chance for the intimate wink, the naughty smile, “Erotisme
du Dimanche”, in french,“Sunday Eroticism”
was sold at fairs, a collection of objects which could be
exaggeratedly or savagely sexual and childishly naive at the
same time, objects which were handcrafted , as they were barred
from the mass-production market.
Objects like the phallic glass bottles filled
with milk with which girls were sprinkled in parties of the
´30´s to the ‘60’s.
Or the sexy doll which, swaying automatically,
shakes drinks and cocktails at a bar, a toy meant for adults,
product of the development of the massive Japanese toy industry.
Or the female-shaped radio which is tuned in by turning its
But these were merely marginal products,
and consumer fantasies left behind industrial zeal. Alongside
the irreverence for untouchable icons and heroes, displayed
by “Tijuana Bibles” in the field of comics, the
artisan author was motivated by the irresistible temptation
of providing superheroes with attributes which, although never
portrayed before, were n ot less heroic.