Comics have a long and complicated relationship with pornography. Comics have long been associated with the lowbrow and potentially harmful, a cultural space also inhabited by pornography; both have seen censorship, regulation, and book burnings on large scales (Hajdu 1999, 7). Of course, comics are a medium, while pornography—by which I mean art and storytelling intended to arouse sexual excitement—is a genre; it is their intersection, however, that is of particular interest to me, where the unique language of comics creates stories that both engage and expand erotic imaginations.

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