Sunday, January 3, 2016

Oscar Chichoni Heavy Metal Censored and Uncensored NSFW

As a teenager Heavy Metal fit the adolescent checklist: fantasy, sci-fi, violence, sexuality, and wicked illustrations. And the covers captured all this to a T! There weren't a lot of covers on the rack like Heavy Metal magazines. And Oscar Chichoni's were then, and are, still fantastic.

It wasn't until years later that I noticed that Chichoni's Heavy Metal cover illustrations were re-painted so they could be displayed on shelves. While at first glance, the uncensored versions, by default are more 'erotic', I think the censored Heavy Metal covers are the superior of the two versions. The nudity is a bit too on the nose. There something to be said of a little prudishness, but at the same time, it is still a Heavy Metal cover, so take that statement with a grain of salt (especially the one with the stormtrooper military dudes and the half clad woman.)

The comparison images are sourced from a fantastic article on Chichoni at dbimaginarte.blogspot.com (in Spanish, so open in Chrome to Google translate)

Oscar Chichoni illustraton censored and uncensored of Heavy Metal Magazine Greatest Hits

Oscar Chichoni illustraton censored and uncensored of Heavy Metal Magazine September 1993

Oscar Chichoni illustraton censored and uncensored of Heavy Metal Magazine July 1994

And here's a cover gallery of some other heavy Metal issues by Oscar Chichoni - enjoy!

Oscar Chichoni illustraton censored and uncensored of Heavy Metal Magazine January 2002

Oscar Chichoni illustraton censored and uncensored of Heavy Metal Magazine Software
Heavy Metal magazine 2002 calendar
Oscar Chichoni Heavy Metal magazine Software cover



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