Thursday, February 10, 2011

6 Famous Artists You Didn't Know Were Perverts

6 Famous Artists You Didn't Know Were Perverts, article.

Perverts of the world, untie!

... Stan Lee of Marvel Comics writes in an introduction that the Shuster work is "startling" in that it caters to "the basest of man's character. … It clearly indicates how desperate Joe must have been."

Desperate, sure, otherwise he would not have taken the risk of producing art which then was illegal. But I don't see anything wrong about it. It is art after all. And like the philosopher said: "no human experience is alien to me."


Anonymous said...

I think they all pretty much did that stuff back in the day. Look at some of the work of Wally Wood, or the pin-up stuff of Dan DeCarlo (of Archie Comics). Based on the Stan Lee quote, either Stan is a real prude or it's some pretty raw work.

Anonymous said...

I followed the link, and there was nothing that shocking there. A bit weird, but not shocking.

Alex Greene said...

Stan Lee can't be a prude. Perhaps a little hypocritical since so many of his own works featured women like Sue Storm and kids like Jubilee being gassed, stunned, carried off by thugs, tied up and otherwise interfered with.

You can't work in comics without having a little kink in your soul. And deep down, comic book artists are and were all DOMs at heart.

eolake said...

Indeed, it was very different days then.

Anonymous said...

Hardly. I don't remember Doctor Doom forcing Sue Storm to strip down to her bra and panties and hang her by chains over a bunch of big spikes. As one example.

Anonymous said...

Me neither. Even Wonder Woman with all the bondage stuff wasn't as bad as this.