Created by Gahan Wilson
Playboy cartoonist Gahan Wilson's Eddy Deco's Last Caper (1987) featuring private eye EDDY DECO (duh!), is billed as an "Illustration Mystery," but it's really an affectionate hard-boiled parody/tribute/fantasy.
A whole heap of fun, and if you pay attention to the more than a hundred illustrations, you just might even be able to crack the case before hard-drinking, two-fisted, down-at-the-heels Eddy, who's been hired to track down a missing hubby, but soon finds himself up to his fedora in assorted thugs, femme fatales, secret passages, spider women, lobster men and giant squids. And then it gets really weird...
Fun, but very strange. The Houston Post got it right when they called it "Dr. Seuss for grownups."
A feature film version was announced as being in the works by Helix Films, Inc. in 2012, with a tentative relase date of 2017, and judging from the stills, it's going to be absolutely stunning.
Gahan Wilson has probably received more lifetime achievement awards than any living cartoonist. As well as Playboy, his work has been published in National Lampoon, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Esquire.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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