It’s been a year and a half since I posted last. There have been a combination of reasons for my inactivity, but one significant reason is just running out of steam. About 4 months ago, I got a new iPad and pencil, and I found a drawing app that I went down the rabbit hole with. Climbing back out of the rabbit hole, I have something new to publish here, namely, my first attempt at a homoerotic wrestling graphic novel. The whole thing has taken me way back to when I was a kid, hiding how aroused I was by guys, getting totally turned on by staying up to watch pro wrestling by myself late at night, and drawing in my secret drawing pads images of hot bodied hunks populating my fantasies. I have no training as an artist. I know there are robust communities of comic artists with expertise and insights that I don’t have, and likely will never have time to learn. But this has been a lot of fun, and I’m already working on something new.
I’ll be publishing it in serial format starting in a day or two, but I wanted to introduce the effort first, and give lots of credit to what’s inspired me. First of all, if you’ve ever read anything on this blog, it will come as no surprise that BG East has fueled the majority of what’s shown up on the page. The wrestling action that you’ll see uses a lot of reference images from the outrageously huge BGE archive, and one character, in particular, is built almost entirely off of a long-time favorite crush who makes me go “mmmmmmm!” Bonus points for the first commenter to name the inspiring BGE wrestler. I developed other characters off of references from insta-influencers and random hotties who grab my attention. There are a couple of characters who are built off of real people in my life who shall remain nameless, but those who run in the same circles I do may recognize them.
My first foray into a graphic adaptation is drawn from the first chapter in a homoerotic wrestling series I wrote 12 years ago (!). Those familiar with the text version will note a lot of changes, some of which I made to fit the graphic format, others of which I changed out of the unceasing exercise of my homoerotic imagination. I hope that you enjoy the story and comment. If you say things that are too, too mean, I probably won’t publish your comments. As always, I’m offering this up for free to share with those who share some of my interests and tastes. Please don’t plagiarize the work, and if you share it elsewhere, I just ask that you give me credit and link back to this site for the original publication. I’m also posting some of the drawings out of context here, for those interested in watching for early previews of upcoming works.