XXXenophile is an American comic book series, published by Palliard Press and later Studio Foglio, that is structured as an anthology of whimsical erotic fantasy stories written and penciled by Phil Foglio.
The comic was originally published in 10 comic books, after which the contents were collected into 5 graphic novel compilations. Each graphic novel also added a new story (generally a second look at characters from an earlier story such as the superhero Orgasm Lass and her four-armed male sidekick Foreplay). These new stories were compiled separately in a final, 11th issue of the comic book; since then, a sixth graphic novel (with an all-new story) has been published.
The series was highly acclaimed for both its artwork and story that, while employing sexually explicit content, maintained an artistic quality that many comic book critics felt was superior to the more standard fare of this genre. In the stories of the anthology, Foglio satirizes numerous plot elements of fantasy and science fiction, such as time travel, cloning, robots, deals with the devil, love potions and geas.
Although there are numerous sexual practices portrayed in the series, Foglio's general emphasis throughout is on the enjoyment of sexuality as healthy and natural. This is in sharp contrast with many other erotic comic artists, who focus on the darker aspects of human sexuality.
A collectible card game based on the comic was also created, with game mechanics designed by James Ernest. It was the first adult-themed CCG. In 2001 this game was reworked into a G-rated non-collectible card game called "Girl Genius: the Works" and based on the Foglios' comic Girl Genius.
- XXXenophile at Studio Foglio, Phil and Kaja Foglio's publishing house.
- XXXenophile's CafePress store
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