November 21st, 2008

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Imitation, Influence... and Coincidence

Imitation, Influence... and Coincidence is an exhibition developed by Covering Photography, currently on view at the Boston Public Library. The real world version is up through December 31st, 2008 in the BPL's Rare Books and Manuscripts exhibition space (the Boston Public Library is located at 700 Boylston St., Boston MA. Hours are Mon - Fri, 9 - 5)

For those of you who live too far away to be unable to view 'Imitation, Influence... and Coincidence' in the real world, you may view a virtual tour of the exhibition, complete with photographs and text. It's not the same as actually attending, but it's probably the next best thing.
The purpose of the site is to take the viewer through the show, display by display, using photographs of the exhibition space and details of the books, covers, source images and accompanying text. The books are displayed in a total of 17 display cases.

Imitation, Influence... and Coincidence: an Online Tour:
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Michael Broderick: Just Us Guys

This is the last calendar I will feature you. Michael Broderick's art is funny and outrageous, hardly to display at your work place, but if you have a nice living room, with a high-tech design, why not?

Michael Broderick was born in a dreary town near New York. From time immemorial he was much more interested in his sister’s Barbie doll then any toy cars or football. As soon as he could he turned his back on American bourgeois small-town life and went to New York to study graphic design and illustration. After countless publications of his drawings in MEN and BLUE magazines, this is his first collection!

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In July 2008, Bruno Gmunder release Michael Broderick's calendar, Just Us Guys 2008:

Broderick’s mixture of erotic sketches and colored drawings is sexy, horny, piggy – but never vulgar! He dishes out ironic digs at the comic world and traditional gay fantasies. Hot men in pin-up style and occasional fierce sex scenes that all leave you wanting more.

Just Us Guys calendar follows the release in April 2008 of the art book with the same title:

"Broderick's visual fantasies are hot, with nearly every dude engaged in rapacious butt sex [...] But his naughty male pinups are also humorous, as with the bridegroom dominating his best man while his crying bride looks on." --MEN

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Wild Ride by Willa Okati

Nikos lives in a futuristic apocalyptic world. Earth is regressed to a primitive stadium, and people live in tribes, without all the modern technology. Paranormal creatures are seen as monsters to be hunt like the primitive men used to do with dinosaurs. When young men arrive to the threshold of adulthood, they need to face a monster, a Nightling.

Nikos is a Secret Keeper, almost a shaman for his tribe. He is mated by the tribe to Rand, an hunter, but he doesn't love the man. Nor the man loves him back, he uses Nikos only like a sexual relief body. Then one night during an hunt, Nikos meets Alexei and from that moment  Nikos realizes that he is different from Rand and from all the people on the tribe, he craves for something more than Rand could give him. Alexei return back a second time and this time he wants to bring back Nikos to what he calls their world; Alexei claims that Nikos is his real mate and that they are fated to be together.

The story is really too short, less than 60 pages, to fully develop all the elements it has: the futuristic world, the paranormal beings, the time travel... it can be only a fast taste of something bigger. So what I liked in it is above all the characters: Nikos is a nice man, with his own desires but with a very unselfish attitude; probably if for him, he would let them go, and lives the life other wants for him. Alexei instead starts as a dominant character to soon turn almost a comedian; he is not at all a leader, he is only a man in search of love. He has not the attitude or the predisposition of a warrior, probably, at the end, Nikos is stronger than him.

The story unfortunately stops quite quickly, and there is not so much insight in Nikos and Alexei's future life. I had the feeling that probably Willa Okati was planning to write more.

Amazon Kindle: Wild Ride (Collection)
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (November 4, 2011)

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