The Sound of Young America: Legendary Cartoonist Gahan Wilson

Episode 78

20th January 2010

Gahan Wilson is perhaps America’s most legendary cartoonist. For more than 50 years, his distinctively twisted single-panel cartoons have appeared in magazines like Playboy and The New Yorker.

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Gahan Wilson is perhaps America’s most legendary cartoonist. For more than 50 years, his distinctively twisted single-panel cartoons have appeared in magazines like Playboy and The New Yorker. His work often follows in the footsteps of his mentor Charles Addams, but in contrast to Addams’ Victorian sensibility, Wilson’s take on the macabre is loopy and anarchistic. Fantagraphics Books has just released an anthology of Wilson’s 50 years of Playboy cartoons.

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