Between the late 1960s and the late 1980s, Italy went crazy for “sexy fumetti," a home-grown genre of adult comics with a unique brand of twisted humor, violence, and up-front sexuality. Wilder and weirder than you can imagine, they were some of the most outrageous and shocking comics ever produced, and their eye-catching, highly provocative covers could be seen on every news stand and kiosk in the country. One of the most talented and prolific of the cover artists at Edifumetto—the foremost Italian producer of adult comics during this period—was Alessandro Biffignandi, whose work featured horror, fantasy, and sci-fi elements alongside plenty of naked female flesh. This book is a collection of some of the sexiest examples of Biffigandi’s cover art for Edifumetto, which is highly coveted by collectors today.
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Last year I read and reviewed Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti. I enjoyed it and when I learned the publisher was releasing a book on Allesandro Biffignandi, another Italian artist who produced covers for the erotic horror comics of the 1970's and 1980's, I decided to check it out. Biffignandi's work is similar to Taglietti's (indeed, both contributed to the same magazines). Worth noting is the feature Candida la Marchessa, involving a noblewoman turned thief after her fortune is lost. She comes across as a more sinister version of American pulp's Domino Lady. Cimiteria is a beautiful revived corpse who gets into supernatural adventures with her hunchback lover. Biffignandi also did erotic parodies of Zorro and classic literary works. All in all, if you like wild art that combines sex, nudity, violence and horror, this will be something you will want to see.
I love this book, and the first book in the series featuring the works of Taglietti. These books collect the best of what the 1970s and 80s horror fumetti have to offer, considering the interior art is not worth remembering. But the covers in this book, by Biffignandi, are just amazing. Not for children or the squeamish, this book is nonetheless a beautiful tribute.
A very good collection of this artist's horror covers. Delightfully gruesome and graphic. Delivered quickly and packaged securely.
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