Reader discretion is advised. While obviously there have been comic books about sex in the United States since the beginning of the 20th Century, these comics were almost always simply Tijuana Bibles, childish attempts at drawing popular celebrities and comic characters in sexual situations to appeal to the lowest common denominator. When it comes to actual good comic books involving sex, the American comic book market has lagged well behind Europe and Japan, where comic books about sex are quite common. However, as the years have gone by, there have been a number of good pieces of comic book erotica released from American comic book companies and that number has been growing steadily in recent years as the taboo element of these types of stories has begun to fade although, again, not to the point where any of these comics would be safe to read at work.
Erotic Comics - Lambiek Comics-History
Much like comics themselves, erotic art is often dismissed in the mainstream as low-brow and trashy. Well, it's time to throw your taboos out the windows, because like any genre, the art of making things sexy has some pretty sublime and beautiful moments -- just check out the gorgeous and highly pornographic "Lost Girls" by "Watchmen" creator Alan Moore if you don't believe me. And he's not alone -- some of the biggest and most-respected artists and creators in comics have tried their hand at pin-ups or straight-up pornography over the years. Chris Sims of the Invincible Super-Blog even made a list. And occasionally Perry White, which is just weird. SMALL FAVORS: Colleen Coover is currently enjoying well-deserved success as one of the most popular artists for Marvel's kid-friendly titles, which -- considering that her breakout hit "Small Favors" was a "girly porno comic" about a nymphomaniac and the size-changing embodiment of her own conscience that was equal parts dirty jokes, sweet romance and hardcore girl-on-girl action -- is a pretty neat trick.
The Best Erotic Comics by Great Artists
In this overview, we will try to give a general survey of comics with adult, sexual and erotic content. We have carefully chosen the graphic material, but apologize for anyone, including Google, who might feel offended by pictures used for erotic illustration. If you are under the age of eighteen, or feel in any way that explicit sexual material might upset you, we advise you instead to browse through some of the thousands of other innocuous pages on this site. In today's advertising-driven world, it is unfortunate that many prominent Internet search engines feel they must 'protect' you from seeing depictions of basic human sexuality, except when selling consumer products. From the moment when comic artists first learned how to handle a pencil, many have used their talent to draw sexually explicit scenes, within cultures all over the world.
The term adult comics typically denotes comic books , comic magazines, comic strips or graphic novels with content of an erotic, violent, or sophisticated nature marketed by publishers toward adult readers. They are sometimes restricted to purchase by legal adults, especially erotic comics which include sexually explicit material. Roger Sabin traces the history of adult comics back to the political cartoons published in broadsheets since the 19th century.