A Conversation for Adult Comic Books
Nihilism in five easy steps Started conversation Dec 8, 1999
I don't think you've chosen the right name for this genre: what I'd call adult comics would be the stuff produced by people like Chester Brown and Daniel Clowes. Comics like Cherry etc should be called erotic or pornographic.
Redneck Gaijin Posted Dec 9, 1999
That would be -your- opinion.
Seriously, I do not distinguish Mr. Brown's et al work from comics in general because I believe that comics in general are meant for all age groups, not just kids. I use the term 'adult comics' to classify those you -cannot- purchase unless you are an adult, and this almost universally means sexually explicit material. A 12-year-old can buy Evil Ernie, but flash a pair of boobs and poof! It goes in the box behind the counter.
Nihilism in five easy steps Posted Dec 10, 1999
It's that great 'violence is ok but sex is bad' US hypocrisy isn't it?
Your definition of adult comics is fair enough but I don't agree that comics like Yummy Fur are meant for all age groups: for example the 'Playboy' issues (specifically the explicit masturbation scenes) are prime behind-the-counter material.
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