I'm so very sad to hear of the passing of Robert W. Richards, an out artist and illustrator with whom I was quite friendly over the years.
Richards was born in 1941 in a small town in Maine. He sketched fashion shows for major newspapers, and wound up creating fabulous illustrations for many Peter Allen concerts (and for his Broadway show Legs Diamond), as well as for the album covers of his musical friends — who included Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Shore, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee.
He was also, later, noted for his gay erotic art, which is how I encountered him — when he drew for Mandate and other Mavety Media publications when I worked for them.
ABOVE: Hey, I can look like that guy. I just have to hurry up and start working out 30 years ago.
MrMan needs to give praise to Javier Bardem, who is one of the sexiest actors Spain has ever given to us ...