Kiss. May 5, 1969. Vol. 1. No. 2. Robert . Various Authors Crumb, artist.

Kiss. May 5, 1969. Vol. 1. No. 2.

New York: No publisher (East Village Other). 1969. Tabloid. Good. Item #012853
ISBN: noisbn

Side folding tabloid format. 14 ¼ by 11 ¼ inches. 20 pp., including covers. Black and white photos and art throughout. Second issue of this underground newspaper devoted to sex and sexuality, including many graphic images, pornographic in nature. Present is a centerfold cartoon by noted underground comix artist R. (Robert) Crumb, and a color cartoon by Crumb on the rear cover advertising and reproducing art for the Gothic Blimp Works. Published as an adjunct to the underground newspaper The East Village Other, Kiss sought to capitalize on the commercial success of sex in order to subsidize the finances of the East Village Other, which was seeing declining revenues in its focus on politics and culture. Perhaps ironically, the popularity of this sex paper led to the eventual demise of its parent publisher. (Heller. Merz to Émigré, pp. 197-199). GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy uneven browning, with minor to moderate soiling and staining to the covers. Many small chips, tears and loss along the extremities, with the spine fold almost completely torn along its length. Lower corner creased. Date in ink on the upper front cover.

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