Comics are cool. My earliest comics were Tintin, Asterix and US imports you’d occasionally find in 2nd hand stores or bookshops if you were lucky. I am a total geek for movie translations like X-Men, Superman, Batman and Hell Boy. The opportunities for slash amongst the extended X-Men team have always been intriguing. Beast bear smexin or Wolverine and Gambit? Merow! Or does the former count as a bit too furry?
I guess my first introduction to erotic comics was through old Penthouse magazines and sneaking a look at Wicked Wanda in the back pages. She was so cool, big hair and boobs and man, she had a nasty streak. I thought she rocked. In later years you got Sweet Chasity but she was not nearly as cool as Wanda. A serious lack of man bits though.
Yaoi is cool (good description of what yaoi is here) but, while I do enjoy reading it, some I have found a bit squiwk as I do like my heros to look like men… you know, chest hair, maybe a beard… sometimes they just look too young and I feel like this. Young man!
Imagine my delight at finding Ismael Álvarez. His work is simply beautiful. He does work for magazines, the internets, comics and commissions. He also has a fotolog which I spent some time looking at..ok a LOT of time. heh. I can only say in my defense I think he is pretty damm hot. Merow. He has a really interesting blog and while rifling through it I discovered he has a really nice lounge with shelves for books, I do have a total book shelf fetish. So off topic…
Now, after viewing all this delicious goodness my question is this. Can you imagine doing something like Laurell K. Hamilton did and turning some m/m ebooks into a graphic novel? With Caution? My Fair Captain? Scarlet and the White Wolf? And not necessarily one artist, there are some stunning works you can check out via here, just be warned there are some rather frank, shall we say, depictions of cock. Srsly, HUge. Keep thinking about this post when I see some of them… ouch! Not sure Nate needs a gihungous one like that, is all I’m saying. There also does seem to be less romance, more of the smexin, and I think they’re missing a niche market, namely me. heh. Not that I don’t like the smex, I so do!
If you’d like to check out some comics and are not sure what to buy check out Gay Comic Geek. He does really cool reviews on youtube of GLBT and Het comics. There are a couple of comic books covered that are not for the feint of heart and some seriously gorgeous art. You can check out Gay Comic Geek’s blog here or on youtube here. So, if you’re not into yaoi but have always had a yen for Batman to be more than friends with Robin, ahem, he might just be worth a nosey!
Here are some other links to GLBT comics online, and ahhh, probably definitely not safe for work. AND not safe at the coffee shop or library either!!!!
Ismael Álvarez – one of my favourites love his beach stuff and YES his fotolog is a must. There is also an english button to convert as he is all the way over in Madrid, Spain.
PL Nunn – yaoi and Superman and Lex??? Also does art for Jet Mykles Heaven Sent Series.
Patrick Fillion – Zahn, Deimos and the very cute Camili-Cat.
Mike – some nice blue things on his blog.
Jet Mykles – all sorts of goodness!
Benoît Prévot – does Angel Face, set in the 1920’s. You can check it out here.
Finally, I totally think this might have to be my new porn icon, borrowed from here.. maybe I need to change it to looking… instead of reading???
Both Ismael Álvarez works posted with permission.