Writer Legs McNeil followed up his definitive 1996 oral history on the secret origins of punk, “Please Kill Me,” with another oral history, this time connecting the ubiquitous Mafioso dots behind the porn scene, among other things, mob hit per bloody mob hit. Read how money made from “Deep Throat” (1972) spawned the mob-run production company that distributed runaway success “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974). Read from the actual mouths of the people who lived through it, lurid tales of Times Square’s 42nd street pre-AIDS/pre-Disneyfication Sodom & Gomorrah, back when for just a buck you could get what was called a “boxed lunch” where you’d stand in line to eat out up-&-cumming starlets swabbing themselves with baby-wipes readying up for the next customer (the origins of lap-dancing according to Annie Sprinkle). Another page-turner from the guy that helped coin the term “punk rock.” Co-written by Jennifer Osborne with Peter Pavia. Original header for the 2006 Montreal Mirror publication of this comic strip book review: “(Venereal) Warts & All!” (To see full-sized, keep clicking on the image to open it in a new window & use the magnify function).
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.