We’re up to 12 comix sections posted so far. The new Cyclone slider, which doesn’t load on pages that don’t have a slider, has been very good about not exceeding bandwidth or slowing down the site. Still, there is probably a finite number of comic book sliders we can host.
Some suggestions on future comics:
Dr. Atomic – adventures of pot smoking crazy mad scientist
Black Hole – sexually transmitted mutations in teens as a metaphor for adolescence
Cheech Wizard – Seminal comic by Vaughn Bode
Death Rattle – This is the favorite to be next here at docweasel.com The comic creators were clearly focused more on horror than eroticism, so the nudity was only occasionally gratuitous and more often used as a plot device or to provide a stylistic component to narration. Still, plenty of nudity!
First Kingdom – Begins shortly after a worldwide disaster, leaving nothing more than a charred planet inhabited by small bands of human survivors, mutant monsters and dinosaur-like beasts. Our hero is Darkenmoor, a brave hunter from the Coaltag tribe, who falls in love with the beautiful Nedlaya.
Fritz the Cat – Everyone knows Fritz the Cat, star of his own movie and famously murdered by his creator R Crumb to keep him from getting any more famous. This one is a longshot, however, because Fritz only had a couple issues, never a series, and they are in a weird, horizontal format that doesn’t lend itself well to display. We’ll, see, but maybe last on the list of To-Dos.
Gay Comics – not as gay as the title suggests, for you worried about your masculinity, but still, kind of soap-opera-ish for my tastes in even if I did enjoy comics dedicated to lesbian and gay romance ups and downs. Much of the early content was autobiographical, but more diverse themes were explored in later editions. The contents of Gay Comix were generally about relationships, personal experiences, and humor, rather than sex.
Hotstuff – great gothic comic, led by artist Richard Corben (who did the Frazetta like cover to Bat Out of Hell, to give you an idea of the comic’s art style). One of several comics serving as a kind of halfway house between the underground and the mainstream scenes, Hot Stuf’ was a black-and-white anthology that never quite established a distinctive personality. Typically, many of the strips were science-fiction or fantasy-oriented, by far the best being by Richard Corben (#1–3, 5) and Gray Morrow reviving his “Orion” strip in #2 and #4, and of particular note was a lovely 1930s detective strip from the great Alex Toth in #4. The comic’s most interesting artist, however, was Bill Maher, whose work ran the gamut from bigfoot cartoons and slick dystopian science fiction to rough-hewn autobiography and Manga pastiches. Most issues contained his work, with #7 and #8 being his best. Peculiarly, he doesn’t appear to have cropped up in any other publications and that’s very much our loss. ~D
Melody – this one is annoying as well, it purports to be the ‘true adventures of a stripper’ but she quits stripping (at least for a while) at the onset and enters into a couple of boring, soap-opera type relationships with men and dallies with group sex, lesbianism and etc. but in a pretty blase, non-sexy way. It doesn’t help that the series is poorly drawn, meaning the naked women aren’t sexy at all, mere circles with dots in the middle for tits and a scribbled bush, no definition to the musculature, no distinctive faces (you’d never knew melody from the other females) and the story lines aren’t even interesting as Omaha’s soap opera series along a similar premise (in fact one issue includes a drawing of Melody on stage as Omaha). However, it kind of fits in our theme and will be up there soon in any case, however my own reservations fit in. Click the link yourself to see the grade-school quality of the art. On second thought, Melody is pushed down the list due to extreme poor taste. We feature Crumb, Wallace Wood, Bill Elder, Gilbert Sheldon and other great artists. Why cheapen the collection? Eventually maybe, but not now.
Jay Naylor – this one’s an odd case because unlike most of these other, this is not a 60s-80s underground comic. Most of his work was done in the ’00s and he continues strips in the ’10s. His work is not in print (although they are available in print collections) but webcomics. Naylor’s erotic work is noted for its use of internal cum shots, and frequent focus on the female buttocks. During sexual intercourse, female characters are frequently shown with their tongues hanging out and eyes rolled up. Initially, Naylor also included homosexual sex in his comics, but he later stated that he finds straight sex to be “far more arousing, fulfilling, and pleasant to behold”. The genre is called “yiff” and not completely unlike Omaha or Fritz the Cat in handling sex between anthropomorphic animals, although much more graphically. This would be a leader for next comic to go up, notwithstanding it’s unlikeness to our other collections, due to fan acclaim (last poll this one got more votes than the others combined, although some of this has to be attributed to the fact it is a modern, on-going series while the others are long-dead). However, there are a buttload of short issues, and how to display them is the issue here. He’s still a favorite to go up next.
Julius – this guy is impossible to find info about, if you have any let me know. Anyway, this is gay bear/twink sex with little boxes of text explaining the story (not even sure if those were sanctioned or created by the original artist). Some are text stories with illustrations. These are also not 60s-70s underground comics, but generally in keeping with the theme of our comics in that they are sex-related, which most of our collections are. Some readers have complained about the pure gay theme (hey, there are a couple naked women in the entire set, I’ve heard) but fuck them. If you dn’t like tha sort of thing, don’t read it. Our mission is to provide comics you don’t usually see in a reader-friendly fashion. The only holdup is the sheer mass. These will eventually go up, just not next or next after that.
Peepshow – advertised as XXX rated, mostly the fantasies of a serial masturbator (I’m sure our readers will emphathize). Peepshow is the title of a 1992 comic book collection and an ongoing autobiographical comic book by American cartoonist Joe Matt, both published by Drawn and Quarterly. The book collects strips published in various publications from before the Peepshow series started.
Plop – this is probably the frontrunner for next in line According to Steve Skeates, Plop! was based around a horror / humor story he wrote called “The Poster Plague”, which was published in House of Mystery. The title initially was intended to be called Zany. A number of the one-panel cartoons published in the comic included the visible prefix ZA, in reference to the originally intended title. Sergio Aragonés credits publisher Carmine Infantino with coming up with the final title: ”
Slow Death its first issue) featured major underground comic artists skewering the auto industry, corporate polluters, overpopulation, litterbugs and even (presciently) the soft drink industry. The second issue abandoned the strict environmental agenda of the first to present four science-fiction tales set in the future, with various spaceship travel and post-nuclear-disaster plots. The futuristic science-fiction stories continued to appear in subsequent issues, but they were slowly replaced by all manner of comics, from educational stories about atomic power and cancer to comics about animal rights and war. The underlying theme was always about what the human race was doing to damage the native planet and fuck up our minds and bodies. Which sounds preachy and boring and the same shit leftists have been saying since this series they say now: that death is imminent. Well, until it gets here, this gets shoved in the face down the list.
Tits N Clits Along with such titles as It Aint Me, Babe and Wimmen’s Comix, Tits & Clits was part of a movement by female cartoonists to counter the male-dominated, often blatantly misogynistic, works of the underground. With the conviction that sex was political, the series was created with the focus of sexuality from a female perspective. All that’s as may well be, but it’s horrifically drawn (think 1st-2nd graders) and boring, preachy, lame as shit. 3rd tier for what, if the title were any indication, would be a front-runner. Too bad, waste of a good title.
So let us know what you want to see. If it’s Naylor, we’ll figure out a way. Realistically, Plop is the kind of thing we can get up quick and easy.