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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:09 PM

Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies at 89

Gahan Wilson, whose outlandish, often ghoulish cartoons added a bizarrely humorous touch to Playboy, The New Yorker, National Lampoon and other publications in the era when magazines propelled the cultural conversation, died on Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 89.

His stepson Paul Winters said the cause was complications of dementia, which Mr. Wilson had been dealing with for years.

Mr. Wilson was known for visual surprises and black humor:

A steward tells a couple on a cruise ship, “I’ve passed your complaints along to the captain,” while in the background the captain, a violent-looking pirate, approaches.

A man in a doctor’s office is reading an eye chart that says, in letters of diminishing size, “I am an insane eye doctor and I am going to kill you now”; behind him a crazed doctor prepares to attack him with a knife.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/arts/gahan-wilson-dead.html?utm_source=thisistrue.com

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Reply Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies at 89 (Original post)
Tom Yossarian Joad Nov 23 OP
H2O Man Nov 23 #1
jberryhill Nov 23 #2
Grokenstein Nov 23 #3
tblue37 Nov 23 #4
scarletwoman Nov 23 #5
captain queeg Nov 23 #6
burrowowl Nov 23 #7
ThoughtCriminal Nov 23 #8
TheBlackAdder Nov 23 #9
Tom Yossarian Joad Nov 24 #11
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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:10 PM

1. Recommended.

I loved his sense of humor.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:16 PM

2. He creeped me out, but always in a funny way


I loved his National Lampoon stuff. Never missed his target.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:19 PM

3. Loved his work

ever since I read his strip "Nuts" in National Lampoon. Rest in peace, Gahan.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:22 PM

4. I love his work. I have a copy of one of his collections, called "I Paint What I See":

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:25 PM

5. One of my favorites:

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:42 PM

6. I remember his stuff was regularly in Playboy back in the old days

I too liked his somewhat dark humor.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:14 PM

7. K&R

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:43 PM

9. Seasons Greetings

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 12:23 AM

11. Those were great. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 12:17 AM

10. Wow

I thought he had already died.

I have always loved his work.

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