One of the most intriguing games that poets and dreamers play with time and a sense of the self is picking a period from out of the past in which they would like to have lived. Suppose we turn this around to ask which artists or writers from out of the past would, out of all time up to the present, most want to be alive now. Thomas Rowlandson was roundly, resonantly alive. His art reveals an immense affirmation of life. And it is such vitality more than any other single quality which suggests that--if he had his choice--Rowlandson might very well want to be one of us.
Comics Stripped: Learning Sex From Cartoons
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Yoe, a comic book aficionado, is co-curator of "Comics Stripped," an exhibit that opened this week at New York City's Museum of Sex and traces the titillating history of erotica in comic books. The exhibit will feature artifacts from the Great Depression to the present, including original drawings, illustrated books, comic books, magazines and videos. One of the featured artists is hippie-era illustrator Robert Crumb , who drew such comics as "Fritz the Cat" and "Keep on Truckin'," where Yoe said he "learned the mechanics of copulation and the joy of free love.
Erotic comics are adult comics which focus substantially on nudity and sexual activity, either for their own sake or as a major story element. As such they are usually not permitted to be sold to legal minors. During the midth century, most comics were produced for children, and in North America the contents of most comics were constrained by the Comics Code Authority to be suitable for children. Consequently, erotic comics have sometimes been subject to criticism and extra scrutiny compared to other forms of erotic art and storytelling.