What EROSTIKA is: The weirdly attractive culture created by the Mondo films of the 1970s shot across the popular imagination only to vanish in the space of a few short years. In order to hit it big, there are certain rules to be respected, and the surest shortcut to success has been to follow in the footsteps of another. So, take a lesson from the countless exploitation flics of the 1970s: to succeed takes money. And the rules for raising it have not changed very much at all. It is a totally shameless, dirty and obscene undertaking. Let me repeat: shameless, dirty and obscene. Ah, the very words that resonate for me when I consider the drawings of Rockin’Jelly Bean! His work speaks to a more fundamental human desire than even money. Yes, you know what I mean. I know that I am not the only one to have been moved in this way as the work of Rockin’Jelly Bean rocks and rolls on, leaving us struggling to keep up, slack-jawed. What turn will his next work take? How will he find new ways to surprise us? It's enough to set off the kind of crazy imaginings that can only end in orgasm. Relax, brothers and sisters, our immediate answer is here in “Erostika.”To go there, is to take in hand Rockin'Jelly Bean's latest work, and what, I ask, could be better than that? From the bottom of my heart I welcome the opening of “Erostika.” And, if you’ll permit me, I would like to come back from beyond the grave to say simply this: Arigato.