BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #48 – Bruno Gmünder celebrates 25 years in business!

As you all know, the good folks over at Bruno Gmünder have produced many a fine photo book and art book since they first set up shop, 25 years ago. Why, yours truly himself has had the continued pleasure of working with the BG team on several projects, and has yet several others in the works.

Recently, BG decided to assemble a 177-page giant art book in order to celebrate their 25 years in business. The book is called Stripped: The Illustrated Male!

This amazing volume features the brilliant works of tons of gay erotic artists such as Franze and Andarle (the artists of today’s cover Boytoon), JJ Kirby, Michael Broderick, Sean Platter, Justin Hall, Gengoroh Tagame, Michael Breyette, G-Man, Beau and Axel (and me too) to name but a few.

This magnificent edition is due out in October of this year, and any self-respecting fan of gay erotic art WILL NOT want to miss this title. Simply put, it is an absolutely amazing collection of talent.

Check out your local GLBT bookstores soon for your copy!

I look forward to more books like this that will hopefully feature all of my fave artists! Ismael Alvarez, JC Etheredge, Steven, Dave Erb and Mike at Mikemen, to name but a few…and all you other amazingly talented folks out there! I want a book with all your stuff in it too!

Much love to you all!
Patrick XOXOX


  1. Hey Patrick!

    How’s your weekend going?

    Congrats to you and all the other artists featured in Stripped. You all deserve it.

    I hope that the book is released in Australia, Artbooks as such are always so hard to find here and I really like the artists that are featured, it will be a disapointment to miss out.

    Do you have any plans to release a new artbook of your own in the future? A Class Comics collection of their comics book covers would be a real treat!

    Anyway, time to go, I was in a car accident yesterday, thank the Gods of Homo Ejaculations, I wasn’t driving, but needless to say I am very sore and I have a headache like you wouldn’t believe.

    Big Hugz!


  2. Looks like it could be a neat book, by the way who did the illo of the pirate with the piles of glittering swag

  3. MAKE SURE YOU’RE OKAY, MANNY! I’m serious! You can walk away from a fender bender with what u think are only minor scrapes and bruises but then they turn out to be longterm medical problems! I’m overly paranoid when it comes to car accident injuries but still– don’t take them lightly!

    Oh– wait– this was a post about a book. haha– it looks hot. I’m gonna cop it. Very interested in Franze and Andarle’s work. Is there a website on them?

    Ooh, Patrick, I’m so flattered you mentioned me as one of the rtists you’d like to see in a future edition! *blush!

  4. Well I’ll certainly have to look in on this. With that many pages of male art I’ll be busy of hours, LOL.

    I’m glad you and other really fab artists are all together in this.

    And Manny, I’m real worried about you now. I sent you an e-mail, theres something inside for you.
    You take care of yourself.

    And Patrick, great post, I’ll look for the art book online.

  5. Hey, Patrick– not to be a Nitpicky-Nellie or anything, but in this post, the link on my name goes to Axel’s site, not mine.

    I was debating out loud with myself whether or not to bring it to your attention and my BF (I suspect to get me to shut the hell up) was like, “OH JUST TELL HIM ALREADY, JESUS!”

  6. Hi Gang…

    Thanks for the great comments folks. Always a pleasure to read you!

    Manny… YIKES!!!! That is horrible! I am so relieved to hear that you are okay, but JC is totally right! You really MUST take it easy for a while. Stuff can start to ache a few days after the accident. Please take care of yourself.

    And also, you sweetie, THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for the Kylie Dancing Queen video on your Blog (which has vanished since). It was a very thoughtful and very sweet thing for you to do! I ADORE Kylie and seeing her perform live is always a treat!

    Meanwhile, I am really glad you enjoyed the posting on Stripped! I think you will indeed enjoy the book! Take care, dear friend! SMMMMMOOOOCH – That’s me kissing you better – XOXOX :o)

    Charvolth… The artists responsible for the cool Pirate illustration on the cover of this issue are Franze and Andarle. They have a terrific style, and you will see more of their gorgeous stuff in the actual book itself.

    JC… Dude, no worries! Sorry for the link mix-up. I fixed that as soon as I saw your comment. I am glad you told me about it. After all if I am to send people to your site, it is always good to point them in the right direction! LOL!!!

    Franze and Andarle don’t seem to have a website yet. I checked out the links BG sent me, and they unfortunately had no official site listed. I am hoping that will change. They are really brilliant! I will keep you posted on a site if one gets set up!

    Thanks for the kudos on the book! I think you will enjoy it. There is some really cool stuff in it! Take care my friend, and say HI to your boyfriend…who was totally right, by the way! HA! HA! HA!

    Charlie…Glad you enjoyed the post. I think you will really get a kick out of Stripped. It has some really beautiful stuff in it. It features artists you know and probably some new artists for you to discover as well.

    So much love to you all, and Manny, we’re all thinking of ya! Rest up, ya hear!

    Hugz + Kisses
    Patrick XOXO

  7. Hey Patrick,

    I’m doing well, I actually did more damage to the car than what the car did to me. My head hit the frame of the door before smashing through the window, but I didn’t get as much as a graze or a drop of blood. I had x rays twice since Saturday, and there is no internal bleeding or fractures. All the fluid that normally builds up around the brain after getting a whack like that is coming out of my nose, so it’s always runny. Just a bad concusion and some bruising that should pass in a week or so. Hey, it’s gonna take more than state of the art BMW to knock me on my ass!

    As for Kylie she will be back, when I feel like getting technical, I’ll be starting a second blog for silly things that don’t conflict with Dirty Sexy Toon Men.

    But thankyou for being concerned, but I am going to be fine, besides I had Marcello (the sexy dancer I emailed you about who was abusing… I mean amusing himself with his private parts in my bedroom while reading one of YOUR comics) massaging my neck while sitting in a nice hot bath.

    Even as shattered as my body is at the moment, I’m still a prick tease!

    Love Ya!


  8. Hey Patrick, hey manny –

    sorry for me being a lazy slob and not posting here regularly: I’m currently in a highly stressful process in my private life as well as in my professional life… switching jobs/careers and looking for somebody “special” all together at a time is always a little… well, stressful.

    manny, I’m soooo glad You didnt get hurt too badly. I was supremely worried! Dont ever do that again! You hear me, matey!? =(

    All the best and God bless Y’all!

  9. Hiya Manny and Phrog…

    You boys take it easy, y’hear! Be good to yourselves and make sure to take some personal time in all the stuff that is happening around you!

    We love ya both around these here parts and want you to be happy and well!

    Hugz + Kisses
    Patrick XOXO

  10. Hi Patrick!!

    This is my first post here, and I want to say that I love your work!!

    Just had a question.

    Love JJ Kirby’s work here!!, has he got a site or blog? and how many pages does he do for this new book?

    Thanks :)

  11. Also, a boytoons ‘issue’ featuring just him (JJ Kirby) would be great!!


  12. Hey there Faust… welcome to BTM, and thanks so much for taking the time to say hello!

    Unfortunately, JJ Kirby’s website address from the Stripped book didn’t seem to work when I tried it. I am hoping that this is a temporary thing, or that it is maybe just listed incorrectly in the book. Here is the site: http://www.kirby’

    I tried several different variations of the URL with no luck. Please let me know if you manage to find the site.

    Meanwhile, JJ has 6 beautiful pieces in the Stripped book. I am planning a cover story of BTM featuring his work once I learn a bit more about him!

    Thanks so much for the comment! I am glad you are enjoying the mag!

    Hugz + Kisses
    Patrick XOXO

  13. Patrick, I am just drooling over all of the stunning illustrations and artist work, visual photography, the whole gammit of masterpieces devoted to the erotic male. I too have become a fan of so many of these artists, you as well as J.J. Kirby. I am so very happy and honored to have contacted you. Stripped and everyone who contributed to the volume, I express my deepest gratitude. Big hairy muscle hugs of appreciation.

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