From the 1940’s to the 1970’s, no other pin-up cartoon artist was as prolific or as omnipresent as Bill Wenzel. Virtually every humor and men’s magazine boasted two — if not a dozen — of Wenzel’s pin-up cartoons. As a long-time contributor to the now-classic Humorama digests, Wenzel was part of an artistic fraternity that included the likes of Bill Ward, Playboy‘s Jack Cole and Archie‘s Dan DeCarlo. Though wasp-waisted long-legged women were de rigueur in the digests, Wenzel set himself apart from the rest of the best with his decidedly more Rubenesque rendering of the female form. And whether they were aloof secretaries biding their time waiting for their bosses to ditch their wives or smoldering vixens preparing for a night on the town, Wenzel’s women carried their weight well, the better to hold up their ample chests.