“TOM agreed to me doing the writing because, he said, ‘you write the way I draw, very masculine, but with a sense of humor!’ Throughout the course of the following year, he was involved in creating virtually every page of the book. To emphasize that fact, I often left parts of the tale in his own words, so the reader would be aware that it was not just a biography but almost an autobiography as well.” —F. Valentine Hooven, III
Hooven is the author of the new, full-length biography, Tom of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero, published by the Gay-owned Bruno Gmünder Verlag, and an artist-member of Tom of Finland Foundation.
Now a soft-cover, 256-page anthology which covers TOM’s life. With countless drawings and many photos, it paints a detailed portrait that is as complex and life-affirming as the artist himself.
© 2012 Bruno Gmünder Verlag GmbH
Published: 15th September 2013Tags: Tom of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero, Valentine Hooven
Categorised in: Friends of Tom