Eric Stanton

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Eric Stanton (September 30, 1926 – March 17, 1999; born Ernest Stanzoni Jr. ) was an American underground cartoonist and fetish art pioneer.wikipedia
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Dominatrix

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While Stanton began his career as a bondage fantasy artist for Irving Klaw, the majority of his later work depicted gender role reversal and proto-feminist female dominance scenarios.
The term was taken up shortly after by the Myron Kosloff title Dominatrix (with art by Eric Stanton) in 1968, and entered more popular mainstream knowledge following the 1976 film Dominatrix Without Mercy.

Irving Klaw

Commissioned by Irving Klaw starting in the late 1940s, his bondage fantasy chapter serials earned him underground fame. Though his personal preference was for drawing lady wrestling and fighting women comics, he was commissioned to create bondage fantasy chapter serials by Irving Klaw, who also sold pin-ups and movie stills from his shop on 212 E. 14th Street.
His great contribution to the world was to commission fetish art (with the likes of models like Bettie Page, June King, Joan Rydell, Jackie Miller, et al.) and sponsor illustrative artists (like Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, and many others), and to indirectly promote the legacy of Charles Guyette and John Willie.

Steve Ditko

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For a decade, Stanton also shared a working studio with Marvel Comics legend Steve Ditko. One classmate was future Spider-Man and Dr. Strange co-creator Steve Ditko. From 1958 to 1968, Stanton shared a Manhattan studio at 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue with noted comic book artist Steve Ditko.
From 1958 to 1968, Ditko shared a Manhattan studio at 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue with noted fetish artist Eric Stanton, an art-school classmate.

Spider-Man

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One classmate was future Spider-Man and Dr. Strange co-creator Steve Ditko.
At the time, Ditko shared a Manhattan studio with noted fetish artist Eric Stanton, an art-school classmate who, in a 1988 interview with Theakston, recalled that although his contribution to Spider-Man was "almost nil", he and Ditko had "worked on storyboards together and I added a few ideas. But the whole thing was created by Steve on his own... I think I added the business about the webs coming out of his hands."

Gene Bilbrew

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Another was Gene Bilbrew, whom he introduced to Klaw.
The start of Bilbrew's "bizarre art" career came in 1951 through underground artist and pioneer Eric Stanton, whom Bilbrew met while attending Cartoonists and Illustrators School.

Fetish art

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Many of the 'classic' 1940s, 1950s and 1960s-era fetish artists such as Eric Stanton and Gene Bilbrew began their careers at Irving Klaw's Movie Star News company (later Nutrix), creating drawings for episodic illustrated bondage stories.

BDSM

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Stanton created Blunder Broad in the 1970s with writer Andrew J. Offutt (a.k.a. Turk Winter), for use in a great number of BDSM adventures.
Charles Guyette was the first American to produce and distribute fetish related material (costumes, footwear, photography, props and accessories) in the U.S. His successor, Irving Klaw, produced commercial sexploitation film and photography with a BDSM theme (most notably with Bettie Page) and issued fetish comics (known then as "chapter serials") by the now-iconic artists John Willie, Gene Bilbrew, and Eric Stanton.

John Willie

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Willie was introduced to the American fetish underground by Charles Guyette and later worked with Irving Klaw, the infamous BDSM merchandiser later charged with obscenity, but he is best known for his fetish cartoon character Sweet Gwendoline, which he drew in a style that influenced later artists such as Gene Bilbrew and Eric Stanton.

Bettie Page

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In the 1950s, artists Gene Bilbrew and Eric Stanton were among the first to paint Bettie images.

Charles Guyette

Largely uncredited in his lifetime, Charles Guyette influenced all the key fetish art innovators, including Irving Klaw, John Willie, Eric Stanton, and Leonard Burtman.

Andrew J. Offutt

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Stanton created Blunder Broad in the 1970s with writer Andrew J. Offutt (a.k.a. Turk Winter), for use in a great number of BDSM adventures.

Sexual fetishism

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Eric Stanton (September 30, 1926 – March 17, 1999; born Ernest Stanzoni Jr. ) was an American underground cartoonist and fetish art pioneer.

Gender role

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While Stanton began his career as a bondage fantasy artist for Irving Klaw, the majority of his later work depicted gender role reversal and proto-feminist female dominance scenarios.

George W. Mavety

Stanton also worked with pioneering underground fetish art publishers, Leonard Burtman (publisher of Exotique and Selbee magazines), the notorious Times Square publisher Edward Mishkin, paperback publisher Stanley Malkin, and later magazine publisher George W. Mavety.

Marvel Comics

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For a decade, Stanton also shared a working studio with Marvel Comics legend Steve Ditko.

Leg Show

In his lifetime, Stanton also contributed to countless underground publications and later adult magazines like Leg Show and Leg World.

Danceteria

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In 1984, Stanton had the only art exhibit in his lifetime at the New York City nightclub, Danceteria.

Banksy

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Artists Banksy, Allen Jones and Madonna, among others, would take inspiration from Stanton's work.

Madonna (entertainer)

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Artists Banksy, Allen Jones and Madonna, among others, would take inspiration from Stanton's work.

Boody Rogers

Following this, he was art assistant to Boody Rogers on Sparky Watts or Babe, supplying background art and plot ideas.

Bondage (BDSM)

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Though his personal preference was for drawing lady wrestling and fighting women comics, he was commissioned to create bondage fantasy chapter serials by Irving Klaw, who also sold pin-ups and movie stills from his shop on 212 E. 14th Street.

School of Visual Arts

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Stanton then attended the Cartoonists and Illustrators School in the early 1950s, studying under comics artist Jerry Robinson and others.

Jerry Robinson

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Stanton then attended the Cartoonists and Illustrators School in the early 1950s, studying under comics artist Jerry Robinson and others.

Doctor Strange

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One classmate was future Spider-Man and Dr. Strange co-creator Steve Ditko.

Manhattan

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From 1958 to 1968, Stanton shared a Manhattan studio at 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue with noted comic book artist Steve Ditko.