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Gahan Wilson's Out there

Author: Gahan Wilson; Gary Groth
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Fantagraphics Books editionView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction comics
Horror comics
Caricatures and cartoons
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gahan Wilson; Gary Groth
ISBN: 9781606998458 1606998455
OCLC Number: 892878863
Notes: "The science fiction and fantasy cartoons and writing of Gahan Wilson"--Cover.
Description: ix, 269 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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
Other Titles: Out there
Responsibility: editor, Gary Groth.

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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 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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