THE JACK KIRBY OF PORN: CELEBRATING THE HAPPY HUNKS OF TOM OF FINLAND
By Andrew Wheeler
The Finnish postal service launched its most successful limited edition stamps of all time last week — featuring a pair of pertly muscular buttocks and a naked man being straddled by a biker. Advance orders for the stamp came in from 178 countries worldwide, and people lined up on launch day like the stamps had an Apple logo on them.
The reason for the stamps’ appeal — beyond the objective appeal of buttocks — was the artist responsible, one of the nation’s most successful comic book creators: the legendary homoerotic artist Tom of Finland. In the first of a very important series of articles exploring comics’ treatment of hot dudes, which we’re calling ‘The New Hotness’, ComicsAlliance explores the work and legacy of Tom.
We are reworking the first chapter of the comic. Here´s a sketch for one of the first pages.
As you can see we’re having a blast.
My mates are making the most awesome Norse mythology comic, Vei! I got to see the first pages penciled today. Looks flippin’ amazing!
Drawing another The Phantom comic. It’s my forth. This how my pencils look. Quite rough, huh? I wanna keep them loose so that the inks are fresh and lively, not just traced over detailed pencils.
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Hi! Sure! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you what you want.
I also sell originals, drawn and inked pages from my comics.
Cheers, Kim W.
If only there’d been an hour more of shit this great in that movie.
This could be my romantic horror graphic novel, Alena, boiled down to one picture!
Yes, we’re still making a movie of it. The casting is almost done and we start filming in October. It will be the utmost ultimate awesomeness!
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Comic book artist and all-round hunkalicious friend Kim W Andersson.
I want to live in here! Or at least have some “Secret compartments” or a “Concealed blaster cannon” in my flat.
EDIT: Here’s a bigger version!
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Taking a day or two of from working on the Alena-movie and getting back to my sci-fi comic. Had a look thru all the scripts, notes and sketches. Compiling the best ideas. Found this pic, above!
I’m not sure what story is gonna be the first book. I think I’ll make a short one while figuring it out, I miss drawing!
Lisa’s role on The Simpsons is a natural fit for episodes where the writers want to ground the show in emotional reality. For some, that makes her something of a killjoy, a too-rational counterpoint to Springfield’s broader comic insanity. And in 25 years, she, like every other member of the family, has certainly seen those qualities exaggerated in unflattering ways. But there’s a reason why Lisa is at the center of some of the show’s most affecting episodes (especially with Yeardley Smith as her voice)—of all the myriad residents of Springfield, Lisa is the most alone.
Sure, her family loves her—in their way—but her intelligence sets her apart, even as the little girl in her wants nothing more than to be one of the crowd. Lisa appeals to every viewer who looks at the craziness and boorishness of a loud, dumb world and longs to both transcend it and be embraced by it. And since Springfield is our world, only exponentially crazier and more boorish, Lisa’s isolation is even more profound —
The Simpsons: “Summer Of 4 Ft. 2” · TV Club · The A.V. Club (via wilwheaton)
Hmm… I’m starting to think that my new Sci-fi comic is pretty much Lisa Simpson in space.