1976: The Compleat Fart & Other Body Emissions

The Compleat Fart & Other Body Emissions (1976) #1 by Lee Marrs

This is a book with a singular vision. It’s all about bodily emissions. Farts get a thorough coverage…

… but there’s also sweating…

… menstruation …

… semen, snot, and basically everything else. (I think she skipped poop?)

There’s some good gags in here, and some very lively cartooning, but you have to ask yourself: Why? These were the days after underground comix had mostly gone AWOL because of indecency laws, so here’s a way to be mischievous without running into censorship, perhaps, but…

I’m just having problems envisioning the market potential.

I mean, not that that’s how Kitchen Sink was publishing things… probably…

The ComixJoint guy hated it:

My copy of this comic is securely stored in a non-farting household.

But I get the feeling that he’s generally down on comics made by women?

This is the thirty-sixth post in the Entire Kitchen Sink blog series.

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