Dude. It’s a “Friends Friday” look at the work at yet another of my fav gay artists!


Hey, guys… it’s Rick. I thought this week I’d get back to featuring the art of some of my favorite gay artists. This week, I’m showcasing Alessio Slonimsky. Here’s a little background on him:
“Alessio Slonimsky is a Spanish painter, with a specialty in gay illustrations. His portfolio consists of pornographic illustrations and comics called ‘Fetuccini Carbonara’, that have been published in Spanish, Portuguese and even Russian. He has also made a series of erotic drawings of naked men set against the background of 19th century industrialisation. Declined in several media, his work has appeared on tea services, wallpapers and T-shirts. He has worked with acclaimed writer of gay comics Dale Lazarov, on the 2012 wordless graphic novel ‘Good sports’. He has also contributed to the comic book ‘Deimos: Tales of the Taro Demon’ with writer Patrick Fillion.”
And here’s what Alessio says about his work:
“I’m a european illustrator who has been drawing for as long as I can remember. I was born by the Mediterranean sea but moved to the UK and USA to study art. I got my master’s degree in illustration (MFA) in New York.
I started out working in advertising agencies doing graphic design and illustration. One day I decided to make the leap into freelancing.
When I was a kid I loved comic books such as Tintin, Asterix and some superheros.
I was always intrigued and fascinated by the process of telling stories with pictures and I love all the stages of it. I enjoy making my imaginary world come to live developing characters, making up places and situations and creating atmospheres.
I’m inspired by daily life and try to absorb all kinds of ideas from what surrounds me.
My first gay erotic comic “Fetuccini Carbonara” is part of a series of stories called “Alessio in Wonderland”. It depicts the adventures of Alessio, a guy who keeps changing jobs regularly, meeting new people and living life to the fullest.”
I think Alessio’s work is AMAZING… so much so that next week I’m doing another post of his art. Next week, the post will feature somewhat more “artistic,” or “fantasy” themes that I think you’ll like. I hope you guys are still enjoying my gay art posts 🙂
…Rick

Dude. It’s a “Friends Friday” look at the work at yet another of my fav gay artists!

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. Since you said you weren’t getting tired of my “gay artists” posts, I thought this week, I’d feature the work of “Joseph.” I think he’s absolutely one of the most talented gay artists ever, and LOVE his work. One of the things I like most is that he draws guys of every age. There’s usually one or more older (daddy) types – and from one to several younger dude(s) in each of his drawings. I don’t have any biographical information on him, but here’s what he has to say about his art:
“I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing, as many artists before me have said. Realizing I was gay at a young age, I often focused my efforts on the male figure. Early on, I took special interest in the work of classical European artists (Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, who were all purportedly gay, by the way). Later, in my teens, I became aware of explicit gay artwork, mainly Tom of Finland, Etienne, and Harry Bush, but before the advent of the Internet these images were very difficult to find. I always wondered if I could ever be a part of this brave group of men.
About seven years ago, I took an important step and began submitting my drawings for publication, primarily to Handjobs Magazine (www.hjmag.com). These submissions have been welcomed there and I would like to offer my thanks to Darrel, Daniel, Mark, Jim, and George, publishers of Handjobs, for their support of my work and that of artists all over the country. Although I have had some pieces appear in other magazines and on book jacket covers, the magazine remains my primary outlet for publication.
In 2008 my art publisher, Avenue Services, began publishing stories I submitted to accompany my original artwork. Examples of my writing can be seen in Handjobs Magazine.
Stylistically, I strive for something between realism and fantasy. I leave total realism to the photographers-the appeal of drawing is in its openness to multiple possibilities. While I am proud of my work and pleased with the response it has gotten, I do regret that I haven’t been able to pursue formal artistic training. For the moment at least, I remain primarily self-taught.
I work with live models, and some great friendships have developed from these working relationships. Most of these models are straight; I’m not sure why, but the vast majority of those replying to advertisements have been so. The artist/model relationship is always an amazing experience. A strong bond of trust is imperative-I NEVER reveal true identities-and often the whole experience is enjoyable for us both.
I do hope you enjoy exploring my online gallery. In addition to the works seen here, I also accept requests for commissioned drawings. To discuss commissioning a drawing or to offer any other suggestions or comments regarding the artwork available here, please email me at Joseph@maleartbyjoseph.com.”
I hope you guys like Joseph’s drawings as much as I do!

Dude. It’s a “Friends Friday” visit to yet another favorite gay artist.


Hey, guys. It’s Rick. I hope you aren’t getting tired of me posting pics from my favorite gay artists. This week, I’m featuring the work of Jacques Sultana, whose work I think is totally amazing. I have hundreds of images in my “Jacques Sultana” folder – and have tried to pick a variety from my favs. I don’t have any biographical information on him. I’ve looked and looked and haven’t found anything. All I know is he’s French, and likes pipes, mirrors and long hair. I did find the following quote that I think is interesting. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.
“I paint what I love to see and touch. I don’t make things up. I just try to capture the fleeting beauty of everyday life, moments which I have experienced. No extraordinary thoughts or emotions, just the joy of existence. There is no action in my paintings : something just happened or is about to happen….A few themes and infinite variations, far from violence and drama, just a smile.”
Jacques Sultana