Beautiful work by Gekko Hayashi a.k.a. Goji Ishihara (1923–1997). Ishihara is remembered for his macabre children’s book illustrations of demons, monsters and disasters. His work under the pseudonym Gekko Hayashi depicted scenes of same-sex romance and was featured in the Japanese gay magazine Sabu throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. These images are much softer than his alter ego’s grotesque children’s books– even the BDSM imagery has a delicate sensuality.