Dedini: A Life of Cartoons
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This documentary film explores the life and art of one of America's greatest cartoonists, Eldon Dedini. Dedini's work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, and Colliers, but he is best known for his full-page color Playboy cartoons.
Eldon, his family, colleagues, and friends offer frank interviews about all aspects of the cartoonist's life and work; the sexual revolution, religion, Cold War humor, and intimate stories about the artist's sixty-year marriage to painter, Virginia Conroy.
The majority of Dedini's cartoons depict a heavily sexualized or decadent situation; His work is raunchy and humorous, but never pornographic, and is liberally sprinkled with leering satyrs and wide-eyed, amply-endowed young nymphs.