Illustrated by Tom of Finland
Printed in France and dated 1975
5 3/4" x 8 1/4," 32 pages on gloss paper.
In very good condition.
Rare early copy: Kake strip searched at the airport and held up by gunpoint on a train. What a trip!
When Touko Laaksonen, known as Tom of Finland, began drawing thickly muscled and amazingly endowed men in the 1950s, his artwork was illegal in many places. Anti-gay censorship laws meant he and his collectors could be (and sometimes were) imprisoned for owning same-sex erotica.
But over the course of his 60-plus year artistic career, Tom of Finland changed the way the world views gay masculinity and sexuality and inspired generations of queer artists.