Friday, April 10, 2009

Tijuana Bibles (not Kosher for Pesach)

What are Tijuana Bibles? They have nothing to do with Mexico, and they're certainly not godly -- although the people who collect the 700 or so TBs that remain in existence might be called fanatics. They're little underground comic books that were illegally published during the '30s, '40s and '50s, filled with cartoons of famous characters of the day -- from Cary Grant to Rita Hayworth, from Gandhi to Betty Boop -- fucking their bloomers off.

They were the original "dirty comic books," sold in barber shops and schoolyards, passed from one sweaty hand to the next.
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A lot of Bibles are HERE
The introduction to "Tijuana Bibles:
Art and Wit in America's Forbidden Funnies, 1930s-1950s"

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