The birth of the erotic genre is to be placed in the early 1930s with the character of Jane, conceived by Norman Pett and published in strips in the English newspaper “Daily Mirror”. This is, in fact, the first, real sexy heroine in the world of the drawn story and by this we intentionally intend to ignore the American Betty Boop, a character much more parody than erotic. The anime hentai started from then only.
The Times of Second World War
During the Second World War, several newspapers dedicated to the troops at the front were published in the USA, where numerous strips appeared that saw a charming brunette as protagonist, sheathed in a long black dress that left her back and shoulders uncovered: it was Miss Lace, designed by the great Milton Caniff. Its erotic charge, although very controlled in the drawings, was very remarkable. Another character appeared on the pages of the “Overseas Weekly “and who became famous among American soldiers, was Sally Forth, created by Wallace Wood with an extremely pleasant and mellow sign. The golden age of comic eroticism should however be identified with the 50s and 60s, where the phenomenon takes shape more and more by proposing heroines who are able to independently support series of considerable success.
Among these are the so-called “tarzanidi”, beautiful girls in skimpy clothes who, in the manner of Tarzan, live their adventures in the jungle , with plots that favor a canvas that highlights torn costumes, fights, torture, all seasoned with sadomasochistic backgrounds. The most famous of these remains Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, closely followed by Tiger Girl, Tygra and many others. progenitor of a modern erotic comic and,in some ways, Barbarella is undoubtedly innovative, created in 1962 by the Frenchman Jean-Claude Forrest on the type of Brigitte Bardot.
Kinds of Drawings
The drawings are mostly alluring but it is the themes and the texts that make it unique and inimitable. Of a completely different kind is the Little Annie Fanny, born on the pages of “Playboy” in 1988, which focuses on the attractiveness and procacity of her body.
Till the Present Day
Finally, the graphics of the Spanish Jordi Bernet are noteworthy, who created the wonderful Custer (1984), a young woman who sold her privacy to a television chain, and the extraordinary Chiara di Notte, a very successful attempt to play down comic eros through a very enjoyable caricature trait. Italy represents a case in itself in the field of erotic comics, because over the years it has produced characters of value in the sector but has also given rise to a phenomenon of comic pornography which, in part, still exists today.