Saturday, August 27, 2011

The College Years

Over the past couple of years I'm sure you've seen plenty of KP "life after high school" pics...marriage, honeymoon, kids, employment (usually involving a stripper pole), etc...but what about the college years?

College is a rite of passage, a time to grow up, a time to meet new people, and a time to discover your passion.  On one side there's being away from home and on your own for the first time, dorm life, picking a major, and lecture upon endless lecture.  On the flip-side there's party after party, drug use, and the floating of countless kegs...all the while surviving on Ramen noodles and Mountain Dew.

Ah, but let's not forget the most important part of the college experience: sexual experimentation.

Original Art by lionkyu
Edits by Phillipthe2

In all truthfulness I was working on this one around the same time I did the "Here's to Hoping" one back in February, but it didn't exactly meet (displays middle finger) deviantART's (laughably) strict content requirements.  For whatever reason it sat dormant, unfinished, and collecting dust until fairly recently when an old friend and I were chit-chatting about meeting one another during our college years.  She ended up dropping out and going into the "adult entertainment industry"....but we'll save that story for another day.


  1. The little heart tattoo Kim's sporting is a really nice touch.

  2. Nice to see I'm not the only KP fantrawler who remembers this artist, and juxtaposing these originally separate pieces works all too well. The saucy, confident smiles sported by *both* participants are another fine & large, I have zero use for the non-consensual/hyper-domme undertones tapped by all too many S&M/bondage fanpics. Finally, those wacky black mitts are a fairly unique accessory, and the piercings suggest rather more mutual trust than casual KP viewers would expect 'tween these two. Well, that and the whole "badass image upgrade" schtick.

  3. Ari: I'm never really one for the "tiny details", but the addition of the tat was a little too irresistible.

    Anon: Juxtaposition sounds so much better than "edit" or "cut-n-paste". In that respect, most of the S&M / Bondage ones I've seen (KP and company or otherwise) do have that certain forced quality to them.

    On a related note, I'm in the middle of reading "Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster" by Craig Yoe.

  4. Between Supes' oh-so-iconic trunks over tights and Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston's amply-documented kinkitude, that honestly doesn't surprise me much. Something else to look up on my next library trip, natch.

    Most villain/hero kink-pics have struck me as an extrapolation of their onscreen/panel aggression, with one party firmly in control. In my somewhat skewed opinion, Shego & KP have too much of a fine yin/yang balance for either one to just run roughshod over the other...unless asked nicely first. Plus, Sheeg's usually working with Drakken, so I'd say her humiliation karma-meter's more than topped off already.

    Fanboy psychobabble aside, I've done a bit of (very) primitive line-tweaking & color-fidgeting myself, and trust me when I say that your edits turn out exponentially sharper.

  5. Anon: Actually, my first intro into alter-illustration was by way of a certain men's magazine. I went digging through my father's stacks of Playboys (I was 13-ish) and noticed that early cartoons by Dan DeCarlo looked awfully similar to Betty and Veronica (Archie Comics)....and sure enough.

    Back when I was in the military I got to talking to a warrant officer who use to do a lot of graphic art for Disney...advertisements, dvd / vcr covers, etc. He said there were plenty of rumors floating around that even Uncle Walt himself had done similar stuff, but it was all destroyed upon his death in '66. If it exists (and that's a big IF) it would become the holy grail of pin-up art.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum there's 'Destino', an art film by Salvador Dalí & Walt Disney (1946)...which is about as racy as Walt's stuff got while he was alive:

    As for my edits....ehhhh....I have a bag full of tricks to make them took that sharp. Most of it equates to working on them at a huge dpi and then dropping it something less bandwidth killing....the lower dpi then gets rid of the majority of any imperfections.

  6. That DPI-drop may just come in handy if ever I get back in the editing game.

    Funny you should mention Archie's prospective menage partners-the first hint I noticed of that series' less whitebread undertones came in the form of an ad for their overtly adult knockoff "Cherry".

    Dali & Disney?? Shockingly elegant short film there...and as for Walt's secret stash, further possible proof that we're all human.

  7. Anon: Yeah, I saw Cherry back in the early '80s by way of my dad who was fan of Fritz the Cat, The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, and similar...back when National Lampoon and High Times magazines were still counter culture mainstays.

    That Dali / Disney short film originally could only be seen at WDW...a little theatre within the magic kingdom that showed only lesser known / rarely seen works by Uncle Walt. I think it was finally restored and released on dvd last year. The same little theatre also shows the full, uncut version of Steamboat Willie and Song of the South....with all of the animal cruelty glorification and blatant racism respectively.