The idea that a person could "come out" about being gay but still have to be in the closet about certain personal preferences was a topic I wanted to bring up. I like being able to portray men from all walks of life engaging in sexual shenanigans. It seemed to me that so many artists were narrowing the field by only drawing men between 20-30 as if there weren't any masculine desire on either end of that decade-long window. Why?

Old Dudes
Another panel from a "Beginner's Luck" episode dealing with a young guy who hides from his friends that he prefers sex with older dudes. Much older. The idea that a person could "come out" about being gay but still have to be in the closet about certain personal preferences was a topic I wanted to bring up. I like being able to portray men from all walks of life engaging in sexual shenanigans. It seemed to me that so many artists were narrowing the field by only drawing men between 20-30 as if there weren't any masculine desire on either end of that decade-long window. Why? Aren't we all going to pass that mark at some point? Are we expected to rescind our membership in queer world when we hit 50? So I enjoy drawing the older guys having a bit of fun. I obviously can't draw the younger ones as our society is in denial that anyone under 18 might have any sexual awareness. But I'm a proponent of the "Variety is the spice of life" adage, and I try to be as all-inclusive as artistically possible.

Michael Kirwan

 

Old Dudes 2001 6" x 7"

 

 

 

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