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Maurice Vellekoop

Website: Pas de Chance

Bio: Maurice Vellekoop was born in 1964 in the suburbs of Toronto. His mother created bullet-proof hairdos for the local ladies in her beauty parlor located in the family basement. On Saturday afternoons hisis father blasted the neighborhood with his opera records. A true child of the TV age, Maurice was raised on a steady diet of supernatural sitcoms, Japanese monster movies and Ross Hunter melodramas.

The youngest of four artistically talented siblings, Maurice was encouraged to draw from an early age. Inspired by his sister Ingrid, he attended the Ontario College of Art from 1982 to 1986. He has been illustrating for major magazines, books, and advertising in North America and Europe ever since.

Maurice lives on Toronto Island with his cat Fred.

You can see his work in the anthology Drawn & Quarterly, in his small-sized X-rated Maurice Vellekoop's ABC Book: A Homoerotic Primer, Sex Tips from a Dominatrix, and collected in the Vellevision trade paperback.

A series of books called Men's Room is available from Pas de Chance, PO Box 6704 Station A, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5W 1X5.


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Maurice Vellekoop's ABC Book: A Homoerotic Primer
Sex Tips from a Dominatrix
Vellevision


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