Toon Man es un artista bondage que lleva desde la década
de los 90 demostrando su arte con los dibujos bondage, y me encanta
entrevistar los artistas que tienen muchos años de experiencia.
También empezó a hacer fotos bondage en el año
2005, y ha trabajado con modelos míticas y muy famosas del
esta entrevista le he preguntado por sus dibujos, su bondage, sus
fotografías, y conocer sus opiniones.
he publicado la entrevista original en inglés, y también
os he publicado la traducción en español, para toda
la comunidad internacional bondage. Selecciona tu idioma con el
botón justo debajo de este texto.
me about your drawing. You're started drawing in the late 90s, the era
of bondage magazines. When did you first discover your gift in art? Do
you remember what your first drawing were?.
been drawing for as long as I can remember. Drew a lot as a kid. Mostly
comics. That was my passion back then. I wanted to be a comic book artist
or a comic strip cartoonist. My heroes were Charles Schulz (Peanuts),
Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Dik Browne (Hagar The Horrible), Morrie Turner
(Wee Pals) and so many more.
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you have a specific kind of subject you like to draw? Do you draw
from real life? Or what are you working on?.
really don't draw from "real life" unless you count bondage photos
as a guide and I have an extensive collection of bondage images
from over the years. Before I got into doing fetish art, funny book
comics are what I was working on. Unfortunately, that venture failed
average, how long can a drawing take for you to create and what
kind of medium do you use?.
A drawing can take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of days
depending on the position and situation I'm trying to capture. I'm
old school so I draw with good ol' pencil and paper then ink in
the images. The images are then scanned into the computer and colored
does the name "The Toon Man"? Why you have been called "The Toon
for the first few years before I began taking pics in 2005, that's
all I did. Drew dozens of damsel cartoons in color and black and
are also photographer of ladies in bondage since 2005. Did you set out
always wanting to do both? Which do you prefer, photographer or artist?.
really hadn't thought much about taking pics. Not until I began attending
my first fetish conventions (called BondCon back then from 2001 to 2004).
Finally got the opportunity in 2005 during the convention there. I like
both the photography and the drawings in equal amounts. Video I still
have some issues with, but overall give me still images to work with.
what point did it become a "career"?.
career? Lol... it never was. I have a vanilla day job full time. For me,
this is like a very expensive weekend hobby, lol... And I enjoy it a lot.
Met a lot of very nice folks, especially the ladies. I treasure their
friendship and the fact that they trusted me to work with them.
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shot with very notable models, Samantha Grace, Lynn Winters, Tomiko,
and more. Is there anyone's career that you appreciate or want to
mirror? Do you have any muses or models that you are always loving
to work with? Models that you've always thought about and said,
"Okay, I really like the way they've handled their career".
I've loved all of the ladies I've worked with. And happily we got
along beautifully on every shoot. Some, such as Lynn Winters and
Kordelia Devonshire, became good friends that I still keep in touch
with. In this age of Covid, it must be tough trying to keep a modeling
career going but I see many ladies out there trying their best.
There are models from the past that I wish I could have worked with
but retired before I had the opportunity to ask. Ladies such as
Sadie Belle, Whitney Prescott, Kelsie Chambers and so many more.
you have a very methodical way to create?.
Methodical? When it comes to shoots I always keep things light and
breezy. No pressure. I usually end up telling a lot of corny jokes
and such to keep the ladies at ease. Drawing on the other hand,
when the inspiration comes I sketch for a bit and it could be an
hour or maybe the entire afternoon or evening.
collaborated with Jon Woods. How was it working with Jon Woods? Tell me
about your experience.
with Jon was amazing. He and Lorelei supervised my first 3 shoots. I learned
so much from them. And his drawings are incredible. He came up with the
basic concepts of the drawing and all I did was add a few "Andre" touches
and ink them in. Those were fun to do and I still have more upcoming.
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you think bondage in the modern world, can be used as a powerful
tool for culture and art?.
honestly don't know. This country has so many reactionary elements
going on right now I'm not sure if bondage is even perceived as
a positive element here. Between the 2257 laws and all the laws
regarding content and credit card companies being able to judge
whose sites are "acceptable" or not is a huge worry.
you've started almost 20 years ago, how do you find the pace of
bondage now? The industry's changed quite considerably since you
The biggest change I've seen is the considerable output of "bondage
sex" being depicted. 20 years ago you just couldn't do it. Now,
we have websites totally devoted to it. Not that there's anything
wrong with it, it's just surprising to see how much of it there
is the difference of the United States bondage industry from the
rest of the world?.
have no idea. It's nice to see conventions such as BoundCon in Germany
but I have no idea if Germans or Europeans overall are more accepting
or open to it than Americans.
do you define bondage? What do you consider bondage?.
To me, bondage can be an art form. I prefer the "damsel style" myself.
I like clothed or lingerie rather than nude, although a have collected
a few nude vid clips and pics over the years. But the vast majority of
what I depict is clothed or lingerie. I also don't go for the more violent
or punishing forms of bondage. No whip marks or bruises and stuff like
me a little about yourself. What are you like (extroverted, funny, shy,
etc.)? What do you like to do outside of your job?.
Not a whole lot to say about myself. Just a guy who enjoys looking at
and drawing pretty ladies tied up. Definitely a bit of an introvert. I'm
not a good public speaker and have a tendency to keep to myself a lot.
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about something you can't do without?.
Especially older jazz such as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke,
Count Basie, et al. I relax by listening to them and it's a mighty
sad day when I don't have time to listen to a tune or two.
of bondage, what is one thing that would surprise people about you?
What's one thing outside of your work that you would like people
to know about you?.
a baseball fanatic, lol... Played it as a kid and still enjoy watching
ball games. And I'm a NY Mets fan (yeah, I guess I have a masochistic
streak in me, lol)....
is your best feature? And your worst feature? What's something you're
I can draw high heels from different angles and I love drawing ladies
gagged with tape. The worst thing for me to draw is bare feet. I
SUCK at drawing feet. I'm really glad I don't have a foot fetish
because I'd be very unhappy with myself, lol...
impactful has social media been in your life? What's your point
of view on social media?.
media? I don't get too involved with it. I'll promote my site on
Twitter and Fet Life but that's about it. I will NOT get into flame
wars with people over politics. It's just not worth it. I don't
mind discussing issues in person as long as the person is calm and
rational but if they want to scram and rant, I just walk away.
are some things that you have on the horizon? Any goals? What can we expect
to see from Andre the Toon Man in the next years?.
Luckily, I have a few new toon sets on the horizon plus a few more photo
and video clips. Like I said, I have a full time day job so I can only
work on my stuff whenever the schedule loosens up here and there. But
I'm still at it! I plan to be around for as long as I can.
question, are you on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram? Websites?.
can find me as Andre Toonerman on Twitter
and of course my website is www.toon-man.com
That's where you'll find all my current toons, photosets and video clips.
And thank you for the opportunity to tell some of my story.