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Small Favors, by Colleen Coover

[fa icon="calendar"] May 16, 2017 11:03:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn

If you're in the market for an erotic comic that is surprisingly cute, SMALL FAVORS may be the book for you. If you want depth and nuance? Probably not.

Topics: lesbian, erotica, review

Small Favors Cover
Title: Small Favors
Creators: Color: Black and White
Romanceiness: Romantic Elements
Heat: NSFW
Tags: lesbian erotica
Where to Buy or Read:

Oni Press

Amazon

Synopsis from the Creator:

Small Favors, the critically-acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover, is back in print in a deluxe hardcover edition! Join Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibbil in fun, erotic adventures sure to make you blush. This omnibus edition includes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction.

Love In Panels' Review:

SMALL FAVORS appears on almost every list I've seen of sex-positive comics. It was just re-released by Oni Press/Limerence as a deluxe hardcover edition, so I read this book "for research." Before I go any further, you should know that this is essentially a really cute porn comic with a romantic subplot. If that sounds like your cup of comic tea, you'll probably love it.

The Art:

As Kelly Sue DeConnick says in the foreward, SMALL FAVORS is unapologetically cute. The protagonist, Annie, is assigned a guardian (who is sort of her conscience?) to keep her from masturbating. The guardian, Nibbil, is maybe 6 inches tall but eventually learns to scale herself up to human-size. With the exception of the bonus color comic at the end of this book, the pages are drawn in black and white, with limited shading. It's surprising at times how cute the art is in contrast to how dirty the characters are being. It can be a little jarring, but eventually you just roll with it.

The Story:

The book is a couple hundred pages, but the plot could be summed up in about 20. Annie and Nibbil fall in love, they make friends, those friends fall in love... It's the plot equivalent of chocolate cake. It's sweet and satisfying, but you'll wonder how you ate the entire piece in one sitting.