ISO Sexy Comics
April 21, 2005 9:11 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for indie comic books that feature one or more young, deeply sexy/seductive female characters.

(late teens/early 20s) I'm not looking for outright illustrated porn; though nudity and even sex are ok, it's more about the seduction and a poetry of words and story. I like fun, edgy, contrasty illustration as opposed to ultra-realistic artwork. Any suggestions?
posted by trevyn to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Liberty Meadows
posted by SPrintF at 9:14 PM on April 21, 2005


Try Ghost World and David Boring (both by Daniel Clowes) if you haven't already. David Boring is pretty racy.
posted by scarabic at 9:22 PM on April 21, 2005


Pretty much anything by Los Bros Hernandez.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:25 PM on April 21, 2005


Though not cartoons with a storyline, Mitch O'Connell's illustrations are fun. He does a lot of work for Playboy.
posted by jeanmari at 9:35 PM on April 21, 2005


I don't know how much death you like mixed with your sexy, but the Miller/Sankewicz Electra Assasin is hot. The art style is Ralph Steadman-eque (I avoid the regular Electra like the plague.)

(On the porn end on the spectrum, there's always The New Bondage Fairies.)
posted by Gucky at 9:46 PM on April 21, 2005


Planetary is awesome, though may not be as seductive as you're looking for.
I've never quite figured out the etiquette around here re pictures
posted by Aknaton at 9:47 PM on April 21, 2005


Check out Rob Ullman. I think you'll like his works.
posted by pwb503 at 9:55 PM on April 21, 2005


Milo Manara!!!

I don't think it is indie, but it is deeply, and sexy and seductive. My first year in USofA I searched for it and the guy in the comic store told me to go to the "back where the adult books are..." The idiot.
posted by carmina at 10:10 PM on April 21, 2005


Pibgorn
and 9 chickweed lane,
kinda mainstream, but fit your other criteria
posted by edgeways at 10:59 PM on April 21, 2005


Woohoo, keep em comin'. :)

BTW, Rob Ullman is very much the graphic style I'm looking for, I gave his online store a workout. :D
posted by trevyn at 11:02 PM on April 21, 2005


"Love and Rockets" is probably what you're looking for, as pointed out by hydrophonic. I was a little bit in love with Maggie for quite some time.

There's also "Tell Me, Dark", though I've only read it once, and it was a long time ago.
posted by interrobang at 11:06 PM on April 21, 2005


My first year in USofA I searched for it and the guy in the comic store told me to go to the "back where the adult books are..."

uh, yeah, that sounds about right.

anyhow: a third for "love and rockets".
posted by jimmy at 11:18 PM on April 21, 2005


carmina : "My first year in USofA I searched for it and the guy in the comic store told me to go to the 'back where the adult books are...' The idiot."

Well, the online gallery at his site has selections from a story about a woman who gets her clitoris pierced and then flies a kite from it, so I don't think there's all that much idiotic about putting it in the adult section...
posted by Bugbread at 12:39 AM on April 22, 2005


not the art style you're looking for, but david mack's kabuki might be worth checking out if electra strikes your fancy (they both basically deal with ninja chicks). the art in his color pages is particularly lovely. he's won both the eisner and the kirby for his work on kabuki.

If you're going to get anything, I'd suggest tracking down the TPB that collects the color work in Kabuki 1-9 (some of the other series are b&w).
posted by juv3nal at 2:45 AM on April 22, 2005


When it comes to illustrated female numminess, I've always enjoyed the work of Michael Turner, of Fathom and Witchblade fame. He recently did a stint for a Batman/Superman/Supergirl series for DC, and let's just say the Girl of Steel never looked better.
posted by willmize at 4:32 AM on April 22, 2005


Dave Cooper's Ripple is a really sexy though not exactly conventional story about an artist and his younger model... I highly recommend it and everything else Cooper has done.
posted by ibeji at 5:25 AM on April 22, 2005


Strangers In Paradise could be your thang.

On a less obvious note, howabout Blue Monday?

There's also an absolute shedload of manga which perfectly fits your criteria, but I'm not that well qualified to make recommendations. Great Teacher Onizuka is the only one I read, and that sort of fits what you're looking for, especially in the later volumes.
posted by Hartster at 5:51 AM on April 22, 2005


Grendel: Devil's Legacy. Very sexy and very, very violent. Well written too.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:15 AM on April 22, 2005


Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner might be worth checking out.
posted by lalalana at 9:42 AM on April 22, 2005


All of Stray Bullets is excellent, but Volume 2: Somewhere Out West focuses more on the alluring and dangerous characters of Nina and Beth.

Rent Girl is sexy as hell, in a peeling back the veil sort of way.

There is also Sin City, either of the first two books will do.
posted by samh23 at 1:16 PM on April 22, 2005


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