Sequential Art (as in Comics)

If you have seen comics then you are familiar with sequential art that uses images presented in a sequence for storytelling. Since 2007 I have been using this style found in comics as one of the most powerful ways to tell violent, uncensored stories of men in peril....

I Lost My Naïveté in San Francisco

I learned the meaning of what to me was a new concept — non-binary — while I was in San Francisco attending the 2017 Queers & Comics conference. I became a conference sponsor and traveled to attend because I support and encourage queer art and...

Characters

I create male characters that almost magically seem to have attained a life of their own. They appear realistic because they were created using 3D digital art techniques. The foundation I start with for creating men is to show respect for masculinity. I’m convinced...

Q & A

Madeira Desouza Q & A   What attracts you to men? Madeira Desouza:I depict what attracts me to men very clearly in my illustrations and stories: Men who have a strong and clear masculinity. Confidence. Personality. Physicality. Vulnerability. Mystery. Are you...

Artist Cameos

artist in illustrations as himself Back to Vault Sometimes I place myself as a character into my illustrations. Hitchcock and Dali did this. Perhaps I’m trying to recreate what my mind sees as flashes of memories from past or future lives. This big guy that I...

Oh Face

his orgasm face Back to Vault   Yes, we gay men are completely fascinated by what another man’s face looks like while he is having an orgasm.   ...

Touching Men

tender, emotionally moving male behaviors Back to Vault I also like to depict male behaviors that show tenderness, playfulness, and other aspects of the so-called “softer side” of masculinity.   ...

Queer Sci Fi

science fiction images for gay people Back to Vault I took on an ambitious project—to create a full-length, illustrated science fiction adventure for gay people. See it for free online at BAJA CLAVIUS. On this page you can view some of my illustrations that...