Art Paul, the founding art director of Playboy, recognized for his innovative design that transcended the limitation of a men's magazine into a journal rich with editorial and pictorial content, died on April 28, 2018. He was 93, and arguably, he was the last of magazine's golden age art directors.
In memory of 1960s underground comix artists Skip Williamson and Jay Lynch, Michael Dooley explores some of their most distinctive work.
Michael Dooley looks at illustrations and editorial design in Duke Magazine, the first "Playboy" for black Americans.
In his series on graphic novels that bend the rules, Michael Dooley shows us the work of an artist whose work bends gender lines and comic norms.
The Presidential candidate may be convenient for cheap laughs, but Harvey Kurtzman’s Trump, a witty graphic humor magazine, deserves our serious respect.
E. Simms Campbell was an indispensable part of Esquire’s birth in the early 1930s. He established its visual style. He invented the original Esky character. And, in the words of its founding editor Arnold Gingrich, his full-page color cartoons “catapulted the magazine’s circulation from the start.” Campbell may also be the first African-American illustrator...
Michael Dooley talks with Mike Salisbury, the art director behind the iconic album cover that distinguished the King of Pop from the rest of the Jackson 5.
These two recently released comics-based biographies of cartoonists are the firsts of their kind, and combined, they cover around 100 comics pioneers.
When George Lois wants something, he usually gets it. Whether it’s Maypo, Matzo, or MTV, the advertising and design legend has won many more battles than he’s lost. And at 81 years old, Lois still approaches life like it’s something to be fought over and enjoyed and laughed about later. He has lived a...