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The second collection of Spain's most important and outrageous late underground comics, features his striking women--oozing sex appeal. From young Rita Velveeta to the senior skateboarder Granny McGurk series, the Big Bitch series, and the shocking Leather Nun. Take a little R. Crumb in-your-face sex, mix in some S. Clay Wilson weirdness, with a homegrown style based on Wally Wood's early work, plus some EC-style science fiction. That's Spain in my eyes, an acquired taste but oh-so-underground and often fun.
His most memorable characters are ferocious femmes fatales — gorgeous and deadly women who can slash and slaughter as fast as any man--and ready to hop into bed just as fast, or perhaps have a fling in a back doorway or elevator. You’ll find them all in this volume, plus Nasty Elaine, Mara--Mistress of the Void, Sangrella, hanging out with space pirates, urban low-riders, motorcyle hoodlums. Spain lived in San Francisco and loved ECs and Wally Wood, and it shows.
One of the original Zap artists, he also had a long career doing his own comics, from the legendary Trashman to the Mean Bitch series. And he knew the streets, once a motorcyle gang member himself before he became a dedicated cartoonist.
In a revealing essay, the women who knew Spain best describe their relationships with the author. From Janet, his first serious girlfriend, to Susan, the woman he married, and Nora, the daughter they raised together, it's clear that he inspired strong emotions from the ladies he loved and who loved him.
These stories about women warriors first appeared in Zap Comix, Young Lust, Mean Bitch Thrills, Weirdo, Thrasher Comics, and many others, part of Spain’s prolific contributions to the comic medium over a six-decade career.
"Spain could make ink ripple and resonate. His style could be bold and blunt and grunting--as in-your-face as an urban hustler--but it somehow always remained seduction." -The Washington Post
"Driven by his passion on behalf of the working class, disdain for social artifice, and unapologetic lust for life, Spain's drawings and paintings matched his appetite." -Juxtapoz
Compiled and edited by Patrick Rosenkranz, one of the foremost experts on the underground comics and their creators.
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Item Code SPAIN02 Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781683961437 Adult Rating Adult Material Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 284pg Color Partial Color