Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jungle Love—for Adults Only

Were you one of the one thousand folks to pick up this Roy Krenkel portfolio for a mere 3 bucks back in 1974? I scored mine while on leave from the army in beautiful Monterey, California. I was staying in a wonderfully ancient downtown hotel for the weekend and as I wandered the streets, I came across a hole-in-the-wall comic shop where I bought a big handful of silver age war comics and this envelope.

I squirreled away this portfolio so perfectly that I only just recently came across it again, delighted to look through it as much as I was the first time. I'll post the Tarzan pix sometime too.

The envelope

envelope—detail
Girls of the Stone Age

Cave Girl

The Land that Time Forgot

Sketch for a Minoan Lady

A Minoan Lady

Chastity

Primitive Dawn

A Princess of Rome

Reclining Nude

Stern Mistress

Wild One

The Treasure

6 comments:

ze bulette said...

How wonderfully decadent and fortuitous. Ah, Monterey. I would have loved to seen it in '74! Bit of an uptight Clinty affair these days.

Doruk said...

Krenkel DID like women with meat on their bones, didn't he? :P

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yes, some of his women could be called 'robust'-powerfully built and sturdy. And for some of his women the term would be 'zaftig'—from the Yiddish meaning plump and juicy, otherwise applied as 'deliciously plump, or carrying extra weight very well.'

Certainly a defining characteristic of much of Krenkel's work, ey?

M.Christian said...

Lovely! I shared with on my Frequently Felt blog ... with credit and links back to you, of course.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thank you for the link and credit!

M.Christian said...

ABSOLUTELY! Your blog is great - keep up the great work.