This LGBTQ+ History Month we’re sharing a video all about Tom of Finland’s homoerotic comics.
Hear all-round Tom of Finland expert Durk Dehner and all-round comics expert Paul Gravett talk all things Tom, from his comics of the 1940s to his more explicit works created after censorship laws changed.
Please note: this recording is for those aged 18+ only. It contains sexually explicit imagery, including some images that could be interpreted as sexually violent, and may not be suitable for everyone.
About the speakers:
Paul Gravett is a curator, lecturer, journalist and broadcaster whose work appears in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Times Literary Supplement. He co-curated two House of Illustration exhibitions: Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective in 2019 and Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics in 2016.
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Tom of Finland: Love and Liberation was part of #TOMs100 and was generously supported by The Finnish Institute in London. This event was also part of Islington Word Festival, supported by Islington Council.