Outrageous! Irreverent! Funny! They were the words Larry Flynt used to describe what he was looking for in a HUSTLER cartoon, and Larry considered the cartoons to be as important, if not more important than any other element of his magazine. In a single frame they have the ability to convey biting political satire, thought-provoking social commentary and, of course, roll-on-the-ground humor. And to see Larry’s eyes light up when a particularly good gag tickled his funny bone made the editorial staff’s day.
So it is only fitting, in an issue where we celebrate our adult-industry icons, that we also celebrate HUSTLER’s cartoon legends, the five cartoonists who have contributed in no small way to our success through the decades and into the 21st century: George Winners, Bob Muleady, George Trosley, John Billette and Dan Collins. Thank you, gentlemen, for your sharp wit and your vibrant art. Thank you for being outrageous, irreverent and fucking funny!