Etienne used this comic story format to explore quite extreme themes such as kidnapping, torture and forced sex - as in Hot Spurs. All these stories are sprinkled with humour and feature victim collaboration and gay conversions as get out clauses, but the underlying stories are pretty shocking - and highly erotic!
In these pictures Etienne’s interest in feet becomes highly apparent. For me, he perfected the representation of the essence of male ‘foot-ness’. The USS Ranger comic strip is probably less well known than his others and deals extensively with foot (and sock) fetishes - sniffing, licking and sucking. My favourite scene (above) is of 2 naked young sailors compelled to lick clean the smelly feet of the more senior crew members.
|Etienne - Prince Tannahide|
Another of these comics - Prince Tannahide - is built around spanking. The historical costumes are a turn-off for me but the story includes an excellent face-sitting scene (above) where the Prince's would-be rescuer, a leatherman, gets a taste of the villains cruelty. A Prince Tannahide colourised version has been published at http://jockspank.blogspot.com/ (post dated Sunday 7th Dec 2008)