This is Homoerotic Knight Richard Puller von Hohenburg and his squire Anton Mätzler, drawn by Sabin Calvert! This is the 1st entry for the Homoerotic Homos From History Pin-Up Challenge.
Sabin adds: “This is Knight Richard Puller von Hohenburg and his squire Anton Mätzler, who in 1482 were said “to heretic” (the term for sodomy). They were burned at the stake in Zürich. The Knight Hohenburg was deemed the most famous sodomite of the middle ages by historians of the time.”
ATTN: ARTISTS/ILLUSTRATORS/CARTOONISTS OF G+/Tumblr/Facebook/DeviantArt/Twitter/etc: it’s the Homoerotic Homos From History Pin-Up Challenge!
I challenge you to make a homoerotic version of gay or bi male actual historical figure of your choice! Racial, ethnic, cultural, age and body type diversity are especially welcome. Instructions on how to deliver your pin-up are at the end of this posting. :) Here are some examples:
— Homoerotic Hadrian (AD 76–138)!
— Homoerotic Bayard Rustin (1912-1987)!
— Homoerotic Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)!
— Homoerotic Emperor Ai of Han (27 BC – 1 BC)!
— Homoerotic King Henry III of France (1551–1589)!
— Homoerotic Philippe d’Orléans (1640–1701), screaming queen brother of Louis XIV!
— Homoerotic Frederick the Great (1712–1786)!
…and so on!
Your deadline is Sunday, March 31st, 2013. When you are done with your illustration, send the image to firstname.lastname@example.org along with 1) the name you want me to credit for the illustration, 2) a link to your web-presence if you want me to use one with the Tumblr post, and 3) the name you want me to link to on G+ and/or Facebook if you want me to link you there as well. I will post Homoerotic Homos From History Pin-Ups on my tumblog and on my other online presences with link and credit as I receive them.
Please reshare with your gay or gay-friendly illustrator and cartoonist friends :)