“Backwoods” illustrated by Michael Kirwan

Just released!

Backwoods by the very humpable Natty Soltesz with the cover and interior illustrations by Michael Kirwan.

Here is the steamy underside of rural America, the back roads, back doors, and back rooms of a town called Groom, Pennsylvania. Secrets are sacred in a place where one’s business is everyone’s business, and the erotic stories in Backwoods bare them all. Conceived as a gay-themed erotic take on Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, Backwoods is by turn poignant and pornographic, romantic and raunchy, tender and titillating. Literal climaxes are underpinned by an authentic observation of small-town lives, both repressed and unreserved.

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“Just So Horny”, new Michael Kirwan book

Without a doubt Michael Kirwan’s illustrations are sexually charged, quite often even pretty horny—but they are also a witty distillate of gay lust and realities. It’s seeing, understanding and painting: Kirwan doesn’t care for soft-focus and smooth idolization of beauty; comparable to Otto Dix he rather gets inspired by mere lust than high-gloss desires. His idea of sex is not about after shave and eau de toilette, it’s about sweat and hot breath.





This unashamedly depiction on greedy maleness isn’t something ordinary for sure, and the reader will be rewarded richly.

Just So Horny. Comics, Pages: 128, Size: 21,5 x 28,5 cm / 8.5 x 11.25 inch, Format: Hardcover with dust jaket, Colour: full colour, Language: English,   ISBN 978-3-86787-174-7,  August 2011, $ 34.99

Michael Kirwan was inducted into
Tom of Finland Foundation’s Artist Hall of Fame in 2004.