The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga

The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame Master of Gay Erotic Manga Violent visceral and provocative to say the least Gengoroh Tagame s unquestionable talent for story and illustration is already the stuff of legend His gay BDSM stories are now widely celebrated fo

  • Title: The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga
  • Author: Gengoroh Tagame Chip Kidd Graham Kolbeins Edmund White
  • ISBN: 9780984589241
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Violent, visceral and provocative, to say the least, Gengoroh Tagame s unquestionable talent for story and illustration is already the stuff of legend His gay BDSM stories are now widely celebrated for both their virtuosic drawing and their unparalleled passion Produced by a veteran Japanist Anne Ishii The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame is a project that began some yearsViolent, visceral and provocative, to say the least, Gengoroh Tagame s unquestionable talent for story and illustration is already the stuff of legend His gay BDSM stories are now widely celebrated for both their virtuosic drawing and their unparalleled passion Produced by a veteran Japanist Anne Ishii The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame is a project that began some years ago, when Ishii was translating Chip Kidd s personal Tagame collection and decided to reach out to him Inspired by filmmaker Graham Kolbeins online work with gay comics, the project took on new ambitious proportions, materializing in this exciting celebration of one of the world s most poignant erotic artists This hefty Tagame omnibus includes ten English editions of short stories dating from the late 1990s to 2012 The newest work is an original story commissioned by Kidd himself Tagame s very first foray into writing directly for an American reader Celebrated novelist and biographer Edmund White contributes an introduction to the volume.Gengoroh Tagame born 1964 is a legend in gay comics throughout the world and in the American underground, where loyal fans have quietly shared foreign language editions of his groundbreaking work in the outermost edges of bondage and pornography Beyond the comic book format, Tagame s original artwork has been exhibited internationally and paired with the works of Tom of Finland Tagame was also the founding Editor and Art Director of Japan s most widely circulated gay journal, G Men.

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    1. Warning: this book is not for everybody. Tagame draws amazing art, but the subject matter is almost always S&M related with alpha male to alpha male gay erotica. With that said, the art is always interesting and sometimes shocking. Tagame co-founded G-Man, which is easily the best gay men's magazine out of Japan to date, and the alpha male/muscle bear look the magazine promotes has transformed modern gay sensibilities in Japan. I've owned many Tagame books over the years, but almost always e [...]

    2. Stunning, arousing art, although the selections are sort of hit and miss instead of being a "Best of" style collection. American commissioned story is fairly dull compared to Tagame's usual material. Guaranteed to bring some wood if you've never stumbled upon Tagame's work via the various fan translations littering the internet, but also an interesting exploration of homosexuality in the form of misguided sexual encounters, misread signals, semi-incestuous assault, and the drug induced condition [...]

    3. A collection of hardcore gay porn that probably isn't for the faint of heart. I was curious to get this since so much manga is already homoerotic, I wanted to see what someone would do if they didn't hold back. Well, this one doesn't hold back at all with pretty near every S&M type fetish you would want depicted in the extreme. What elevates this from a stroke book though is how Tagame manages to actually have emotions play into the scenes. There's a realness and humanity to this that provid [...]

    4. Gengoroh Tagame is a Japanese artist who specializes in "bara manga" (in this case, graphic-comic-style gay, and usually "bear," porn). When THE PASSION OF GENGOROH TAGAME was published in 2013, it was the first of his books translated specifically into English for an English-speaking audience, as opposed to the semi-illegal "scanlations" that had been going around. The author's themes almost always center around BDSM between gay men, so definitely not for the faint-hearted. (However, experts sa [...]

    5. Umm, hope I don't hurt anybody's feelings here, but this book is really funny. The violence and situations depicted in the stories collected here are so over-the-top, it's hard to react to them otherwise. Maybe for somebody gay and/or into S&M the stories are erotic, but. . . Anyhow, the real selling point here is Tagame's draftstmanship, which is first-rate in every panel. This man can draw superbly. Tagame claims that half of his readers are women, and that he deliberately aims for a broad [...]

    6. You can read my full review of THE PASSION OF GENGOROH TAGAME graphic novel here.Content warning (C&P'd from my post): This review covers a very sexually explicit manga that has scenes of rape, torture, BDSM, and related issues that can be triggering/upsetting to readers. Feel free to skip this post if those things aren't cool for you.

    7. a beautifully presented, carefully translated English collection of a Japanese master, specializing in BDSM bara manga.

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