Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Soft Brides for the Hideous Rites of the Damned!

No, you haven't stumbled through the doomed doorway of THOIA, today's latest AEET post serves simply to show that, yes, we are indeed not just fuzzy animals and feel good funny pictures around here! Being a man myself, I guess it's a no-brainer to assume I would like a majority of the elements that make up the April 1963 issue of Man's Book Periodical Vol. 2 #2. From the breathtakingly awesome painted cover art, to the brutal and sometimes erotic Weird Tales-esque inspired pulp short stories (with wonderfully imaginative, obnoxiously long titles and fantastic accompanying illustrations), plus risqué cartoon gags, eye poppin' advertising sprinkled throughout, and hold the phone-- let's not forget the obligatory, scantily-clad female photo lay-out either! Um, seriously, what's not to like? Enjoy a sampling of highlights from this great issue, (with a special thanks to Dan Zimmer!)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Hospital Cartoon-Book for You!

As you can see, we haven't fully recovered from our last "get well" post, so once again we're prescribing some laughter as the best medicine."A Hospital Cartoon-Book For You!" is a fun little multi-page greeting card / joke book put out by Norcross (of course) in, I believe, the 1950's. The supremely cute rabbit mascot known as "Honey Bunny" graced many Norcross greeting cards from this era, and his inclusion here as the host to this simple sampling of cornball gags and text tumblers is like icing on the cake-- until even Honey Bunny himself gets it in the end! Now see, you're feeling better already, aren't you?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Get Well" Card Art (Rabbit Edition)

Is it just me or is everyone under the weather lately? Cold and flu season, accidents, unfortunate diagnoses, or just the simple aches and pains that accompany growing older. Yes, if 2010 was full of what ailed ya, then 2011 has gotten off to a pretty nauseating start as well. So, hot on the heels of our multi-holiday card posts from December, comes another sampling of spectacular art from the 1940's through the 1970's, (courtesy of my greeting card collection) and this time focusing on the good 'ol "Get Well" catagory featuring cute lil bunnies! This post goes out to everyone that needs some cheerin' up (myself included!)



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bake Up a Story

Time once again to head into the kitchen and whip-up some tasty treats, courtesy of another of the many endlessly creative and fantastically illustrated (1960's?) Betty Crocker mini-cookbook pamphets. We'll be taking a delicious "Cook's Tour Through Storyland" visiting flavorful fabled lands and the crunchy characters that inhabit them, and I for one simply cannot wait to sink my teeth into Cinderella's Slipper! So whether you're flying to new heights with a Magic Carpet Cookie, jumping for joy with a Jack-Be-Nimble Date Cake, putting cracks in your diet with Humpty Dumpties, or burning off the roof of your mouth with a Tom Thumb Pizza, you can be sure that these tales will be the best you have ever eaten!