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NSFW: “Tijuana Bibles” – Comic Book Smut from the Dirty Thirties

The mostly American-made “Tijuana Bibles” are widely considered to be the first underground comic books. These small 8-page comics were sold in tobacco shops, barbershops, bars, or other places that were frequented by a largely male clientele in the early to mid-1900s when they were produced. Local artists would supply these smutty little books, which often featured well-known comic strip characters and celebrities doing unspeakable things to each other. At 25 cents apiece, they weren’t cheap in their heyday of 1930s America, but they were easily accessible and pervy as hell. By the time real porn mags hit the shelves in the 1950s, the Tijuana Bibles had waned in popularity. Below you’ll find a few full books, lovingly scanned into the online collection of tijuanabibles.com.

DAGWOOD

POPEYE

SNOW WHITE

ARCHIE & VERONICA

SUPERBOY

BOOB MCNUT

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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