I Am Gonzo. My Dirty Italian Zines Fuck Serious Scientific Books
Emanuele De Donno, Luca Pucci and H. Velena (Editors)
English / Italian
Published by Viaindustriae
19 x 13 cm, 224 pages, color, offset, glue bound, softcover
A porn addict amateur who collects dirty Italian comics in an “animalistic” way, Gonzo applies a conservative technique whereby he hides these questionably viewable images within scientific libraries. This book addresses a widespread form of collecting that avoids the subject of the “arty” comic strip and instead dives headlong into obscene material and the viewer’s experience of it. This mega-collection of pornographic Italian comics faithfully presents the genre from its sensual, sexual-phobic beginnings to its porno-violent shift, between the years 1985 and 2000. Voyeuristic and chock-full of thematic variants, from transgenderism and homoeroticism to fairy tale, zombie, and cyber porn.
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