The etymological base-root of the word genesis is the Greek word for "be born or produced." In Garden of the Flesh, a handy, 96-page, full color comic book with debossed leatherette cover, Gilbert Hernandez follows etymology and goes back to the base-root of genesis in his depiction of practices involved in bringing about "being born or produced," in his take on the first fifth of the book of Genesis (roughly 2: 7 through 9: 1). He wants to remind readers just what the Lord means when s/he proclaims, "Be fruitful and multiply." Doubtless, most readers will have their own ideas about this, and many will find themselves questioning the likeliness of the acts herein depicted, but most will just take it for what it's worth, knowing that that's what "artistic license" is all about, and that depictions of scriptural events have throughout history commonly reflected the then current norms of the society and culture which produced them, and that there is no reason to expect our era to be any different in this regard. As our society and culture finds itself permeated with pornography at this historical juncture, it should come as no surprise to find that popping up in representations of scripture at this time. And, any reader who has a difference of opinion is granted an Artistic License of their own by virtue of their residing in the USA, and so is welcome to go out and create, publish and disseminate their own particular point of view (as Chester Brown has done -- and he lives in Canada!), should they feel strongly about it. Here and now, readers have the option of exploring Gilbert Hernandez's point of view. And, lest the meaning of what's in store here escape anyone reading this, please note that Garden of the Flesh is a publication intended for, and the sale of which is limited to, ADULTS ONLY.