"This Sickness" at AdultWebcomics.com
Submitted by Joey Manley on August 8, 2006 - 03:06
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Remain naked,Ã¢â‚¬Â begins RobersonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s AdultWebcomics.com feature. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Come to our bedroom right now. DontÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ask a single question. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say a single word.Ã¢â‚¬Â The expressive sequence of cartoon images that follows is about as hardcore as a comic can get Ã¢â‚¬â€ but is also as fine as a comic can get Ã¢â‚¬â€ real cartooning by a real cartoonist. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll get you going on all kinds of levels,Ã¢â‚¬Â said the siteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s editor, Joe Botts.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Where else are you going to find dirty limericks, bondage, a tuxedoed pig and a Siberian porn star? This isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t ypur typical dirty comics.Ã¢â‚¬Â remarks Roberson about Adultwebcomics.com, when he had a moment to separate himself from the drawing board. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Smut with brains, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s free! CanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t beat that with a stick.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This Sickness" can be viewed online, for free, at:
An alumnus of DePaul University, Roberson self-published the anthology Plastic under his Bottomless Studio imprint from 1998-2001, in which he serialised his graphic novel Vitriol , a 12-chapter black comedy. The magazine also featured work by Kamagurka & Herr Seele, and Sam Henderson, among other contributors. In 2000 he created several strips for the San Francisco web magazine Spark-Online under the title Slash & Burn.
In early 2003, he was editor, publisher, and one of 26 contributors to the comics anthology Working for the Man, a benefit book published in e-book format for William Messner-Loebs. The collection contains an introduction by Gary Groth as well as work by Sam Kieth, Steve Bissette, Ted Rall, Donna Barr, and P. Craig Russell. Roberson created the characters Vladrushka and Rosa & Annalisa for Fantagraphics/Eros Comix. His erotica is also serialized in This Sickness at Adultwebcomics.com.
In Summer 2004, he directed the premiere of his comedy Suspension of Disbelief in Chicago for Theatre OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ the Absurd. According to a review of this production in the Chicago Reader, RobersonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s work is Ã¢â‚¬Å“fairly obsessed with sex and death.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In October 2005 Roberson began an experimental, and partly autobiographical, graphic novel called Drawing In Dirt currently serialized at ApogeeMag.com. He is also a frequent (largely political) blogger and occasional film critic.
AdultWebcomics.com is a new portal designed to serve as a solid, attractive, and stable home for erotica and sexual humor in comics form, two kinds of comics that have been ignored by, or actively banned from, other webcomics portals. RobersonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s feature is the second announced series for the site (Ã¢â‚¬ÂJess FinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dirty LimericksÃ¢â‚¬Â by Jessica Fink launched yesterday). Botts promises to launch one new feature per day for the rest of this week. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Look out for some great surprises!Ã¢â‚¬Â
URL's referenced in this release:
"This Sickness" by John Roberson:
"Jess Fink's Dirty Limericks" by Jessica Fink: