Sibylline and various artists including Dave McKean
10 hot stories about first times. From having sex to having a very different sexual experience such as going beyond the couple, or the woman strapping it on for her man, or… all from the point of view of women and all written by a French woman with some decidedly spicy ideas about sex! All rendered by leading European artists, including Cyril Pedrosa (Three Shadows), Olivier Vatine (Aquablue) and most of all, the great Dave McKean! A beautifully stylish yet unabashedly hardcore collection of true erotica presented in a handsome jacketed edition by artists who are doing this for the… first time.
"All are splendidly achieved-graceful undulating linework, unabashed nakedness, form and function in persuasive detail. But despite the explicit visuals, romance - lust as well as affection - makes all the encounters thoroughly humane, tender and endearing."
-RC Harvey, Rants & Raves
"The book's overall delivery is unusually mature and engrossing for the genre, making First Time a worthy addition to any serious graphic novel collection."
"*** 1/2" -Comics Buyers Guide
“Ever get a box of Godiva chocolates at Valentine’s, in the lovely, red, velvety, heart-shaped box? Yeah, it was totally like that. So, inside the book? Ten little gems of naughty visual pleasure. All of the art, rendered in black and white, is suited to each story, each line and curve rendered with what looks like loving detail. On the whole, a very … satisfying read.” -Sequential Tart
See her interview on Sequential Tart
“The art is always interesting. Three out of five Tonys.”
Tony Isabella, Comics Buyers Guide
"There’s a difference between erotica and porn. For those who want a definitional difference, here is mine: porn is nothing but pure sex, a visceral jolt meant for immediate arousal. Erotica, while flush with sex, has more; more story, more character, more than just the base drive for arousal and orgasm. Erotica engages the mind as well as the body. FIRST TIME is damned fine erotica."
-Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room.com
“Sibylline imbues each short with a clear and strongly realized emotional core. Most enjoyable, nearly every story paints sex as a positive, joyful experience. There’s no shame or humiliation here, as nine of the women (unfortunately, not the doll) are willing partners in each act, and everyone comes out of their experiences richer for it. It’s frank, it’s fun, it’s a little messy and awkward; in short, First Time is a little like its subject matter. Apparently, comics are the vanguard of quality porn which is cool, because honestly, porn never suffers in any economy.” -Newsarama.com
“Manages to be frank in its depiction of physical sexuality without becoming pornographic, resulting in a charming ‘adults only’ anthology. This is highly recommended for readers looking for something erotic yet artistic and emotionally involving.”
"A delicate dissection of sex in graphic form. These private moments are written and drawn by some extremely talented creators. From the first time one has sex, to the first menage a trois, to the first trip to a sex shop, the first use of a sex doll, to an x-rated sketch story by the one and only Dave McKean: these stories handle these intimate moments with maturity, showing that even sex stories can have some heft to them. "
8 1/2 x 11, 112pp. B&W jacketed hardcover, $19.95