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And what about the heavies? The enemies of the supercrusaders?

Baddies will be baddies, is what Marvel, DC Comics and the Comics Code Authority thought:


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...But the place where stereotyping is practiced most, is in graphic novels. The Comics.


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So to acquire and maintain a boss status a strong ego, sheer body mass, powerful (or unsettling) eyes and a rattling voice timbre are the assets you need.
That seems quite enough, right? There's no need to make a 'beastly' connection by way of a King Kong suit on top. 

True, legends like the Yeti, Big Foot and the Werewolf do origin from an ancient fear of large, furry predators possessed by evil spirits. And all of them are of male gender.


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A man's alpha position in the world does not rely solely on chest hair of course. A man can wake up one morning and scream 'My penis!' because he got a visit from a tooth fairy who collects night woodies.
He might also wake up in front of the bathroom mirror,
'My flash! Where's that little Colgate flash with 'Ping!' sound effect that makes all women swoon!', because the same tooth fairy, suffering from severe dental decay, had been shopping in Don Juan's wide open snoring mouth. 


~ testosterolympia

The people of Testosteronia
have pawned their hearts to a
Shot Put champ, a body big
and bristling with black coconut matting


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Back to 2015 BCE. 

So what does hairiness mean for men?
'It's my pride and joy!'
'I feel like a facking chimpanzee!'

That's what I meant with ambivalent.


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A special chapter for fucker Esau. Son of patriarch Isaac and twin brother of Jacob. Esau is definitely an Alpha.
An impulsive man, good humored next to hot-tempered, loud mouthed, ate with his fingers. Not a baddie, certainly not a mindless hulk either, as he was - or would later become - an excellent and rich businessman. In one regard Esau represented a freak show: he was endowed with a lot of body hair. It earned him a role in the mega-budget movie 'Genesis 25' and it's sequel, 27.


The moral crusaders strike again

Please read this. It's about the future of Internet, about the future of freedom of speech, and our freedom in art expression.
Would you really want to miss my
ramblings on nudism & funny gay
sex accompanied by avalanches of the most gorgeous art works? And other Internet goodies elsewhere?

My weblog host;, has announced a revision of his Content Policy rules. This way the provider hopes to get rid of a legion of 'porn blogs' and their explicit nudity & sexual contents and spam.
There's certainly something to say for it. There's also a But.


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Another important Alpha asset is hair. That is, it should be. But it's a debatable asset. Ambivalent.


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Let's not forget the penis accessories
Them boys who, according to David Bowie, keep swinging.


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Size is everything.
A big house, big lawns, big cars are signs that you are burly on the social scales too. Next to that, at the gym men increase their muscular body mass to grow big physically.
Women - in particular the ones who are daily gaped at because they are Red Carpet Stars - wail, 'I want bigger tits and a larger booty!' Which can be arranged, these days.
The man fares less well in that regard. He who wails 'I want a bigger dick!' only finds a market for penis enlarging pills & pumps, and should by now realize that all these miracles enlarge are the manufacturer's bank account.


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There exists a - stereotype - idea that the - stereotype - alpha male uses fists, lung capacity and an intimidating amount of chest hair. Well, most modern alphas no longer need height and primal muscles and numbing armpit pheromones, they dominate in psychological ways.
But in my opinion his basic weapon is his penis.


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This one is interesting for personal reasons. A couple of years ago I figured out for myself that the artist had incorporated a mirror image. Recently I found the painting again, and this time it went with a title. 'Self Wrestling'...
In relation to this subject I found no other works with literal wrestling as a metaphor for inner turmoil, as far as I know Max Magnus Normal is the only one who did.

The most erotic ones. (My choice)


~ the go-between

buddies at the bar
greasy stories
sharing money

for a whore
what's your name doll
sambal trassi, where

are your tits, all right
broad of mind broad
of hips


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Here's where we get into trouble. With nude wrestling. A nekkid guy squirming under you. Or on top of you. His penis clubbing your unprotected flesh like a baton, his balls scraping the stubble on your chin, his sweaty, hairy buttocks strangling your nose.  Which healthy heterosexual man wants that boner?


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To do the next Alpha subject a post on wrestling is necessary.
A mere repetition of what post 9 was about? No.
There are notable differences between boxing and wrestling. Wrestling in its pure form, that is. Not the ridiculous circus world of Hulk Hogan and other glamour clowns.

  • In wrestling no one gets hurt. At least, not intentionally.
  • In wrestling, there is much more physical contact.
  • Wrestlers have a dress code that differs from the boxing scene. Sometimes they even wear more clothing than boxers.
  • At the same time artists tend to leave wrestler's clothes away more often than they do when they capture boxers in paint and bronze.


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Berserkers - very, very angry and violent males - you'll find mostly in Fantasy illustrations. Dwarves f.i. are known for their huge tempers.
But the word Beserker initially comes from Scandinavia. The Danes. There's 'Berr' in it, from which later the word 'bare' was derived.

If the sagas are correct, certain Vikings attacked and fought starkers. Could be, Nordics are less prissy & prudent than folks elsewhere. But without weapons, too. Like many illustrators, the artist here (Ral?) gives an inaccurate account.
Did he feel something hacking away at his conscience and thought it wiser to turn his rendition into a witz?

Steven Heyse did better with the temper and the birth day suit, but perhaps he thought the weaponry and helmet was necessary to prevent viewers thinking this was just some dwarf feeling violated in his privacy.


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Eleven posts with Man in volcanic mode. Dressed, overdressed and armored. Half dressed, semi-dressed, modestly undressed and full frontal fucking nekkid.
Exposure of the bare body is one of the biggest sins mankind
earned   invented  ordered online  knows, so half of the artists are huge sinners. If not the biggest!

All right. Let's go all the way, then.


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The last batch of sports-related art, I would think that I exhausted the sources well enough now.


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Boxing is not about Retribution, it's about Competition (like wrestling, but wrestling is so much more and will get its own post at the end of the series). And competition is a senseless thing. Who cares if you are bigger, better, stronger, smarter than others? The Alpha drive to compete seems to be all about ego.


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"Why is it respectable to watch boxing, but weird to watch pornography?"
- Julie Burchill,

Why do we cheer our sons when they march off to some armed & dangerous fighting match in a faraway region?

Boxing. What we, in our civilized times, label as 'sports'.
I've seen photographs of boxers bleeding so profusely and with faces so bashed into unrecognizability that these matches are not for sports fans but for psychiatrists. Scroll down the page of this ridiculous if not disturbing Alpha fansite for photo examples.
The cage fight genre has nothing to do with testing out each others physical strength on ethical and esthetical grounds, and man2man respect doesn't play a role either. It's raw animal power they want, and the smell of blood feeds it. Do you read this, Bill Weintraub?
But more regular boxing matches (the ones they consider suitable for tv watching families) stink as well.


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I would like to warn women about a specific alpha type. The Bob.
Bob has been haunting me since my youth. Uncle Bob, cajoling me into enlisting in the Baden Powell Jugend Gruppe, where he taught me how to lay knots in our dicks in a drafty tent in forests where no one can hear you scream. That's where I learned the word 'Alpha' too. Every time he anointed my bug bites with his sperm he moaned, 'Remember I'm an Alpha and you're just an underage Beta so don't tell anyone'.


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Hmm...this is possibly the most angry comic book panel I ever saw.
Want a closer look?


~ posture makes the man

the urinal, ready
for any battle
and runaway

supreme over

                  aiming the hose
                  for an upright pee
                  ready for any battle
                  and runaway

supreme over

                  hunched over low throne
                  ankles cuffed by pants
                  not battle ready
                  no runaway

equal to



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Before I hit on a subject that seldom stretches my attention span - males around, in and versus women - a few more displays of males plagued by a bad pubic hair day.
The advantage of cartoons & comics is that they don't take literature and academic beauty much serious. The results are often very funny.