May 13, 2004 09:15am
Porn Stars & Comic Books
Source: Carnal Comics
by: Steven Crompton
Backstage Book Exposes 10 Years of Carnal Comics. Carnal Comics is opening its vaults for a behind-the-scenes illustrated book that reveals All about working with the sexiest women on the planet to create the top-selling adults-only comic series, Carnal Comics: True Stories of Adult Film Stars.
Carnal has sold over a million comic books, with bio and fantasy stories created by famous porn stars such as Jenna Jameson, Jasmin St. Claire, Savannah, Ginger Lynn, Marilyn Chambers, Jill Kelly, Annabel Chong and nearly 100 others since its 1994 inception.
Carnal Comics: The Inside Story is a 56 page softcover compendium featuring long-lost artwork from the Carnal Comics archives and brand-new illustrated essays and interviews with virtually everyone ever involved in Carnal, from the publishers through the porn stars who co-crafted comics themselves. Included are production sketches, samples from unpublished comics, outtake photos, alternate artwork and more.
Essays reveal amazing stories such as: The cover artist who got oral sex under a comic-con table while signing autographs, backstage romances between staffers and stars, the porn ladies Carnal did not work with and why, even one young Carnal intern describing how he lost his virginity to a particularly lubricious starlet while trying to pack comic book orders! Much rare and spectacular material comes from the files of original Carnal publisher Jay Allen Sanford, who worked directly with the women to create every Carnal issue through 1999.
Sanford disappeared abruptly from atop the comic scene amidst speculation of his death or worse, last seen in the company of Carnal starlet Christina Angel. Steven S. Crompton tracked down the reclusive Sanford, prying loose an amazing array of revealing & rare material that will fascinate even those unfamiliar with Carnal Comics. The book unveils:
What did Gene Simmons of Kiss have to do with the formation of Carnal?
Why is Carnal founder Todd Loren's murder linked to serial killer Andrew Cunanan?
Which porn stars were naughty, which nice and which never got a comic (and why?)
Which well-known mainstream creators (many of them women) did Carnal stories?
The Inside Story includes rare and never-published artwork by famed creators including Daerick Gross (Vampire Lestat), Pat Broderick (X-Men), Kevin Breyfogle (Batman), Fauve aka Holly Golightly (Vampfire), Mike Wolfer (Razor), Phil Garris (Grateful Dead album cover painter), Ken Meyer, Jr. (Magic: The Gathering) and more. Dozens of the world's best-known porn stars appear as well and a complete checklist of every Carnal comic and starlet rounds out the package, including dates, art credits and variant cover details. Lots of hot photos, too!
Carnal Comics: The Inside Story (adults only) ships May 7th - illustrated cover features several Carnal starlets. Photo-cover edition fe [Steven] atures Jenna Jameson and Annabel Chong. 56 pages, high grade paper, $5.95 retail, available through Diamond Comics Distribution, DemiComix.com and all well-stocked comic shops, adult boutiques and suppliers. The top-selling "Triple-X Cinema: A Cartoon History" ($14.95 trade paperback) also still available.
Carnal Comics: The Inside Story review copies, interviews with creators/stars: contact SSCrompton@Cox.net or call (480) 945-4965 More details at DemiComix.com