カテゴリー別アーカイブ: drawing & painting

Queer Pin-Ups Cards

Queer-Pin-Ups-Card-BoxQueer-Pin-Ups-Card-Tagame
The playing card deck with sexy illustrations by various LGBTQ comic artists including my drawing will be on sale! Now available pre-order.

A sexy deck of 54 playing cards by LGBTQ cartoonists, including cards by Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Gengoroh Tagame, Ariel Schrag, Maurice Vellekoop, Diane DiMassa, Robert Kirby, Cristy C. Road, Eric Orner, Carrie McNinch and more! A limited edition fundraising item for the Queers & Comics LGBTQ cartoonists’ conference in May 2015.

NOTE: This item is available for pre-order. Cards will ship at the start of March.

You can order it from here. Don’t miss it!
And I’m going to join Queers & Comics 2015 on May in New York. 😉

Big Gym original free calendar

B3mFy7xCIAA0BP-
Japanese gay shop BIG GYM will start a campaign of free calendar of 2015. 12 artists, Kasuhide Ichikawa, Inuyoshi, Seizoh Ebisubashi, Poosuke Kumada, Kei Chang, Kohinata, Jiraiya, Gengoroh Tagame, Naoki Tatsuya, Kuro Nohara, Go Fujimoto and moriuo, drew new illustrations for it.
The calendar is CD size, and will be passed out on each month separately. To get it, you have to do shopping more than 1,000 yen at Big Gym. The distribution days are 1 and 16 on each month, in order of arrival. I am sorry but mail order is out of this service.
The first date of the distribution is December 1, 2014. You can get a calendar of January 2015 with an illustration of Kuro Nohara, plus an acrylic case to put your collection in.
Who draws an illustration for which month? It’s a secret until previous month. I’ll announce my turn when the time comes. 😉

EXHIBITION: The Art of Love in the Time of Geishas, in Paris

スクリーンショット(2014-11-06 2.55.08)
EXHIBITION: The Art of Love in the Time of Geishas (L’Art de l’amour au temps des Geishas)
At la Pinacothèque de Paris, from 06 November 2014 to 15 February 2015.
Some of my original drawings are exhibited on the show. If you are in Paris, please come to see! 😉
http://www.pinacotheque.com/no_cache/en/home/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/the-art-of-love-in-the-time-of-geishas.html
Many thanks for Paola and Carolina.
dissolve

My interview and drawings on NakedButSafe magazine

nakedbutsafe1nakedbutsafe2nakedbutsafe3
My interview and several drawings are featured on the magazine, NakedButSafe #7. It is Greek photography based fashion and art magazine, and is available worldwide.
The article is total 12 pages, and I think that the interview is good and is well worth reading.
The magazine itself is very beautiful and cool too. If you are good in English, please get your copy from their website!
http://nakedbutsafe.com/
nakedbutsafe4nakedbutsafe5nakedbutsafe6

‘Heroes in Peril’ from Class Comics

HIP_vol1_2UC
Class Comics released gay erotic art pin-up collection in American comic style, Heroes in Peril, in two volumes, in PDF format.
The books include many full color illustrations of Class Comics’ heroes ‘in Peril’ by around 60 artists from the globe.
I joined this project, and draw one color illustration of ‘Deimos’ in peril, and it was published on Volume 2. (Sneak preview is below!)
deimos
More detail and to purchase, please see the link below!

Here is the overview.
http://www.classcomics.com/ccn/2014/08/heroes-in-peril-volumes-1-and-2-now-available/

Here is direct link to the page of Volume 2.
http://www.classcomics.com/cart/product.php?productid=333

New art book, Raunch

Raunch cover
New art book Raunch came from Bruno Gmünder. The book includes many wonderful ‘raunch’ images by near 40 artists/studios, include my one.
IMG_4231
And I could meet Andrea Madalena, Italian artist who joins this book too, on last weekend at the bear party in Bologna. Happy! 😀
IMG_4167IMG_4138IMG_4141

There are some sample pages of the books below.

Kevin D. Hoover
Kevin D. Hoover

Inkedkenny
Inkedkenny

George Towne (L) & Jeremy Lucido (R)
George Towne & Jeremy Lucido

Robert W. Richards
Robert W. Richards

Strut Walker (L) & Darren Ankenbauer (R)
IMG_4232

Grae
IMG_4230

Andrea Madalena (L) & Bearfighter (R)
Andrea Madalena & Bearfighter

Rubén Gauna
Rubén Gauna
And here is T-shirt with Rubén Gauna’s illustration. Bruno Gmünder’s editor presented it to me in Berlin few month ago. 🙂
tshirts

RAUNCH / Various Artists

Photo Book
Pages: 160
Size: 21,5 x 28,5 cm / 8,5 x 11,25 inch
Format: Hardcover with dust jaket
Colour: full colour
ISBN 978-3-86787-664-3
May 2014
29,95 €

Exhibition and signing events in Bologna

inverno-del-pescatore
From the end of May to early June, I’ll go to Bologna, Italy, to join the festival NipPop at Bologna University. I don’t get the detailed information about my schedule yet, but today, I got some about my exhibition and signing events, so announce them just a quick note.

EXHIBITION
Exhibition opening: 18:00- May 29, 2014
At ONO ARTE (gallery)
Address: via santa margherita 10 I 40123 bologna
Tel. +39 051 262465
Website: http://onoarte.com/
(I haven’t heard when the end date yet! LOL)

BOOK SIGNING & PUBLISHING EVENT
Book signing and presentation of my new Italian comic book, L’inverno del pescatore (Winter fisherman Lodge): 18:30- June 6, 2014
at IGOR Libreria (LGBT book store)
Address: Via San Petronio Vecchio 3 – 40125 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 051 229466
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/igor.thegaybookshop

SIGNING EVENT
Signing: 23:00 – 01:00, June 6, 2014
on Feed the bears (monthly bear event in Bologna)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FeedTheBearsBologna

MANGA WORKSHOP
Japanese manga workshop (not concerned about gay and erotic, maybe) with Keiko Ichiguchi: 10:00- June 7, 2014
on NipPop (Japanese cultural event on Bologna University)
Website: http://www.nippop.it/

About my new Italian comic book, L’inverno del pescatore, please refer the announcement of Renbooks.
Website: http://www.renbooks.it/
Page: L’inverno del pescatore – Limited Edition
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Renbooks

There are all I know now. More information, please check my Twitter or Facebook. I’m going to announce on there from Italy, as possible as I can.
Then, I’m looking forward to joining these events and seeing many fans!

I’ll join the group exhibition in Paris, from May to October 2014

VanillaParisEroticMusee
I’ll join the group exhibition in Paris, France.
Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo will do the group exhibition Japon Erotica: La Nouvelle Generation Vol.2 (2014) at Musee de l’Erotisme in Paris. The current Japanese erotic art by 32 artists will be shown on there, and some of my works will be included.

The exhibition will be running from May 22 to October 30, 2014.
More detail, please see the museum’s website.

VanillaEroticCatalog
I got the catalog of the exhibition yesterday. You may be able to get same one at the museum. Unfortunately, it was printed in Japan, so images of genitals are censored or trimmed, but the catalog itself is very beautiful, and you can enjoy many unique Japanese erotic art from various points of views.

If you live in Paris, or if you have a plan to go to there during the exhibition, please visit to Musee de l’Erotisme in Paris!