THE DELIGHT OF BOY’S LOVE AND MASCULINITY – Gekko Hayashi
Published by Treville – 2022 – Japan
15 x 21 cm – 318 pages in colours – Soft cover
Gojin Ishihara, once known as an illustrator of monsters in boys’ and girls’ magazines, moved on to pornographic magazines in the 1970s under the name Gekko Hayashi. He was one of the main illustrators for the gay magazine “Sabu” and “Queen”.
In the boy’s love magazine, “June”, he became popular among Yaoi (boys’ love) fans for his outstanding drawing skill. He is a pioneer in the genre of boys’ love and his dazzling sensuality still attracts many readers.
Contributions (in japanese) by Tomomi Shibuya (Sociologist), Gengoroh Tagame (Manga artist), Ayumi Nakayama (TACO che bookstore)