We recently spent some time learning about Romance Comics at CCS. Robyn Chapman came in to share her vast knowledge of all things comical and romantic. After  we covered the history of romance comics in Survey of the Drawn Story, Steve Bissette assigned each of us an era of romance comics in Drawing Workshop. We then had to design our own covers authentic to the assigned time period.

I was given ‘The Swinging Sixties”, which for the purposes of this assignment was about 1966-1971. This was long after the Comics Code Authority had been introduced, so while the covers weren’t particularly racy compared the pre-code comics, they did demonstrate a hilarious misunderstanding of counter-culture. I guess that’s what happens when a bunch of out-of-touch old guys get together and try to figure out what’s hep with the kids.

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