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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BRUNO GMUNDER VERLAG (8 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3867874344
  • ISBN-13: 978-3867874342
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 21.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 827,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By twizz on 3 Mar. 2014
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This book works well with the 'straight no lines' book, This book concentrates on European gay comics, an intro into Japanese gay comics and a short intro into the realm of gay porn comics which is also surprisingly useful. The 'straight no lines' picks up the American angle which is largely spurned from the social and political counter culture and alternative movements.

The style of writing / or the English translation is a little basic or too un-intellectual for my tastes and is oddly out of place in such a big hard back publication as this but still, the author has usefully catalogued and made reference to a whole gamut of gay cartoonists from his geographical focus.

For those who enjoy exploring the gay comic both these books together work as a good reference launch pad to sourcing further publications by cartoonists whose work you respond to.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A sexy and comprehensive survey of gay male comics 18 Dec. 2012
By J. Lloyd - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book, I found it to be fairly comprehensive in terms of including European, American,Canadian, and Japanese gay male comics throughout modern history. I like that there was a broader range of comics included because if the book had only been about American work I would have been very disappointed. It is a colorful book, there are nicely laid out excerpts from each comic. There is sweet, romantic comics and darker, edgy comics featured throughout the book. If you're a fan of gay male comics or if you're interested in this genre and want to know more this book is definitely worth it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A 'Growing' Trend 14 Dec. 2012
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
What with the increasing presence of anime and cartoon based Marvel Comic Book movies gaining so much popularity it is not surprising that people who appreciated comic book art would be a large audience for books such as this.
Markus Pfalzgraf knows about as much about gay comics as anyone in the business and he is responsible for this major tome of collected comic book constructors. He opens his collection with an essay about the creation of and the growing appreciation for gay comics. He presents the fact that not only is the art creative and valid but that the accompanying stories are fascinating.

For those in the know, the artists and comic book stories included here are Tom of Finland, Hardcore Underground, Howard Cruse, FLO, YPE, Ralf Konig, Europe/Comic Strip Continent, HIV/AIDS: Timebomb, future and eternity, Censorship. Gengoroh Tagame, Japanese Comics, Patrick Fillion, Mioki, Dale Lazarov, Zack, Franze & Andarle, Gay Super Heroes, Mianstrem, and some interviews with Andreas c. Knigge and Henri Dhellemmes. And the rest is all comic fantasies - lots of dark and dirty imagery that has at its root entertainment and fun.

Perhaps not a book for everyone, but for those who love gay comics this book is a feast. In German and English. Grady Harp, December 12
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Anthony McGill - Published on Amazon.com
Thirteen cartoonists are profiled in this big book on the history of gay comics. It's a great sampling of the work of some of the most famous artists from various parts of the globe with extensive examples of their work represented in this handsome presentation. There's glimpses of the ground breaking art of Tom of Finland, the uncompromising erotica of The Hun to the more realistic and simply sweet renditions of the works of Mioki (including the cover art) and Tom Bouden and the amusing and socially alert Howard Cruse. Others include the wild exploits of Patrick Fillion's heavily endowed creations, Theo van den Boogaard"s "Tin Tin" type drawings and Zack's beautifully sketched adventures of Bike Boy. There are many others represented here as well and this book provides an excellent introduction to some of the less familiar artists.
The only downside to this book is that you may already have some of this work, especially from the list mentioned above, as they have appeared in many other Bruno Gmunder publications.
No Translation Provided! 27 Feb. 2015
By Metalsmith - Published on Amazon.com
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Lovely book. Well laid out and printed. Cover art says: "A Story of Gay Comics, English and Deutsch." It is, in fact "A Story..." NOT "The History...". Not intended to be a scholarly treatise in any way, shape, or form. Rather it is a collection of representative cartoons illustrating a certain range of popular, successful material. All that is well and good. My problem with this book is mainly that a great deal of this book is interesting, sometimes painfully so considering that, no matter how interesting it may be, the reader needs to be multilingual in order to actually read and understand the content. English, Norwegian, German and Japanese is a rather eclectic combination for anyone, including very few Americans, to be endowed with. Translations into the majorities language(s) seems necessary to alleviate the frustration this reader feels seeing beautifly drawn and reproduced artwork which is, for the most part, totally esoteric and therefore, incomprehensible. If translations involve an increased price, then so be it! If I can spend $40 for a book, I can afford to increase the price to $45 or $50 to regain half of the book! Frustrating. Very! Seems like a true sellers review would mention rather than conceal the important fact that a large percentage of the book is incomprehensible to all but the most erudite readers.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Stripped 10 Jun. 2014
By Pen Name - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Great stories and very entertaining. The artist drawings were very life like. A great read.
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