Awwwwww yeah 1880s. Preview of part of a page for G. D. Falksen’s Ouroboros Cycle Book 2!
I’m using brand new equipment for this book, which I’m very excited about. A Yiynova tablet and vector-based Mischief. I’ll still be doing some fine edits (rescaling, fills, etc) in Photoshop since Mischief is a very young program and still needs to become a bit more robust, but it’s SO much better for smooth inking and nice fine detail.
Birthday Celebrations. October 2012.
Well well if it isn’t last Hallowe’en!! <3
random stuff! (from the top left) Brothel Madam, Your Concerned Cousin, Lady Prostitute, Lady Satyr, and Dragon Girl.
Some Mischief doodles! (rudies in that second one)
Russian émigré and longtime New Yorker Fyodor Pavlov's art inhabits a palace of old-school aestheticism with a cock-shaped summerhouse. His elegantly erotic entry for Queerotica reveals the silent secret life of a Gentleman and his ever loyal butler. You can find Pavlov and his husband Lawrence Gullo on their website and store or webcomic, or peak behind the curtain of his tumblr for illustrations, performance photos, comics and costumes.
Lawrence Gullo is an illustrator, puppeteer, and performance artist who has studied in the UK and Czech Republic. His dream-like story “The Fisherman” weaves anew the ancient story of romance on and under the sea. Together with his husband Fyodor, he crafts a deliriously fashionable lost GLBT history in their webcomic Baritan Boy. You can also find him on their shared website, or store, or follow his personal tumblr for all a manner of saucy sketches and fanart.
Me and m’colleague’s work in Queerotica!
I kind of want the fisherman and merman story to be a full fledged episodic comic. Is that bad? Maybe I’ll slip it into Baritarian folklore. The fisherman is an example of the river nomads, who I’m pleased to say are now protected from unlawful deportation and racist violence by a slightly more enlightened government.
Performer profile #8: Lewd Alfred Douglas
We asked him what his space related pop culture favorites were:
”TV - I have a soft spot in my heart for Gene Roddenberry, who always depicted the future with rich diversity and an abhorrence for prejudice. He intended there to be LGBT characters in Star Trek before he died, and I’m still waiting for the powers that be to fulfill his intentions beyond mere subtext. I grew up on TNG which is an amazing mix of political drama, existential philosophy, and buffoonery. FILM - Barbarella. It’s campy and verges on soft core porn, but those costumes, oh my lord. BOOK - Transmetropolitan is pure nourishment for any hardcore cynic. It paints a very possible future filled with consumerism and corruption, but also an intensely fascinating and diverse human community. You’ve got to love a villain who describes himself as an ‘alien love messiah’ and requires intercourse 6 times a day.”
Don’t miss him spinning interstellar tunes this Saturday! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/506836
it’s my dumb face and body!
Woops I forgot this one. A very silly and camp 8th Doctor.
Living Statue Galatea and I at the Doctor Who Drink N Draw in Brooklyn! 8th Doctor and Weeping Angel. (And a K-9!)
This is my new favourite wig. We maaaaaaaaay be tempted to do a Gaius Baltar and Number Six version of this shoot.
Fundraising so that our two Russian LGBTQ colleagues can make a documentary film about LGBTQ young people struggling under Putin’s recent anti-gay legislation.
LGBTQ children are in need of a voice - they deserve to have their stories told, their lives, culture, and history respected. This is a great campaign and I KNOW we can fund it, friends. 4 days left to help Russia’s LGBTQ children with this project! They are so close to their goal!
I’ve just contributed $90. Go forth!
another mischief doodle - this time using my freaking amazing new Yiynova tablet! Mmmmmmm scaly!
GKE was a whirlwind. My first time hosting on my very own, so much fund with all m beloved kitten Mollies, and our best show yet, I think! Our burlesque show packed an entire hotel conference room, and the Chthulu dinner entertainment was roundly praised by the attendees for the storytelling - which is pleasantly surprising! The dancers are stripping, and it’s their writing and dramatic readings that get compliments? I’m honored to host such talent.
With so much to work and fun to be had, I hardly had the time to document any of it, but here are some silly snapshots from our resident hotel room brothel!
Just when I was thinking ‘crumbs, illustrator isn’t that good for illustrating…’ Mischief comes along. Woo!
So have a demon boy doodle! (to make up for those angels I posted)
Oh you know. Angel stuff.
cemetary-for-alive-people asked: Does the Baritaria of "Baritarian Boy" have anything to do with the Baritaria from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Gondoliers?"
Thanks for your question - Yes!
The Gondoliers was written when King Valliet I had returned to the throne, and Baritaria had joined Europe’s royal family network again. They received it as a sort of “welcome back” gift. The Barataria in Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera is a satire of Baritaria’s sometimes frivolous and fickle outlook on politics. The pair of gondoliers ruling as one joint king is a bit of a wink to Baritaria’s strong homosexual kings who would give their lovers important stations in the government, and almost rule jointly. It is also true to life in that Valliet’s ancestral line did include a pair of Italian brothers who were brought to court on the assumption that they were members of the royal family taken during the chaos of the Inquisition. Since their claims to royal blood were shaky at best, the crown did impose a mandatory match with a fully vetted pair of blueblood princesses.
They did bring many Italians to the Baritarian court, and the two countries have enjoyed a strong bond ever since. In fact, it is the first country Valliet fled to after the Revolution of 1868.
My favourite bit of satire in The Gondoliers is the line “Away we go to a balmy isle” - which I assume is the Italians supposing that since ‘Barataria’ is an island, it must be a shimmering, temperate, Mediterranean one. Of course, we know Baritaria is far from Balmy and has some of the most dreadful winters outside of the Russian Empire.