• Political Issues: The Self Fulfilling Misogyny of “Seminal” Comics

    Political Issues: The Self Fulfilling Misogyny of “Seminal” Comics0

    Content Warning: Femicide, rape, and the violence of misogyny All art is political. This seems to be a controversial statement, but to me it has always seemed objectively correct. Making art is an inherently political act; you bring your own feelings, lived experiences, and subjective beliefs to anything you create. Even the choice of what

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  • Bearded Gourd And Other Euphamisms: A Review of Loose Lips

    Bearded Gourd And Other Euphamisms: A Review of Loose Lips0

    Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck Edited by Amy Stephenson, Casey Childers Grand Central Publishing September 27 2016 Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty

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  • News & Things: Hop On Pop (oh baby)

    News & Things: Hop On Pop (oh baby)0

    • May 1, 2014

    No Sex, Please; We’re Printers: Smut Peddler Creator Spike Trotman On The Challenge Of Publishing Porn It’s 2014 but finding a printer for Smut Peddler was a mission and a half–what’s up with that? Gravity Author Tess Gerritsen Claims Warner Bros. Movie Was Based on Her Book It’s a bit of a back and forth,

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  • Smut Peddler Interview with Editor C. Spike Trotman0

    Smut Peddler 2014 met its $20,000 goal in roughly six hours. By the time I chatted with Spike on the Tuesday night after its opening week, the project had just hit $76,000 and was the most popular Kickstarter project of over 3,000 projects the weekend before. Smut Peddler’s editor, C. Spike Trotman, and I connected

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  • NSFW: Let’s Talk About Sex (Criminals)

    NSFW: Let’s Talk About Sex (Criminals)1

    • February 7, 2014

    Based on the title, you probably won’t be surprised to read that Image’s Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, is a comic about sex. And crime. Or rather, social transgression: because the essence of a crime is that it goes against the mores of society, whether reasonable or otherwise. As for the sex

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  • Friday Poll: Your Favourite Cultural Plagiarism Scandals0

    • December 20, 2013

    It’s been a newsy kind of week. Power-play harassment isn’t the kind of news we want to have fun with, so this week’s poll is all about plagiaristic reminiscing: literary and artistic Ghosts of Christmas Past. Who made you really angry? Who made you laugh and eat that popcorn? Which of these alleged non-creators made

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