Friday, 11 April 2014

More Kliban for Kaiser Aluminum - 1969

I came across another of Klibans' Kaiser Aluminum adverts, again dating from 1969. This is the fourth in this series found so far.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Kliban - Evergreen Review 68 - Jul 1969

In the month of the first moon landings, Evergreen treats its readers to 3 new Kliban cartoons and a nice advert of Tiny Tim's new book "Beautiful Thoughts".

I've read the Tiny Tim bio by Harry Stein. I managed to pick up a cheap copy several years ago and I understand its now pretty rare. It simply the best pop memoir I've ever read. Both humorous and tragic, I was laughing out loud at Tiny's antics. It'd make a fantastic film. I must post a fuller review sometime.

Kliban - Evergreen Review 67 - Jun 1969

Two Kliban in this issue.

In the lead up to the first moon landing there's a topical cartoon, by Munzlinger,  about the lunar adventure. It seems a little odd to me that the whole "NASA thing" is hardly mentioned at all in Evergreen.


Evergreen Review 66 - May 1969

No Kliban in this issue - but here is the cover art by Kishin Shinoyama.

The cover art become more erotic until the magazine stutters and finally ceases in 1973.

Kliban - Evergreen Review 65 - Apr 1969

A bumper collection of 3 cartoons in this issue. There were none in the next and a longer gap later in the year.

Kliban - Evergreen Review 64 - Mar 1969 / Kishin Shinoyama

Only 2 Kliban cartoons in this issue.

I think this is a superb cover. Its by Kishin Shinoyama. He did several covers over the coming issues. I wasn't previously aware of his work, but a little research showed that he created the famous b&w cover photograph for John Lennon & Yoko Ono's 1980 album, Double Fantasy. 

His published work seems to be dominated by b&w erotic collections, which is a shame, as I'd like to see more of his stylized colour photos. If any knows - please leave a comment.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Tomi Ungerer - Inside Marriage / Der schonste Tag (1960)

Inside Marriage, New York, Grove Press, 1960.

Der schönste Tag, Zurich, Diogenes Verlag, 1960.

Ho Ho Hochzeit, Zurich, Diogenes Verlag, 1971.
This 1960 book has been published in at least 3 different formats and titles. I suspect there may also be further translations. The images from the inner pages are taken from the "Der schonste Tag" edition.

I suspect it wasn't very popular in the US, as there was no follow-up, whereas, the "Der Herzinfarkt" followed a year later in Europe. Ungerer cartoons did however appear in Evergreen around the same time. This was another publication in the "Grove Press" family run by Barney Rossett. I wonder how Barney and Tomi got on? Quite well I would expect.