Hot For 'Toons

Not all Japanese Anime has a measure of sex to it…but a lot does. About as far removed from Tom and Jerry or Bugs, Japanese Anime certainly centers around more adult themes-when cartoons get adult in the Western world they tend to be irreverent like a Family Guy or The Simsons-with Easterners enjoying the classic doe-eyed school girl receiving some sort of sexual comeuppance, or one of those female/male hybrids giving it good and hard to one another.

I guess this is technically part 2 of my report from Comicon but attending the massive convention this past weekend I noticed that the second floor of the Javits was devoted to Anime and I feel Anime, more then most other things that went down this weekend, is nearer and dearer to our hearts. Fans of all ages were dressed as their favorite characters-some of these kids would give our outfits at V.G. Couture a run with how elaborate their costumes were or how perfectly pleaded the wore their school girl skirts-and with the culture on display in resplendent relief I once again realized that there are tons of people into the gaming, collecting, role-play and yes, the sex of cartoons.

Putting together our next issue of V.G.-Erik and I had one of those super productive meetings recently so I guess I am more hyped then usual-I am constantly reminded of the power of a drawing (you’ll have to see issue #6 to see what I mean). Sure there are Western artists who do this sexy sketching very well (and again I refer you to the soon-to-be released Von Gutenberg #6) but Japanese Anime is such a part of Eastern culture it’s hard for a kinky Westerner to understand with our lifestyle so often occupying the fringes.

So I say give me a mischievous willowy teen who knows she’s been bad or a wild moving castle with gears and stones seemingly alive in its construction. I am hot for toons man.

Hot For 'Toons

Not all Japanese Anime has a measure of sex to it…but a lot does. About as far removed from Tom and Jerry or Bugs, Japanese Anime certainly centers around more adult themes-when cartoons get adult in the Western world they tend to be irreverent like a Family Guy or The Simsons-with Easterners enjoying the classic doe-eyed school girl receiving some sort of sexual comeuppance, or one of those female/male hybrids giving it good and hard to one another.

I guess this is technically part 2 of my report from Comicon but attending the massive convention this past weekend I noticed that the second floor of the Javits was devoted to Anime and I feel Anime, more then most other things that went down this weekend, is nearer and dearer to our hearts. Fans of all ages were dressed as their favorite characters-some of these kids would give our outfits at V.G. Couture a run with how elaborate their costumes were or how perfectly pleaded the wore their school girl skirts-and with the culture on display in resplendent relief I once again realized that there are tons of people into the gaming, collecting, role-play and yes, the sex of cartoons.

Putting together our next issue of V.G.-Erik and I had one of those super productive meetings recently so I guess I am more hyped then usual-I am constantly reminded of the power of a drawing (you’ll have to see issue #6 to see what I mean). Sure there are Western artists who do this sexy sketching very well (and again I refer you to the soon-to-be released Von Gutenberg #6) but Japanese Anime is such a part of Eastern culture it’s hard for a kinky Westerner to understand with our lifestyle so often occupying the fringes.

So I say give me a mischievous willowy teen who knows she’s been bad or a wild moving castle with gears and stones seemingly alive in its construction. I am hot for toons man.

Reveling In One's Community

We all do what we do, get into what we are into, live, love, enjoy or reject what we do for a whole host of reasons. You might be into leather boots, your girlfriend into cooking, your next door neighbor into video games and the couple down the street might love to go antiquing on the weekend…and they might not even be a gay male couple. We just do what we do because we do it, sometimes there is no more reason that then.

I was reminded this week of the many facets of our interests when I attended NYC’s Comicon at the sprawling Javitz Center. I know lots of us have been to conventions, events, parties, weekend get-a-ways for our particular interests and/or fetishes, but I have to tell you the tons of folks who attend Comicon are a zealot, fun breed.

First of all, about 40% of this crowd is dressed, dressed in such amazing homemade costumes of Lycra, leather and other materials it would make any lifestyle fetishist chartreuse with envy. Secondly, these folks-and it’s not just light-shy teenage boys that populate these conventions as it was when I hit the second-ever Star Trek convention back in the day so many years ago I won’t dare admit to you now what year that was-I saw a great cross section of old and young, male and female at Comicon. And lastly, there is so much stuff at Comicon you could get lost picking out a leather corset (yes, we were well represented in this crowd, believe me) as much as those comics you have been looking for the past decade or so.

But mostly this convention tickled me (as Exxxotica will do in a few weeks here in NJ) as TES Fest did and does for me every July 4th weekend and as any of the events you will find on our FantasyEventList site do. When I see like-minded people reveling in their interest, no matter what that interest might my ever-dwindling faith in human kind is bolstered.

A weekend full of gaming, NYC hotdogs and girls dressed as their favorite Anima characters… all is good in the hood my friends.