The stories and illustrations that I produce are within a USA version of the bara genre. This illustration of mine typifies the bara genre as envisioned by a native of the United States of America:
The word bara comes from Japan. It means art and fictional works with gay male same-sex feelings and sexuality identity that are sometimes violent and exploitative.
According to Wikipedia, the bara genre deals with masculine men with varying degrees of muscle. Such mondo macho men are commonly called bears by the contemporary gay community nowadays.
I did not ask for inclusion in this genre, nor did I intend to become associated with this genre. When I started my creative works as a visual artist in 2007, I was not even aware that there was bara.
I first heard about bara through Facebook posts from gay male comics creator Dale Lazarov. He is a storyteller who pays artists to create images for his stories.
I am different from Lazarov since I am both a storyteller and an artist. I combine both storytelling and art together as one person and one effort. This gives you the double benefit of seeing a storyteller’s perspective along and seeing an artist’s perspective.
Lazarov has chosen to claim the title of father of American bara but I don’t want any titles because titles are arbitrary. The creative work that I do just fits into a USA version of bara. That is something everyone can see with their own eyes. I have created a colorful slide presentation that explores and illustrates the USA bara genre beautifully and completely.
Comments From Men Like You
I am amazed by your use of foreshortening. Really beautiful! Very Dali-esque, Dali is one of my favorite painters.
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