Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland : The Complete Kake Comics

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Mustaches and muscles: Back to the days when men were men and sex was carefree In 1965, Tom of Finlandbegan flirting with the idea ofan ongoing character for his panel stories, the ultimate Tom s Man. He tried out a blond named Vicky a common male name in Finland followed by a Tarzan-inspired Jack. Then in 1968 Tom settled onKake, a dark-haired, mustached leathermanwho often wore a tight white T-shirt bearing the motto Fucker. Kake lived up to this moniker, a sort of post-Stonewall, hyper-masculine Johnny Appleseedtraveling the world on his motorcycle tospread the seeds of liberated, mutually satisfying, ecstatically explicit gay sex. Tom lived out many of his most personal fantasies through Kake, and Kake s international fans made him the template for what came to be known as the gay clone look of the 1970s. Between 1968 and 1986, Tom published26 episodes of Kake adventures, most as 20-page booklets.Tom of Finland The Complete Kake Comicscollects all of these stories in one volume.Return with Kake to the days when men were men, sex was carefree, and everyone wore a big thick mustache. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German "show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 703 pages
  • 144 x 200 x 44mm | 1,259.98g
  • Taschen GmbH
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • Multilingual edition
  • Multilingual
  • Comics.
  • 3836550512
  • 9783836550512
  • 37,874

About Dian Hanson

The artist: Touko Laaksonen, the boy who would become Tom of Finland (1920-1991), began drawing cartoons at age five. His favorite subjects were the rough manly men of his native Finland, as Touko knew from an early age that men interested him more than women. His talents were further honed by art study in Helsinki. He found success in the Finnish advertising industry but secretly continued creating his increasingly erotic drawings of hyper-masculine men. In 1957 he submitted some drawings to the American magazine Physique Pictorial and the ""Tom of Finland"" legend was born. By the late 60s Tom's ""dirty drawings"" became the standard for gay art, and Tom's Men a template for a new gay masculinity. Tom's art continues to play an important role in promoting self-confidence, positive self-image and openness in the gay community. The editor and author: Dian Hanson was born in Seattle in 1951. For 25 years she produced various men's magazines, including Puritan, Juggs and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN's sexy book editor in 2001. Her many books for TASCHEN include The New Erotic Photography Vol. 2 and Robert Crumb: Sketchbooks 1982-2011. She lives in Los Angeles.show more

Review Text

Mostachos y músculos Recordando la época en la que los hombres eran hombres y el sexo, despreocupado En 1965, Tom of Finland comenzó a coquetear con la idea de crear un personaje fijo para sus tiras cómicas, el «hombre de Tom» por excelencia. Probó con un rubio llamado Vicky —un nombre masculino común en Finlandia—, y después vino Jack, inspirado en Tarzán. Más tarde, en 1968, Tom se centró en Kake, un moreno con bigote y ropa de cuero que a menudo vestía una camiseta blanca ajustada en la que se podía leer «Fucker». Kake hizo honor a ese lema y se erigió en una especie de hombretón hipermasculino post-Stonewall que recorría el mundo con su moto para sembrar las semillas del sexo gay liberado, tan satisfactorio como extáticamente explícito. Tom vivió muchas de sus fantasías más personales a través de Kake, y los fans internacionales de Kake hicieron de él el modelo de lo que llegaría a ser conocido como el look gay por excelencia de la década de 1970.Entre 1968 y 1986, Tom publicó 26 episodios de las aventuras de Kake, la mayoría en forma de cuadernillos de 20 páginas. Ahora las 26 historias han sido compiladas en un libro, Tom of Finland - The Complete Kake Comics. El lector podrá rememorar con Kake los días en que los hombres eran hombres, el sexo se practicaba de forma despreocupada y todos lucían un gran mostacho tupido.show more

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