Monday, January 14, 2008

Austen-esque

I keep thinking someday I will write and draw an Austen-esque gay romance. Historic homosexuality really intrigues me... I mean, it's existed for thousands of years. How did men meet each other? What sort of expectations might they have of one another? So... think Teleny minus the explicit sex and the straight stuff, set 50 years earlier. Or think Mansfield Park where one of Fanny's brothers is gay, and that's where I am headed. I have one scene worked out in my head; I really should write it down before I lose it. These sketches are from 2006 and 2007, inked in 2008.

4 comments:

blue highways said...

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Xavier said...

An Henry James novel adaptation/inspiration would be great! I don't remember which ones, but 2-3 of his novels had a gay touch (victorianly hidden of course):p

Aman Chaudhary said...

A gay version of The Age of Innocence would be awesome!

Tim Fish said...

hrm... encouragement for an 1800s gay tale? whenever I sheepishly admit to wanting to do one, I have not been met with enthusiasm. perhaps I will reconsider!