無残絵展 (exhibition of cruel images) – cruel and beauty –
February 19th (Tue) – March 3rd (Sun)
Vanilla Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
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Artists: Gengoroh Tagame, Hajime Sorayama, Hiroaki Samura, Shintaro Kago, Shou Tajima and others
with special exhibition – Bloody Ukiyoe of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Fee: 500 yen
Talk Show: Violence & Catharsis of Tukioka Yoshitoshi’s works
Gengoroh Tagame & Kenji Hinohara (chief curator of Ota Memorial Museum of Art)
February 23rd 17:30 – 19:00 (door open 17:20)
Fee: 2,000 Yen (+ 1 drink) [ticket purchase]
And Badi magazine ends on this issue. There is my interview too.
I had been publishing my gay adult comics on the magazine for almost 25 years, include The Silver Flower, The House of the Brutes, Endless Game, Fisherman’s Lodge, Father and Son in Hell, Country Doctor, Slave Training Summer Camp, Planet Brobdingnag, The Contracts of the Fall, etc, etc…
And to publish I Became A Bitch Of My Best Friend’s Dad may be the last time what my adult gay comics is published on gay magazines in Japan. There is no more gay magazines where I can publish my gay erotic comic. Sabu was gone, G-men was gone, Nikutaiha was gone, and finally Badi is gone.
Then, I’m going to look for some independent ways to publish my gay erotic arts. I’m afraid that I can’t say when and how I can start it regularly, but on most recent, There is a plan to release a new comic book as my private publishing on Yaro Fest on May 26th. E-book edition of it will be also available online, at Gengoroh Tagame’s Booth, soon after the event.
Thank you for supporting my gay erotic works on gay magazines for more than 30 years, and I appreciate your continuing support.
And January 25, the last issue of Badi magazine will be on sale. On this issue, Badi closes their 25 years history. My latest gay adult comic ‘親友の親父に雌にされて I Became A Bitch Of My Best Friend’s Dad’ will be also concluded.
By the end of Badi magazine, I finally lose all printed medias where I can publish gay adult comics as a job. All gay and BL magazines those I had been able to publish my gay adult works for over 30 years, like Sabu, G-men, Badi, SM-Z, Kinniku-otoko, Nikutai-ha… are gone. After the end of Badi, there will be only one gay magazine Samson what is specific for fat and old men only in Japan. Now I’m feeling like I’m watching the end of the era of Japanese gay magazines.
So I have to quit to be a professional gay adult comic artist from this January. Of course I wish to do my gay adult works in some independent ways like private publishing, fan supporting service or gallery exhibitions, but to keep the same pace as before must be hard. From now on, I have to set to draw all ages comics as my primary job, and will draw gay adult comics in my spare time. My publishing pace of gay adult works would be much less than before. I am very sorry for that and ask for your understanding.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Pot Publishing
Language: Japanese, English
Product Dimension: 14.8 x 21.0 cm
Price: 4,500 Yen (+ tax)
Includes over 170 plates of beautiful gay erotic drawings & paintings by Seiji Inagaki, George Takeuchi, Daisuke Takakura, Ryoji Minakage, Setsu Suzuki, Minoru Toyama and Gym.
Introduction by Dr. Kevin Clerk (Berlin Gay Museum), History of gay erotic art in Japan (part 3: from late 80’s to now) by Gengoroh Tagame. All texts are written in both of Japanese and English.
Dirty Pictures – Gengoroh Tagame Solo Exhibition (HIV prevention update project U=U PROJECT Exhibition)
November 17 – December 16, 2018
At Community Center dista in Osaka
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 17:00–22:00pm
*Closed on November 30 (Friday)
Gengoroh Tagame Sketchbook is now available on MASSIVE web store.
Packed with dozens of original drawings, sketches, and black and white illustrations, the Gengoroh Tagame Sketchbook from MASSIVE GOODS demonstrates why Tagame-san is the master of gay erotic art. These pencil and ink sketches– depicting rope-bound BDSM scenarios, hot homoerotic desire, and fantasies that range from the historical to the sci-fi– provide a glimpse into Tagame’s process and underscore the artist’s unparalleled draftsmanship.
Beautifully produced with a striking cover design by Chip Kidd, this collection brings together the sketches behind a variety of beloved images spanning Tagame’s decades-long career, recognizable from book covers, gay magazines, gallery walls, manga, and T-shirts– as well as works that have never been printed in any publication. Dive deep into the depths of Tagame’s artwork and find out why he has been celebrated and recognized around the world.
Copyright 2018 Gengoroh Tagame
Page Count: 80 pages
Dimensions: 7.25″ x 10.25″
Pub Date: October 2018
Cover Design: Chip Kidd
Production Assistance: John Kuramoto
Printed in the United States
18+ Adult Content