My original tumblr post was here. This comics panel comes to us via reginaldjuice and was originally posted by eroticomicsforever who provided the identification “Administration/(from Lou Kagan’s ‘The Perils of Penelope’)“
Original post here. This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Δ commission.” The research was originally published at Hedonix as “Δ 018 – Runaway Sex Machine.” Here is what Bacchus found.
Here we find the girl from this previous picture testing out her new invention. Of course, some bugs are to be expected in any new technology… ctrl alt del!!
Original post here. Image is a book cover containing the text “Popular Library. 50 Million Men Can’t Be Wrong. The Sex Machine. A zany novel that does for poll takers what ‘The Hucksters’ did for the ad boys. Shepherd Mead.” This image was researched by Bacchus at ErosBlog as part of the “Γ commission.” It was originally published at Hedonix as “Γ 010 – The Sex Machine.” Here is Bacchus’s research:
This book cover illustration is, according to Pinup And Cartoon Girls, by Puerto Rican commercial artist Alex Schomburg. (The signature “Xela” visible on the artwork would appear to be “Alex” spelled backwards, and appears on many of the Schomburg covers shown at that link.) More information about Alex Schomburg is available on Wikipedia and here.
The pictured book The Sex Machine is by Mead Shepherd. According to that link to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction’s entry on Shepherd, the 1950 edition pictured first appeared in 1949 under the less-lurid title The Magnificent MacInnes. Synopsis: “Consumer society is satirized through the story of an electronic device that can make predictions of personal preferences.” What may be the back cover excerpt blurb is provided by this Abe Books listing for a copy:
‘Get your clothes off, Girls!’ MacInnes gasped at Bascomb’s order to his models. ‘Take off all their clothes?’ Mac’s trembling hand hit the controls of the Psychoelectronic Correlator. There was a vivid flash and all the lights went out…
Mac could tell in advance, by consulting his brain, what people liked best in everything from toothpaste to sex. With Fred Beecher, a pollster, to back him, Mac pretended to get his answers from the Correlator. In no time at all they were on the high road to fame.
But there were detours. The first was buxom Peggy Maddox who looked good with or without clothes and kept Fred’s mind on the wrong kind of business. The second was the survey job Fred and Mac took to find the sexiest girl in America. And what a zany search that proved to be!”
Don’t try this at home. (Go over to a friend’s house to do it.)
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Gnosis Transformations: Chapter Four, Page Eleven written and commissioned by Dr. Faustus of EroticMadScience.com and drawn by Lon Ryden is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.)