A rare surviving original cover illustration for Rogue For Men Magazine. Lurid genre defining work by Lloyd Rognan for an April 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 finally someone had the nerve to portray things as seen here. Rogue was published from December 1955 - December 1967 by Greenleaf publishing and was a direct competitor with Playboy Magazine.