Boi Wonder

Painting of young man leaning against a wall, in a costume not unlike that of Robin, the Boy Wonder, of Batman fame.
Painting of young man leaning against a wall, in a costume not unlike that of Robin, the Boy Wonder, of Batman fame.

2020, 17 in. x 11 in.
Gouache on paper

A saucy take on certain well-known sidekick. Who’s he waiting for? And what does he have in mind?

To me, the superhero genre has always lent itself to homoerotic takes—usually without much effort. The dynamic duo perhaps more so than most.

Published by eddy

Edward Ficklin (he/him), the maverick illustrator not afraid to say gay, is a self-taught painter, writer, publisher and sometimes technologist. He creates daring and exquisite queer fantasy art, publishes queer-centered sci-fi comix, and pontificates regularly on a range of topics in his Queer Quantum Dispatch newsletter.

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