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EROTIC COMICS 1: A GRAPHIC HISTORY FROM TIJUANA BIBLES TO UNDERGROUND COMIX.
OVERVIEW: From the bawdy cartoons of 19th-century England to the premier of sexually liberated publications like Wimmens Comix in the 1970s, this volume tours the satirical sex romps of Tijuana bibles of the 1930s, the pin-ups of World War II, the cartoons of Playboy in the 50s, and the candid sexuality of 60s underground comics. Here are examples and commentary on the work of Jack Cole and Bill Ward, Robert Crumb and S. Clay Wilson, and strips like Little Annie Fanny and Barbarella. Illustrated with color and black and white reproductions of rare and racy comics, magazine illustrations, and pin-ups on nearly every page, this is the first volume in a series of knowledgeable and naughty histories that chart the rise of erotic art both as an agent and an indicator of changing attitudes toward sex in popular culture.
AUTHOR and CONTRIBUTORS: Tim Pilcher is the coauthor of The Essential Guide to World Comics and The Complete Cartooning Course. He lives in Brighton, England.
Gene Kannenberg, Jr., is a respected historian of comics and the director of comicsresearch.org. He lives in Hudson Valley, New York.
Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of autobiographical comics. She recently published Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir, and is married to fellow comix creator Robert Crumb.
2008 Abrams hard cover, 192 pages. Fine / Fine. List Price: $29.95.