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No Sex, Please; We’re Printers: ‘Smut Peddler’ Creator Spike Trotman On The Challenge Of Publishing Porn

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American printing houses: We need to talk.

I coordinate an erotic comic anthology called Smut PeddlerThe 2014 edition is on Kickstarter right now, and it's slaying. Owning. Knockin' 'em dead. Far and away, the most popular KS project I've ever run. And I'm glad its been so well-received, because otherwise it wouldn't be worth the aggravation.

Have you ever tried to print comic book porno? Not a picnic. I know where to look, thanks to two years of experience and the aid of a freelance print production manager, but it still took two weeks and a dozen price quotes. I had to assemble a PDF of what I call "the black diamond pages," or the most potentially objectionable content, to send around with the quote requests. I had to double and triple-check. "There is sex in this. There are sex organs in this. There is penetration in this. Is that okay? Are you sure? Very sure? Did you see the PDF?"

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In Porn Anthology ‘Smut Peddler,’ Women Spin Sexy Stories For Everyone [Review]

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Womanthology may have gotten the bulk of the press, but there's another woman-driven comics anthology that fired up Kickstarter this year. Smut Peddler collects more than two dozen pornographic comics by women (and a handful of their male collaborators). These are sexy tales of the unexpected: a pair of xenobiologists stranded

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‘Poorcraft’ Is Everything Your Parents Never Taught You About Frugal Living

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As soon as I finished reading Poorcraft, Spike Trotman and Diana Nock's comic book guide to living well on a tight budget, I knew I would be getting a copy for my sister. And her boyfriend, who's planning a move to a more expensive city. And my partner's sister, a young actress who's about

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‘Smut Peddler’ Editor Spike Trotman Talks the Joy of Female-Created Sex Comics [Sex]

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The porno comics anthology Smut Peddler started life as a series of minicomics put together by Carla Speed McNeil, Trisha L. Sebastian, Johanna Draper Carlson and Sean Bieri. Each comic contained a series

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