It does feel odd posting this on a Sunday. I finished this last night on the porch of the Tom of Finland Foundation House.
I sometimes wonder if I loose readers when I post men in bondage or fetish gear. From my point of view, it doesn’t really matter. If you’re a woman into Female Domination, a guy in bondage may be exactly what you’re in the mood to see. Sherry did admit to me that she’d like to see more male artwork on the walls, and that does sound like a good idea.
Does it make you gay to look at men in bondage? With my extra sarcastic keyboard, I smite the and say yes. Yes you are gay. Savor it! Look at this guy’s engorged tapersnout! You can’t take your eyes off it! Bathe in it’s cocky glory!
Fuck it, on Tom of Finland’s honor, I’m just going to make this all about guys.
Now that I’ve made you a queer kinkster. It’s your duty to visit the Tom of Finland Art Fair next year. See, I can segway after all.
I’m recovering nicely from volunteering. I’d have gone to day two, but have the driving gig on my plate today. I will admit, the art fair was absolutely not what I thought it would be. The plan turned out to place the artists throughout the gardens of the foundation house, including the terraced back section. Scattered among the bushes, roses, and lemon trees were clown porn, reels of manly photos, gay manga, and buttloads of artwork featuring men whipping it out and stuffing it where the sun don’t shine.
Wow, I forgot I had this. Damn, I could sell a painting of this guy.
Now, we don’t have Indian summers in Southern California. We have Trail of Tears, Wounded Knee summers. It was 100 degrees in the village of Silverlake. We found ourselves repeatedly hiking up and down the steps to deliver metal displays, seek out electrical sources, and other errands. The most bizarre was when Durk, the foundation’s legendary leader, wanted a canopy built on one of the middle terraces so patrons could relax in the shade. It turned out to be a stone soup kind of victory as volunteers sought out different supplies and erected a hideway made of metal clamps, salvaged poles, and two fistfuls of nylon zip ties.
Just here for the fuck of it. One of these days I’d like to try this.
And yet, Saturday was a damn success. The heat added a strange exhausted euphoria. The show gathered a good crowd, some beer sales, and some of art sales of course. Rick Castro of Antebellum had one of the best booths exhibiting bondage photos, paintings, and some cooler than cool hand made biker vests from the days of outlaw gay biker gangs
Michael Kirwan was one of the more well known artists of the show, and had plenty of color ink pieces of everyday men with exaggerated features. However, Sean Platter had some of the most interesting comic art there. While I’ve done some BDSM pieces featuring demons, Platter has has taken it to a level that almost makes me want a double shot of holy water before reading his books. Platter’s color work is fantastic and worthy of double and triple takes.
The most interesting part for me came as I was winding down the evening. Crazy Sharon showed up, and we hadn’t seriously hung out and talked since the 90′s. She’s been a longtime supporter of the foundation. I also met a guy named Mike Thorn of Instigator Magazine. He was exhibiting and very proactive in the terraces. We hit it off right away and I bought some magazines. More on that later. At the end, I was kicking back with my sketchpad on the porch with with cool evening breezes, and the conversations seriously got going with Mike, Sharon and other Tom of Finland supporters.
I think it’s time to get this piece finished.
Sharon is a kick, but Michael Thorn is a shotgun with a slight lisp. Highly opinionated, very outspoken, and most of all, right on fucking target with a punch in the shoulder. I learned a lot last night on the porch. It was one of my best nights in a long, long while and an honor.
So, my game plan is to exhibit in 2015. I already have some pieces started, like the devil guy up top, who’s next stop is to become a painting on wood. There’s a lot of work ahead, but I think it will be more than worth it.
Final note, now that you’ve been looking at naked guys and are obviously now gay. Sorry dude, you can’t go back now. Mistress wanted you to be a good cock sucker anyway. But Michael Thorn has this magazine called Instigator, which is full of manly, heavy, fetish, BDSM and hardcore. Thorn describes this as “Alpha Male Fetish,” but any damned good submissive won’t be able to turn away from the dark, deep end of the jizz soaked fetish pool. They can be found at www.instigatormagazine.com, but I suggest buying a copy for the full effect and hardcore advertising.