Recommended: L’odyssee du vice
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Recommended: L’odyssee du vice

L’odyssee du vice is a delightfully surreal BD* by Delphine Panique. Published in 2016 by Bordeaux publisher, les Requins Marteaux, it’s the 11th volume of the BD-CUL series, a collection of naughty comics that bills itself as “50% BD, 50% cul, 100% plaisir. Le n°1 de la BD indébandante.” My apologies to professional translators, especially if … Continue reading

On comics and visual illiteracy
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On comics and visual illiteracy

The filmmaker Peter Greenaway has often commented that cinema is a slave to literature. That the development of film, a medium with so much visual promise, became circumscribed by the logic and structure of words rather than images. For the most part, to Greenaway, the cinematic audience is visually illiterate one. TV also encourages visual … Continue reading

Recommended: Yes Roya
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Recommended: Yes Roya

Yes Roya is a hardcore pornographic comic set in 1963 California featuring well developed characters. Our protagonist, Wylie Kogan, is a young cartoonist looking to break into the industry. In seeking professional advice from the cartoonist he most admires, Joe Ahlstrom, he becomes acquainted with Joe’s partner, Roya, who invites him into their D/s (Dominant/submissive) … Continue reading

TCAF17 post mortem
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TCAF17 post mortem

Before I write this year’s recap, I thought I’d reflect on TCAF’s success in light of heightening tensions regarding diversity in creative fields. TCAF was one of my first introductions to comics and because of it, I operated under the blithe assumption that indie comics was largely free of the systemic forms of discrimination that … Continue reading