Reader discretion is advised. While obviously there have been comic books about sex in the United States since the beginning of the 20th Century, these comics were almost always simply Tijuana Bibles, childish attempts at drawing popular celebrities and comic characters in sexual situations to appeal to the lowest common denominator. When it comes to actual good comic books involving sex, the American comic book market has lagged well behind Europe and Japan, where comic books about sex are quite common. However, as the years have gone by, there have been a number of good pieces of comic book erotica released from American comic book companies and that number has been growing steadily in recent years as the taboo element of these types of stories has begun to fade although, again, not to the point where any of these comics would be safe to read at work. The magazine failed very quickly due to cash problems by Hefner, but an apologetic Hefner gave Kurtzman free office space where he tried to launch follow-up efforts. In addition, Kurtzman kept pitching Hefner on features for Playboy and finally, Hefner agreed to publish a sex parody comic series within the pages of Playboy called Little Orphan Fanny a parody of Harold Gray's famous comic strip, Little Orphan Annie.
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It is a universal truth that whatever art form that is ever created, someone will adapt it for "scandalous" purposes soon enough, and comic books have certainly been no exception. During the early 20th century, black market X-rated comic books called "Tijuana Bibles" were prolific and the world of pornographic comic books has never ceased since, they've just become more and more acceptable especially comic book erotica, like Colleen Coover's excellent "Small Favors". However, when sexualized works of comic book art get mainstream attention, that's when you see the scandals occur, and they have been occurring more and more on a regular basis. Chuck Austen's comic book career began in an unusual place, as one of his earliest assignments was drawing Alan Moore's "Miracleman" for Eclipse Comics. Around that same time, Austen wrote and drew the acclaimed erotic comic book series, "Strips.