Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I recently stumbled upon a monochrome 1970s print of Wally Wood's Disneyland Memorial Orgy piece available from dealer Steven Sclaroff. The original poster has been bootlegged high and low, including colour versions intended for black light and furniture-less apartments, but none of the older bootlegs come up very often.
Wally Wood was an artist for many, many comics, including EC horror titles and Mad Magazine. Wood originally illustrated Disneyland Memorial Orgy to appear in the pages of counterculture magazine The Realist before the publisher decided to print it as a poster, as well. Though Disney never took legal action against the original creators, they later sued one of the poster's bootleggers. Wally Wood himself long denied drawing the piece.