Jerry Warshaw Influential cartoonist
Jerry Warshaw appears to me to be as much cartoon stylist as cartoonist. To say he "emerged" from the pack of Chicago Playboy magazine cartoonists would be incorrect, as he never really broke out. From all accounts much loved (See HERE for example) but ultimately not one of the big guys. His work did appear in Playboy, of course, and also here in Fling, another attempt at the upscale smut market for men. Cute little modern sophisticates catering to a cad. He is known most as the editorial cartoonist for the Evanston Beacon in Illinois, and he did children's books as well.
Artists will remember his instruction books including "A Funny Drawing Lesson". He studied at he Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was a member of The National Cartoonists Society. He influenced many other cartoonists, some quite active today.
He didn't do it enough, but when he did sell work to men's mags, they were right of the time. His work looks like the era they came from...and his work looks best in 1950s mid-century modern like these figures.
Jerry Warshaw is on my mind as two large lots of his original work is currently up for bids on ebay (for the next four days anyway) and they look like interesting things to dig through. See HERE.
Mr. Warshaw passed away in 2007
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