Friday, October 29, 2010


I just learned that my painting Say Cheese...Cake, Starring Mike Ruiz was accepted into GLAAD's OUTAuction NYC celebrating GLAAD's Top 100 Artists of 2010. The annual fundraising event is part glamorous cocktail party and part art auction - all to benefit GLAAD's work to amplify the voices of the LGBT community.

Th event takes place on Sunday, November 21 from 5:00 - 9:30 pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NY. Coincidentally, Mike Ruiz is scheduled to be one of the celebrity guests that night -- hopefully he will choose his pants wisely! ;)

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit GLAAD's website.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Columbus Cheesecake Boy Art Party

Calling all Cheesecake Boy fans in Columbus, Ohio -- We are hard at work planning a pin-up extravaganza for your viewing (and participatory) pleasure! It will be held at the Luxboheme Showroom downtown on December 2 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Mark your calendars, kids. The boys are coming to town, and you don't want to miss it! Plans are underway for an evening of OVER-THE-TOP pin-up fun. Besides all of my pin-up paintings, prints, and new book,  there will be Cheesecake Boy fashion shows throughout the evening and even interactive "Pin-Up Yourself!" opportunities -- plus great food, drinks, and a plethora of eye-candy sprinkled throughout. Tickets will go on sale November 12. Sign up for my e-mail newsletter to be notified. 

If you are interested in being a Cheesecake Boy fashion model at the event, or if you're a local business interested in sponsorship opportunities, send me an e-mail HERE.

I'm so excited to share the Cheesecake Boys with all of my Columbus friends, and I couldn't think of a more fabulous venue. Priscila Teixeria (the owner of Luxboheme) is a creative force to be reckoned with -- and now that we're joining forces, the results are guaranteed to knock your pants off!

Me with fashionistas Maria Fanning and Mary Pedigo at a Luxboheme fashion event earlier this month

Book Report

My Cheesecake Boys book is all finished and will be available in my online store the first week of November.

In the Cheesecake Boys book, you will be able to get up-close and personal with the pin-up boys like never before -- with over 100 pages of paintings, process pics, behind-the-scenes photo references, and more -- all from the comfort of your easy chair. And as Jesse Archer wrote in his foreword, "...fear not if your pants fly off in the process. Wardrobe malfunctions are finally fun for everyone!" Here are a few teasers:


I LOVE the foreword written by actor Jesse Archer and the afterword by artist Jason Driskill. Here is an excerpt from each:

by Jesse Archer
"...Cheesecake is not beefcake, and clothes come off so much easier when they do it by themselves! An unexpected flash of skin is what they say about imagined pleasures. It’s the same I dare you to come hither seduction which allowed pin-up art of icons like Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth to flip sexual objectivity into reverence, respect, and power. They were being painted onto WW2 bombers! Although not (yet) on the side of bombers, gay men possess our own power in both confronting and resisting traditional ideas about what it means to be men. In wholly comprehending that gender is a terrifically bad idea, we are free to play unapologetic peek-a-boo; to say whoopsie! with a wink."

by Jason Driskill
"...One cannot sit in a room with a Cheesecake Boy and not acknowledge how it shifts the atmosphere in a decidedly gay direction. It is no easy task to achieve this sort of homo-normativity, wielding the power to defy the unseen, unstated, patriarchal assertion that men should not be subjugated to sexual objectification, or even worse, that men should not find pleasure from being sexually objectified! And yet with a wink and a nod Paul’s paintings do just that..."

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Rainbow Cheesecake

My friend Elisa Rolle recently asked me to create an illustration for the Rainbow Awards, celebrating the best of gay fiction. Of course I took that as an opportunity to create a new Cheesecake Boy, proudly toting his rainbow flag and accidentally flashing his rainbow undies too! Here’s a pic of the sketch, and you can read more details HERE.


Monday, October 4, 2010

It Gets Better

This is my video for Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project in which gay adults share their stories with GLBT teens.