Toonfetish Gallery Show

ANTEBELLUM GALLERY PRESENTS…

TOONFETISH!

Featured artists:
Glen Hanson, Drub, Zart, Justin Hall, Savieri, Patrick Fillion and many more!

Opening nite – June 8th, 7pm
Exhibit runs through July, 13th 2007

Special salon events to be annouced throughout the duration of the exhibit, including:

  • Glen Hanson’s sketch salon!
  • Zine & comix convention!
  • Lecture by Justin Hall- The History of Superheros!
  • Erotic animation film night!
  • Drubskin’s Romper Stomper party!

Over the past 25 years, the medium of illustrative storytelling has exploded far beyond the realm of “disposable kiddie entertainment”. Whether mainstream or alternative, comics are now a respected art form that features an endless array of illustration styles and diverse subject matter including adult fantasy, erotic & fetish themes.

40 years after pioneer Tom of Finland blazed the trail with his “dirty drawings”, a whole new generation of artists carry gay erotic illustration into the new millennium. These artists who could, and in many cases do, work in the mainstream, have chosen to use their formidable talents to create images and stories that express themselves erotically. Unabashed, unapologetic and definitely “UN-PC”, they’re putting their imaginations on paper for all to enjoy. From single image pinups, to fantasy and science fiction adventures to everyday erotic tales.

Gay erotic comics not only reflect existing fetishes and types in real life, but now influence and add to the gallery of arousing archetypes. Sexy Manga Boys, Nasty Skatepunks, Slutty Spacestuds, Superhung Superheroes and “curiously hot” Otherworldly Creatures have seeped into the fantasies of many a comic reader. “Toons” have now become a fetish unto themselves.

As creator of “G-MAN” and “CHELSEA BOYS” books, internationally renown artist Glen Hanson leads the pack in this field. Together with legendary fetish and fashion photographer Rick Castro, they have put together TOONFETISH!, a show that will feature some of the hottest artists working in this field today including – Drub, from San Diego, CA, Justin Hall, from San Francisco, CA , Zart from Athens, Greece, Savieri from Melbourne, Australia, Patrick Fillion from Vancouver, Canada and many MORE!

TOONFETISH! explodes in Hollywood at the ANTEBELLUM GALLERY opening nite reception- June 8th! the exhibit runs through July, 13th, 2007 with kickass drawing salons and events throughout the show’s run lead by the artists themselves!

Co-currated by Rick Castro & Glen Hanson

For further information, please contact –

Rick Castro
Antebellum Gallery
1643 N Las Palmas Ave
Hollywood, Ca 90028
323 856-0667
general hours – Wednesday thru Saturday – 1pm-7pm
antebellum@earthlink.net
www.antebellum.us.ms