Saturday 15 April 2017

New magazine with added rope bunnies: The Amorist

'Never get involved in a new publication,' my boss would intone, in the days when old publications were deemed to be safe. We did editing with pencils, rubbers, scissors, glue, a Rotadex full of jokes, and an art department along the carpeted corridor. They had scalpels and a more narcotic glue. The art director was chairman of the Royal Yachting Association. 

We moved on. One of us married the chairman of a big four accountancy firm. One became the Duchess of Buccleuch.

And I got involved in a new publication.

The Amorist is edited by Rowan Pelling, who negotiates the boundaries of taste with zest and refinement.  Billed as 'a romantic, witty and discursive erotic magazine – a flirtatious conversation, designed to appeal to women and men', it's aimed like Cupid's arrow at readers of The OldieHistory Today, The Lady, The Spectator...

Selfridges' window, 2016

My own involvement is a feature written and illustrated by me about drawing shibari for this blog, I'm very happy to have it in the launch issue.

PS my former boss was proved right again.