Never mind that he’s fat, unmuscled, and bald. Homer Simpson doesn’t know he doesn’t conform to beauty standards and receives exclusively positive reinforcement from his sole sex partner, and so he lives a life akin to Adam’s; free from sexual shame and stigma.
Bruno B.’s work is a part of the Tom of Finland canon and is significant in its sexualizing of bara-type masculine bodies in Handjobs and other publications.
I feel better when I don’t think too hard about what’s truly being conveyed in setting this scene in lockup. Or in fetishizing convicts and criminals in the way they’re fetishized here. Or in the reasons Josman found it necessary to the story for the conspicuously white/blonde and bald prisoner to refer to it as his “big white cock.”
Matt’s muscle men inhabit a world that reeks so hard of testosterone and sperm, that you can almost smell it when you’re studying these drawings (and quite literally smell it, if like me, you also can’t stop jacking your dong to these arts). They use sex in a myriad of ways to show affection, to show respect, and most often just to experience pleasure.
“It all began when we used to write each other bedtime stories and hide them under each other’s pillows so we could discover them when we went to bed. In April 1991 we had enough of these stories to photocopy them at work, bring them home, and fold and staple them together into crude magazines.”
Even the plumber who fixes your toilet has massive pecs of granite and a Julia Roberts Smile in Josman’s gay comic world. I’ve been avoiding this entry in the Josman canon because I thought I had already published it. But, as it turns out, the story I published was actually a different story about plumbing, […]