January 18, 2011
New drawing for the pin-ups issue of Decover Magazine, a free Montreal arts mag that showcases the work of local artists. I made this one specially for them.
I wanted to turn the notion of a "pin-up" on its head a little. That's why I chose to use a man instead of a woman, and also used someone without an ideal body. I gave the guy a Lucha Libre mask because those dudes are all about performance and presenting an idealized masculine image (much like female pin-ups, who represent an idealized version of femininity). I liked the idea of a pin-up who is the centre of attention but betrays some self-consciousness; it's like he's wondering if he's really sexy enough to be up there. I think that's a feeling we all know too well. Don't worry, Lucha guy: you're super cute in your socks and underpants. Work it!