Vintage Preliminary Cartoon Artwork by the late Roy Raymonde

Vintage Preliminary Cartoon Artwork by the late Roy Raymonde



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  • Handmade
  • Vintage from the 1970s
  • Materials: Watercolour, Paper, Indian Ink

  • Height: 31.5 centimeters
  • Width: 23.5 centimeters

An original, vintage cartoon by the late Playboy cartoonist, Roy Raymonde.
This is part of the Raymonde preliminary cartoon series, drawn for the editors of Playboy USA.

This is an old artwork as the style is from the 70's and the paper shows more signs of aging and discolourig. However, the watercolour itself is still in excellent condition. See photos for full details.

It's captioned in ink:

"Strictly speaking - you're not supposed to be able to take it with you - but I think we could come to a suitable arrangement..."

It's signed 'Raymonde' within the boarder of the painting to the bottom left and 'Rough idea' is written at the top of the paper to the left.

After creating an idea/situation Raymonde’s drawings were first sketched out in pencil on watercolour paper and then inked in Indian ink with a steel dip pen. The colour was applied using sable brushes, from a variety of water-based mediums – watercolour, coloured inks, acrylics or gouache. A great experimenter, he would use whatever came to hand and whatever would give him the effect he was looking for.

The preliminaries were sent of to the USA for approval before the roughs were sent back to be repainted and published. This was all before the internet, so everything was done by mail!

Roy worked for Playboy between the 70's and 2002. He had hundreds of cartoons published and was one of Hugh Hefner's favorite cartoonists. However, Roy was a very private man based in Essex, UK, so not a lot is known about him. Therefore, as Roy's family, it's been a great joy to rediscover the work he did for Playboy and other publications such as Punch, Mayfair and the Sunday Telegraph, since his passing in 2002 as well as hearing from old fans how he influenced their futures as cartoonists.

We also highly recommend the artwork is kept under UV protected light or somewhere dark to protect the colour.

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Feel free to email us (the Raymonde family) with more questions!

***Please note the preliminary work is not being sold for commercial reproduction and copyright belongs to the Raymonde family.

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2 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Layla Cisco Jan 20, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful piece! A new favorite in my collection. Came perfectly pact.

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Andrew Hickinbottom Aug 17, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful artwork, packed well and arrived quickly - thank you very much!

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