Friday, December 19, 2014

Preview "A Class Comics Christmas" 26 Page Holiday Special! Free Download!

Over the years, Class Comics has created so much fun and sexy Christmas-themed art, they decided to collect it all together in one exciting Holiday Special. With art by
Jacob Mott, LOGAN, Leon De Leon, Golden Key and Patrick Fillion, and featuring your favorite Class Comics hunks, this is one Christmas present you won’t wanna miss.

This compilation collects all of the Christmas Stripshow episodes, past and present, and includes the fan favorite “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” starring Trip and Glow Worm. It also features the brand new 2014 Christmas Stripshow featuring the boys from Beautiful Dead entitled “Beautiful Christmas!"  Hayden decides to give Gage a very special gift at this most wonderful time of the year. Both of these mini comics are written by Patrick Fillion and illustrated by Jacob Mott.

It's pretty amazing that this is free download. Tons of great pin-ups and short stories. Watching Naked Justice fight side by side with Santa Claus is a pretty special treat, too. But, not as special as the treat Santa gives Naked Justice when the fighting is over! This may also be the only way to ever see a well endowed centaur wearing a Christmas hat while playing a harp in the snow.

You can download A Class Comics Christmas by right clicking HERE. Or, follow the link below and go to their download page!


Here are some preview images! Patrick and Fraser of Class Comics were kind enough to help censor the naughty bits so we could share them with you!

Be sure to be a fan of Class Comics Twitter and Facebook page, too! Oh, and check out last year's full length Logan's Meaty Holiday Special.






Thursday, December 18, 2014

10 "Interesting" Gay X-Mas Items We Found on ETSY - 2014 Edition!

So, every year we like to go to ETSY and type in the search term "Gay Christmas" and see what pops up. While last year's batch of Etsy wares bordered on the kitschy, this year's results made us feel like we needed to take a very long shower with lots and lots of soap. So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are ten potential gay gift ideas thanks to good people selling their creations on Etsy!

#1) Sexy Thang Crochet Penis!
Nothing fills you with Holiday spirit quite like a seven inch knit penis wearing a Santa hat. Toss in two hand written notes saying Sexy and Thang, googly eyes, and a beard, and you've got yourself a deal! It's a steal at $15.00.


#2) Handmade Screen Print Butt Plug Tree Topper
Name me one person who wouldn't want one of these lovely ten and a half inch beauties capping off their tree this year?


#3) I Love Feltching T-Shirt!
No matter how you chose to spell felching, you can't ignore the sentiment. This listing title is officially:
I Love Feltching Tee T Shirt Secret Santa Christmas Gift Gay.


#4) Lot of Four Nude Watercolor Paintings
How these are still available a week before X-mas is a complete mystery to me.


#5) Put In My Ass Rainbow Brooch
This wonderful polymer clay pin ships all the way from the gay friendly shores of Indonesia!


#6) Saint Cher Prayer Candle
This eight inch tall unscented candle encourages you to pray to believe in life after love. No, really. It is in the description.


#7) Jingle F*cken Balls Holiday Card
This will look great on the mantle!


#8) Blue Flames Penis Apron
Their description says, "Grab your meat (so funny), your tongs and a real man’s apron – lets BBQ!!!"



#9) Vagitarian T-Shirt
The official listing title on this wonderful Holiday gift idea is:
Womens Vagitarian Lesbian T-shirt Funny Gay Pride Tshirt LGBT Pussy Cat Rainbow Girls shirt Christmas Gift For Girlfriend


#10)
Village People Song Art "YMCA" Paperweight
Not even going to ask what happened to the biker member of The Village People. He seems to have gone missing.


-Cardinal Image in header by Emily Bluestar. Used by Creative Commons License.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Exclusive Podcast: Treklenburg Episode #48

Hosts Michael Earle and Molly Jay hilariously talk all things Star Trek.
In this episode, Mike and Molly discuss their Top Five Ways to Get Written Off of Trek, and the move on to TOS episodes "Miri" and "Dagger of the Mind!"

Original broadcasts of Treklenburg are Monday nights at 8pm EST on www.pmcradio.org.


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Switzerland Selects Gay Docudrama "The Circle" As Its Candidate for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards

The Circle, a wonderful Swiss docudrama released earlier in 2014, has been back in the news this week thanks to Switzerland naming it their official candidate for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Oscars!

The plot dramatizes true events from Zürich in the mid 50's surrounding the gay publication and gay activism movement Der Kreis. A young shy teacher Ernst Ostertag becomes a member of the gay organization DER KREIS. There he gets to know the transvestite star Röbi Rapp – and immediately falls head over heels in love with him. Röbi and Ernst live through the high point and the eventual decline of the organization, which, in the whole Europe, is seen as the symbol of gay emancipation. Ernst finds himself torn between his "bourgeois" existence and his commitment to homosexuality, for Röbi it is about his first serious love relationship. A relationship which will last a lifetime. From the present, the film looks back to the time when the “Mother” of all European homosexual organizations had its high point until it fell apart. While the repression against homosexuals became increasingly more intense in Zurich, two young and very different men fight for their love and – together with their friends – for gay rights.

Watch the trailer!




The Historical Background 
               -From the Movie's Publicity Information

The KREIS, which was founded in the 30‘s, arose from the early gay movement of the 20th century and stood for an idealized gay self-image. As it was the only gay „self help organization“ in the world that survived the Nazi period in Europe, it became a model for similar organizations in many other countries in Europe and even in the USA.

The founder of the KREIS was Rolf‘, a pseudonym for the famous actor Karl Meier. He built up an international network. The most important means of communication was the publication called DER KREIS – LE CERCLE – THE CIRCLE. Amongst short stories, poems and photos, the trilingual magazine also published articles about the activities of homosexual groups all over the world – and thereby contributed to the international exchange of ideas. Rolf was in contact with gay groups in the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Germany, France and the USA. Amongst the magazine‘s subscribers there were many important personalities.

From 1948 the KREIS run a rented pub in Zurich in the building which is now the Theatre at the Neumarkt, a club in which „homophiles“ from all over Switzerland could meet, exchange ideas and get to know one another. The KREIS united all those who were fighting for the rights of homosexuals – not only on a legal basis, but more importantly in a scientific and cultural sense. At the same time the club was one of the few save havens for gays. At their large and regular costume balls held in the 50‘s, each party was attended by up to a number of 800 gays, who travelled from all over Europe to take part. From 1959 onwards in Zurich there was an increasing amount of social repression, largely due to several murders that took place in the so called „Stricher-Milieu“ (the gay prostitute scene): the Zurich state police made a register of homosexuals, and frequent raids took place. Homosexuals were hunted, interrogated and mistreated.

At the same time as this growing repression, the KREIS also went through a structural change. Rolf, the founder and father figure of the organization, supported a more moderate course of action that was willing to compromise, constantly looking for agreements between the organization and the authorities – and was even willing to respective compromises with the vice squad. This view was in contrast to most of the younger members of the KREIS, who had a different image of themselves.

Due to a law passed by the City Council in 1960 which forbid same sex dancing for men on municipal property, the KREIS lost one of their most important sources of income, the large costume balls. In 1961 the KREIS’ local venue had to close. The additional internal disagreements eventually led to the closing down of the magazine, and the whole organization dissolved in 1967. Firstly the Zurich Globus Riots in 1968 drew the public interest away from the gay community, as the police had „other worries“. And thus the organized repression in Zurich slowly decreased.

Thanks to the hard work of this Zurich organization, a numerous succession of organizations in Switzerland and abroad, who published their own magazines came into existence.




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Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Morning Dance Party: Charli XCX "London Queen"

Hey! To celebrate the release of Charli XCX's new album Sucker this week, today's Monday Morning Dance Party is her excellent track "London Queen." Pick up a copy of this album asap!


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

How To Make Leather Daddy Gingerbread Men!

With the holidays fast approaching, we are always looking for new ways to amuse our friends and horrify our family! So, we enlisted the help of professional chef Sara Whittlesey who spent an afternoon showing us how to simply and easily turn ordinary gingerbread cookies into fun, naughty treats. If you want to make these at home, be sure to watch the step by step video at the bottom of the post!





Here's what we used:
1) Gingerbread men. Either bake your own or purchase blanks at your local store. We used both.
2) Black cake frosting & a piping bag
3) Black cookie Icing
4) A variety of sugar beads for the studs, eyes, and ball gags
5) Black writing icing/decorating gel

You can get most of this at craft stores like A.C. Moore, Michaels, etc... Grocery stores may have some of this stuff, but we found the craft stores were a much safer bet.

Watch the video to see how it all comes together!



Thanks to Brian Ballard for the photos and video. Thanks to Carlton and Gary for letting us tarnish their lovely kitchen! If you do make leather daddy cookies of your own, please be sure to email us pics! adammaleblog at gmail dot com.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Cat Got Your Fish: The Art of Burak Senturk

Istanbul based illustrator Burak Senturk has led a fascinating life. Aside from going to college for graphic arts and spending time working for Oğuz Aral, a famous illustrator in Europe who was selling a million comics a week in the 70s, Burak spent many years serving in the Turkish military, a couple of which were in highly dangerous areas. He also had a career as a professional musician whose highly successful band wrote the music and lyrics for the modern opera called “Dar-ül Love" which premiered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After the music career died down, Burak returned to art and currently works designing T-shirts for the biggest textile company in Turkey. At night, he works on his own art and has recently garnered quite a bit of attention with his eye catching illustrations and solo art shows.

Photo by Semih Kurtulus
In a recent interview with Turkish online art magazine Kat.io, Burak gave the most amazing answer when asked about figuratively escaping the confines of Istanbul:
İstanbul is an interesting city. It’s like an organism. Even if I had an escape plan, I can bet İstanbul would ruin that plan. We all have plans to live in happy little corners. I don’t know if I can entirely remove myself from this city. But I do want to escape at times. For now, these escapes are only in my mind. What will the future hold? I don’t know either. We’ll see.
When I contacted Burak about featuring his art, he replied, "I'm not good at English. I hope it's not a problem about that article. Maybe You sould correcting my mistakes :)" Honestly, I wouldn't dare. When an artist is this great, tiny mistakes in English are 100% ok by me! Burak's work really kind of speaks for itself.

If you would like to explore more about Burak Senturk on your own, I would suggest his Website, Behance, Facebook, and Twitter.











Video courtesy of Kat.io

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