Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Illustrator Duane Bryers (1911-2012) recognized this fact early on. As an established artist, he created Hilda: a plus-sized pinup model who is not shy about her body.
Bryers began drawing his own comic strip at the age of five. After serving in the Air Force (1943-1946), he fulfilled his childhood dream of creating a nationally syndicated comic strip of his own, called “Corky.” From there, he earned his living as a respected and well-employed commercial artist.
Illustrations of Hilda reveal her to be a clumsy girl that is fun to look at. She graced America’s calendars from around the 1950s to the 1980s. To celebrate this fact, we’re sharing some of Duane Bryer’s illustrations below.
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