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.
Just two years ago blogs were all the rage, but today blogs, websites and even e-mail are considered old media. Today the fads are Twitter, Facebook and videos on You Tube. How large a niche audience can a comic strip hang onto? Would it be different for older people who are perhaps more inclined to look at their computers at home? Might these folks be the last niche market for comic strips? Surely some cartoonists will create ways to tap into these disparate audiences. For now I will leave this page open, as a sort of bulletin board, to be added to as more people propose ideas of where cartoons will likely fit into this newly evolving media environment.
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