“BENT-CON” – 12/03-04 – Los Angeles

Come to BENT-CON!
Come as a fan,
come as an exhibitor,
come as a filmmaker,
come as an artist,
come as a writer….
just come to the event!

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

December 3rd through 4th

“A comic convention…only Gayer.”

is committed to encouraging the vast talent and creativity within a queer
and queer-friendly environment
for those passionate about sharing their respective talents with YOU –
 new and not-so-new to the work found at this convention.

Stop by and see

We’ll have some of the earliest comic illustrations from
Tom, Etienne/Stephen, and others from our archives.

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Mike #4:Telephone Booth (2 panels), 1976

We’ll also be presenting a discussion panel
Sunday, the 4th at 10:00 am.

TOM OF FINLAND: Creating Heroes

Invited Speakers:
Durk Dehner, ToFF president and cofounder;
Rick Castro, artist and gallery owner;
Axel, artist;
Michael Kirwan, illustrator;
Blake Besharian, artist;
Sean Carnage, producer/writer;
Roberto Gomez, visual artist;
Carrington Galen, artist.




Call for Gallery Show Submissions for “BENT-CON”

Artists! Please submit artwork for the gallery show at BENT-CON  (December 3-4, 2011) .

Please include Artist Name, Title of Work, Medium and Dimensions with an image of the work. Indicate whether the piece is for sale, not for sale or for auction. Send submissions to: Dave Davenport,  dave@dogspunk.com .

You can bring the art with you the day of, but it must be wall-ready. This is also an opportunity for artists to show work who may not be exhibiting.


ToFF Library receives gift of “The Art of Man”


Volume 7 / Winter 2011

Tom of Finland Foundation’s library has received  the latest issue of the quartlery, The Art of Man. 

“It is a fine arts journal that seeks to bring balance to a genre of art that overwhelmingly favors the female figure. Every edition includes an historical reference, an article on the fine art of the male figure, a directory of over 150 artists, and in-depth interviews with 5 artists that are courageous enough to focus on the male figure as a significant portion of their portfolio.”

ToFF is appreciative of this gift and the work of Firehouse Publishing.


You may find all seven issues of The Art of Man here.