Women of Ward
We recently posted about what we are spank-ful for on Valentine’s Day. And we included an illustration from the late Bill Ward. We wanted to give you a little background on this awesome cartoonist:
William Hess Ward (March 6, 1919 – November 17, 1998) – His career began post World War II, when they came up with their first character – a girl Torchy. His vision of beauty – busty blonde, high heels, legs in black nylon, silk corsets, in fact, has become a symbol of American post-war sexuality. A follow-up in the 50’s boom in popularity of American magazines made it the most popular artists in the country in this category. In the 60-90th Ward significantly broaden the range of his work, but never cheated on his passion and vision of the perfect woman, except that, the new heroines breast became more heels – a little higher, and silk and leather.
Bill was a creative genius, and we love his work here at Curv. Although we spend much of our time working on dry herb vaporizers, we do our best to not take ourselves to seriously…and stop and smell the roses (or enjoy some vintage Torchy in the middle of the work week)….
With Much Love,