Thickness

Thickness is an anthology of erotic comics co-edited by Michael DeForge and Ryan Sands. Three issues were released in 2011 and 2012, featuring sexy and original comics, strips, and pin-ups by the exciting and challenging indie cartoonists

The original Risograph-printed editions of Thickness are now out of print and unavailable for purcharse. An expanded and collected Thickness anthology is tentatively planned as a forthcoming Youth in Decline release.














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Thickness #1
Issue #1
48 pages, color covers and Risograph-printed interiors

FEATURING
BREEDING SEASON by Katie Skelly
GRANDADDY PURPLE, EROTIC GAMESHOW by Jonny Negron
PEARL DIVERS by Ze Jian Shen
TRAP SHADEZ by Derek Ballard
A new color strip by True Chubbo


Thickness #2
Issue #2
60 pages, color cover and Risograph-printed interiors

FEATURING
UNTITLED by Angie Wang
COLLEGE GIRL BY NIGHT by Michael DeForge
DIRTY DEEDS by Brandon Graham
SLIME WORM by Mickey Zacchilli
EARLY BIRD by Lisa Hanawalt
A new color strip by True Chubbo
A pinup poster by Jillian Tamaki


Thickness #3
Issue #3
80 pages plus a 16pg supplement,
Color covers and Risograph-printed interiors.

FEATURING
30XX by Lamar Abrams
PROTESTPLOITATION by Jimmy Beaulieu
NIGHTCRAWLERS by Edie Fake
THE CHASM by Julia Gfrörer
THE COCKROACH by William Cardini and Sean T. Collins
STANDING OVATIONS by Gengoroh Tagame
A new color strip by True Chubbo
QVIET by Andy Burkholder
A pinup poster by HamletMachine

What people have said about Thickness:

  • "Thickness #2: Top Minicomic of 2012. A truly remarkable achievement: an intelligent, unsettling, erotic, and funny work of pornography–and a work of art, to boot." - Rob Clough, TCJ.com

  • "Speaking of Mr. DeForge – holy shit – I can’t stop looking at his story in the new Thickness – I can’t stop looking at the whole issue more precisely. It’s a perfect object. Editor slash publisher Ryan Sands is a print genius. Students of the form will wanna pick this one up. It’s a clinic on how to print your own magazine and make it look better than anything you could ever get from “professional” printers." - Frank Santoro, TCJ.com

  • "Thickness just might be the anthology to beat. It's fresh and new and full of fascinating work from a bevy of serious talent." - Matt Seneca

  • "Thickness #2 is the real deal: talented, fearless cartoonists working in that viscous red zone of pleasure, terror, filth, and fun where the only thing that matters is what the body does and doesn’t want, and your brain is simply forced to go along for the ride. Bravo, thumbs up, panties down." - Sean T. Collins [Issue One review]

  • "There have been a few porno comic anthologies featuring the work of sensitive artist alt-comickers in the past, but this one's definitely the best. This is a great comic from beginning to end. Most anthologies are full of people whose work isn't worth looking at even once, let alone owning in print but this thing is a true object of beauty." - Nick Gazin, VICE

  • "A proud new graphic (I mean graphic) series of getting down and dirty with a bevy of some of the biggest up and coming talents." — Zack Kotzer, Newsarama

  • "The final issue of "Thickness" may not be the greatest in the series (that honor is left for "Thickness #2"), but in its final iteration the series strips away any semblance of pretense and delivers one of the most beautiful, funny, and disturbing anthologies in many years. In 'Thickness', Ryan Sands and Michael DeForge produced their first definitive work, in what i hope (and expect) to be a continuing series of definitive works by this partnership." - Shawn Starr, The Chemical Box