Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight”
Edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen
Northwest Press, 2013
In world that prefers its stories with a clear beginning, middle, and end, bisexuality tends to muddy the waters a little bit. Not quite gay, not...
The Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Suehiro Maruo based on the original story by Edogawa RampoLast Gasp, 2013 Any identity-swap story worth its salt is going to be rife with symbolism, and Suehiro Maruo's adaptation of The Strange Tale of Panorama Island is no exception....
Lost Girlsby Alan Moore and Melinda GebbieTop Shelf Productions, 2006 Alan Moore's Lost Girls was a groundbreaking erotic comic, and for all the right reasons: having been inspired by three classic children's books, its literary chops are undeniable; the artwork is rigorously...
by Aude Picault
BD Cul, 2010
In my work for xoxoamore, I've read a lot of erotic comics. I've seen many variations of grimy Japanese gangbangs, lesbian trans women, flannel-clad gay hipsters, and BDSM-futurist pornos. They all have their charms—some are funny,...
The Adventures of a Lesbian College School Girl
Story by Petra Waldron, Art by Jennifer Finch
I've loved The Adventures of a Lesbian College School Girl ever since I first picked it up. It's funny, it's well-drawn, it's sexy — all the hallmarks of the best...
Wayward Girls 2
by Michiel Budel
Secret Acres, 2012
Wayward Girls isn't what most people would consider an erotic comic. Michiel Budel, the Dutch creator of Wayward Girls, has a soft-focus style that's more pastels and pigtails than pasties and pornography,...
Banana Games: Vol 2: Viva Las Vegas (2005)
Banana Games Vol 3: Once Upon A Time (2006)
by Christian Zanier
I'll be honest: I was not expecting to like Banana Games. I totally did that thing that you're not supposed to do and judged these books by their...
If, in your sexy comic reading, you skip romance and go straight to the rough and rowdy sex, do yourself a favour and check out Hamletmachine's Starfighter series. Started as a webcomic, there are now three books full of tight latex,...
Are You My Mother?
by Alison Bechdel
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother? is one of the heaviest, most challenging comic books in recent memory. The fact that it's beautifully drawn does nothing to detract from its literary heft;...
Paying For It
by Chester Brown
2011, Drawn and Quarterly
I was expecting not to like Paying For It, Chester Brown's 2011 memoir of being a john. It's a complicated book about a touchy subject: paying for sex raises all kinds of questions about choice, exploitation and...