Tomorrow is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day. So that... got me thinking.
I mean... look. I could of gone with one of the national holidays for today, like, say... National Chocolate Covered Nut Day.
But, hey. You know me...
Do you really want me to be posting pictures for National Chocolate Covered Nut Day?
I think not.
And honeys... you do not want to know what sprang into my sick little mind. Uh-uh.
Another choice? National Clam Chowder Day. And, well... didn't we just celebrate that (National Chili Sauce Day?) Sort of the same thing, when you think about it... the way I think about it.
So, I decided to take a look at what's on the plate for tomorrow... and I saw this - National Tell A Fairy Tale Day.
Well, honeys... we gay folk, as a culture... we got all sorts of fairy tales. I mean drag queens are the living embodiment of magic. And if those circuit boys aren't from Peter Pan's Lost Boys gang... then why the hell they never grow up?
And as far as stories go, we have our tropes and they take the form of... yep, you guessed it, gay porn.
Now... I am going to warn you.
And there are, indeed, on-going gay porn tropes that have some folks scratching their heads and... throwing fits. Seems some of the things gay folk find sexy can be taken out of context and termed perverse! (SAY WHAT?)
So, for today's post, I wanted to share the work of Josman. I think his artwork is amazing. However, it wasn't until I started putting his stuff side by side that I started to recognize a particular theme.
As I put this collection together, I had to remind myself... this is fantasy. These are gay fairy tales.
If you don't agree... I understand. But this is the stuff of make believe. The reality? Well, it looks nothing like this, hons... trust me on that, from personal experience.
I did do a little research on Josman. It seems he used to have a regular comic called Hand Jobs which stopped publishing new material years and years ago. The ones here are mostly from 2003 and 2004. Someone else mentioned that they believed his work was now licensed by a pay site and that is the reason that new material has not been forthcoming.
One thing I did learn? I am not alone when it comes to having qualms about his artwork. A couple of blogs praise his work, but then also cop to feeling a bit skeezy about enjoying it.
To each their own.
With that said, here is a small collection from the talented hands of Josman.