“Don’t call it porno!”
Italian cartoonist Nik Guerra was profiled by comics news site Comics Beat. In an interview conducted by Alex Dueben, Nik talks about his start in comics, his inspiration for Magenta, his pin-up style and more.
Dueben writes, “It’s wonderful to discover that the comic is far less exploitive and sensational than many mainstream comics.”
Read a short excerpt below:
In NBM’s new graphic novel, Magenta: Noir Fatale, Italian writer and artist Nik Guerra gives the oft-maligned profession a sense of beauty and dignity, using the pornographic culture as a backdrop for a 1960s murder mystery. Perhaps because it’s not trying to be cheap, but every angle, every outfit, every artistic choice is one consciously made. It’s a thoughtful, well-constructed story which may not be for everyone, but for fans of Sin City and other dark crime stories who don’t mind that there’s more sex than violence, Magenta might be the book you’ve been waiting for.
The full interview “Don’t Call it a Porno, Nik Guerra Takes On Mystery and Sensuality in ‘Magenta: Noir Fatale’” can be seen on The Beat website.
For previews and more, visit our Eurotica page.
Nik’s take is similar to the Eurotica motto, “comics that are shameless, not shameful.”