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    Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm

    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

Open Daily: 10am - 10pm | Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm
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Tom of Finland. the Complete Kake Comics

Tom of Finland. the Complete Kake Comics

Hanson, Dian
Finland, Tom Of

Hardcover

Series: Bibliotheca Universalis

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ISBN10: 3836550512
ISBN13: 9783836550512
Publisher: Taschen Amer Llc
Published: May 20 2014
Pages: 704
Weight: 2.35
Height: 1.50 Width: 5.70 Depth: 7.90
Language: English

In 1965, Tom of Finland began flirting with the idea of an ongoing character for his panel stories, the ultimate Tom's Man. He tried out a blond named Vicky--a common male name in Finland--followed by a Tarzan-inspired Jack. Then in 1968 Tom settled on Kake, a dark-haired, mustached leatherman who often wore a tight white T-shirt bearing the motto Fucker. Kake lived up to this moniker, a sort of post-Stonewall, hyper-masculine Johnny Appleseed traveling the world on his motorcycle to spread the seeds of liberated, mutually satisfying, ecstatically explicit gay sex. Tom lived out many of his most personal fantasies through Kake, and Kake's international fans made him the template for what came to be known as the gay clone look of the 1970s. Between 1968 and 1986, Tom published 26 episodes of Kake adventures, most as 20-page booklets.

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