addams. God bless, and if there is no God, yada, yada, yada, we are all responsible for filling that hole by being the blessings we seek in the world.

4) people who read Playboy for the fiction (unless you're including that under articles). Donald Westlake, Jean Shepherd...


Aha! You caught me. I have read some of the stupid articles, but none of the fiction! Mea culpa.
 
2019-11-23 3:17:30 PM  

brantgoose: EdwardTellerhands: brantgoose: Tyrone Slothrop: 1) Didn't realize he was still alive.
2) His work in Playboy was one of the best reasons to ignore the models.

RIP, creepy drawings dude.

The world is divided into three classes:

1) people who read Playboy for the pron (lusty bastids, some female)
2) people who read Playbody for the articles (morons)
3) people who read Playboy for the cartoons (nice, normal, smart and friendly freaks).

/ I left the typo intentionally, so don't get your knickers in a knot. Good nickname, eh?

The cartoonists made it Playbody in a different sense of the word, especially Wilson and Addams. God bless, and if there is no God, yada, yada, yada, we are all responsible for filling that hole by being the blessings we seek in the world.

4) people who read Playboy for the fiction (unless you're including that under articles). Donald Westlake, Jean Shepherd...

Aha! You caught me. I have read some of the stupid articles, but none of the fiction! Mea culpa.


Getting published in Playboy was a huge deal for a writer. They ran a bunch of Ian Fleming's 007 stories and the original short story version of The Hustler.
 
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