NEW BOOK RELEASE
FUR: THE LOVE OF HAIR, by SURESHA/MCGILLIVRAY, from BRUNO GMÜNDER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 1, 2012
PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 1, 2012 (EUROPE), MAY 8, 2012 (WORLDWIDE)
FUR: The love of hair
A handsomely illustrated coffee-table homage to the erotic manly hirsute physique!
“To love hair is human, to fur-give is divine.”
Continuing the bestselling line of gorgeously printed illustrated men’s pictorial books from leading German publisher Bruno Gmünder, FUR: the love of hair further explores the manscape of the masculine hirsute male using dozens of iconic and original contemporary images, all exploring the endless delights of men’s hair.
The photographs and illustrations in FUR portray the gorgeousness of male body hair by the leading names in the Bear art community, including many independent and lesser-known artists who have produced outstanding work.
The richly erotic and diverse artistic expression on display in FUR the love of hair represents a true global collaboration, with contributing artists from Japan, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
Commentary, information, insight, and personal essays in both English and German, interspersed among the images, examine and celebrate various aspects of gay/bi/queer male fur as they are displayed on various parts, and the whole, of the body.
FUR the love of hair is a visually captivating, innovative, and provocative coffee-table book that explores, reveals, and celebrates the worldwide cult of the hairy masculine man.
About the authors: Ron J. Suresha is the author of Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions, a three-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist, and Acquisitions Editor for the Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press. Scott McGillivray was the Editor, Designer, and Associate Publisher of Bear Magazine1998 – 2002, and of 100% Beef Magazine 2002 – 2010, and is Editorial Director at BearCentral.com.
The 52 contributors to FUR include these artists:
Exterface • Jack Fritscher • Michael Kirwan • Minoru • Mascular Studios • Mike Thorn
Blade Bannon • John Rand • Tom Bianchi • Guy Thomas • Inked Kenny • Rolando Mérida
Brent Marr • D.Chooi Doodles • Ed Luce/Wuvable Oaf • Gian Orso • BeefyBlimps
Mack • BearFilms • Rafael Lopez • Bear Picture Art • Gengorah Tagame
SF Bearhunter • Pantheon Studios • Sandrobear • Angel Colon • Flaming Artist • TJ Norris
The love of hair
by Ron J. Suresha & Scott McGillivray
Bruno Gmünder Verlag • Available everywhere May 8, 2012
Hardbound • 256 pp. • 8.25 x 11.5 inches
ISBN-10: 3-86787-242-2 • ISBN-13: 978-3-86787-242-3
Categories: Gay Erotica / Art / Men’s Studies
Please note the following book signings (subject to change):
SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Rockbar, 185 Christopher St., NYC 10014 (corner of Weehawken/West Side H’way)
with contributing photographer Angel Colon
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SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Giovanni’s Room, 345 South 12th Str., Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-923-2960
with contributing photographer Mighty Tony
Order the book from Queerbooks:
Event page: http://www.queerbooks.com/
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THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH, 9:00 – 10:00 PM
Triangles Café, Danbury, CT
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SATURDAY, JULY 14TH, 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM
Porch Bar, Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver St, Provincetown, MA 02657, 508-487-0688
with cover model Jordan
During Ptown Bear Week