Thursday, July 20, 2006

Anyone Remember "Tijuana Bibles"?

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In a bookstore yesterday I was browsing a book devoted to "Tijuana Bibles" and it reminded me that those things were the first real pornography I ever saw in my life. If you're not familiar with them, "Tijuana Bibles" were nasty little 8 page comic books, very crudely drawn in black and white and only about 2 by 4 inches in size. They were published roughly from the 1930's to the 1950's. Some say they came from Mexico, thus the "Tijuana" part of their name. Actually I believe many were also drawn and published in the United States.

During this time period pornography was strictly illegal in the USA so Tijuana Bibles had to be sold under the counter. The characters in them were movie stars popular at the time (Mae West, Joan Crawford, W.C. Fields etc.), other real life celebrities like Babe Ruth and President Franklin D. Roosevelt and especially comic strip characters (Betty Boop, Blondie and Dagwood, Dick Tracy, Popeye, even Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse!) All of these characters were shown engaged in every sort of sex act imaginable. I imagine millions of boys and men during this era jacked off to these nasty little comic booklets, about the only pornography available unless you had access to stag films which were also totally illegal.

I never saw any of the Tijuana Bibles until I was in high school in the mid 1950's. The kid sitting next to me in my 10th grade Chemistry class (I think his name was Leland) brought a couple of them to school and was looking at them, concealed in his text book. Holy Shit! Instant fucking boner! To this day I remember my dick was throbbing in my jeans and I thought for sure I was going to shoot my wad without even touching it right then and there! Needless to say I didn't pay much attention to what the teacher was saying in class that day.
The comic Leland was looking at had Dagwood fucking and getting sucked off by Blondie and their son Alexander fucking his sister Cookie! Nasty, nasty, nasty! He had another comic book where both Popeye and Wimpy were fucking Olive Oyl. I gave this dude 50 cents in exchange for letting me take the Blondie one home with me and keep it for a couple of days. I showed it to all of my friends and almost wore out my dick jacking off to it!
After returning the now cum stained Blondie comic to Leland I don't believe I ever saw another Tijuana Bible until porn became legal in the early 1970's and reprints were sold in the newly established underground comic book shops. By then they had lost much of their appeal. Pornographic magazines, 8mm. porn movies and professionally drawn full sized XXX rated comic books in color were now available and provided much better inspiration for jacking off than those ancient black and white Tijuana Bibles. Those were nothing more than interesting nostalgia by then and I suppose that's what they remain today. Back in my dad's day and even in my own teen years they were hot stuff though and I suppose for many of us horny young devils an introduction to pornography that we will never forget!


Steph said...

I'll look for them next bookstore trip. Sounds like something the man *yeah, for him!* would get a kick out of.

The beavage video is up on my blog, check it out.

Satan said...

Tijuana Bibles, eh? Sounds like exactly what I've been looking for my whole life.
I'm addicted to jabcomix(.com) but I'd love to have a handheld version.

Thanks for the tip, HOG! ;)

Jess said...

Wow...Dagwood is much more endowed than I thought he would be. And I do believe that Olive may have had a boob job! hehe :p

Dick said...

Hey, these things have been floating around when I was a kid in the 80s! Retro porn is a curiousity of mine and the "Tijuana Bibles" have a special place in my heart. Thanks, as always, for your thoughts!

Horny Old Guy said...

Wow there is more interest in these things than I suspected! The book I mentioned, titled "Tijuana Bibles" (what else?) is worth looking for. It's bargain priced at $5 (formerly $15) at Amazon and may be available even cheaper at some big book stores. It's a "remainder" (closeout) item now.

Yeah Jess I guess Dagwood's big dong is why Blondie stayed with him all those years and if any babe ever needed a boob job it was Olive Oyl.

Actually Dick they go way back to the 20's and judging from the main characters, the 30's and 40's were the prime years. Of course in those years they were strictly underground and under the counter. I'm with you on retro porn. The old black and white stag films (1900-1960), as primitive as they are, interest me too.

Thanks for the comments y'all!