Saturday, April 28, 2012
Sick magazine was one of the more successful Mad-inspired magazines, beginning in the summer of 1960 and lasting many years and tumbling through several publishers. Charlton got hold of the property in the late 70's and put out the satire magazine until 1980.
A key artist during that time was the ubiquitous Jack Sparling. Sparling did covers and lots of stuff for the mag, but one feature which he gave a special touch was "Cher D'Flower" an ongoing strip about a reporter who conducts interviews. But during this time period, she did her interviewing with exceedingly little clothing on.
This is pretty provocative stuff for the time and for a magazine which was often shelved right next to the other comics from Charlton, Marvel, DC, Archie, and Harvey.
Cher rated one cover appearance, if you look hard at the crowd of caricatures on the Sparling effort for the front of the June 1978 issue.
Here's a typical Cher D'Flower three-pager from the period.
For more Cher D'Flower check out this link.