Playboy #v17#12
(December 1970)

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Volume
17
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
348
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
HMH Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Hugh M. Hefner (editor, publisher); A. C. Spectorsky (associate publisher, editorial director)

Issue Notes

Headshot photos of Shel Silverstein and Tomi Ungerer in "Playbill" on page 3. Small ad for Jay Ward Productions on page 64, featuring Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right wristwatches. Playboy Christmas Cards on pages 140-141, illustrated by Phil Interlandi, Aiden Erickson, Eldon Dedini, John Dempsey, and Gahan Wilson. "The International Comix Conspiracy" article by Jacob Brackman on pages 195-199, 328-330, 332, and 334. Original full page title illustration by Skip Williamson. Reprints covers to Zap #0, Zap #4, Snatch #2, Big Ass Comics #1, and Heavy Comics #1 in small size. Also reprints panels from various underground comics by Gilbert Shelton, Robert Crump, Dave Sheridan, Greg Irons, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson, and Jay Lynch.

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays. (Table of Contents: 1)

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Script
Jack Davis ?
Pencils
Jack Davis ?
Inks
Jack Davis ?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An extended family celebrates Christmas in the nude.
Keywords
Christmas; nude

Indexer Notes

Page 47. Illustration for ad for Columbia Records and Tapes. Appears to be Jack Davis, but is not signed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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Script
Dink Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dink Siegel (signed)
Inks
Dink Siegel (signed)
Colors
Dink Siegel (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'After all these years of giving,' I said to myself, 'so why shouldn't I give MYSELF a present?'
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa unwraps a present to himself of a lovely nude blonde woman.
Keywords
Christmas; nude; present; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 123.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Colors
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I ain't no partridge in a pear tree!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
The Satyr is embraced by a Greek sphinx (a creature with a woman's body and torso, wings, and the legs and tail of a lion.)
Keywords
Greek sphinx; mythology; satyr

Indexer Notes

Page 133. Part of "Satyr" series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Vargas Girl / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Inks
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Colors
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry, Mr. Baxter. I've got another gift you won't be ABLE to exchange.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A girl in a man's suit jacket and high heels.
Keywords
high heels

Indexer Notes

Pages 148-149. A two-page pin-up.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Inks
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Colors
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Old Ebenezer is a changed man since he had that Christmas vision.
Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Ebenezer Scrooge
Synopsis
Ebenezer is grabbing the serving girls at pub.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Page 163. Parody of the character from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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Script
John Dempsey (signed)
Pencils
John Dempsey (signed)
Inks
John Dempsey (signed)
Colors
John Dempsey (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Surprise, Grandmother! We've come to spend the Christmas holidays with you.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An older woman's children and grandchildren drop in at an inopportune time—right in the middle of her wild nude Christmas party.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; grandchildren; nude; party

Indexer Notes

Page 175.

Choice Cartoons of Christmas Past (Table of Contents: 7)

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Script
various
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 230-235. 23 Christmas cartoons reprinted from previous issues of Playboy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Colors
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know what they say, old man, misery loves company.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A nude man and woman, each with a broken ankle, are in bed, making the most of the situation.
Keywords
broken bones; cast; snow skiing

Indexer Notes

Page 241.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It would appear that all the talk about ecology and upsetting the environment is having some effect.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple walks by a duck hunter, who has a trick gun that just shoots out a flag that says "Bang!".
Keywords
dog; duck hunter; ecology; trick gun

Indexer Notes

Page 245.

[Technical Advisor from Stag Film] (Table of Contents: 10)

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Script
Marty Murphy (signed)
Pencils
Marty Murphy (signed)
Inks
Marty Murphy (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
In a highly-detailed setting for a nude love scene for a big-budget movie, one of the directors' chairs is labeled "Technical Advisor" and has an old-style stag movie performer, complete with mask and black socks with garters.
Keywords
directors; lights; microphone; movie-making; nude scene; technical advisor

Indexer Notes

Page 247. A pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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Script
Dana Frandon (signed)
Pencils
Dana Frandon (signed)
Inks
Dana Frandon (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Feminist backlash, I guess.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A line of men in business suits are carrying protest signs against women and for men's rights.
Keywords
feminism; protest signs

Indexer Notes

Page 248.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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Script
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Pencils
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Inks
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who knows ... what evil lurks ... in the minds of men—Dr. Burnhart knows ... heh-heh-heh-heh.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Thinking of all the secrets that have been revealed by his patients, a psychiatrist looks in a mirror and does an imitation of the old-time radio Shadow character.
Keywords
imitation; mirror; psychiatrist; radio; The Shadow

Indexer Notes

Page 249. The opening to the Shadow radio program was ""Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
M K Brown (signed)
Pencils
M K Brown (signed)
Inks
M K Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This must be bear country.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two cowboys ride over a ridge and see a group of all types of bears, from polar bears to pandas, huddled around a tree.
Reprints
Keywords
bears; black bear; cowboys; grizzly bear; koalas; pandas

Indexer Notes

Page 250.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure, it sounds silly as hell, but until further investigation, that's it. 'We suspect a malfunction in one or more of his tiny reindeer'.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Police detectives give a statement to a reporter after Santa's sleigh has apparently had a disastrous crash.
Keywords
accident; Christmas; detective; police; reindeer; reporter; Santa Claus; sleigh

Indexer Notes

Page 251.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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Script
Donald Reilly (signed)
Pencils
Donald Reilly (signed)
Inks
Donald Reilly (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, Senator, let's try it again from where you look up with that quizzical little smile and say, 'Slush fund? Far from it! Why, staying in office has kept me poor as a church mouse'.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A senator is coached on how to look and what to say on a television program.
Keywords
politics; script; senator; television broadcasting

Indexer Notes

Page 252.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Donald Reilly (signed)
Inks
Donald Reilly (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just remember, lady, through snow, hail, heat and all kinds of shit, the hippie postman keeps his appointed rounds.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A long-haired, bearded mail carrier recites his version of the postman's oath.
Keywords
counterculture; hippie; mail carrier; snow

Indexer Notes

Page 256.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Pencils
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Inks
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Colors
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Actually, I'm just a part-time employee. I only work during the Christmas and New Year's party.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A girl is hired to provide extra "entertainment" at office parties.
Keywords
Christmas; New Year's; office party

Indexer Notes

Page 261.

You Don't Have to Be Rich to Be Happy. (Table of Contents: 18)

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Script
? [as Furlong] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Furlong] (signed)
Inks
? [as Furlong] (signed)
Colors
? [as Furlong] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A rich guy and a poor guy court the same girl. The poor guy wins by saving his money and buying his girl a diamond ring from Zales Jewelers.
Keywords
diamonds; jewelry

Indexer Notes

Page 263. A seven-panel comic story as an ad for Zales Jewelers, Dallas, Texas. Drawn in a Peter Max-influenced style.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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Script
Bruce Cochran [as Cochran!] (signed)
Pencils
Bruce Cochran [as Cochran!] (signed)
Inks
Bruce Cochran [as Cochran!] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And I'd like to get two broads in bed at the same time, and I'd like to spend a week in the Bahamas with Raquel Welch, and ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A businessman sits on a department store Santa's knee and tells him his fantasies.
Keywords
Christmas; department store; fantasy; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 254.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Colors
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Rest ye merry' gentleman. Until another day.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman leaves an older man's bed with a quote from a Christmas carol.
Keywords
Christmas carol

Indexer Notes

Page 269. Punchline is taken from "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" Christmas carol.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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Script
Lee Lorenz [as Lorenz] (signed)
Pencils
Lee Lorenz [as Lorenz] (signed)
Inks
Lee Lorenz [as Lorenz] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think you better assert yourself more, Pop—I'm turning into a fag.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A son doesn't think his father is providing a good role model.
Reprints
Keywords
homosexual; role model

Indexer Notes

Page 271.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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Script
George Dole (signed)
Pencils
George Dole (signed)
Inks
George Dole (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's got something or other to do with margarine.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A king and queen are puzzled when a number of average people are wearing crowns.
Keywords
commercials; crowns; Imperial; king; queen

Indexer Notes

Page 274. Punchline is a parody of Imperial Margazine TV commercials, where people who tasted the brand had a crown appear on their heads.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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Script
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Pencils
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Inks
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't fret, punkin. He's just a kook Santa
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A child is confused when a man in a Santa suit carries a "Save Our Trees" protest sign.
Keywords
Christmas; protest sign; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 275.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Colors
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kill!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A bloodthirsty child uses his Christmas building set to construct a robot and send it to kill his parents.
Reprints
Keywords
building set; Christmas; Christmas tree; murder; robot

Indexer Notes

Page 277.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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Script
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Pencils
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Inks
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I knew it! The stars never lie! When I saw you, I thought, 'He's a Sagittarius and he's going to lay me,' and you did, even though you're a Libra.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
In bed with a man at a motel, a woman is convinced that astrology signs rule her life, even when they don't.
Keywords
astrology

Indexer Notes

Page 280.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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Script
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Pencils
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Inks
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought everyone from Australia knew 'Waltzing Matilda.'
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is surprised when the kangaroo at the keyboard of a grand piano doesn't know Australia's unofficial national anthem.
Keywords
Australia; kangaroo; piano; Waltzing Matilda

Indexer Notes

Page 281.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alden Erikson [as Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as Erikson] (signed)
Colors
Alden Erikson [as Erikson] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I never dreamed sex could be so rewarding!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A young woman is surprised by all the Christmas gifts she received from her older lover.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; presents

Indexer Notes

Page 285.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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Script
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Pencils
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Inks
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm used to bigger things
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman is not pleased when the counterculture man she is seeing has them both bathe in a washtub.
Reprints
Keywords
counterculture; washtub

Indexer Notes

Page 288.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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Script
Cliff Roberts (signed)
Pencils
Cliff Roberts (signed)
Inks
Cliff Roberts (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You said you were going to Chicago for the play-offs of the national crocheting competition!!!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A father is surprised to find his daughter is the "Playmate of the Month" fold-out.
Keywords
fold-out; Playmate

Indexer Notes

Page 289. Playboy at this time was based in Chicago.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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Script
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Pencils
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Inks
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Colors
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like you to meet the rage of Paris.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
In 19th century Paris, a woman gains notoriety for being able to balance champagne glasses on the tips of her nipples.
Reprints
Keywords
breasts; champagne; Paris

Indexer Notes

Page 291.

[Hypnotism Made Easy] (Table of Contents: 31)

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Script
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Pencils
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Inks
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a bookstore, a young woman looks uneasily at a man reading "Hypnotism Made Easy."
Keywords
bookstore; hypnotism

Indexer Notes

Page 292.

[Headless Boxer] (Table of Contents: 32)

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Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)

Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
A boxer is carried back to his dressing room after a loss. His manager carries his head separately.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Page 293. A pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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Script
Ron Ault (signed)
Pencils
Ron Ault (signed)
Inks
Ron Ault (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That was strong grass! I've got visions of sugar plums dancing in my head.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two boys are lying in bed on a snowy night.
Keywords
Christmas; drugs; marijuana; snow

Indexer Notes

Page 297. The punchline refers to the poem "A Visit from Saint Nicholas."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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Script
Herb Green (signed)
Pencils
Herb Green (signed)
Inks
Herb Green (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, it doesn't look like 'just another phase she's going through' to ME!!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A father is concerned when he sees his daughter dragging a boy up the stairs by his leg.
Reprints
Keywords
stairs; teen

Indexer Notes

Page 301.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My husband's a pig and my son's a Weatherman.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A frustrated middle-aged woman asks for Christmas gift advice at a department store.
Keywords
Christmas; counterculture; gifts; police; slang; Weathermen

Indexer Notes

Page 303. "Pig" refers to the police and the "Weathermen" were a American left-wing terrorist organization that carried out a series of bombings, jailbreaks, and riots.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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Script
B Kliban (signed)
Pencils
B Kliban (signed)
Inks
B Kliban (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One thing about midis ... they sure shoot the hell out of girl watching!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A group of men at a party look at a girl in a mid-calf length dress from the back, not realizing that the front of her dress is open and is revealing everything.
Keywords
cigarettes; cocktails; midi-dress; party; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 305.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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Script
Sidney Harris [as S. Harris] (signed)
Pencils
Sidney Harris [as S. Harris] (signed)
Inks
Sidney Harris [as S. Harris] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've NEVER had V. D.? What's the matter, Lester—aren't you popular?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A guidance counselor is surprised by a teen boy's answer.
Reprints
Keywords
counselor; VD; venereal disease

Indexer Notes

Page 306.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

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Script
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Pencils
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Inks
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Colors
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before explaining our new incentive plan, I'd like you to meet Miss Allison here.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The head of the sales department introduces his salesmen to a sexily-dressed woman, who apparently will be part of the new incentive program.
Keywords
incentive; sales

Indexer Notes

Page 309.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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Script
John Dempsey (signed)
Pencils
John Dempsey (signed)
Inks
John Dempsey (signed)
Colors
John Dempsey (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never mind, Mr. O'Toole. I know what your idea of exchanging gifts is.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A young woman wrapping gifts for a Christmas party at the nudist camp is approached by a middle-aged man who makes a suggestion.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; nudists; presents

Indexer Notes

Page 315. Part of the "Nudist Camp" series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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Script
Chon Day (signed)
Pencils
Chon Day (signed)
Inks
Chon Day (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
According to this article, you should still be good for twice a week.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A middle-aged wife reading an article in a women's magazine makes a complaint to her husband.
Keywords
magazine

Indexer Notes

Page 317.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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Script
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Pencils
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Inks
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Colors
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's an interesting piece—genuine old casting couch I picked up at the MGM sale.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wealthy man shows a young woman an antique and makes a gesture that implies that he wants to make use of it with her.
Keywords
casting couch; cigarette; liquor; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 319.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
George Booth [as Booth] (signed)
Pencils
George Booth [as Booth] (signed)
Inks
George Booth [as Booth] (signed)
Colors
George Booth [as Booth] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The King and eye.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
In medieval times, a short king has a tall queen, who is a cyclops.
Keywords
cyclops; king; queen

Indexer Notes

Page 323.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Colors
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ma'am, when I asked for a little box, I meant something to put my purchases in.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The "Dirty Old Lady" is a clerk at a department store and takes a customer's request the wrong way.
Keywords
Christmas; department store; double-entendre; presents; slang

Indexer Notes

Page 327. Part of the "Dirty Old Lady" series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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Script
Roy Raymonde [as Raymonde] (signed)
Pencils
Roy Raymonde [as Raymonde] (signed)
Inks
Roy Raymonde [as Raymonde] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, it's the way he would have wanted to go—without paying.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A prostitute makes a comment as medics carry the body of her customer out the door.
Reprints
Keywords
prostitution

Indexer Notes

Page 328.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Colors
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are other cures for insomnia, you know ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man can't sleep and wants to try a cure with the woman he's sharing a bed with.
Keywords
insomnia

Indexer Notes

Page 333.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Brian Savage (signed)
Pencils
Brian Savage (signed)
Inks
Brian Savage (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's still a lot of little boy in you, Mr. Brodkin.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man in a chauffeur limousine sticks his tongue out at a group of people waiting at a bus stop.
Keywords
bus stop; chauffeur; limousine

Indexer Notes

Page 336.

[Aphrodisiacs] (Table of Contents: 47)

Little Annie Fanny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Will Elder (painting)
Inks
Will Elder (painting)
Colors
Will Elder (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Annie Fanny; Portnoy Alexander [Philip Roth spoof]; Ruthie
Synopsis
Spoof of Philip Roth books. Portnoy dopes sauce at a meal at Annie's with PCPA, an aphrodisiac, but he's the only one who eats the sauce, causing him to go on a sexual rampage.
Reprints
Keywords
adult; aphrodisiac; garbage can; janitor; Mah-Jongg; PCPA; rape; shower; typewriter; White House; zaftig

Indexer Notes

Pages 339-343. Credits read "by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder." Title from Kurtzman's records.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

cartoon / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Hunt (signed)
Pencils
Stan Hunt (signed)
Inks
Stan Hunt (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Roger, EVERYBODY spends more than he earns. That's what America is FOR.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman argues with her husband as they stand outside a new car dealership.
Reprints
  • from The New Yorker Magazine # ? (1967)
Keywords
automobiles; budget

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Cartoon is part of an full-page ad for Dodge Charger automobiles. Cartoon is in black and white at the top of the page and contains a credit line. Rest of ad is in color.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays.
  2. 2. ["'After all these years of giving,' I said to myself, 'so why shouldn't I give MYSELF a present?'"]
  3. 3. ["Well, I ain't no partridge in a pear tree!"]
  4. 4. ["Don't worry, Mr. Baxter. I've got another gift you won't be ABLE to exchange."]
    Vargas Girl
  5. 5. ["Old Ebenezer is a changed man since he had that Christmas vision."]
  6. 6. ["Surprise, Grandmother! We've come to spend the Christmas holidays with you."]
  7. 7. Choice Cartoons of Christmas Past
  8. 8. ["You know what they say, old man, misery loves company."]
  9. 9. ["It would appear that all the talk about ecology and upsetting the environment is having some effect."]
  10. 10. [Technical Advisor from Stag Film]
  11. 11. ["Feminist backlash, I guess."]
  12. 12. ["Who knows ... what evil lurks ... in the minds of men—Dr. Burnhart knows ... heh-heh-heh-heh."]
  13. 13. ["This must be bear country."]
  14. 14. ["Sure, it sounds silly as hell, but until further investigation, that's it. 'We suspect a malfunction in one or more of his tiny reindeer'."]
  15. 15. ["All right, Senator, let's try it again from where you look up with that quizzical little smile and say, 'Slush fund? Far from it! Why, staying in office has kept me poor as a church mouse'."]
  16. 16. ["Just remember, lady, through snow, hail, heat and all kinds of shit, the hippie postman keeps his appointed rounds."]
  17. 17. ["Actually, I'm just a part-time employee. I only work during the Christmas and New Year's party."]
  18. 18. You Don't Have to Be Rich to Be Happy.
  19. 19. ["And I'd like to get two broads in bed at the same time, and I'd like to spend a week in the Bahamas with Raquel Welch, and ..."]
  20. 20. ["'Rest ye merry' gentleman. Until another day."]
  21. 21. ["I think you better assert yourself more, Pop—I'm turning into a fag."]
  22. 22. ["It's got something or other to do with margarine."]
  23. 23. ["Don't fret, punkin. He's just a kook Santa"]
  24. 24. ["Kill!"]
  25. 25. ["I knew it! The stars never lie! When I saw you, I thought, 'He's a Sagittarius and he's going to lay me,' and you did, even though you're a Libra."]
  26. 26. ["I thought everyone from Australia knew 'Waltzing Matilda.'"]
  27. 27. ["Golly, I never dreamed sex could be so rewarding!"]
  28. 28. ["I'm used to bigger things"]
  29. 29. ["You said you were going to Chicago for the play-offs of the national crocheting competition!!!"]
  30. 30. ["I'd like you to meet the rage of Paris."]
  31. 31. [Hypnotism Made Easy]
  32. 32. [Headless Boxer]
  33. 33. ["That was strong grass! I've got visions of sugar plums dancing in my head."]
  34. 34. ["Well, it doesn't look like 'just another phase she's going through' to ME!!"]
  35. 35. ["My husband's a pig and my son's a Weatherman."]
  36. 36. ["One thing about midis ... they sure shoot the hell out of girl watching!"]
  37. 37. ["You've NEVER had V. D.? What's the matter, Lester—aren't you popular?"]
  38. 38. ["Before explaining our new incentive plan, I'd like you to meet Miss Allison here."]
  39. 39. ["Never mind, Mr. O'Toole. I know what your idea of exchanging gifts is."]
  40. 40. ["According to this article, you should still be good for twice a week."]
  41. 41. ["It's an interesting piece—genuine old casting couch I picked up at the MGM sale."]
  42. 42. ["The King and eye."]
  43. 43. ["Ma'am, when I asked for a little box, I meant something to put my purchases in."]
  44. 44. ["Well, it's the way he would have wanted to go—without paying."]
  45. 45. ["There are other cures for insomnia, you know ..."]
  46. 46. ["There's still a lot of little boy in you, Mr. Brodkin."]
  47. 47. [Aphrodisiacs]
    Little Annie Fanny
  48. 48. ["But, Roger, EVERYBODY spends more than he earns. That's what America is FOR."]
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