Sunday, July 1, 2018

Playboy Cartoon: July 1997

caption: "What are the chances of that warm front of yours moving over to my apartment later?"

Before sending new 8 1/2 x 11 loose-style gag lines/roughs to the The Mansion for Hef's review and approval, Doug made sure that he added his signature, generally in a lower corner, with the writer's initials under it.

This identification was important:  since Playboy paid the gag writers directly, it allowed the magazine to match initials with mailing addresses and issue the checks to the right people.

pencil rough image area: 8 1/4 x 10 on heavy tracing vellum

July 1997 cover

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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