Giving The Finger For Art

You know me, I like to champion the Von Gutenberg extended family when I get the chance…and we have lots of people in the family (if you’re not part of this marquis club, join us at the Von Gutenberg Facebook Fan Page here:!/groups/261144418631/). One of the folks/friends/fans/professionals featured in our latest issue is none other then writer M. Christian. Chris (to his friends, and who isn’t Chris’s friend, the guy is just so damn likeable!) is having fun prompting his latest book, Fingers’ Breadth.

I’ll let Chris tell you what’s he’s up to in his own imitable style. According to the latest PRESS RELEASE:

In what is clearly an act of pure desperation, author M. Christian has threatened to amputate part of one finger to publicize his new novel, Finger’s Breadth (Zumaya Books).

“The fact is, it’s getting harder and harder to get the word out about anything new, especially novels,” says M. Christian, whose biography includes over 400 short story sales, nine author collections, the editing of 25 anthologies, and six previous novels.  “Is it no surprise that writers are having to resort to obvious stunts to try and get their work noticed?”

When asked if the planned amputation is simply a publicity stunt, Christian responded with faux outrage: “A stunt?  A STUNT?!  Of course it’s a publicity stunt … these days writers have to be creative and, let’s be honest here, more than a bit outrageous if they are going to get noticed.  The book’s about a mysterious figure cutting off the tips of little fingers in a near-future noir San Francisco so a pretend self-amputation is just too damned perfect!”

No I know Chris, he’s one of those guys you would as much see at any of the industries fantasy events (listed on our Fantasy Even List at Twitter) as you would sit down and have over-priced eggs with. When it comes to what he is capable of you better believe as sure-as-shootin’ that those damn Zanti Misfits we’re gonna crawl up ol’ Bruce Dern’s leg, Chris has got enough other appendages (and the story is quite a few are very impressive…if you know what I mean) to not miss a digit or two in the selling of his art.
If you’re up for a good read check out Finger’s Breadth here:
Paperback: $15.99
ebook: $6.99
You can reach  M. Christian at his website:
and check-out the piece he did for us at


The Amazing Mr. Richard Knightly

Here at Von Gutenberg we boast some marquis fetish photographers in house, but we also welcome and champion some wonderfully erotic stuff from others the world over. Really, the magazine has been built as much on our readership, models and designers as it has been-and will continue to be-with the wonderful contributors we have in our writers, photographers and artists.

In issue 6 we are proud to present a resplendent 8-page spread of Richard Knightly pictures.

Mr. Knightly meshes advertising styles with fantasy art with the traditional to create one-of-a-kind photos. Posing his models in their amazing latex outfits and picking the often wild places he chooses to shoot in (in issue 6 Mr. K. describes shooting at the Alps, among other incredible spots) truly make the man’s photos in our latest issue more like single page fetish events! Using muse/girlfriend/collaborator Emma Alexa-and you will see her in lots of the pictures we feature in Richard’s expose’-Mr. Knightly reveals why he is indeed one of the top photographers in his field, a field that stretches from fetish to fashion to panoramas…and beyond.

You can check-out Mr. Knightly’s work here:

and of course in our issue #6 here:



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Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball San Francisco

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to be presenting the 2011 VG Fetish Ball again in San Francisco March 10,11 and 12! Please see below the video from the last event which will give you a good idea what is happening:

Fantasy, Fashion and Fun pure over 3 days with RUBBERDOLL, Jean Bardot, Mina de Sade, SIN Fisted and many more Fetish highlights!

Get your tickets now here:

Happy New Year from Marquis Fetish Magazine

smst021MARQUIS AMERICA wishes the complete Fetish Folks a Happy New and Prosperous, Exciting and Sucessful 2009!

I wish us all, that we have also in 2009 these exciting moments together and that we have the necessary luck in 2009, what we all need, that we are at the right time at the right place and the right thing happens for everyone.

Our experience at Fetish Events this year was extraordinary, we help each other, we are fun people, we are smart and we are considerate. We respect the freedom of others and we are looking for own freedom as well. We want to experience the special moment in life and we are looking for the special experience whatever it might be for everyone.

Everybody is developing fetishes in life, one goes deeper than the other, but everybody is driven from the one or the other aspect of a fetish. One of the most famous fetishes is the high heels and foot fetish. To see a woman in high heels or boots can be especially arousing and it makes an individual happy. And that is also the most important factor, it makes a person happy and it is fulfilling and creates the happyness and enjoyment in life.

2009 will be a great Fetish Year! Marquis America is looking forward to see you guys at the different parties from Fetish Factory, the monthly Hell Parties in LA, Fetish weekend in Montreal or the smack parties in NYC!

You can expect from Marquis our fine magazine, nationwide in all Borders book stores, our Marquis Fetish DVD’s, online fetish news, great blogging topics and a new social networking site  We will be also good for much more awesome fetish offerings in 2009, which we will reveal during the year, lots to come, lots to do and lots to enjoy!