Bound, by Gina Biggs, one of the launch titles at Filthy Figments
Gina Biggs is the creator of the super-girly romance webcomic Red String, so it’s not surprising that when she turns her hand to porn, she tags her site “The Sweet Spot for Smut.” Biggs is teaming up with Jennie Breeden (The Devil’s Panties), Robin Edwards (Cardboard Angel), Amy Stoddard (Patches), Kittyhawk (Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki) and Megan Gedris (I Was Abducted by Lesbian Pirates from Outerspace) to launch Filthy Figments, a subscription-only adult webcomics site. For $4.99 a month (discreetly recorded on your credit card statement with the verbal equivalent of a plain brown wrapper), subscribers get access to 100 pages of all types of adult comics, plus about 30 pages a month in new material, doled out in weekly updates.
Biggs, Edwards, and Stoddard are all members of the Strawberry Comics collective, which focuses on teen-friendly shoujo manga comics, so it does seem a little strange to see the sample of Biggs in adult mode. Strange… but sort of nice. Gedris is the edgiest one of the bunch, and it will be fun to see what she comes up with. The collective caters to a variety of tastes, but the fact that they describe them as hetero, yaoi, and yuri suggests that a manga sensibility will prevail.