In Tokyo, it is not an uncommon sight to see respectable employees on their way to work in the subway reading a manga comic with sexual content. Erotic Comics An overview of eroticism and adult pornography in comics In this overview, we will try to give a general survey of comics with adult, sexual and erotic content. Action and adventure-oriented genres were popular at this time, and Fiction House's forte was capable and beautiful female protagonists, working as pilots, detectives, or jungle adventuresses. Overtly feminist and containing much pointed social commentary in addition to character-based humor, Nicole Hollander 's strip Sylvia is distributed nationally by Tribune Media Services , with 19 published books collecting strip selections. Italian artist Franco Saudelli together with his artistic wife Francesca Casotto , who often modelled for him was a master at depicting feet in such a way, that even the ones that have no sexual interest in them, start to understand the fascination some others have. Rights to the strips[ edit ] Historically, syndicates owned the creators' work , enabling them to continue publishing the strip after the original creator retired, left the strip, or died. As a result, cartoonists have less incentive to put great efforts into these panels. Due to the syndicates ' often strict demands on recurring characters and an unwillingness to risk offending readers, some cartoonists have gone into self-syndication to maintain control of their work. Hearst did occasionally work with or pitch ideas to cartoonists, most notably his continued support of George Herriman 's Krazy Kat. This led some cartoonists to resort to double entendre or dialogue children do not understand, as in Greg Evans ' Luann. After the underground scene turned into the alternative scene, women artists continued to focus on autobiographical work, such as Debbie Drechsler Daddy's Girl , , about incest and sexual abuse during childhood and Phoebe Gloeckner Diary of a Teenage Girl , See Wikipedia's guide to writing better articles for further suggestions. Another cartoonist, Grace Wiederseim also known as Grace Drayton and Grace Gebbie ,  worked in a similar vein and, from the s until the s, created a multitude of series with cherubic children bearing names such as Toodles, Dimples, Dolly Dingle, and Dottie Darling. The first strip to feature aging characters was Gasoline Alley.