The important gay manga artist in Japanese history, Gengoroh Tagame is one of the only standalone gay erotic artists in the world. His role in queer art practice is matched only by his unprecedented work in the research and archiving of gay art in Japan. He is known mostly as the master of hard-core BDSM art but was the recipient of the highly-coveted Japan Media Council Award for the Arts in 2016 for the all-ages graphic novel My Brother’s Husband, to be published in English in 2017. You can keep up-to-date with his goings on at Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. See all of his back catalog at the official website.