Tom Of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics by Tom of FinlandTom Of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics by Tom of Finland

Tom Of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics

Contribution byTom of FinlandEditorDian Hanson

Hardcover | June 15, 2014

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Mustaches and muscles: Back to the days when men were men and sex was carefree
 
In 1965, Tom of Finland began flirting with the idea of an ongoing character for his panel stories, the ultimate Tom’s Man. He tried out a blond named Vicky—a common male name in Finland—followed by a Tarzan-inspired Jack. Then in 1968 Tom settled on Kake, a dark-haired, mustached leatherman who often wore a tight white t-shirt bearing the motto “Fucker.” Kake lived up to this moniker, a sort of post-Stonewall, hyper-masculine Johnny Appleseed traveling the world on his motorcycle to spread the seeds of liberated, mutually satisfying, ecstatically explicit gay sex. Tom lived out many of his most personal fantasies through Kake, and Kake’s international fans made him the template for what came to be known as the gay clone look of the 1970s.

Between 1968 and 1986, Tom published 26 episodes of Kake adventures, most as 20 page booklets. Tom of Finland – The Complete Kake Comicscollects all these stories in one volume. Return with Kake to the days when men were men, sex was carefree, and everyone wore a big thick mustache.

The artist: Touko Laaksonen, the boy who would become Tom of Finland (1920-1991), began drawing cartoons at age five. His favorite subjects were the rough manly men of his native Finland, as Touko knew from an early age that men interested him more than women. His talents were further honed by art study in Helsinki. He found success ...
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Title:Tom Of Finland: The Complete Kake ComicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 7.7 × 5.3 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3836550512

ISBN - 13:9783836550512

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