Oh yes... someone asked me about making a grown up Charlie Brown, and I added the idea of being in a walk with Joaquin Lavado (Quino's) Manolito, Felipe and Miguelito characters from Argentina's child icon Mafalda. Here are the original guys:
Here are two drawings I started to work: Who remembers the Nancy, Sluggo and Auntie Fritzi comic stories, made by an erotic artist named Ernie Bushmiller? Since Fritzi and more pinup gals were Bushmiller's feast between 1930 and 1950's straight american's eyes, I always wondered how Fritzi's niece's streetboy friend would like if he'd grown up and end up as a handsome dock worker? well, I inevitably made him grow his feet larger than the rest of his manly body... and what about the spartan's seductive foreskin?
Arpad Miklos (aka Peter Kozma, hungarian) isn't dead. He's still alive. He just came, made us happy and then he just left. I remember I first "met" him in a JT Stockroom catalog and immediately fell in love with his feet. His feet were great, yes, with too much personality.
I was amazed I found a hot-looking guy with a great muscular body and the greatest looking feet, at least in the leather/bondage scene. Years later his presence in porn and internet pages became habitual: even being the star guest of Jake Cruise, destroying the myth of the unreachable superpornstar. He had a strong charisma in those latin eyes, dark-tanned skin, massive macho body and his always friendly smirk.
I always had the impression of watching in him a big brother or the older cousin who secretly used to play nasty games with us. Maybe that complicity is what made of Arpad an icon in gay porn culture. Viva Arpad!