Art & Design

This Erotic Fanzine ‘Boyfriend’ Features Justin Bieber Masturbating On an IO Hawk

Art & Design

This Erotic Fanzine ‘Boyfriend’ Features Justin Bieber Masturbating On an IO Hawk

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After releasing his viral fanzine, “Solo,” which starred a post-One Direction Zayn Malik posing with a fleshlight, Chicago-based artist Zain Curtis (Teen Witch Fan Club) has created the follow-up, this time featuring teen pop sensation and occasional Bora Bora nudist, Justin Bieber.

The candy-colored, pornographic zine called, “Boyfriend,” is a glimpse inside the unorthodox fantasies of screaming, salivating Beliebers, Curtis included, by depicting the “Sorry” singer masturbating on an IO Hawk and modeling nude in a convertible—all things the 21-year-old heartthrob has probably done at some point.

We caught up with the brain behind the beast to talk about drawing blue dicks on a trackpad, dreaming about a shark cage date with Bieber and planning a potential S&M-themed Miley Cyrus fanzine.

What sparked the idea to create these zines?

“I’m not really sure. After I finished my Teen Witch magazines, I wanted to do something that didn’t require such a production—something a little more raw and simple. I wanted to get back into drawing because I haven’t in so long. I just tweeted that I thought about doing it and everyone cheered me on, so that’s all I really needed.”

You previously created a Zayn Malik zine and now Justin Bieber. How do you choose your subjects?

“After the ‘Solo’ zine I wasn’t planning on doing another, but I got a lot of e-mails asking if I would do other people and mostly Justin. After the leaks and his album coming out, I knew it needed to be done. Maybe there could be more if there is a demand. It’s really fun to do, but I would like to do something more challenging. I was thinking of doing a Miley one with a heavy S&M theme.”

What’s the process behind each zine?

“I really had to sit back the other day and think about how strange I looked. I was sitting shirtless by my window that is directly across from the neighbor’s window. I have been obsessively blasting this nightcore version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Warm Blood’ on repeat. My face was two inches away from my computer screen, drawing a big blue dick with the trackpad. I reference different poses, so I’m going back and forth through like five different jerk-off pictures over and over. I was just imagining if my neighbor had witnessed that.”

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Why the obsession with teen idols?

“It’s that feeling that resonates with so many people. I think about some of the first celebrities I looked up to as a kid and I still somehow include them in my everyday life years later. I just act on a feeling that’s already there and expand. I try to create the world people imagined in their heads. It comes from a happy place.”

What’re your thoughts on Bieber’s nudes leaking?

“The dad tweet was funny; it was totally a dad thing to say—a light-hearted comment that people just over-analyzed. Justin seems like such a free bird and very comfortable in his skin even with so many eyes on him. Even with the privacy issue, I think it was handled well and at the end of the day, who cares? It wasn’t like a compromising act—just hanging out. It all makes me think it could’ve been planned, since it leaked at a very convenient time.”

Describe your dream date with Bieber.

“I just had this dream last week; I don’t think it was a date, but we were in a shark cage feeding this orca whale. The whale wouldn’t go away and I wanted to see all the little fishes behind it, but it was like all in the way. I don’t really like the idea of being in a cage, though. I’m chill with just riding around on some IO Hawks all day.”

What would a Bieber, Teen Witch Fan Club collaboration sound like? 

“I think Skrillex is doing an amazing job crafting what’s going to be considered a mainstream radio sound. Every pop producer is going to emulate it over and over, which is exciting because it’s very pleasing to me. It sounds like a continuous summer vacation. If I really tried it, I don’t think my sound would be that different than that—maybe a little faster.”

How do you think pop culture and art coexist?“I think the community aspect is what they mainly have in common. Pop culture will bring masses together and art can do the same. The people decide if something qualifies as art and what can be popular culture—not a singular person being in absolute control. It’s not really acceptance, more than everyone being able to have similar experiences. It’s silly saying a porn mag can bring people together, but I love the feedback I’ve been getting and seeing readers gagging over the drawings.”