Saturday, August 27, 2005

Erich Sokol

These are some of his caricatures, he was mostly known for his colorful watercolor "Playboy" cartoon vignettes, featuring beautifully drawn ladies.
Zooming on Images 10 & 12 will take you to The Caricature Museum in Krems, Austria the rest of the scans are courtesy of my good friend, John Lurker. Yes, that's his real name.


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Abrazos,
-A

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled here from another blog. These are wonderful! Otherposts are great too. thanks.

miller k.

Process Junkie said...

Yeah, this guy was pretty good.

Thanks for the nice comments.

-A

Anonymous said...

Alberto, you imp! yep, that's my real name, guys.

Anonymous said...

above post is mine.

John Lurker

Process Junkie said...

Thanks again John!!

-A

Dirk Brandts said...

Nice coincidence seeing Sokol's pictures this morning...just yesterday evening I was asking an Austrian friend to send me some Sokol books. I lived in Vienna in the late-70s/early 80's and Sokol was going strong. It took me several more years to realize that he was also a leading cartoonist in the pages of Playboy.

Lots of those Austrian cartoonists are/were watercolor masters--Manfred Deix is my other favorite.

Vanoni! said...

Imagine my surprise when I backed into the karikatur museum site and saw the actual resolution of those pictures! They're huge!
That Fritz Muliar is exquisite!
And I find the watercolor on the Monika Lindner is reminiscent of some of of Hermann Mejia's stuff. Or rather, Mejia is reminescent of Sokol. Or something.

Process Junkie said...

Dirk:Here in America, it's the opposite, people know very little of Sokol's political cartoons and amazing caricatures, I think artists here have been missing out on a lot of amazing works, which are either not politically friendly to american interests or too "local" in term of context.

Deix is also one of my favorites, besides the huge images of some of his best work at the Krems museum's site, for those not familiar with his work yoiu should check out the weekly Deix at:http://www.kabarett.net/weekly_bilder_deix.htm, sorry no english, and a compilation of great cartoonists (including Deix) here: http://www.funfocus.net/bilder/cartoons/deix1.htm

Vanoni:Yeah, those scans are huge, the Deix's stuff not as big but still a nice size, especially the Clinton ones.

Abrazos,
-A

Jorge Noujaim said...

Great stuff. these political cartoons are great, not just for the master of the media but the narrative these drawings have, The fifty one with Sadat and the Israeli primeminister is fantastic.

emceeONE said...

The Jimmy Carter and Israel ones are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Came here from a post in DRAWN blog. Happy to have paid the visit. Anymore, Mr.Ruiz?

Vicks.

Process Junkie said...

Thanks to everyone who commented on the Sokol stuff. I'd love to take credit but Mr. Lurker is the one responsible for bringing these jewels of illustration to my attention, I don't have any more of Sokol's political cartoons myself but I do own a few playboy vignettes, some of which I'll post here among other stuff.

-A

Anonymous said...

I do have a few more that don't go into copyright problems (atleast, I hope so) that I'll scan and send to you in time, Dilberto. That's the process junkie's real name by the way, folks.
In the meantime, why not a few more of great mexican stuff, like, Jueves covers that you may have, alber....er....dilberto?

JL

Anonymous said...

by the way, thanks for the Deix link, the second one, I mean.

JL

Anonymous said...

Hey, nice piece of work about Sokol.

I just bought oe of his early books, called America Natives (1960). The portraits are wry, typical and real. Great stuff.

Process Junkie said...

That's a great book!! but then again all those thick books are so full of watercolor magic.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I have been a fan and collector of Sokol for years. Is there a book that collects his art? What is it called? What is the publisher? Where might such a book be found? Thanks!

SNARK

Kendra Melton said...

I know this is an old post, but, thanks for doing so! It's always awesome to see more of Sokol's work