What Is Obscenity?
What Is Obscenity? is the forthcoming manga memoir of Japan's greatest manko (pussy) artist and feminist hero Rokudenashiko, who has been arrested twice on chargest of obscenity for making 3D printed pussy art. Book description from The Comics Reporter:
What Is Obscenity? The True Story Of A Good For Nothing Artist And Her Pussy, Rokudenashiko (translation by Anne Ishii), Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins (Editors), Chip Kidd (cover), softcover, 168 pages, 9781927668313, May 2016, $20.
Rokudenashiko’s mission is to demystify female genitalia, a mission that has led to a vulva-shaped kayak and her arrest.
A graphic memoir of a good-for-nothing Japanese artist who has been jailed twice for so-called acts of obscenity and the distribution of pornographic materials yet continues to champion the art of pussy. In a society where one can be censored, pixelated and punished, Rokudenashiko asks what makes pussy so problematic?
Edited by Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins and translated by Ishii, a writer, translator and proprietor of the gay manga paraphernalia brand MASSIVE, and with a cover by Chip Kidd, arguably the most well-known and influential designer of the past two decades. This is an incredible package for an incredible story.
Rokudenashiko (“good-for-nothing girl” or “bad girl”) is a Japanese sculptor and mangaka. She is known for her series of decorated vulva moulds, orDeco-Man, a portmanteau of “decorated” and “manko,” which is Japanese slang for vagina. The moulds have taken the shape of dioramas, kawaii characters and a kayak based on a 3D scan of her genitalia, which she dubbed the “pussy boat.” The scan led to her arrest in 2014 for alleged violation of Japanese obscenity laws.