Il Saggiatore


Bad Gays

Italian edition of Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller, published in 2023 by Il Saggiatore.

The illustrations have been selected by the Society of Illustrators of New York for the 66th annual exhibition and book.

With characters such as the Emperor Hadrian, Lawrence of Arabia, Margaret Mead, Roger Casement and Ronnie Kray, Bad Gays asks what we can learn about LGBTQ+ history, sexuality and identity through its villains, failures, and baddies.

Here are the cover and some of the 14 portraits I created for the book.

Queer editorial portraits about the bad gays of history for an essay book, the illustrations are digital inspired by photography, surreal but realistic
Portrait of two gay men in the water, queer erotic illustration, ancient greek myth
Two gay lovers in an intimate relaxed scene in their home
Queer femme boy doing makeup illustration

In 2024 some of the illustrations from the book were selected to be part of the 66th exhibition of the Society of Illustrators in New York City for the Book Series category. Thanks to the jury!

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