By Lesley | October 14, 2010
Some weeks ago I received an email from Jeremy Owen, the artist behind Burly, a collection of “beefy pinups with a geeky twist.” It’s probably not a shock that I was very, very chuffed about this, given my occasional musings on the sexuality and sexualization, queer or otherwise, of fat men’s bodies.
This collection doesn’t disappoint. The drawings are cheeky without crossing into saccharine, and sexy without being porn-ified. The geek culture references are particularly charming, so much that my experience looking through the images included a series of high-pitched squealing noises. Sexualized and appreciative images of fat men are rare — arguably rarer even than of sexualized fat women, though those images are certainly not without their problems — and so this slim book is a welcome addition to my fat-art collection. (The only complaint came from my husband, who thoughtfully suggested some of the subjects could be fatter. Everyone’s a critic.)
When I ordered my copy, Jeremy was kind enough to include a second so that I might give it away to a lucky reader with a similar appreciation for the fine fat male form. To enter, leave a comment below and be sure to include a valid email address in the appropriate field (this won’t be published publicly on the site, but will enable me to notify you and get your mailing address if you win). I’ll choose a winner by random drawing next Friday, October 22nd, and will announce the results here. ETA: International entries are welcome!
Check out two more (possibly less-worksafe) teasers after the jump.
Of course, if you’d rather not wait to win, you can always order Burly yourself here.
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