20+ Illustrations Of Hilda, The Forgotten Plus-Size Pinup Of The 1950s

By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

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.

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Samstag, 23. September 2017

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 28. Juni 2015

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Samstag, 11. Oktober 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 7. September 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 17. August 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Mittwoch, 14. Mai 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 2. März 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Montag, 21. Oktober 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 12. Januar 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Freitag, 7. Februar 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 9. November 2014

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Samstag, 24. August 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Freitag, 30. August 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Montag, 19. August 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Donnerstag, 15. August 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Freitag, 16. August 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Donnerstag, 8. August 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Montag, 5. August 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 28. Juli 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Freitag, 24. Mai 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Montag, 20. Mai 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Mittwoch, 6. März 2013

Gepostet von Duane Bryers' wonderful "Hilda" am Sonntag, 18. November 2012

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