Inspired by the blaxploitation films of the 1970s and classic superhero comics, the Afrodisiac collects art and comics starring the original super badass and featuring fast cars, sexy women, scary monsters, self-righteous superheroes, corrupt cops, aliens, Dracula, Richard Nixon.
Excerpts have appeared in the Society of Illustrators Annual 2007 (Book), 2008 (Sequential), and 2009 (Book). In 2010, Afrodisiac was recognized by the AIGA 50/50 competition as an example of "outstanding book design."
"Afrodisiac's all-over-the-place exploits provide a frantic cornucopia overflowing with legions of foxy white ladies driven to states of unabashed lubricity by our hero's melanin-rich manliness; space aliens and flying saucers; dinosaurs; funny animals; Richard Nixon; kung fu; Hercules; giant monsters; Dracula; and damn near everything else that made '70s schlock entertainment among the most fun stuff ever concocted by the mind of man."
— Publishers Weekly
"Who's the badass brother guarding the ghetto and putting the "graphic" back in the graphic novel? You're damn right - it's the Afrodisiac..."
"Afrodisiac is a fun, funny homage, capturing the feel of the seventies in all its over the top glory."
"Afrodisiac is an extremely handsome book that fosters 10,000 giggles."
— the Comics Reporter
READ an excerpt of the Afrodisiac here.
Created by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca
Published by Adhouse Books
96 - 4C pages
6 " x 9 " HC
$14.95 US funds
Diamond Order Code: OCT09 0658
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