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Huxley, David. Nasty Tales: Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll and violence in the british underground. Primal-Spinal Comix History. Manchester: Critical Vision, 2002. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 190048613X
BibTeX citation key: Huxley2002a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Historical account, Underground Comics, United Kingdom
Creators: Huxley
Publisher: Critical Vision (Manchester)
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From their origins in the 1960s, into the 1970s with titles like Cozmic Comics, Blood Sex Terror, Hot Nads, Knockabout, Near Myths, Brainstorm, Dope Fiend Funnies, Rock'n'Roll Madness and Sin City, through to the emergence of Viz in the 1980s, Nasty Tales covers the turbulent history of underground comics in Britain, and the cultural instability from which they emerged.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

1 Introduction and Background
Introduction 9
Definitions 10
American Underground Comicsm 15
British Underground Magazines 20
Notes 30

2 A Brief History
British Underground Comics 33
British Alternative Comics 48
Warrior 56
Viz 59
Notes 63

3 Sex
Sex and the Underground Comic 65
Antonio Ghura and the Romance Comic 74
Women and the Sex Comic 79
Mike Matthews and Misanthropy 83
Notes 90

4 ... and Censorship
Robert Crumb, Rupert the Bear, and Oz 93
The Trial of Nasty Tales 96
Knockabout Comics and Censorship 100
The Problem of Censorship 106
Notes 109

5 ...and Drugs
Drugs and the Underground Comic 111
Cozmic Comics 118
Brainstorm Comix 119
Notes 123

6 ... and Rock'n'Roll?
Rock'n'Roll and Politics, Fantasy and Science Fiction 125
Propaganda and the Comic Strip 126
Politics and the Underground Comic 133
Hunt Emerson 137
Angus McKie 140
Bryan Talbot 144
Notes 146

7 Crisis
Crisis and Escape 149
Drawing Style and Meaning 150
The Status of Comics and the Case of Europe 152
Conclusion 162
Afterword 162
Notes 163

Chronological listing of underground and alternative comic titles published in Britain, 1966–1982 165
Bibliography 179
Index 185
Picture Credits 192
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