Now we are six


Number Six/The Prisoner (1990?) by Roland Topor.

Welcome to post number 2,618, and the sixth anniversary of this here weblog. Roland Topor’s drawing could be interpreted as a cry for help from your narrator—imprisoned by the daily necessity to file copy—but it’s there mainly because I couldn’t think of another picture featuring the requisite numeral.

WordPress’s Site Stats shows that these pages had over 2,000,000 visits in the past year, something I find very surprising. Many will be from either regular readers or one-off hits from the Google hordes searching for a particular picture but all the same…that’s a lot of people. A large percentage are no doubt visitors to the gay artists archive which continues to be the most popular page here, and one I feel compelled to keep adding to as a result. There’s always more to discover.

As always, thanks for reading and commenting!

John x

13 thoughts on “Now we are six”

  1. Congratulations on 6 years in the blogosphere – yours is a blog I read daily, and always find interesting and enlightening. Hope you continue with it more many more years to come.

  2. Thank you for your art and taking the time to document your finds and illuminate the lives of us heathens:)

  3. John, I am another of those regular readers contributing to the 2M hits, and I can’t thank you enough for the diverse pleasures you’ve provided me and mine these past six years.

  4. Congratulations on your indefatigabilty and selfless application to diffuse illumination and delight, my dear Sir. Keep up the good work – those 2,000,000 visits show how much you are appreciated.

  5. cheers john!!
    the first thing i look at when i get to work.
    always a pleasure!!!
    always an inspiration!!!

  6. A toast, John, to your accomplishment. I do not exaggerate when I say that I tell certain friends, “Look, if you want to be a well-cultured queer intellectual but don’t know where to begin, read Feuilleton every day.” It seems to work for Americans, at least.

    And by the way, I found my way to this blog about four years ago by googling “gay art nouveau,” subsequently landing on a post in your gay artist’s archive about Nijinksi and Hernan Gimenez.

    Bravo, my friend.

  7. John, being something of a ‘queer intellectual’, and living in and through the intellect, l find your blog speaks to established interests, and introduces me to many new ones. So l, like so many others, are both in awe and in debt to you. Many, many thanks for your hard work, and for the joie de vivre that radiates out of it.
    Ian (Melbourne Aus)

    ‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend,
    Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read’
    (Groucho Marx)

  8. A day late but, that’s the story of my life.Congratulations! Thank you for my daily fix of intelligence. You’ve turned me on to more things than you can imagine. Cheers!

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