Meghan Turbitt, "#FoodPorn" (2014)


Don't worry. Or do. The most graphic page of Meghan Turbitt's new comic book, #FoodPorn (2014) has sushi covering all the risky parts. Turbitt says she was inspired to ink the 32-page comic by her dining experiences around her neighborhood in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. A taco vendor's apron, resplendent with bits of spicy food, looks too good not to eat. A rather ugly pizza-tosser becomes more attractive moment by moment as the gorgeous pie he's constructing moves closer to her climactic devouring of it. Here is an artist using comics to do what the medium can do better than nearly any other: allow the creator to follow his or her Id to its absolute expression. Listen and love.

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