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Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight” Review

Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight” Review

By | March 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm | No comments

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...

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The Strange Tale of Panorama Island Review

The Strange Tale of Panorama Island Review

By | February 26, 2014 at 9:50 am | No comments

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....

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Lost Girls Review

Lost Girls Review

By | January 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm | No comments

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...

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Comtesse Review

Comtesse Review

By | November 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Comtesse 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,...

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The Adventures of a Lesbian College School Girl Review

The Adventures of a Lesbian College School Girl Review

By | August 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

The Adventures of a Lesbian College School Girl Story by Petra Waldron, Art by Jennifer Finch 1997, Amerotica 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...

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Wayward Girls 1 & 2 Review

Wayward Girls 1 & 2 Review

By | May 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm | No comments

Wayward Girls 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,...

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Banana Games (Vol. 2 and 3) Review

Banana Games (Vol. 2 and 3) Review

By | February 8, 2013 at 10:26 am | No comments

Banana Games: Vol 2: Viva Las Vegas (2005) Banana Games Vol 3: Once Upon A Time (2006) by Christian Zanier Amerotica 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...

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Book Review: Starfighter

Book Review: Starfighter

By | December 27, 2012 at 11:42 am | No comments

by Hamletmachine Nightmareland Press 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,...

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Book Review: Are You My Mother?

Book Review: Are You My Mother?

By | November 19, 2012 at 11:01 am | No comments

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;...

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Book Review: Paying For It

Book Review: Paying For It

By | May 18, 2012 at 11:07 am | No comments

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...

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