quite a complete collection
By C. Heng on Jun 14, 2008
Wish it were in its original release size and not thick digest form. Otherwise a comprehensive collection of Tom's work.
Flawed, but interesting for collectors
By Metalsmith on Oct 04, 2008
For openers, the material is well drawn and EXTREMELY exciting. This set of fantasies will set your fantasy engine on fire, and the printing is very nearly perfect with some breakup of electronically transmitted images seen as acute jaggies in the close-up pages. The paper is excellent; hi-clay art stock of sufficient weight to hold the large black areas without show-through. Why only three stars? Two MAJOR flaws: 1) The book is too heavy and bulky to be held for easy (lustful) reading. The publisher would have done everyone a favor had each "Volume" been printed separately ( as in the originals) and then gathered into a single sleeve to show the "weight" of the publication. This may not bother collectors, but for those of us looking to resurrect years gone by, this volume is just too much for weakened old wrists. 2) The title is "The Complete Kake Comics". The collection --- isn't! "Beachboys", and what others are missing?
One word: Tom of Finland
By Eduardo Moreno on Sep 13, 2008
He transforms a sexual inclination into a concrete visual image. Many of them together to express a cohesive whole. It is very erotic, and I think should be erotic for just about anyone... I'm biased. Compelling, inspired, and high quality work.
Nice book, great price!
By Garytucson on Feb 17, 2009
It's SO nice to finally have all of the Kake comics in one volume. For me, the size of the book is perfect - easy to hold and great artwork reproduction. The overall quality is great. I have been a fan of Tom of Finland for decades and really enjoy having so much of his work coming out in comprehensive volumes like this one. I highly recommend this book to anyone who, like me, is a fan of this art genre.
YUMMY : )
By Bartolom on Oct 12, 2008
Seems to me, with due respect, that some people may complaint a bit too much. I have just bought a copy from a bookstore, where (and I was happily surprised by it) it was displayed on the new releases table without wrapping, as it should, for anyone to sample it. This is the intensely erotic and higly personal work of a fascinating artist, regardless of what selfrighteous and hypocritical bigots may still claim. I happen to like the size, it is big enough to appreciate this one-drawing-a-page series and, let's face it, Tom's artwork looks sharper and, in my opinion, better, a little bit reduced from its original size. The quality of the paper is first class and the not so little and thick book feels great on your hands and good enough to eat. The price is ridiculously cheap. So thanks Taschen!. Keep on the good work.
By Jemolian on Jan 31, 2011
I'm happy with the comics thou the size is slightly smaller than i had expected it to be... really hope there would be a hardcover version as the corners could be easily bent if knocked against something... I would recommend to buy it during a 3rd party seller price dip, which i did myself and for the price of $40+, i am happy with the purchase...
Macho man manual
By Mr. Kevin Cox on Apr 15, 2014
Cool pictures of manly macho men- always a fan of Tom's work. His mastery of the male form in various poses and rendering of black leather is awesome. Def good stuffs.
oh so sexy and artsy at the same time
By David V on Feb 16, 2012
this is a must for anyone that thinks that explicit sex comics can be a form of art. Tom is a genius and his drawings have an unmatched erotic load.
By Michel on Aug 30, 2011
Je suis très content de ce produit et des conditions de livraison ! Je continuerais à acheter chez vous . Merci