This was the first place where I found friends, decent. loving, caring people, who also found adult spanking arousing! Before, I had always felt like the odd man out; it had been suggested that my libido had taken some woefully wrong turn early in life, and the majority of publications I was able to find then, devoid of humor, filled with anger and/or self-hate, sprays of blood, and other extreme unpleasantness, didn't help.
So it was a sheer delight to explore "this thing we do," with the others, to finally become comfortable in my own skin, and, most of all, to enjoy a wide variety of art! We shared pictures from magazines, paperback covers, comics, newspaper strips, and our own original creations!
Our host, Arild, the man who created the Yahoo site and brought us all together, was a fine fellow from Norway (thanks to Vohaul for reminding me!) who gave us his wisdom and humor and great encouragement. Very sadly, he was apparently seriously injured in an industrial accident at work and eventually dropped off the site. What finally became of him, I've never known. If you search "Arild" on-line, you're likely to find one or two of his other, long-abandoned websites.
I encourage anyone else who was there to correct my memory, offer anecdotes, and the art I've lost! I do have a few examples. There were, of course, some of my earliest efforts:
I'm sorry I don't have more of everyone else's art; my floppies went bad!! Don'tcha hate when that happens?! But among those treasures were things from Endart:
And "Boom," who created the delightfully ditzy OTKatie!
(By the way-- I'm not absolutely certain-- but that cop could be Yank, whose famous protest, "Down with Panties!" began at Arild's!)
Dan Rivera's "Spanky Sal" and "Sam Swat" cartoons had been published in "Spank Hard!" magazine from Shadow Lane, and he did a lot of original art at Arild's site.
What a great superhero! Don'tcha love those little hands on his mask?! Springrose, by the way, is my best friend, beautiful and eminently spankable!! She's also the one to thank for the best WolfieToons; I can judge from her reaction if a cartoon is going to work, and she's never been afraid to answer a proposed idea with, "Uh-huh; what else ya got to peddle?" :-D
There was a fella from Germany at Arild's who signed himself "Angus Old," creating wild stories using the "Poser" program:
'Twas he who sent that program to Phil, and LO! "Overbarrel Spanking Toons" were born!!
Even from the start, Phil's creative, cinematic staging and hilariously horny imagination were in full swing! As you can see from my previous post about his work, his skill has mightily grown! And, yes, that's Springrose and Wolfie again!
"Darth" was a great guy from the UK who created pencil art to share, and I've lost it!
The high point of the group was the First Anniversary Special, in which Boom and Arild combined all our efforts into an awards show! For example, at one point, Wolfie's avatar strode on stage and spanked OTKatie for taking up too much time, and making him fall into the orchestra pit!
Well, as I mentioned, Arild disappeared, and slowly everyone began to waft away as well, to other things on-line and in life. My next stop was MSN and the "Southern California Spanked Wives (and Girlfriends) Club"-- but that's another blog.