Later this week, (We Are) Obscured founder, Johann d’Nale, is attending the Homosurrealism* London event and will be displaying, among other things, Cock au Soleil #4 – here he interviews the zine’s founder, Arthur Dumpling…
How did Cock au Soleil start?
It started as a collaborative project to talk about pain with a gay sex point of view asking friends to share their views using an artistic language.
The work on display at Homosurrealism London is from your fourth Volume – tell us about the previous three editions.
Each edition, is a theme more or less obvious.
- #1 was about pain
- #2 was about hanky codes
- #3 was about the vintage magazine Jean-Paul and (as) Saint Sebastian
How did volume 4 come about?
The wrapping paper issue was actually a project we had in mind for many years and the opportunity to launch a new issue during the Paris Ass Book Fair couldn’t be missed ! We hope people will use the papers!
Tell us a little about the contributions/contributors?
At first, contributors were friends who agreed to be part of the project. But from the beginning we have welcomed everyone who wants to share their creativity of gay sex/sexuality with an artistic language.
Do you have any plans for the future?
We are already working on a new issue for early 2018… but it’s still a secret. New contributors are welcome, feel free to email us.
How can people get copies or stay in touch?
During events where CAS#4 is displayed (kind of rare and secret), the best way will be to send us an email (unfortunately issues #1 to #3 are sold out)
Cock au Soleil volume #4 – contributing artists
- Aaron Krach
- Alexandre Copes
- Andres Miro Quesada
- Anthony Malone
- Emmo Zapata
- Blaine Metztgar
- Charlie Welch
- Claude Sevy
- Fred Morin
- Jerry Seguin
- Nicolas Pascual
- Nolan Grunwald
- Rodrigo La Hoz
- Tom de Pekin
Box by Arthur D, Olive Booger , Eleonore Clara and anonymous.
Want more? View this historic webpage of Le Cock au Soleil.
*We covered Homosurrealism in a previous interview with Jack Sanders. Homosurrealism London is the third queer arts event, following those earlier this year in Hollywood and New Orleans.