Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vaughn Bode and Berni Wrightson - "Purple Pictography" (1971)

in 1971, underground comix legend Vaughn Bode (1941-1975) and a young Berni Wrightson (1948 -  )teamed up for an unusual series of adult comic shorts titled "Purple Pictography" for the men's magazine Swank.    Bode wrote the strip and Wrightson drew and painted them in a bold and vibrant cartoony style.   the pair turned out five 3-page stories before the series trailed off, and these pages remain as artifacts of one of the more bizarre collaborations in comic history.


Wrightson's words on these pages:


























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