Humorous spanking art
Humor magazines and men's girlie magazines, especially in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, often contained risque cartoons of husbands spanking their wives and bosses disciplining their secretaries. Humorous spanking art is also found in comic strips, manga, animation and anime.
The humour can come from various aspects, or a combination of these:
- from how the characters are drawn (e.g. exaggerated features, funny faces)
- from how the characters move
- from the situation that led to the spanking
- from how the spanking is carried out
- from the dialogue (e.g. witty, absurd, unexpected, unusually truthful, play with words, etc.)
- from the captions
- from background music, e.g. setting a light-hearted mood
Humorous spanking art is found both in mainstream and in non-mainstream spanking art. Sometimes the humour is obvious and sometimes it is subtle. Occasionally only insiders will understand the hidden joke or reference in a spanking artwork. And often, some people may find a given work funny while others don't, for example when they feel the joke is stupid or the work is tasteless.