Erotic comics are adult comics which focus substantially on nudity and sexual activity, either for their own sake or as a major story element. As such they are usually not permitted to be sold to legal minors. During the mid-twentieth century, most comics were produced for children, and in North America the contents of most comics were constrained by the Comics Code Authority to be suitable for children. Consequently erotic comics have sometimes been subject to criticism and extra scrutiny compared to other forms of erotic art and storytelling. Additionally, the application of laws against child pornography to materials featuring fictional characters with no legal ages, have varied internationally. Erotica has been a feature of comics almost since the medium was developed.
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His erotic graffiti , instantly recognizable characters and extensively built worlds have generated a huge following among graffiti artists, and his legendary characters, such as Cheech Wizard , remain a popular subject even today. After his untimely death at the age of 33, Vaughn left behind a library of sketchbooks, finished and unfinished works, journals, comic strips and paintings. Born in , Vaughn Bode struggled throughout his childhood. His father was an abusive alcoholic, and to escape the harsh reality which surrounded him, Vaughn started drawing and imagining entirely different worlds. At the age of 15, he created one of his iconic characters — Cheech Wizard, a mysterious protagonist of unknown origins, constantly in search of a good party, beer and attractive women.
A coalition of graphic artists, publishers and MPs have condemned Government plans to introduce a new set of laws policing cartoons of children, arguing that the current broad wording of the legislation could lead to the banning of hundreds of mainstream comic books. This week Parliament will discuss a new Bill which will make it a criminal offence to possess cartoons depicting certain forms of child abuse. If the Coroners and Justice Bill remains unaltered it will make it illegal to own any picture of children participating in sexual activities, or present whilst sexual activity took place.