Monday, December 31, 2007

The Last Post of 2007

It's been a great year so far. We got a late start in August, but response to AchillesHeelArt has been overwhelmingly positive. I'd like to thank every member who joined this year. I've enjoyed hearing all of your feedback, and especially loved getting your requests. It makes me happy to help to fulfill all of your tickling fantasies.

I'd love to hear more from you about what you'd like to see in 2008 and how we can make the site better. I've got two new artists lined up to appear in the member's section in early 2008, but I hope to get many more than that involved.

For the last update of 2007, we've answered two requests. First, Sloth provides "Officer Down", which depicts a State Trooper, overpowered and foot tickled in his own squad car.

My piece, "Not So Fast" is in response to a member who really wanted to see what happened next after the "Submit" image on our submissions page. It's posted in the free section, because it's serving another purpose. This will be the image that non-members see if they attempt to access the pay area. For you navel lovers, this features belly button tickling.


I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year, and I'll see you in 2008!


Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Challenges of Holiday Travel

Does anyone else out there have parents that are still living in the Stone Age?

You don't realize how dependent you are on internet access until it's taken away from you. My Dad doesn't own a computer or even want one. And forget about a wireless wi-fi signal. In order to get online, I've got to either find a free public access spot (not easy to do in the small town where I'm from) or pay a Starbucks 10 bucks a day.

Anyway, I'm sure everyone is busy with their own holiday last-minute shopping and will be spending time with their loved ones on Monday.

I wanted to let you all know that the update this week is a small one, and will be posted at some point between late Monday and early Wednesday. There is only a single piece from me this week.

The following week, the last of the updates for 2007, we'll be posting at least two images, one from me and one from Sloth, both of them answering member requests.

And finally, some of you may have noticed that Chad's gallery has disappeared from the site. Unfortunately, we had a disagreement about some basic issues regarding content, and he will no longer be a part of the site. We are going to do our best in 2008 to bring aboard more artists and more content.

Have a Great Holiday!


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Holidays To All!

Hello everyone!

Sorry I fell a little behind this week. This is my first holiday season trying to handle both a full-time job, my new website and all the craziness of shopping and traveling. Please be patient over the next two weeks. I promise, the updates will happen, but they may not be uploaded until very late Monday evenings or very early Tuesday mornings until the 1st of the new year.

This week is our very first Christmas update, and both Sloth and I decided that Santa would be our tickle target. I illustrated some dire consequences for Santa after he put coal in the stockings of all the male ticklers on his 'Naughty' list.

Sloth's piece this week also features Santa getting the tickle treatment. See if you can tell which version of ol' Saint Nick this is from the clues in the thumbnail.

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It's been a great first year for AchillesHeelArt, and we've been having a blast providing content for all of you who love male foot and tickling illustration. I hope to see many more of you in my member's section in 2008! We'll be doing our best to bring some more talent into the mix so that we can give you a greater variety of artwork.

Good luck with all of your last minute shopping!


Monday, December 10, 2007

Based on a Story

Hello everyone!

This week my drawing answers the request of a member who sent me an old story that was posted on the famous Jack's Male Tickling Rack website years ago. The story was called 'The Stocks' and though the author was unknown, CatInHat from MyFriend'sFeet was credited with editing the story so that it was m/m in content.

The story involves Samuel, a strapping young blacksmith being interrogated by a randy king who takes a special interest in Samuel's powerful, hairy body. I won't post the entire story here, but I will quote the passage that I illustrated, as I found it the most exciting part:

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"Instruct the dungeon master to have this peasant stripped naked while he is in the stocks...also, fix irons upon his wrists and fix his arms in a position above his head, so that he may become weary from the discomfort of not being able to lower them."

Samuel was now getting nervous as six guards led him out of the Royal Court and down into the depths of the dungeon below. When he reached the dungeon, two guards held his hairy arms as the dungeon master removed his clothing and his boots. Samuel struggled, but it was no use against six strong men, bent on following the King's orders.

The dungeon master place Samuel's feet in the stocks and he saw them close down--he locked them in place, and he began to feel a great fear. His wrists were indeed bound in irons, and then the irons were fastened to a large thick rope which hung from the low ceiling of the dungeon. Then the dungeon master withdrew from his sash a thick black cloth which he tied around his head, covering his eyes. All was dark.

At that moment, Samuel became aware of a familiar voice. It was the King!

"Thank you for preparing this man for me, Claudius. I shall interrogate the prisoner personally." The King announced as a flicker of a smile ran across his face. "Leave at once!" The dungeon master obliged and the King walked over to where Samuel was helplessly bound, hand and foot...whereupon his tone became sinister.

"So, you think you're so cannot be broken...we shall see, my little serf. You shall not be so boisterous upon your departure from this place. You have the King's Oath upon that!

"You know not what discomfort is...but you shall!" And with that, Samuel began to feel what seemed to be a feather caressing the inside of his arm. He giggled a bit, but as the feather continued to trace lower and lower, he knew it was going to reach his armpit. He was shocked. "Is this how the King will try to make me divulge the location of my coin bag?" he thought to himself. Indeed, the King had a very full day planned for the strapping Samuel.

The King's feather was now making small circles in the crux of Samuel's armpit and he was finding it to be most uncomfortable.

"Your Majesty...that tickles! Please stop! Haaaa....Hooo."

To Samuel's horror there was no reply, but the feather continued down his sides, ever so lightly grazing over his nipples and hairy pectorals, tickling more his skin than the ribs themselves.

"Oh Sir, I beg you, you will drive me to madness! Please stop!" He did not. Samuel felt that feather gliding over his nipples ..from underarm to underarm...traveling over his nipples on the way. His skin was was most unnerving to Samuel not to be able to pull his arms down...but there was nothing he could do about it."

And here is Chad's description of his piece this week:

Bob decided his pal Chuck needed a vacation. The two go to the same S&M club together, so they took the advice of their pal and went to Isla de la Pluma for a relaxing spa treatment.

That's it for this week! Next week brings our special Christmas update, along with a brand new winter image for the home page!


Monday, December 3, 2007

A Short Break

This week, Chad provides two pieces seen here for the first time ever in color, while I prepare images for our holiday season. Our main homepage will be updating soon with a Winter image featuring a certain Jolly Old Elf, being jollier than usual.

Chad's first piece takes place In a remote tribal nation in a greener part of Africa, where young warriors prove their value to the tribe by making the late-afternoon journey of the 'Kuchimo'. They must pass through a valley of lush plants which take sustenance from the salt and nutrients in the sweat of the traveler. This journey must be taken naked or nearly so...

Also, a ticklish merman runs afoul of a feathery-limbed sea tickle monster in 'Tentickles!'.

My small contribution this week is my self portrait for my gallery page. It's a glimpse into the inner workings of my brain as I come up with my latest creation.

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I hope everyone is getting all of their Christmas shopping done. And with that, another plug for my CafePress store: I've got lots of fun t-shirts and other goodies for that special tickler or ticklee who has everything.