Review: The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward

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The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward
Alex Chun

Fantagraphic Books
Street: 08.15

The Glamour Girls of Bill Ward captures Ward’s most impressive pinup girls of the 1950s. The book includes a great biography of Ward as well as high-quality images of the babes that made him famous. Ward started his professional cartoonist career at the age of 15. After he was drafted, he did some cartooning for the Navy’s paper and after the war, he skyrocketed with the help of Humorama. Ward’s angular women, with torpedo-shaped bust lines and legs that never ended graced the pages along side pinup models like Bettie Page. The images and cartoons in this coffee-table book will make anyone crack a smile. –Jeanette Moses