That Wicked Cancan

Artist:Lloyd Rognan
Date:June 1956
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 12" x 15" Framed 22" x 26"
Original Use:Cover for Rogue Magazine June 1956
Price: S O L D
Above: Full View of gouache
Above: Framed view

A rare surviving original cover illustration for Rogue For Men Magazine by Lloyd Rognan for an July 1956 edition. Rognan had a long and prolific career as an illustrator , he studied with an early WPA art student project , contributed regularily for Stars and Stripes. Later his science fiction pulp artwork appeared as covers for such publications as Fate , Imagination and ImaginativeTales, and other sci- fi pulp magazines exploiting the "pre Apollo" moon mission space travel craze.

In the 60's, Rognan was also a regular staff artist for Brown & Bigelow and created a hillbilly humor line called Corn Squeezins. This is a particularily rich interpretation of a Mens magazine cover , and illustrates the interior story on page 27 of included published issue of Rogue For Men magazine, tracing the birth and creation and popular culture fixation on the French created dance craze the Can-Can.

Story is titled That Wicked Cancan. Rogue was published from December 1955-December 1967 by Greenleaf publishing and was a direct competitor with Playboy Magazine.

Above: The artists signature and printers notations in margins
Above: Full view of Illustration
Above: Detail
Above: Published artwork complete magazine included in sale


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