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Hiya Roboteers, welcome to Joe's Giant Robots! Here you’ll find a hodgepodge of pop culture oddities, vintage bric-a-brac, and anything I may fancy. My posts aren't politically correct at times, so if you’re easily offended you’ve been warned. Please feel free to poke around and have fun at my little internet-clubhouse. And as always gang, enjoy! ~Joe

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Bill Kresse Timely and Timeless Master of the Cartoon vintage sleaze

Vintage Freaky Friday bullet-boobs coming atcha gang! Enjoy, and have a GREAT weekend!

From humoramaart Blog - Here’s a quote:

If ever there was a vintage sleaze cartoonist from the 1950s deserving a retrospective showing at the Drawing Center, it would be Bill Kresse. As modern as a Herman Miller Eames chair and just as timeless, his early gag work for sleazy digests stands out for many reasons. Lush and creative, the women all sharp, angular shoulders and heavily detailed dress, the fellas all whirring, confused and excited motion, fevered and flushed. All players in a Kresse panel are happy to be alive and participating in this retro-human game. Fingers and heels like spikes on the dames, gunboats as wide as shoeboxes on the guys.

Several things distinguish a Kresse cartoon from the 1950s…One, he always took time to put glass over the modern art on the wall (as if he aspired to the same treatment, which he now deserves) and the large, undulating ribbons of bold black ink which surround his characters in elegant swerves. Surprisingly, his work has not been anthologized much that I can tell.

Bill Kresse published a book way back entitled “An Introduction to Cartooning” with the subtitle “It’s a Magic World” and in his case, it must have been. Although drawn and sold to over the counter girly cartoon pulp digests, these figures are always clothed (in dresses Lady Gaga could only imagine, if that) and although emotions are at a peak, for the guys anyway, the gags are always harmless, human and honest. Great work from a great artist. Kresse went on to do panel work for New York Daily Papers and had a series for which he became well-known, “Super Duper” and even worked with Terrytoons.
An under appreciated master who created work which looks better today than it did 50 years ago.
by Jim Linderman

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe

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Love During Wartime Madcap Maids on Matches Vintage Sleaze

Wowzers Roboteers, today’s installment of JGR Freaky Friday comes to JGR via VintageSleaze. Here are five crude, simplistic, but very cool, vintage wartime matchbook covers.

With names like, BOMB-A-DEAR, NAUGHTY NAUTICAL, AIR-RAID SIREN, PARA-CUTIE, and NO-MAN’S LAND how can you go wrong?

From Vintage Sleaze blog:

Pinup Wartime Matchbook Inspiration known as “Madcap Maids”
Circa 1942

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe

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JoesGiantRobots.com Top 20 Favorite Comic Book Artists of ALL TIME - Part Two of Two

Here is Part TWO of TWO of my TOP 20 favorite comic book artists of all time. Continuing my countdown, these are the final 10 artists leading to my number 1 favorite comic book artist… of all freaking JGR time!! It’s a body of artists with varying art styles. One thing they all have in common is each and every one have a bold, well crafted, finely tuned, and highly stylized look to their artwork.

In DESCENDING order, here is the second 10 in MY Top 20 Favorite Comic Book Artists of all Time:

10) CC Beck
09) Russ Manning
08) Steve Ditko
07) Herb Trimpe
06) Jack kirby
05) Basil Wolverton
04) Al Capp
03) Frank Frazetta
02) Will Eisner
01) Wally Wood

Please Roboteers, ENJOY!

~Joe

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JoesGiantRobots.com Top 20 Favorite Comic Book Artists of ALL TIME - Part One of Two

Here is Part ONE of TWO of my TOP 20 favorite comic book artists of all time. It’s a diverse group of artists who may not fit the modern comic book aesthetics, but I’d take any one of them over any of the slew of today’s “modern style” artists. But as you know Roboteers, you’re good old pal Joe is very opinionated. WOWZA gang!

In DESCENDING order, here is the first 10 - numbers 20 to 10 in MY Top 20 Favorite Comic Book Artists of all Time:

20) Dan DeCarlo
19) Jim Starlin
18) Michael Golden
17) Oscar Bazaldua
16) Jack Cole
15) Will Elder
14) Eric Stanton
13) Bill Ward
12) Eric Powell
11) Mark Schultz

Please Roboteers, ENJOY!

~Joe

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Freaky Friday with New Year Deviants (Deviantart drawings)

!!! Fair warning: This post is NSFW. Yeah, you’ve been warned. !!!

Last of my New Year posts for the 2013 New Year…. Happy Freaky Deviantart New Year Roboteers! Here’s some wacky-awesome Deviantart Freaky Friday’s in your face!

For a third week in a row I’ve waded through the murky swamp that is the Deviantart website! I’ve cherry-picked the creme dela creme of New Year fan art that I could find. Here’s a fistful of NSFW New Year greetings by various online artists.

Here’s a list of the artist names that link to their individual sites:

1) “New Year Babe - bikini version by *CallMePo”

2) ”New Year Babe by *CallMePo”

3) “Happy new year boyz n girlz! by ~Ds-Djinn”

4) “For 2013 by *Marrazan”

5) ”Happy New Year 2011 by ~BEAvenger”

6) “Happy New Year 2013! by *DaggerPoint”

7) “092712 happy new year by *artguy65”

8) “Zero Confidence Christmas by *DrakonAskar

9) “Happy New Year by *VPdessin”

10) “Happy new year Color by ~deverik”

As always Gang, enjoy today’s post and have yourself a very weird weekend!!

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe

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Freaky Friday with Mrs. Claus - Part 2 (Deviantart drawings)

!!! Fair warning: This post is NSFW. Yeah, you’ve been warned. !!!

Joy to the Juggeraroos and Season’s GreaTITings Roboteers! I’m still feeling warm and fuzzy from Kris Kringle day, so I’m dropping part 2 of last Freaky Friday’s post on you like Santa drops presents! Here’s another heaping helping of some seriously Freaky Friday fucked up “sexiness”!

This week was Christmas, so in my continuing effort to entertain you all I’ve taken another dip into the murky swamp that is the Deviantart website! I’ve found you buckaroos the strangest, whackiest, and most messed up Mrs. Claus/Christmas fan art I could find. Here’s NSFW wonderfully twisted renditions of Mrs Claus and Christmas by various online artists.

Here’s a list of the artist names that link to their individual sites:

1) “Bloom X-mas by ~ZFive

2) ”Christmas Lin by *ericalannelson

3) “COMISSION TERO XMAS SUIT by *Witchking00

4) “Yuletide Greetings 2010 Lines by *kawaiidebu

5) ”Happy Holidays Everyone by *Artassassin

6) “More milk,please by ~ooze45

7) “Merry Christmas by *daneremo01

8) “Zero Confidence Christmas by *DrakonAskar

9) “Naughty… or Nice? by *DavidCMatthews

10) “Sitting Under the Right Spot by *shadowpencil

As always Gang, enjoy today’s post and have yourself a very weird weekend!!

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe

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Freaky Friday with Mrs. Claus - Part 1 (Deviantart drawings)

!!! Fair warning: This post is NSFW. Yeah, you’ve been warned. !!!

Merry Woofleberries and glad tidings Roboteers! It’s that time of the week, buckaroos. That time where I bring you Freaky Friday fucked up “sexiness”! And baby, this Friday is definitely FREAKY!

Tuesday next week is Christmas, so I’ve dredged the bottom of the Deviantart website for the weirdest, freakiest, most messed up Mrs. Claus fan art I could find. Today’s post is a no holds barred wonderfully warped look at Mrs Claus and Christmas by various online artists.

Here’s a list of the artist names that link to their individual sites:

1) “Santa’s an Artist - by *FransMensinkArtist

2) “Mrs. Santa Claus - by *De3pBl4ck

3) “Happy Holidays from Candy Jo - by *sodacan

4) “Gotta Catch Mrs Claus - by ~LordSantiago

5) ” Critical Volume’s Mrs. Claus - by ~Yer-Keij-fer-Cash

6) “MERRY HEXMAS - by ~Hexamous

7) “MERRY XMAS FROM SSPIRATE 2 - by *SSPirate

8) “Mrs. Claus - by *criticalvolume

9) “Stella X-mas by ~ZFive

10) “ONE HAPPY ELF - by *chriscrazyhouse

As always Gang, enjoy today’s post and have yourself a very weird weekend!!

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe

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JGR Freaky Friday: Fling Magazine cartoon by Jerry Warshaw, 1959

Jerry Warshaw, Fling magazine 1959

Howdy Roboteers, here’s part two of today’s JGR Freaky Friday Fling Magazine posts! Yowza gang, “The Prince appeared with a pair of 42-inch plastic bazooms”! What a square-deal kind of cat the prince is; yessir, he sure is!

This fun JGR Freaky Friday post is a reblog. I’ve reblogged it from cartoonretro!

Enjoy Roboteers!

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe

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JGR Freaky Friday: Fling Magazine cartoon by Egad, 1959

Egad, Fling Magazine 1959

Hey gang, here’s the first post in a two part JGR Freaky Friday Fling Magazine post. I really love the shapes and style of this, it really has that late 50s early 60s sense of design.

This fun JGR Freaky Friday post is a reblog. I’ve reblogged it from cartoonretro!

Enjoy Roboteers!

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe

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JGR Freaky Friday - Before Archie Comics: Dan DeCarlo Pin-Ups (Part 4 of 4)

Here’s the last part of my 4 part Dan Decarlo pre-Archie posts for today. This last post has a nice selection of curvacious pin-up style gag cartoon artwork that appeared in Humorama men’s cartoon joke magazines.

His early life and career:

Dan DeCarlo was born in New Rochelle, New York,[1] the son of a gardener.[2] He attended New Rochelle High School in his hometown, followed by Manhattan's Art Students League from 1938 to 1941, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Stationed in Great Britain, he worked in the motor pool and as a draftsman, and painted company mascots on the noses of airplanes. He also drew a weekly military comic strip, 418th Scandal Sheet.[3] He met his wife, French citizen Josie Dumont, on a blind date in Belgium not long after the Battle of the Bulge.[1]

Gathered from various blogs, Tumblrs, and sites. Credit goes to all original posters. I’ve just compiled the images and added my thoughts.

As always gang, enjoy!!

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe