Edited and introduced by Michael Kupperman
Four Corners Books
315 × 240 mm, 148 pp


In the late 1990s, Michael Kupperman bought a stack of men’s magazines from the 1950s and 1960s. On examining them, he discovered that their original owner had tampered with them, using the contents to form his own hybrid magazines. This reordering, censoring and selecting, made the sensation-crazed originals even stranger. Pirate Nightmare Vice Explosion presents highlights from that collection, and takes place in a murky, monochromatic world where mysterious, energetic sin is always happening behind closed doors. Some of it is factual, some of it smells of heady invention.

Michael Kupperman is an American comic artist and the author ofTales Designed To Thrizzle, Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret and Mark Twain’s Autobiography 1910-2010. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s and Saturday Night Live. His website is michaelkupperman.com

Read Michael’s introduction to the project here.