ONE of the most talented artists who took part in last week's Games of Antinous is the acclaimed artist LINDA LARSON.
Her official entry in the III Antinoeiad was this painting which received some 1,500 views on Facebook during the competition.
Linda's next project is a book entitled THE CUPBEARERS ... true stories of ancient emperors and kings and their male favorites ... with 50 stunning illustrations.
"This book began as an illustrated project of my paintings, and developed into a collection of stories," Linda says.
Some of the paintings in The Cupbearers started out as an exhibition project called House of the Faun.
Though these stories are factual, this is not academic gay history. It's more creative nonfiction.
"I've found that most books written about gay history are scholarly and can be difficult to follow for the nonacademic reader," she explains.
"For that reason, I wanted to keep these adventures short and enjoyable."
September 1 is the deadline for crowd-funding her project. CLICK HERE here to find out how you can pre-order with your contribution ... or contact her directly at LLRAY01@aol.com.
Linda says: "Please help me to make my small contribution to re-envisioning LGBT history by supporting this project."