Beefyblimps is callousing up our gnarly hands to hold a pencil once more and help bring a comic adventure to life with photographer turned scriptwriter Andy Salgado.
Drawing from his vast encyclopedic knowledge of all things middle east, as well as Greek mythology, Eastern theism, and of course, NYC and our one and only gay bear culture, he’s been busy weaving a furball of a tale between two mismatched lovers, Bronco, a delectable devil-may-care 25 year old Puerto Rican Bronx boy, and Iraqi-born Badir, his ostensible inamorato of 31 sojourning in Brooklyn, who might just be giving each other a run for their money (and their meat).
Bronco was pretty straight up to draw. But Badir took some tinkering. He’s a mix between the now defunk’d yet delectably dark yağlı güreş (Turkish Oil Wrestling) star Cengiz Elbeye, and ultra sex machine bodybuilder Ali Matteau.
Speaking of gorgeous Iraqi men.. I feel a certain frizz in the air over the Middle Eastern men (is it ever not the case?). Even for yours truly who avoids mainstream media as ferociously as Dick Cheney dodges warcrimes tribunals, I’m feeling a certain, salacious magnetism for Middle Eastern men right now.
You just can’t help but notice the slams. The driver sliced by some bigot in his own cab. This crap about some Ground Zero Mosque. The endless spin-doctoring of Muslims into a terrorist stereotype every night on Fox. This bullshit is throwing the baby out with the bathwater, among other more offensive atrocities. How can we ignore… the curbside vendors deliquescing your tastebuds in Halaal-flavored street meat? That unmistakable squared-off Iraqi mustache whose rapturous echos scream “macho!” all the way from the cradle of civilization? A culture so imbued with raw masculinity that it begs to be explored and understood? Islam and the MIddle East’s indivisible place in the World? America, it’s time for you to dig deep, throw out your misconceptions, and fraternize with the Enemy®.
The world is screaming for the Iraqi and Palestinian and Turkish and Egyptian and all those dark hairy studs to be brought back into the loving limelight. To turn around your Average American™’s embarrassingly trite hat-tip to our turban’d brothers, into something a little more, cordial, comradely? Hell even mutually respectful? Let’s just Keep It Simple, Stupid.
And what better way to get the kebab rolling than by beefing up our mental images, cause it doesn’t matter which direction you write it, Middle Eastern men are HOT HOT HOT. (and women.)
Updates to come, we’re only sorting out the story still. Enjoy some eye candy.
Peace and Salaam(i).