Oliver Frey: The Graphic Gay Gaze
Internationally recognised as Britain's most provocative contemporary graphic artist and storyteller of homoerotic fantasies, Oliver Frey, also known as 'Zack', has been arousing the gay imagination for four decades. His raunchy hero Rogue prowled the pages of HIM Magazine in the UK in the Seventies, while his exploits of Bike Boy were cover-featured in the American anthology Meatmen.
More recently, Frey has been (re-)discovered through comics compilations and paperback fiction from German publisher Bruno Gmünder. His latest lavish compendium, Zack: The Art, demonstrates the distinctive masculinity and sensuous physicality of his artistry.
In a rare appearance, Frey talks about his life and work with Roger Kean, former editor of HIM Magazine and author of the Zack-illustrated novels published by Bruno Gmuender (Boys of Vice City, Boys of Disco City and December-published Boys of Two Cities). Followed by book signings by Frey and Kean.
Venue: Foyles Bookshop, 3rd Floor Gallery, London WC2H 0EB
Tickets: £6.00. To purchase tickets, visit the Comica website here: http://www.comicafestival.com/index.php/festival/program12/
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