Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

The Story of Sex: From Apes to Robots, by Philippe Brenot and Laetitia Coryn

Second frame of third chapter (on Egypt):
This is actually a lot less exciting than it sounds, a brisk history of white people's sexuality (a follow-up volume looks at Asia and Africa) looking also at historical understandings of marriage and other sexual arrangements. Philippe Brenot is a veteran French sexologist who has written two dozen other books on the subject, and artist Laetitia Coryn is a well-known bandes dessinées writer who is also an actor and voiceover artist. It's not especially erotic, though it's certainly descriptive. In general the points landed fairly and not too didactically; but the scope is not particularly broad. Here's one nice frame about religion, sex and St Paul:
You can get it here.

This was my top unread comic in English (though originally in French). Next on that pile is the second volume of Kieron Gillen's Once and Future.
Tags: bookblog 2021, comics, french

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