The firmament of thematically related to femdom, comics, has already been showcased in a large – as well as ongoing – series of more than worthwhile attempts: some of which have almost gained the status of classic, thus far. Apart from these megaliths, though, one could discover jewels, among more recent – and less famous, perhaps – approaches, spawned outward, by a variety of talented creators. That effortlessly represent, a wave of equally strong, yet nevertheless every bit as sharp creations, when compared to the older ones, of this – if I can use the word – genre. A case that definitely shines through according to my opinion, among the aforementioned newer, chronologically speaking, artists, is projected in through the universe that was given birth to, by Xavier Duvet.
To begin with a brief introduction of his amazing work, I should mention that I was initially attracted to his comic strips, mainly because of his aesthetic directives. His drawings, focusing almost exclusively to a black and white direction, were in fact capable of unveiling certain shadows. While also being based on an elegant, delicate line. An element that distinctively sets his style apart, if compared to works by other contemporary comic artists, that tread upon similar paths. The heroines that live and breathe inside his storyboards, being either dominant females, or feminized/sissified slaves, possess vibrant, beautifully shaped forms. This sensation is entwined with carefully selected dark touches, that totally fit to the selective imagery, that he passionately wishes to depict.
Yet, of course, his conceptual vision, appears to be Duvet’s main driving force. A thematic that also sets him apart, from the general tag of femdom related – and inspired – Art. Xavier’s stories delve deeply upon the subject of feminization. Focusing on this thematic category, in particular. That said, there is a handful of his work that moves beyond this theme/fetish, which could be loosely categorized under the banner of femdom, in general. The vast majority of his works though, deals specifically – and, thankfully, explicitly – with the above written concept. This affectionate preference to feminized themes, is absolutely evident in two of his longest running series of comics, so far (“Transfrancisco” and “Feminization”, respectively). It should be added that, in my humble opinion, the later one exemplifies Duvet’s peaking point, up to date. As it surpasses his other work, in many fields – while also being his lengthier attempt, having already reached the number of 35 full – length stories, so far. I do consider this series as his stand – out one, since, in there, one could find the amalgam of his aesthetic expression, combined to his erotic/fetishistic affiliations and tendencies. The center of this fetish stage belongs to feminization fantasies, of course – yet, many other, similar elements/fetishes come forth: D/s relationships, a handful of favorite fetishes, spanking techniques, and much more. What operates as a key factor, into highlighting these images, is his ability to reveal the unification process that lies in between Love and Domination/submission – as well as in the pairing of verbally humiliating scenes, along with moments of affinity. And adoration. Not forgetting to portray, the level of respect, that this kind of relationship, demands. Hence, the reader is being lead to an utterly orgasmic mind fucking delirium.
Further analysis regarding Duvet’s Art would be useless, I suppose. The images accompanying this text, definitely speak louder than my words, describing them. In addition to that, they stand as being vividly indicative, of almost anything that was stated, above. But even more than that, as they tend to project lots of senses. Senses and scenes that stretch far beyond the realm of linguistic limitations. On my behalf, I should probably mention that, since this particular fetish sub – genre, has attracted some certainly worth exploring artists, that move along a line of continuously unleashing exceptionally stimulating comic strips, there is the possibility of again visiting this subject, in the coming future. We’ ll see, about the later!
Site with Xavier Duvet ‘s work