Tijuana Bibles: Art and Wit in America's Forbidden Funnies, 1930s-1950s

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Bob Adelman
Simon & Schuster, 2004 - Fiction - 160 pages
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As wry and raunchy as the subject it celebrates, this inspired volume introduces a new generation to the Tijuana Bibles, underground comic art from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, devoted to making sexual mockery of every sacred cow in the pasture. Editor Bob Adelman selected one hundred of the most lively and important representatives of the genre and Art Spiegelman, in his introduction, acknowledges the far-reaching impact these scandalous little booklets have had on his work. Tijuana Bibles showcases American comic art at its

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I found this to be absolutely hilarious - loved it! Read full review

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My favorite one is where Popeye's father Pappy breaks down a door with his three-foot-long penis. Read full review

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Bob Adelman is a well-known and respected photo-documentarian and book producer. His photographs have been in collections at the Museum of Modern Art and he has won the Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and many other awards. He lives in Miami, Florida.

Artist and writer Art Spiegelman is a teacher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the creator of Maus, a graphic novel that depicts his father's struggles in Hitler's Europe, and which earned Spiegelman a Pulitzer Prize.

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