It's not a secret that I'm a huge fan of artist Paul Richmond.
He has a new blog post up about his new book, CHEESECAKE BOYS, with info, the foreword, and a few teasers. I can't think of a better Christmas gift, birthday gift, or self-indulgence. There's going to be a copy of this book on my coffee table for sure.
I especially like one line in particular from the foreword, written by Jesse Archer :
Although not (yet) on the side of bombers, gay men possess our own power in both confronting and resisting traditional ideas about what it means to be men.
This is one of those things where you have to be a gay man to understand it fully. I try to get this point across in my books by showing it through characters, and sometimes I get blasted for it by reviewers who simply do not understand. There's one reviewer in particular on a popular romance review site. She's a lesbian, she's loud, and she doesn't always "get" the concept of gay men in a general sense. So it's nice to see someone else putting this concept out for a change.
Thank you, Mr. Archer.
And thank you, Paul, for creating such wonderful art.