After seeing The Wild One Tom never drew men in brown leather again; black leather now dominated his fantasies, and his art.
Kake became Tom’s fearless, outgoing alter ego, and bikers became his favorite subject.
In Bikers we explore Tom’s fascination with bikers through a mixture of comics, drawings and paintings, starting in the 1940s, before The Wild One fixed his taste on black leather, through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Historic film stills and posters, personal photos of Tom, sketches, and Tom’s own reference photos make this far more than another Tom’s Comics retread.
Tom’s art continues to play an important role
in promoting self-confidence, positive self-image
and openness in the Gay community.
Hardcover, 5.9 x 8.5 in., 272 pages, $ 17.99
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Images © Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles
“Is there any other artist that we ejaculate to
and also have on the coffee table?” –TIME OUT CHICAGO
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