Much thanks to the Closet Professor blog for initially posting this image last year. It is perfect for my weekly Saturday morning coffee post.
Click on the individual comic strips to enlargeLast week’s Comic Strip
Gareth Johnson is a writer who I enjoy following on Medium for many reasons. This past week on Medium he had an article entitled, Physique Pictorial continues to fuel our fantasies. The article introduced me to Los Angeles-based photographer, Bob Mizer, who first published in 1951 an all-nude, male magazine; pretty ballsy considering the times. Over the course of his career he would end up photographing thousands of men from a variety of walks of life.
Johnson says in his article that it was Physique Pictorial that first printed the drawings of Touko Laaksone (better known as Tom of Finland) and, which helped launch his career. Mizer passed away in the early 1990s but you can read the full article from Johnson about the man and the magazine on Medium.
You can see a lot more of his work in an article from The Advocate last spring:
If you’d rather put on your dancing shoes check out these options on Friday night: FOXY returns with a James Bond themed party at the Oberon called Octobussy, One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk at Royale or TWC’s Guerrilla Queer Bar typically held the 1st Friday of the month was postponed last week due to the cold and is this Friday.
On Sunday don’t miss Sunday Tea Dance at Club Cafe, starting at 6PM or you can head over to the Gay Beer Club social at Trophy Room starting at 7PM, and if you want to stay up late since it is MLK weekend, check out DREAM with Nina Flowers at Royale to close out your weekend.
Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville
Shakespeare In Love (OPENING NIGHT) from SpeakEasy Stage will run through February 10th at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston
Road Show (OPENING NIGHT) from The Lyric Stage Co. will run through February 11th at their theater in the Back Bay in Boston
FOXY Presents Octobussy is a James Bond themed dance party on Friday from 10PM – 2AM at The Oberon in Cambridge
TWC’s Guerrilla Queer Bar postponed last week due to the cold, join the party this Friday at Jyuba in the Fenway (near Machine) in Boston
FUZZ is a monthly dance party this Friday starting at 10PM at The Alley in Boston
One More Time: Tribute to Daft Punk is on Friday night at Royale in Boston
Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX
DIVAS with Abel (MLK Wkd) Hosted by Chris Harris Presents at Paradise on Saturday in Cambridge
Trophy’s Bear Brunch is this Sunday is at Trophy Room from 1-4PM in Boston
Dragapalooza Paint Party + Drag Show for Charity – Wooden Sign is Sunday from 4:30 – 9PM at Jacques
Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston
Gay Beer Club meets for their weekly beer social at Trophy Room on Sunday starting at 7PM in Boston
Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston
Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston
DREAM with Nina Flowers is hosted by Chris Harris Presents on Sunday night at Royale in Boston
Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.
Today tickets go on sale for non-members for the MFA Boston’s next “Late Nites”, which have been wildly popular and sell out so make plans and purchase tickets while they remain available if this is something that interests you.
The ucpoming MFA Late Nites on Saturday, March 3rd runs from 8PM – 2AM and will include access to exhibitions like “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” “(un)expected families,” and “Seeking Stillness,” in addition to dancing to great DJs, pop-up performances, food and more.