Saturday, October 20, 2007

Birmingham Comic Show Highlights: Erotic Comics and Hunt Emerson





One of the panels at the Con that I was sure to make was Tim Pilcher discussing erotic comics. The panel, unfortunately cut a bit short was based on his forthcoming book on erotic comics from Ilex Press and went into some of the connections between comics and erotic cartoons. Notably the genius and tragic life of Jack Cole, more famous in comics circles for creating Plastic Man. It's weird with cartoonists there is this public preception that they are all going to be wacky fun-loving guys, but I think Cole's work and also the recent Charles Schulz
biography are interesting for looking at the darker areas of comic artists minds.

Had a quick chat with Mr. Pilcher the next day was glad to see the work of John Willie and Eric Stanton will be in later chapters of the book that he didn't have time to discuss.


Whilst in the queue for the the erotic comics panel, I got chatting to a very nice couple that turned out to be Hunt Emerson and his wife. I was reading a MBleh in the panel and he had just been talking to Bob so we had a nice chat about British and Irish comics and the Comics Britainnica Series.




1 comment:

arte rupestre - rock art said...

PREHISTORY - EROTIC ART

http://www.arterupestre-c.com



As we can see through different images, they had sexual intercourse with animals, homosexual relations and more than two people at the same time.



http://www.arterupestre-c.com/1000.htm

Venus - Venuses

http://www.arterupestre-c.com/1000ven.htm



There is o ne sculpture that is emblematic, found in 1908, after lots of research and different epochs being affirmed as the real o nes about this sculpture, now they believe it was done around 24,000-22,000 BC.



It shows a woman with a large stomach that overhangs but does not hide her pubic area. A roll of fat extends around her middle, joining with large but rather flat buttocks, there's no face and seems that at this place there is a hat or even hair rolled up o n the head.



Her genital area would appear to have been deliberately emphasized with the labia of the vulva carefully detailed and made clearly visible, perhaps unnaturally so, and as if she had no pubic hair. This, combined with her large breasts and the roundness of her stomach, suggests that the "subject" of the sculpture is female procreativity and nurture and the piece has long been identified as some sort of fertility idol.



The fact that numerous examples like that of a female figure. All generally exhibiting the same essential characteristics - large stomachs and breasts, featureless faces, minuscule or missing feet - have been found over a broad geographical area ranging from France to Siberia. That suggests that some system of shared understanding and perception of a particular type of woman existed during the Paleolithic.