26th May 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
26th May 2008
I should already know this from my years of doujinshi collecting, but I am a sucker for a pretty cover. Sometimes this works out in my favor, other times it works against me. Once in a great while I find something that, while it doesn’t quite live up to the promise of the cover, is still pretty good in it’s own right.
.I.D.O.L. revolves around David and the hustler he hires to be a model for his next painting. The hustler, Adam, and David develop a relationship that becomes far more than either of them ever planned for.
Of course misunderstandings abound and the characters end up hurting each other as much as they find pleasure in each other’s arms. There doesn’t seem to be any happy ending for these boys, only obsession, regret and pain.
It’s a very different style and one that is more complex than we usually see from Yaoi Press. I really enjoyed the story even though the way the characters eyes were drawn made me cranky at times. They’re drawn perfectly fine in most of the panels, then all of the sudden they’re drawn from a different angle and the character looks slightly deformed.
Yaoi Press has at least two other books by this circle in their up and coming lineup, while they’re not run-out-and-buy-them-right-now, they definitely would merit a second look.