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Eric Stanton

5 ottobre 2008

  • Biography
  • Early life and career
  • Stanton began his career in 1947 at Irving Klaw‘s Movie Star News company in New York City, gaining employment by boasting he could draw better than any of the artists then working for Klaw. He afterward attended the Cartoonists and Illustrators School, under Batman inker Jerry Robinson and others. One classmate was future Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. Stanton shared a Manhattan studio at 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue with Ditko from 1958 to 1966 or 1968 (accounts differ). Some of Stanton’s work during this period shows heavy Ditko influence (see below), although Ditko has denied contributing to Stanton’s art.[7]
  • Steve Ditko Art

    Steve Ditko Art

  • Stanton, in a 1988 interview with comics historian Greg Theakston, recalled that though his contribution to Spider-Man was “almost nil”, he and Ditko had “worked on storyboards together [and] I added a few ideas. But the whole thing was created by Steve on his own. … I think I added the business about the webs coming out of his hands”.[8]
  • Later career

Blunder Broad. Detail, cover of Stantoons #5 (c. 1970s)

  • After Klaw died in 1966, Stanton supported himself via self-publishing and distributing his work to a quasi-underground network of subscribers and patrons. His mimeographed/photocopied Stantoons comic-book series continued to his death in 1999 and featured many of his best-known post-Klaw concepts, including the superheroine Blunder Broad,[3] and the Amazon-like Princkazons.[3]
  • Cycle Sinners (After Hours Book, AH 121) 1965 AUTHOR: Bud Conway ARTIST: Eric Stanton

  • Blunder Broad
  • Stanton created Blunder Broad in the 1970s with writer Turk Winter, for use in a great number of pornographic BDSM stories, published over the years in black and white. A parody of Wonder Woman, Blunder Broad is an inept superheroine who continually fails in her missions and is invariably raped and tortured by her enemies, who include a lesbian supervillainess variably called Leopard Lady, Pussycat Galore, or Cheetah, and her male sidekick Count Dastardly. Blunder Broad can be deprived of her superstrength when subjected to cunnilingus.
  • Princkazons

  • With “Lady Princker”, Stanton and Shaltis (as well as Alan Throne and Winter) created the Princkazons storyline in which women around the world grew female penises, or “princks”. These women also grew taller and stronger than men and began dominating and humiliating the men in public, including facesitting[3] and rape[3].
  •  Eric Stanton Art

    Eric Stanton Art

  • Legacy
  • In addition to books about his work, Stanton’s art was reprinted in the 1990s in Fantagraphics BooksEros Comix comic book Tops and Bottoms, issues subtitled “Bound Beauty” (#1), “Lady in Charge” (#2), “Broken Engagement” (#3), “Broken Engagement 2” (#4), as well as in that publisher’s Bizarre Comix #3 and Confidential TV. Taschen published several collections.
  • See also
  • from reprint comic Tops and Bottoms #1 (Oct. 1997).”]
  • Footnotes
  1. ^ a b In Stantoons #54, for example
  2. ^ In Stantoons #22, for example
  3. ^ a b c d e In Stantoons #5, for example
  4. ^ In Stantoons #1, for example
  5. ^ a b In Stantoons #’s 6, 15 and 17, for example
  6. ^ In Stantoons #71, for example
  7. ^ Ditko Looked Up: “Ditko & Stanton”
  8. ^ Theakston, Greg. The Steve Ditko Reader (Pure Imagination, Brooklyn, NY, 2002; ISBN 1-56685-011-8), p. 14 (unnumbered, misordered as page 16)
  9. ^ Bell, Blake. Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko (Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, Washington, 2008), p. 50. ISBN-13: 9781560979310


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