I've never been into romance in any genre whether it be books, movies, or comics. The art on romance comics does intrigue me, though. There is typically a major melodrama playing out on the cover, truly the stuff of soap opera, complete with back-stabbing, cheating, and big comic book tears that look like they are out of a Roy Lichtenstein painting. What intrigued me about the set of 1960's comics I'm featuring is the 60's aesthetic. The bouffant hairdos; the neon, mod colors and clothes; and even a few hippies thrown in to really typify the era. The Woodstock comic is a great little historical piece. So, enjoy this handful of late 60's/early 70's romance comics.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.