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BEST EROTIC COMICS 2008 Paperback – February 6, 2008

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About the Author

Greta Christina has been writing about sex professionally since 1989, and editing since 1996. She is editor of the anthology "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," and author of the erotic novella "Bending," which appeared in the three-novella collection "Three Kinds of Asking For It" edited by Susie Bright. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online publications, including Ms., Penthouse, and Skeptical Inquirer, as well as several anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2003 and 2005. She has worked for Last Gasp Books and Comics since 2002. She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. She blogs about sex, atheism, politics, and other polite topics at gretachristina.typepad.com.
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Product Details

  • Series: Best Erotic Comics
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Last Gasp (February 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0867196866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0867196863
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,953,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Greta Christina has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is author of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, and of Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, and is editor of Paying For It: A Guide for Sex Workers for Their Clients. She has been a public speaker for many years, and is on the speaker's bureaus of the Secular Student Alliance and Center for Inquiry. She is a regular contributor to AlterNet, Salon, The Humanist, and Free Inquiry. Her writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Ms., Penthouse, Chicago Sun-Times, On Our Backs, and Skeptical Inquirer, and anthologies including Everything You Know About God Is Wrong and three volumes of Best American Erotica. She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. She tweets at @GretaChristina, and has been writing about atheism on Greta Christina's Blog since 2005.

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Editor Greta Christina says in the Introduction to her Best Erotic Comics 2008 that she used two criteria in her selection process: she wanted comics with "serious literary/artistic merit" and comics that were "hot." Both of these were necessary conditions. A comic that had one but not the other didn't make the cut.

Fair enough. But these criteria for determining what's "erotic" are boggy, even allowing for the fact that "erotic" is notoriously hard (and probably impossible) to define tightly. "Hot," of course, is unabashedly subjective. "Serious literary/artistic merit" is less so, but Christina says nothing to explain what she means by the standard except that it connotes "thoughtful, insightful, engaging, funny, poignant, political, and/or exceptionally well-drawn." Not much help there.

I bring this up because it seems to me that the comics included in this volume--which Christina claims is the first in a series--are seriously mixed in quality. Part of what's going on is undoubtedly a matter of taste: Christina's aesthetic and erotic tastes don't match up perfectly with mine. But part of it is the needless ambiguity of the standards she claims to have used in putting the volume together. Perhaps a more thoughtful discussion of what she means by "erotic" would've helped her be less scatter-gunned in her selections and more consistent in choosing high quality ones.

Ellen Forney's cover as well as her "Handy Map to Erogenous Zones" and "After House"; Colleen Coover's playful "A Bondage Tale"; Vince Coleman's "Flying to New Heights"; and Dori Seda's "F--- Story" are perfect examples of what this book could've contained: teasingly sexy, funny, playful, unconventional, tender, well-executed.
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This first in the annual series shows comics that aren't just designed to turn you on (though some of them surely will), but also tell humorous, honest stories about a range of sexualities, using various artistic styles that show readers just how many ways one can interpret sex. The sex here isn't sanitized or trying to necessarily show any typical idea of "hot sex." In other words, while it's sexy, it's not necessarily something you're going to open and immediately start jerking off to (though you very well might as you go through the book).

There's kinky sex, lesbian sex, dogs talking about their owners (or rather, "the man with the can opener") having sex. Erika Moen's tribute to her silver bullet vibrator, and its ability to give her her first orgasm, when she feared she was lagging behind her peers, is one that many women will be able to relate to. There's everything from cock and ball torture to a man going down on himself to Susannah Breslin's journalistic take on bukkake, where she interviews and examines the motives of the participants, male and female, with an open-minded, curious tone. Some, like "Talk Show Queers," don't need dialogue to get their point across, while others rely more heavily on textual storytelling in addition to the visuals.

Ellen Forney's artwork is a favorite of mine as well, from her eye-catching cover art to her diagram of the human body's erogenous zones to "After Hours." Seasoned sex writer Greta Christina is out to provoke discussion, identification, lust, and much more with this collection. Thankfully, it's so much more than just naked bodies, but gets at the ways we think, talk, and feel about sex. She's included some classics as well as newer work.
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I could draw better then this? Now granted I am in art school and I do draw comics in my spare time but holy cow some of the drawings in here were just awful?
I understand that its erotica, that the point of these stories is to get to the erotic part, plot and dialog be damned. But some of the stories are lacking in the most simple of literary basics.
Some are difficult to understand whats going on, the expressions are off or understated, the details (where you really want details) are skipped or butchered.
There are a couple of good comics in here to pull this collection back from a 0 star rating, but over I was disappointed when I bought it.
I can't believe my first review of a book is on erotica.
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Greta Christina knows her stuff. She always delivers the best books. I'm her big fan, and love how she thinks and sees. Best Erotic Comics is the best!
Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D. Sex worker turned Sexologist, and Author of Spectacular Sex.
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