Gahan Wilson’s Wildly Wicked World

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Gahan Wilson’s dark sense of humor and surreal drawing style have made him one of the best-loved cartoonists since Charles Addams. Influenced by Addams and the fantasy writer H.P. Lovecraft, Wilson has published his work in Colliers, Look, Playboy, National Lampoon, and The New Yorker — but it’s his full-page, monthly contributions to Playboy for more than 50 years that has cemented his legacy as a great wit and illustrator. A new three-volume book, Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons, published by Fantagraphics Books, now celebrates his twisted talent. Reproducing hundreds of his Playboy cartoons, as well as a selection of his short stories, a biography, and an interview, this amazing tome offers countless hours of horrific entertainment.

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