About Rusty Pipe Art
Maybe you’ve seen him on Scruff or Growlr, or way back on the old Bear 411.
The name sticks out, but now you’re seeing the art.
Why Rusty Pipe? Well, he’s a ginger daddy top, so figure it out. His karaoke name was Rusty Pipes because there are just too many guys with his real name, which you don’t need to know. Not ashamed, just too many fukkin assholes who already know too fukkin much about too fukkin many people, and spend too much fukkin time online.
And yet here you are, looking at porno cartoons. Read on!
Rusty started with pen and ink in high school, playing with textures and doing posters for high school plays. This was back in the 80’s, and Al Hirschfeld’s caricatures in the New York Times were an endless fascination, and master class in line and textures with simplicity, style, and flair.
Then came college and exposure to the work of Tom of Finland, Etienne, and The Hun. Maybe you’re old enough to remember porno mags? These magazines always featured the skills of the homo-erotic masters of the day – the exquisite pencil skills of Tom, the elegance and simplicity of line of Etienne, and the base raunch of The Hun. If you are not familiar with any of these artists, you need to do some homework.
In the 90’s and early 2000’s, Rusty did some cartoons of his own, usually some perverted twist on holiday themes – Stuffing the Turkey, How Indians helped the Pilgrims, I Saw Daddy Fucking Santa Claus, a Hairy Asshole Valentine, and S&M Easter – but these were just for fun and friends. Maybe they’ll make an appearance here. Who knows.
Trained as a professional scenic artist, Rusty spent most of the past 35 years in professional and university scenic studios, drawing, painting and sculpting someone else’s designs, realizing someone else’s visions, and making someone else look good. That’s what a good scenic artist does. And the past 20 years were spent teaching these skills for production of Opera, Musical Theater, and Drama in a conservatory setting.
All of this is pretty evident in the art. It doesn’t need explanation. And if you have to explain your art, then you’ve already failed. The art should be able to stand on its own.
So if you like what you see, then buy it. And tell your friends.