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Fumetti #6


Back to the lurid world of vintage fumetti - where sleaze and genuine artistic skill meet.  The result: unparalleled lowbrow masterpieces.  So, if you're up to another round, let's take a walk down the dark and twisted path of Fumetti Lane.  NSFW. Enjoy.





Note: I need to specify with each fumetti post that the word "fumetti" doesn't necessarily imply sleaze; it's just referring to comic books.  The brand of fumetti we're dealing with is erotici d'epoca (vintage erotica).






I'll be the first to admit - not all of these artists were Da Vincis; however, even without the skill, they managed to convey a huge sleazy thrill - enough, to entice many to part with their Lira.



Like the American detective mags and men's action pulps, they often depicted some severe misogyny.  Such is the nature of vintage sleaze - it makes no apologies; it's there to shock and titillate.  If the viewer is offended in the process, so much the better.


Snow White and Alice in Wonderland (below) get the fumetti treatment.























5 comments:

  1. I love the expression of the buck in the first pic. Nick

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  2. Storie Blu:

    Colonial Viper, Michael Landon's Teenage Werewolf and the title: "Jeckyll's disese".

    Priceless.

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  3. Storie Blu:

    Colonial Viper, Michael Landon's Teenage Werewolf and the title: "Jeckyll's disese".

    Priceless.

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  4. As you probably know, the content was often at least as insane as the covers, and frequently featured a remarkably self-righteous anti-US attitude that might be familiar to viewers of, say, MONDO CANE and its follow-ups...and somewhat puzzling or amusing to those who remember Italy's exploitation of the "Third World" and lack of egalitarianism in much of its history. As well as with the rampant misogyny...and no little misandry, as well.

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