One of the biggest influences in the early years of milkboys was Destroyer, a glamorous magazine that was maybe the most (in)famous project in a long line of inspirational and controversy-sparking endeavours by Karl.
Destroyer was discontinued a few years ago but Karl wasn’t done poking and testing the borders of our ideas about sex, youth and morality. Among other things he published what was, as far as I know, the first uncensored and translated shota comic in Europe for example.
Now he’s back with a new project: The Lover is the sequel to Destroyer – a magazine with political, cultural and photo features on everything about the boy. Karl explains what’s behind the name:
“A lover is someone who loves. It can be important to remember that when getting lost in the jungle of paragraphs regulating what expressions our love lives are allowed to take; sexual politics demand the presence of a lover, be it for a lifetime or for five minutes in a dark alley. Without a lover, no intimate human relations to regulate.”
The Lover has just come out with its second issue. You can find it at the Eisenherz bookstore in Berlin or in the webshop (where also back issues of Destroyer can be bought).