| Tits & Clits (1973)
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Publisher: Last Gasp
Publication Date: August 1973 - November 1987
Country: United States
This underground comic was erratically produced over some 14 years. All issues except for the last have had two print runs, and images of the first editions of some are exceedingly rare. Print runs varied in size, but seemed to be between 10-20,000. There is a somewhat active re-sale market, making copies of either edition—but especially the first—rather valuable.
It was a co-production of Last Gasp and artist Joyce Farmer's Nanny Goat Productions, although no Nanny Goat logo ever appears on a cover. Indeed, indicia copyright goes to Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevil individually, not their corporate entity. For this reason, we shall consider this an artist-owned Last Gasp production.
Dates given aren't actually cover dates so much as copyright dates. Due to the existence of two editions of most issues, it is possible—but probably unlikely—that the copyright dates given in this database reflect the second edition, rather than the first.
Many of the artists who contributed to Wimmen's Comix also contributed to this work. Its historical distinction is a rather more subtle one than Wimmens, but no less significant. Where Wimmens was the first American comic series featuring only the creative work of women, this is the first wholly creator-owned series by women. Wimmins was a communal work with copyright, and even the editorship, devolving to no individual. Tits & Clits was clearly owned by Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevely. It's also a little different from Wimmens in that it was overwhelmingly, but not wholly, created by women.
Note that Joyce Farmer was credited as "Joyce Sutton" and Lyn Chevely as "Chin Lyvely" throughout this series.
Number of issues cataloged: 13