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March 9, 2012 11:09 AM   Subscribe

The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family is a Dr. Seuss book for adults, which features nude women in every panel.
posted by Chocolate Pickle (31 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
which features nude women in every panel.

Every ComicCon attendee's dream come true! ;)
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:10 AM on March 9, 2012


I actually have a copy!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 11:11 AM on March 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


These are the "sexiest babes" he could draw?
posted by modernserf at 11:12 AM on March 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Shouldn't that be "Ladies Godiva"?
posted by clockzero at 11:15 AM on March 9, 2012 [10 favorites]


Wow, I do too. I had no idea it was a rarity.
posted by Runes at 11:16 AM on March 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


What did the good doctor have against nipples and orifices?
posted by Burhanistan at 11:17 AM on March 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Mrs. Seuss sells the movie rights to the highest bidder. I'm actually kind of looking forward to it.
posted by bondcliff at 11:18 AM on March 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


"For adults"? I would show this to my toddler in a heartbeat. I mean, The Point is more erotic, which says a lot, I think.
posted by milk white peacock at 11:25 AM on March 9, 2012


Makes me wonder where the good doctor went to medical school.
posted by Floydd at 11:25 AM on March 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well, it's better than his first attempt at an adult book; "Horton Humps A Who"
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 11:26 AM on March 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Horton Hires A Ho" was pretty good.
posted by Floydd at 11:37 AM on March 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


"And to Think That I Did a Drive-By on Mulberry Street" was an early experiment, of moderate success.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:39 AM on March 9, 2012


The one with her under the horse was rather Catherine the Great-esque.
posted by Forktine at 11:43 AM on March 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I attempted to draw the sexiest babes I could, but they came out looking absurd.

You'd look pretty absurd without nipples too, "Doc."
posted by Gator at 11:44 AM on March 9, 2012


More rejected Dr. Seuss titles.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:47 AM on March 9, 2012


Maybe he couldn't draw nipples, but he sure could draw phalluses.
posted by digsrus at 12:02 PM on March 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


They'll bare their gozongas!
They'll show us their norks!
They'll air their badonkadonks!
Cooches! The works!
posted by pracowity at 12:08 PM on March 9, 2012 [20 favorites]


Burhanistan: "What did the good doctor have against nipples and orifices?"

I don't know, but I'm sure he'd tell you it had something to do with triples and tortoises.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:12 PM on March 9, 2012 [13 favorites]


The Point

I'd completely forgotten about this movie. Thanks!
posted by curious nu at 12:33 PM on March 9, 2012


Well, it's better than his first attempt at an adult book; "Horton Humps A Who"

"An exploratory fable on Roger Daltrey's ability to hit high notes"
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:58 PM on March 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I swear I've seen a copy of this somewhere, but I'll be damned if I can remember where...
posted by lodurr at 1:03 PM on March 9, 2012


I have a copy also. I found one on ebay after reading about it either here or on BoingBoing. It was only 30 bucks so I don't think it's that rare, is it?
posted by daHIFI at 1:56 PM on March 9, 2012


Eh, I apparently have a 1987 reprint.
posted by daHIFI at 1:59 PM on March 9, 2012


I find this oddly endearing and utterly unerotic. I just sorta wanna hug his sexy babes.
posted by chatongriffes at 2:02 PM on March 9, 2012


There's something oddly charming about mid-20th-century cartoon naked women. This is not too atypical for such a thing, I think.

I totally love the Fat Lady Godiva BTW.
posted by edheil at 2:43 PM on March 9, 2012


These are the "sexiest babes" he could draw?

I am saddened to think that this is perhaps the only (mostly) unsexualized imagery of naked women I can recall offhand, regardless of his original intention. These are simply naked people who happen to be women, which I find pretty awesome. Yes, there are a few kind of provocative poses, but it fails to be titillating.

and lest anyone think that I think sex and/or nakedness is bad, it's just that I'm tired of it always being the women who get depicted nekkid.
posted by smirkette at 3:51 PM on March 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


Are the words not just there, because I really don't understand some of those pictures.

...Am I just stupid, or are other people confused?
posted by Canageek at 6:04 PM on March 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe he couldn't draw nipples, but he sure could draw phalluses.

You're not kidding. He must have been laughing his ass off.
posted by Trochanter at 6:56 PM on March 9, 2012


I would totally buy prints of that art too — it's adorable! Looks like there aren't any available, though, sadly.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 7:49 PM on March 9, 2012


Well, it's better than his first attempt at an adult book; "Horton Humps A Who"

FOR THE RECORD, BozoBurgerBonanza, HOT GINGER TEA DOES NOT FEEL GOOD IN THE NASAL CAVITIES!
posted by IAmBroom at 11:20 AM on March 12, 2012


and lest anyone think that I think sex and/or nakedness is bad, it's just that I'm tired of it always being the women who get depicted nekkid.

smirkette, I'm now COMPLETELY convinced you're not a gay man.

Know how I know?
posted by IAmBroom at 11:21 AM on March 12, 2012


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