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T*TS & CL*TS 1972-1987 HC (MR) (C: 0-1-2) ( 03/08/2023) FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

T*TS & CL*TS 1972-1987 HC (MR) (C: 0-1-2) ( 03/08/2023) FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

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T*TS & CL*TS 1972-1987 HC (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
(W) Farmer, Joyce (A) Chevli, Lyn (C) Farmer, Joyce
StockID: 71707 SKU: JAN231526

The groundbreaking- women-edited comics anthology that served as an antidote and rebuke tomale-dominated underground comix is now collected in a single volume for the first time. In 1972- underground cartoonists Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli produced T*ts & Cl*ts - a funny- rowdy- raucous underground comix series about female sexuality that one reviewer described as 'the ultimate in vaginal politics' - and became the first American women ever credited with writing- drawing- and publishing their own comic books. T*ts & Cl*ts quickly became an anthology showcase for other women cartoonists- a feminist answer to Zap- and featured the work of Mary Fleener- Roberta Gregory- Krystine Kryttre- Lee Marrs- Carel Moiseiwitsch- Trina Robbins- Dori Seda- among others. Like other underground comix- T*ts & Cl*ts leaned into being lewd in order to satirize women's experiences with so-called sexual liberation. Featuring stories about birth control- abortion- menstruation- masturbation- and more- Tits & Clits featured intimate politics which occasionally clashed with contemporaneous feminist concepts about sex and sexuality. As Chevli put it: their work had something to offend everyone. (In 1973- conservative legal authorities in Orange County deemed their work pornographic and even threatened the two editors with arrest on obscenity charges.) Now- for the first time in half a century- a new generation of readers will be shocked- entertained- enlightened- and scandalized by the bold satirical cartoonists that comprised the band of sisters in T*ts & Cl*ts. In addition to reprinting the seven-issue run of the T*ts & Cl*ts series- this collection also includes in their entirety two classic solo comics from 1972 written and drawn by Farmer and Chevli- Abortion Eve and Pandora's Box. Also included is an introductory essay providing context to T*ts & Cl*ts' place in the history of women's cartooning by the book's editor- Samantha Meier.

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