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Diaphone Jim 07-06-2019 04:30 PM

Trying to find some old cartoons/artwork.
 
This is an admission of failure that is years long.
I am pretty good at internet searches, so this is pissing me off.
What I think I remember;
A series of cartoons (or elaborate drawings, actually) in Playboy Magazine probably 30 or 40 years ago.
I think they were by Shel Silverstein and had theme of applying sayings to people and cars.
They were detailed drawings illustrating such things as "Driving off in a Huff," the Huff being a vehicle.
Another might have been "Storming away in a Purple Haze." Or perhaps a "Towering Rage."
Or "Leaving in a Snit."
You get the idea.
There were a dozen or more and may have spread over several issues.
The whole thing was imaginative and delightful and I saved the issue for years.
Now I can't find them anywhere, but cannot believe I have the wrong publication or artist.

Any and all ideas gratefully accepted.

footfootfoot 07-06-2019 04:34 PM

I was trying fpr years to remember the name of a short story that I had only the sketchiest details about. I did know the name of the magazine it was published in but not the year or month.


I wrote the the NY Public Library research department on a Friday and on Monday I had the answer from them with a pdf of the story.


Librarians fucking rule.

sexobon 07-06-2019 10:47 PM

1 Attachment(s)
I don't know if these are the same cartoons you're talking about; but, they have similar titles like:

Attachment 68223

These aren't coming from Playboy, they're from a contemporary author's website. Perhaps you can track them from there (contact the author even) to find their origins.

https://www.cartipsandbits.com/car-cartoons/

Diaphone Jim 07-07-2019 10:57 AM

That is sure the idea, but not the artist.
Enlarging them shows some nice, subtle details.
Email to him on the way.
Thanks

Urbane Guerrilla 07-08-2019 12:56 AM

I think that one came out in Mad -- often as the Horrifying Clichés Department.

Exploding a Myth, etc.

xoxoxoBruce 07-11-2019 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1035297)
This is an admission of failure that is years long.
I am pretty good at internet searches, so this is pissing me off.
What I think I remember;
A series of cartoons (or elaborate drawings, actually) in Playboy Magazine probably 30 or 40 years ago.
I think they were by Shel Silverstein and had theme of applying sayings to people and cars.
Any and all ideas gratefully accepted.

Yes, in Playboy, they were very clever. Possibly Silverstein, but not certain.

sexobon 07-11-2019 03:51 PM

Maybe they were syndicated by an artist who was freelancing at the time.

Diaphone Jim 07-15-2019 05:55 PM

Bruce: Yes, very clever damn it. What the hell happened to them?

xoxoxoBruce 07-16-2019 01:11 AM

Maybe Playboy has them tied up in copyright jail, they came and went before the internet was stealing everything is sight.


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