KLAW KLASSIX VOLUME 1: VINTAGE BONDAGE COMIX
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Irving Klaw was the legendary New York-based mail order merchant who, between around 1949 and his eventual prosecution for obscenity in 1966, produced thousands of films, photographic sets and printed booklets based on themes of fetishism, bondage, and sado-masochism. Although best-known for his discovery and promotion of the iconic bondage model Betty Page, Klaw’s greatest legacy undoubtedly lies in his pioneering publishing work in the field of bondage illustration.
Klaw’s earliest bondage art series – which he published as photographs in sets of episodes – were mostly themed around images of girls fighting. But Klaw’s activities soon attracted other artists, such as Eric Stanton and Gene Bilbrew (“Eneg”), who offered work more firmly based on bondage, restraint, and cruelty. The popularity of this type of art was quickly established, and Klaw went on to produce dozens of sets by a whole range of like-minded artists throughout the 1950s.
KLAW KLASSIX is a digital book series which collects some of the most outstanding examples of bondage art and fiction originally published by Klaw.
KLAW KLASSIX VOLUME ONE showcases two of Klaw’s more notorious publications. Concentration Camp Discipline (later renamed as The Devil Of Yochenwald) by the Swiss artist “Jim”, is a sadistic bondage fantasy inspired by the cruelty and crimes of S.S. she-wolf Ilse Koch – known by history as the “Bitch of Buchenwald” – while Stanton’s Bizarre Museum is set in a dungeon-type milieu, where scenes of inspired cruelty and restraint are enhanced by classic horror film iconography. These works remain amongst the true classics of graphic story-telling which combine bondage, cruelty and horror.