THE 12 DAYS of COLE-MISS:
12 days of NEW Jack Cole finds!
Posted every day until Dec. 25th
Today's Cole in your stocking offering is another resplendent Jack Cole cover. Supplied by a fellow Jack Cole fan, this cover is from an unknown issue of The Freelancer. It seems a safe bet that this is the back cover art to issue number 2 (1956), which featured the very informative and cool spread on Jack Cole. I've published this Freelancer article earlier in the blog,. For your convenience and continued amusement, here 'tis again:
In 1956, Jack Cole was very likely the most-admired freelancer in the American cartoon world. His breakthrough success in Hugh Hefner's Playboy was the dream of every freelance cartoonist - although few had the talent and drive of a Jack Cole.
At the bottom of the second page of the article above, we see a note to check out the back cover to see a "typical Jack Cole cutie-pie drawn in his popular 'PLAYBOY' magazine technique."
For the first time on this blog, I'm pleased to present that back cover:
Many thanks to the kind reader who shared this image for us all to enjoy.
Check back tomorrow as we post another rare Jack Cole find!
The 12 Days of Cole-Miss Postings:
Days 1 and 2: Jack Cole's Sexy Playboy Style Humorama Cartoon Covers