By Jess Fink. Published by Top Shelf.
Hardcover, 141 pages, B&W, 2011.
1885: an age of industrial revolution and sexual frustration. Pricilla is a woman with needs, and her inventor husband Robert is a little too busy with his experiments to keep her fully satisfied. Science to the rescue! With a few gears and springs, the proper appendages, a little lubrication, and a lot of love, Chester 5000 is born! He's the perfect tool for the job... but what if Chester is more than just a machine? What are the consequences of trying to engineer love?
A vintage delight for adult readers of all stripes, Jess Fink’s Top Shelf debut reads like a whimsical love-child of steampunk, silent film and erotic comics.
CHESTER 5000: Because sometimes love comes with detachable body parts.
Winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series!
"Liquid and elegantly stylized." — Alan Moore
“Chester 5000 is everything I wish I could be in a robot boyfriend and Jess Fink is everything I wish I could be as an artist. This is the most sexcellent book you will ever read.” —Rich Stevens, author of Diesel Sweeties
“Is there any finer thing than a gorgeously drawn and visually engaging sexy-Victorian steam-punk robo-love story? Chester 5000 is absolutely wonderful, custom-built for your (reading) pleasure.” — Lucy Knisley, author of French Milk
"Fink’s gorgeous, clean-lined art is a good fit for some unashamedly dirty content... Fink’s storytelling is as likely to pluck on your heartstrings as get you all steamed up." — The Guardian
"A naughty tale of true romance." — io9
"Like the works produced during the high point of the adult film industry, Chester 5000has both a narrative and a heart... fluid and cute." — Paste
"Both sexy and charming. This is pornography with a heart." — The AV Club
"[Chester 5000] spins male vibrator anxiety (I’ve been replaced by a machine!) into a fantasia about women asserting control over their own orgasms." — Burnaway
"A woman-friendly, couple-friendly book destined to become a perennial in sex-positive toy and book stores." — The Comics Journal
"Delightfully playful... a genuinely beautiful piece of erotica so evidently drawn with love by a comicbook creator unafraid to concoct something that would arouse women like herself every bit as much as men." — Page 45
"This is the kind of book that makes me ecstatic to read comics." — Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading