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by Jon Macy

eBook Teleny and Camille download ISBN: 0984594000
Author: Jon Macy
Publisher: Northwest Press (2010)
Pages: 248
ePub: 1283 kb
Fb2: 1115 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Teleny and Camille book. I was first introduced to TELENY AND CAMILLE several years ago, when Jon Macy had not yet completed the book

Teleny and Camille book. Jon Macy adapted this 240-page graphic novel from the anonymous. I was first introduced to TELENY AND CAMILLE several years ago, when Jon Macy had not yet completed the book. Rough as it was, it was still gorgeous and made quite an impact on me; I immediately asked if I could help with production and lettering on the project. I wanted to make sure that it was presented to the world with the style and panache it deserved.

Jon Macy, longtime contributor to gay comics publications such as Gay Comics and Boy Trouble, has adapted a. .You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Teleny & Camille.

Jon Macy, longtime contributor to gay comics publications such as Gay Comics and Boy Trouble, has adapted a moving and erotic gay love story from Oscar Wilde's classic Teleny.

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Jon Macy is a gay American cartoonist. He began his career in 1990 with the series Tropo published September 1990 – April 1992 by Blackbird Comics. Since then, he has contributed to various LGBT comics anthologies and gay pornographic magazines, but he is best known for his graphic novel Teleny and Camille, which won a 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Erotica. Jon Macy was born on September 11, 1964 in California.

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Jon Macy adapted this 240-page graphic novel from the anonymous 1893 erotic novel, "Teleny," often attributed to Oscar Wilde and his circle. Camille, a wealthy young gentleman in Victorian London, falls in love with the handsome and mesmerizing pianist Teleny. While Teleny performs on stage, the two star-crossed lovers discover they share a psychic link in the form of an erotic vision. While Camille struggles to resist his homosexuality Teleny is being pursued by others. After telepathically witnessing the erotic encounters Teleny has with both sexes, Camille attempts suicide. Teleny rescues Camille physically and emotionally with his rapturous love forsaking all others. In this newfound happiness Camille tries to forget that Teleny owes much of his success to the generosity of the women who desire him.
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Fantastic art
I was very much offended by this book's depiction of women. The art and use of symbols was very aesthetic yet it did not take away from the shallow, overly-used "Romeo and Juliet" romantic story line.
No one knows for sure who wrote Teleny, a novel generally considered to be a collaboration between Oscar Wilde and several friends. Wilde at least guided the project, and his stamp of Aestheticism is undeniable; incidentally, it's also widely renowned as the first gay erotic novel. In its history, the novel has been edited, embellished, and translated into French, its setting moved from London to Paris. A book this mutable and communal seems destined to continue its evolution, most recently into a graphic novel adapted by underground comix champ Jon Macy.

Macy, whose work helped define the underground comics of 1990s San Francisco, is a fitting illustrator for this work of underground erotica. Macy brought the world Nefarismo in all of its perverse grandeur. Whereas his earlier work reveled in horror, Teleny and Camille confronts sexuality with innocence: All things are gilded and voluptuous--the male and the female, the natural and the artificial, the intimidating and the alluring.

Like much of the artist's previous work, everything between the covers is black and white. This is exceptionally effective for a story that drips with embellishment, artifice, and spectacle--color might push it over the edge from sumptuous to gaudy. The artwork is dynamic in its balance between simple silhouettes and textured details. Macy eliminates the original, redundant introduction in favor of illustrating bookseller Charles Hirsch's historical account of Teleny`s beginnings. Instead of an artist's preface, Macy draws himself in as a frustrated man figuring out how to adapt such an idiosyncratic novel. The writing here is a bit clumsy, but he quickly makes up for it in his discerning selection of passages from the original text.

The first actual chapter, establishing the titular lovers' psychic connection, cascades through a dream sequence of history, mythology, and classical homosexual love. Macy renders the opulent descriptions and male bodies of Egypt and Rome with simultaneous flair and refinement. The aestheticism is intentionally overwrought but stays elegant: Think art nouveau rather than rococo. Macy delivers Bryancourt's symposium (read: orgy), Teleny and Camille's first lovemaking, and Camille's first dream of Teleny, each with the gorgeousness described in the original text. Sex doesn't merely occur, it develops from the story and contributes to the narrative: Teleny and Camille isn't a porn comic; it's erotic art at its best.

Most impressive is Macy's attention to detail and historical accuracy: plant life, architecture, absinthe spoons, doorknobs--he conducted extensive research in order to give his work such intricacy. The sex scenes between Teleny and Camille are succulent and sinless, but elsewhere, as in the original, the novel delights in the grotesque. Macy brings to vibrancy the troll that prowls London's gay cruising ground, a hollow-cheeked character sucking his fingers in invitation to the young men looking for trade. Macy adds his own nasty embellishments, riffing on a dream sequence of Camille's in which he imagines a poodle watching him have sex. The visual of this poodle is both comical and utterly frightening, and it reappears any time straight sex occurs--standing in for prostitutes in a brothel, evolving from a bear skin rug, etc.

The brothel sequence is the most horrifying, and Macy retains Wilde's sense of Camille's and Teleny's attempts at heterosexuality as embarrassing, tragic, violent, or all three. Counterintuitively, seeing the scene illustrated is not as excruciating as imagining it from text alone--but this is not a failure on Macy's part. It's a horrifying sequence, and Macy deftly edits it down to something harrowing rather than nauseating. Macy's drawings of women, even the prostitutes, are impressive, and, although the story rarely casts women in a positive light (typical of Wilde's half-sarcastic misogyny), the illustrations present most of them as beautiful. Their circumstances or motives may be bleak, but they are usually lovely.

Of course, so are the men. Nearly all of the male figures are physically fit, but there's some variety of male beauty: slim to muscular, hairy to smooth, youthful to mature, even a transvestite character directly from the book. There's no shortage of rumps or erections; phalluses abound, inscribed into the very architecture. What's missing, believe it or not, is penetration. Whereas Teleny describes this in no uncertain terms, Teleny and Camille offers beautiful bodies in embrace, but the intercourse is presented either in shadow, silhouette, or distance.

The book closes with a new epilogue that may disappoint purists and die-hard Wilde fans. Macy makes it clear how resistant he is to the original ending: yet another tragic and emotionally broken gay love story (perhaps the very story that established this cliché). So why not add his own final chapter? This is a collaborative story, and Macy has revitalized this book with his adaptation. The art is so delicious, the visual storytelling so deft, that Macy earns the right to add a chapter of his own. It may be unclear who created Teleny, but Teleny and Camille has been created by a consummate artist.
Teleny and Camille, adapted by Jon Macy from the forbidden Victorian age erotic text by Oscar Wilde and his crowd, is an important new work that should and I believe will take its place in the still-young canon of gay-themed comics/graphic fiction, alongside insta-classics like Howard Cruse's Stuck Rubber Baby and Alison's Bechdel's Fun Home (interestingly, like both of those books, Macy's Teleny examines and dramatizes our past in part in an effort to contextualize it for the present). Macy, long one of the better-kept secrets of the alterna-cartooning scene, gay or otherwise, here outs himself as a master of the medium with his lush, beautifully drafted, tactilely erotic drawings, simultaneously capturing the swooning romance and gothic decadence of the text. As a bonus, and in the spirit of the original round robin, let's-make-it-up-as-we-go format, Macy offers up a new ending for the lovers; luckily for all of us such a conclusion is ever-more possible in the present day. Let's hope publication of this lovely tome from the newly-minted Northwest Press gains Macy the wide recognition he richly deserves. 5 stars, baby.
Having watched this project begin with baby-steps back in the mid-nineties to J. Macy's full realization now, I cannot be happier to recommend Teleny and Camille to all curious readers. (Check out previews at, and This is the real thing: explicit tales of sex, sumptuous graphics, torrid romance, Victorian virtues upheld, and then overturned. Bringing this material to the modern reader through personal storytelling and displaying the challenges he encountered, Macy "pulls-no-punches" resurrecting an underground world Oscar Wilde encountered sheltering a hidden nineteenth-century sexuality.

Praise must also be raised for the publisher, Northwest Press, not only taking on a controversial work, but placing it in such a handsome package. The design is understated and enhances what is inside. Everyone will be proud to display this modern novel of gay romance on their bookshelves. The interiors may shock and reveal the lurid nature of repression, but this is with good cause. Without questioning the social structures that allow prejudice to persist, how can we create a more peaceful world for all humanity? I think this is the purpose of retelling our personal stories, no matter how horrific.

This publication sets the standard for erotic storytelling very high. I want to see more stories like this in the future, be they from the pen of Mr. Macy himself (he is publishing a new fantasy series!) or others working in the same market. Northwest Press already handles several quality titles and is set to become a leader in presenting new works of gay literature today. I am looking forward to more excellent work from Northwest Press.