Friday, May 11, 2012

Jim: Heavy Metal!

The weather turned cooler.  That must mean it's time for...!

Evil Dolly's Featured Fetish Artist of the Day:  Jim

I haven't been able to find out much about Jim (1918 - 1964) other than he was born in Switzerland and had a number of bondage serials published by Klaw in the 50s, which reappeared in the Bizarre Comix reprints in the 80s.  Much of his art was quite similar to that of the previous featured artist Stanton, but although they worked for the same guy I don't believe they ever met.  Klaw was known to have kept the artists who worked for him from meeting, for whatever reason.  Perhaps he worried his artists would get together and strike out on their own to form some rival company or some such.

New uses for old innertubes! Very Martha Stewart.
Lookit... helpful drone slaves.

As for Jim's style, his women can usually be recognized by their long legs, small waists, large derrieres, and tiny, tiny hands.  Hands are a problem for most artists, but since his are consistently small perhaps he just liked them that way.  He sometimes played fast and loose with anatomy, contorting people in improbable ways, but why not?  It looks pretty.  But what particularly stands out about a lot of Jim's art, and what I particularly enjoy, is the stringency of some of the bondage in the form of metal restraints...

Steel clothing! It takes up a lot of closet space.
When welding on metal stockings, always use eye protection!

I think there was a whole chapter in my driver's ed book on safe slave-steering.

Would also work for excessive texting.
Jim must have loved the idea of metal bondage and clothing, as often as he used it and illustrated it in intricate detail.  Formfitting steel clothing, heavy shackles bolted to the walls, metal bands, rivets and locks.  It's utter overkill in terms of restraint... and it's why he's one of my favorites.  It's hot!  Okay, not so practical in real life, unless maybe you have a full team of fabricators and machinists.  But it makes for a nice visual.
Three! No, two! No.. oh, I'm terrible with quick decisions.

Ruffles add that feminine touch to any riveted dress.
Heel training starts at home.
The perfect exposure therapy cure for claustrophobia! What? You don't have claustrophobia? Well, you will soon. 

You'll find that almost all of the Klaw-published artists' work looked very similar in appearance, to the point that it's difficult to tell some of them apart at first glance.  That is, Stanton, Jim, Eneg, Mory, Anders, etc.  I don't know whether that was simply the prevailing drawing style of the time or if they were heavily influenced by seeing each other's work.  Not that I'm complaining.  I like it.

Honestly never seen someone suspended by the seat of her metal panties. Kudos!

"They all laughed at me when I said I'd invent an automatic mummifying machine! Well, who's laughing now?"
Wonder if she learned those metal-working skills in a war factory. Hmm.
Actually, it does make me wonder.  Jim did live through WWII... did he perhaps work on an assembly line or machine shop of some sort?  Surrounded by metal and tools, might have he started fantasizing of women being bound by those same materials?  While shaping metal plates into the hull of a battleship, might have he been dreaming of shaping those plates around a woman's curves?  Well, it's all pure conjecture, we know next to nothing about the man.  But it does make me wonder.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The automatic mummifying machine looks quite interesting.