inkstuds: Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins joined me and Brandon to...



inkstuds:

Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins joined me and Brandon to talk about their Massive comic anthology; a collection of gay manga comics featuring a wide range of burly men. It’s a really interesting and important piece of work. Graham and Anne have brought together a diverse range of men doing very different but similar work in Japan. They also have the Massive Gay Apparel line, featuring a some sexy outfits and wares.

This week, they will be bringing Gengoroh Tagame to an event in New York and then as a featured artist at TCAF.

Anne and I did a really fun interview with Robin McConnell and Brandon Graham for Inkstuds

inkstuds: Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins joined me and Brandon to...



inkstuds:

Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins joined me and Brandon to talk about their Massive comic anthology; a collection of gay manga comics featuring a wide range of burly men. It’s a really interesting and important piece of work. Graham and Anne have brought together a diverse range of men doing very different but similar work in Japan. They also have the Massive Gay Apparel line, featuring a some sexy outfits and wares.

This week, they will be bringing Gengoroh Tagame to an event in New York and then as a featured artist at TCAF.

Anne and I did a really fun interview with Robin McConnell and Brandon Graham for Inkstuds

Hazlitt’s podcast, The Arcade,includes a wonderful feature on The...



Hazlitt’s podcast, The Arcade,includes a wonderful feature on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame this week! The segment starts at 26:10. Here’s one of my favorite moments in the interview, where Tagame talks about overcoming his own kink shame through manga:

My own desires are very dark. Some of them are actually immoral and many of them are anti-social. So that’s first. Naturally, I went through a period, especially in my sexual adolescence, of kind of coming to terms with those dark desires and immoral feelings. Just as a person who’s coming out and coming into their gayness will combat with and deal with issues of homophobia, even just inside themselves, I was dealing with my own form of SM-phobia– the fear of SM-phobia and not being accepted for my BDSM tendencies. This was a time when I had very strong feelings of self-hatred and shame because of those feelings, so I think when my characters get to experience this initiation through BDSM and surpass it, it’s probably some kind of revelation for me as well. 

The Arcade is hosted and produced by the awesome Anshuman Iddamsetty, and the podcast’s logo was designed by the incomparable Michael DeForge (who also did the sound effects lettering for “Standing Ovations” and “Country Doctor” in The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame).

Hazlitt’s podcast, The Arcade, includes a wonderful feature on...



Hazlitt’s podcast, The Arcade, includes a wonderful feature on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame this week! The segment starts at 26:10. Here’s one of my favorite moments in the interview, where Tagame talks about overcoming his own kink shame through manga:

My own desires are very dark. Some of them are actually immoral and many of them are anti-social. So that’s first. Naturally, I went through a period, especially in my sexual adolescence, of kind of coming to terms with those dark desires and immoral feelings. Just as a person who’s coming out and coming into their gayness will combat with and deal with issues of homophobia, even just inside themselves, I was dealing with my own form of SM-phobia– the fear of SM-phobia and not being accepted for my BDSM tendencies. This was a time when I had very strong feelings of self-hatred and shame because of those feelings, so I think when my characters get to experience this initiation through BDSM and surpass it, it’s probably some kind of revelation for me as well. 

The Arcade is hosted and produced by the awesome Anshuman Iddamsetty, and the podcast’s logo was designed by the incomparable Michael DeForge (who also did the sound effects lettering for “Standing Ovations” and “Country Doctor” in The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame).