- 192 Pages
- Released: May 30, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Description by OLDIES.com:
Erotic Comics charts the underground evolution of illustrated erotica from the bawdy cartoons of nineteenth-century England to the candid sexuality of 1960s and '70s counter-culture comix. The first book of its kind in over twenty years,Erotic Comics tells the tale with previously unpublished and out-of-print material, featuring insights from key artists, editors, and publishers. Fully illustrated with stunning, rare, and seldom-seen art by Jack Cole, Robert Crumb, John Willie, Eric Stanton, Dan DeCarlo, Bill Ward, Will Elder, Franco Saudelli, and many other top erotic cartoonists, the informative text provides a sexy, intriguing, and entertaining tour through the origins of an often-overlooked art form.
This international survey of erotic comics chronicles a groundbreaking form of sexual expression up to 1970, the years when mainstream culture spurned explicit eroticism. In the 1930s, American ?Tijuana Bibles,” little pornographic comic books that parodied popular comics and comic strips, were widely available. World War II gave a boost to erotic comics, especially illustrated pin-ups. This set the stage for men’s magazines such as Playboy, which included racy cartoons from the beginning, and fetish comics. The flowering of the counterculture in the next decade gave rise to underground comics, whose acknowledged master was Robert Crumb. A parallel development occurred in Europe, where erotic comics like Barbarella were suddenly the rage. Erotic Comics tells this story with hundreds of illustrations, informative text, and insights from key artists, writers, and publishers. It’s sexy, artistic, entertaining, intriguing, and informative.
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- Sales Rank: 55,931
- ISBN: 9780810995154
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