*Audrey (Facelift) by John Webster
* Amy Winehouse by John Webster
At some point in 2008, one of my fave naughty blogs, Johnny Wacker, switched servers to a general Gay Toronto web host, and I didn’t like it. Obviously, Mr. Wacker himself wasn’t too into it because he went back to Blogger and is now known as Sissy Dude. This new platform is basically the same as Johnny Wacker was: lots of vintage love ranging the spectrum of porn, songs, artists, youtubes, advertisements, classic film clips, etc. Not heavy on the chatter, Sissy Dude is more of a wham bam blog, where the author feels the content of his posts speak for themselves. What is a little different about this incarnation is some personal transparency. John Webster, (aka Mr. Wacker, and Mr. Sissy himself) has his photo up on his profile, and we can follow him over to his artistic page, The John Webster Book. Here, his graphic illustrations follow naturally from the blog’s aesthetic. He does a lot of collage, and mixes his love for vintage cheeriness in female and male icons and throws in some contemporary touches. With vibrant colors, edgy sexuality, and skewed humor, his illustrations might seem like an exercise in pleasantries, but you don’t have to dig too far to see some dark twists. You can see his full portfolio over at i2i Art Inc. While I was over there, I was perusing the portfolio of Ronald J Cala II, whose 1st image set shows a contempt for war politics and a mastery of negative space.
*Image by Ronald J Cala II for the LA Times
*Capital of War, By Ronald J Cala II
* AIDS is Spreading by Ronald Cala II