While away those #thotful hours with this little collection of sexy comix gems. The list is curated from my various and voracious readings over the years. It’s one person’s passions and not an exhaustive survey of everything out there.
Enjoy! And feel free to add your sexy favorites in the comments below.
SFSX (Safe Sex)
Writer: Tina Horn
Artists: Michael Dowling, Alejandra Gutiérrez, G Romero-Johnson
Letterer: Steve Wands
From the publisher: In a draconian America where sexuality is strictly bureaucratized and policed, a group of queer sex workers keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique talents for bondage and seduction, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their incarcerated friends, and fight the power!
From me: Adventure and sex! Two great tastes that taste great together. The creative team on this one does both really, really well. Elements of suspense and intrigue, political outrage, and unfettered sexual expression combine seamlessly in a fun and fabulous page-turner. There are two volumes currently available. I hope the series continues, or this team reassembles (with a more adventurous publisher) to wow us with more explicit escapades.
A sexy, noir-inspired romp through the seamy underbelly of the Jazz Age. Admittedly, the story is a bit thin, but it’s still an entertaining read. The art is exquisite and the series (currently 4 issues) is well-done and worth your attention.
Writer: Kazuo Koike
Artist: Ryoichi Ikegami
Also sexy, and more crime, but set in 1980s China and Japan. This gorgeously illustrated and written adventure will keep you entertained for quite some time. The characters and storyline are not explicitly queer, but the illustrations positively drip with an ineffable queer energy. I mean, look at that cover! I, for one, find it intoxicating enough to put up with all the straight people everywhere. Your mileage may vary.
Writer: S.A. Foxe
Letterer: Harry Otterman
From the publisher: Kennedy and his boyfriend Seth have been together six years, and honestly, it’s pretty comfortable. That is, until the couple gets into a huge, potentially relationship-changing fight. Kennedy turns to his trusty video games to distract himself, but when a random power surge hits, he’s transported inside his video game library. Dazed and incredulous about his digital predicament, Ken finds himself seduced by a silver daddy, rutting with a couple of barbarians from an epic fantasy, and sorting through a lot of confusing feelings about his favorite anthropomorphic cheetah character.
From me: More adventure, more sex! Sensing a theme, darling? This adorable and light-hearted romp through some seriously sexy video games is just what your reading time needs. This great little book reminds us of the power of self-discovery that a sexual journey like Kennedy’s can contain.
Teleny and Camille
Get ready for some vintage smut. There were actually a few Victorians who knew how to party. No society, no matter how repressed and repressive ever manages to completely erase the queer and kinky. In the 1890s Oscar Wilde and friends created, secretly of course, a curious little bit of prose erotica that circulated surreptitiously for some time before later being published as an actual book. Illustrator Jon Macy lovingly adapted this work into graphic form giving us quite a visual treat (to make up for some of the less than stellar prose of the original).
While you’re at it, checkout the full array of erotic offerings from Northwest Press.
From the publisher: The arid wasteland is rough and looters run rampant. Ben, a scavenger and tech nerd is doing his best to survive until one day he stumbles upon the broken body of a (cute) android! Could this dysfunctional robot actually be a blessing?
From me: Robot sex? Count me in! This cute little quickie is sure to charm the pants off of you and make you head out to the scrap yard in search of your own sexy robot friend. So, now, where does sex fit into Asimov’s three laws, exactly? (Asking for a friend.)
Smut Peddler Presents: Sex Machine
Turn on, power up, get your sprockets and sockets ready for action with this delightful compendium featuring 240 pages and 16 tales of sex-positive, consent-driven smut by an unparalleled cadre of creative cartoonists. The sheer breadth of this anthology is sure to introduce you to erotically adept creators worth following and supporting.
The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal
From the publisher: In the span of a single day, Amal Chakravarthy calls off his arranged marriage, comes out to his conservative parents, promptly gets disowned, goes on a bender . . . and wakes up the next morning to find TJ—a lanky, dreadlocked vagrant—frying eggs and singing Paul Simon in his kitchen.
TJ claims that the two have made a drunken pact to drive all the way from Berkeley to Providence. As it happens, Amal promised his sister he’d be there for her graduation from Brown University. And TJ, well . . . TJ has his own reasons.
From me: We’ve left the fantastic to return to slice-of-life land. It’s worth it sometimes, especially for this totally adorable and engrossing BL feast. It’s like Heartstopper, but sexier and more grit. These boys don’t have it quite so easy. Life has banged them around a little bit more, making their relationship a little rockier, and, perhaps, a little more realistic.
Did someone say sailors? No, well, here’s some anyways. If you haven’t gotten enough adventure on the high seas from Our Flag Means Death, here’s more for you. Three volumes worth, in fact.
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Thought myths were old, dry, and boring? Well, think again. Editors Tab Kimpton and Jade Sarson assembled a gifted group of artists to give you sexy takes on a variety of myths and legends. Spotlighting transmasc creators and characters, this visual delight will expand your horizons in all the best ways.
Got some favorites you want us all to know about? Drop your recommendations in the comment box below.