Authors: scripts/edits: Dale Lazarov
pencils/inks: Amy J. Colburn
colors/inks: Dominic Cordoba
Genre: Adult Comics (Gay)
Length: 80 pages (hardcover)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
These are piggy gay comics, although you also get a healthy dose of tender to go along with all the sex. Three stories intertwine, observing men in the best years of their lives doing what they love to do best! Dale Lazarov’s sensual-sexual storyboard combined with Amy Colburn’s brilliantly drawn masculine figures result in a celebration of carnal desires! These stories get by without any use of words, thus furthering the sexual fantasies of the readers.
This brilliant work by Dale Lazarov and Amy Colburn, with colors by Dominic Cordoba left me speechless. The book has been generating a lot of Internet buzz recently and when I saw the pictures last evening I understood why. The artistry involved in depicting the scenes in the three stories require not only imagination but creativity in the execution of the drawings. The combined talent of Lazarov and Colburn, with colours by Cordoba has produced an incredible portfolio. The best part about the collection is that the reader is able to give his or her imagination full throttle because the book has no words, only pictures.
This is Lazarov’s second art book published by Bruno Gmunder, and teaming up with Amy Colburn gives the work a classic, extremely masculine look. The originality in these homoerotic drawings is exceptional and demonstrates Colburn’s and Lazarov’s vision and emotion. Most of the drawings are over the top while some of them are tender; I want to stress that these are adult erotic comics which portray a full array of gay sex where the participants adopt a “no holds barred” approach. This book explores every aspect of sex and leaves nothing to the imagination, except dialog. The majority of the drawings cannot be shown on this blog because of their graphic nature and the picures in this review were carefully selected to give readers a sense of the skill and creativity of the team of Lazarov and Colburn.
Dale and Amy were recently interviewed by Boytoons magazine and here’s part of what Patrick Fillion, owner of the magazine had to say about MANLY –
“Together, Lazarov and Colburn make one heck of a dream team. “Manly” is beautiful, thoughtful and completely engaging. And it has no words! A silent comic that is this captivating is a rare thing indeed, but “Manly” leaves it to the reader to imagine the dialog. The stories, all 3 of them, are quite clear and incredibly charming in their own unique ways, but as the reader, you get the pleasure of making up the words in your own head, which is quite effective and permits you to invest in the stories in a very intimate fashion.”
The full interview can be found here for those of you who would like to read it but I must warn you that the accompanying pictures are extremely explicit.
MANLY is available now in Canada and the US as well as online at amazon.com; it has been available in Europe since September.