Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Man...The Legend...BLITHWULF!

This week we welcome a new artist with a very familiar name into the AchillesHeelArt fold. Any tickle fan who remembers the early days of the internet will recall "Blithwulf's House of Tickling". It was one of the very first sites devoted to the subject, and I have fond memories of discovering it. I actually stumbled upon his site in my city's main public library while doing a keyword search for "tickling", and this was long before the days of Google.

Blithwulf has decided to come aboard our art team, as he has been experimenting with computer painting programs and 3D figure modeling. His first piece is a knockout, so I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the future. In "Locker Room Laughter", one barefoot muscular hunk is put through the paces by the rest of his team as he sits helpless in stocks. Let me know what you think of this great new addition to our library!Also this week, I begin my New Years resolution of getting to every request that's been sitting in my queue. A long time ago, a member requested seeing one of his favorite British actors getting tickled while filming a movie. This guy is tough, hairy and built like a bulldog, and his thick bare feet get tickled crazy in "Hoskinsfeathered".

That's it for 2009! I hope to see lots of new members to our site in 2010 and beyond!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Right Jolly Old Elf

Merry Christmas everybody!

This holiday update has a special gift for all tickling fans: A twinky elf and a big bear of a Santa Claus.

First up, Sloth shows us the consequences that a lazy elf who isn't fulfilling his toy quota must face: foot tickling! He begs for it to end, but his fellow elves and Santa are just having too much fun! That elf "Better Watch Out"Next, I send everyone who loves bears a great big Christmas card. Santa just loves to laugh, and gets in some practice as his elf helpers explore his hairy body with sprigs of pine, candy canes and feathers! I know you'll enjoy "He Shook When He Laughed", and you'll laugh when you see it, in spite of yourself!

Happy and safe Holidays to All, and to All some great tickling!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

The King of All Cosmos

Hey Everyone,

Does anyone get the feeling Wez is obsessed with videogames? This time, he visits the quirky world of a popular and bizarre Japanese game. The King of All Cosmos has forgotten how to laugh, and it's up to the Prince to help him remember, using a special sticky ball covered with feathers. He won't stop until "We Laugh Katamari".Next, the exciting story of Major Power and Private Thawtz races towards its thrilling conclusion. The heroes find themselves at a crossroads as they are freed by Captain Awesome, and they give the evil Dr. Zyborg a taste of his own ticklish medicine. What's on the horizon for Powers and Thawtz? Only Mr. Zikkon knows for sure...

See you next week for our Christmas update!


Love Me Some JHuck

This guy posts pics of his feet online all the time, and I'm a huge fan. He's got amazing feet, but what I think I like best about him is the attitude in his broodingly handsome face.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Killer Smile-Eddie Cibrian

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not exactly into pretty boys. But damn, my heart speeds up a little when Eddie Cibrian smiles. He's got the kind of grin that lights up a room, and dimples to die for. From what I can see in a few pictures I found online, he's got a decent set of paws on him, too.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winter is Here!

Thanks to everyone for being patient with us, as I adjust to the sudden turn my life and career has taken (see last posting). Here's the information on the last two updates posted to AchillesHeelArt!

First up, Sloth gives us "The Tomb Raiders", two hunky explorers who stumble upon a mysterious feathered amulet. Little did they realize, taking it would unleash a horde of tickling goblins. That's one evil curse... Next, Velly-Z has Jay STILL at the mercy of the tickling pirates who want to know "Where's the Gold 2"? He's not talking yet, even though they're still tickling his feet.
This week, I brought in Winter 2009 with a brand new home page image. Rather than drawing Santa this time, I decided to go with another holiday tradition. There's nothing like sitting around the dinner table for a scrumptious meal with family and friends. Looks like these guys are more interested in tenderizing this meat in "Feast of Laughter". Grab a turkey feather and join in! Just save me a drumstick... Next, a mystic Yogi trains his apprentice in the art of separating mind from matter. The flexible young man is tasked with holding a difficult balanced yoga pose while magical feathers dance all around his body in "The Yogi's Training".
Hope you enjoy this week's pieces!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

An Apology and An Explanation

Hello all,

I received a bit of bad news today. Many of you probably realize that creating tickling artwork has not been my full-time job. I've working in the arts in another capacity for a company for the past 11 years. It was my first real job in my field after graduating from college. When I started there, it was a privately owned company of about 75 people. While it was a corporation, it never quite felt corporate. There was a genuine feeling of working with a family.

Almost two years ago, the company was bought out by a larger corporation, and the original owners and managers were eventually fired. We went from working in a charming, historic townhouse to moving locations into beige, soulless cubicles. In the past 4 quarters, the company has gone through 3 rounds of layoffs. 14 people were let go today, including me. While I expected that our bad financial year would mean more firings, I honestly believed my knowledge and experience made me too valuable to lose. I was wrong.

This economy is affecting everyone, so I know many of you are probably in the same situation or know someone who has lost their job. I would only ask that members of AchillesHeelArt be patient with us over the next few weeks as I get my bearings again. I was completely blindsided by this development.

The good news is, if you're a fan of the work in my gallery, you can expect to see a lot more of it in the coming months. I suddenly have a lot more time on my hands to produce some good stuff.

Thanks for everyone's patience and understanding in advance,



Sunday, November 29, 2009


Welcome to a brand new AHA blog category: TILFs. Yup, another fetish that I have is for little plastic men. I've got hundreds of them, and I have to admit that I've been guilty of puchasing quite a few mainly because I found them a little attractive. Barefoot male toys are kind of rare, but now and then one comes along that is done really well. One of those is Sagat, from the Street Fighter videogame series. He's big, bald, barefoot and beautiful.
Check out that manly scar and muscular chest. And he has a very rare thing for a mass market toy: nipples!
His giant feet are bandaged up for battle.
A lot of times, the soles of the feet of a barefoot toy are just flat without any detail. Here, we get a little nice toe sculpting.

Just kicking back...
Sagat is tickled to be our first TILF!

Look for more TILFs soon!


Friday, November 27, 2009

Mainstream Tickles!

A lot of fetish material is found in the mainstream media: television shows, movies, comic books. Of course, most people see a tickling scene in a cartoon and think nothing of it, other than that it is mildly amusing. Before the days when tickling was available all over the internet, those of us with a special affection for the fetish would feel like we'd struck gold when we'd stumble upon it on tv or in a book. I've got a decent collection of material that has shown up in various forms that I'll start posting here under our new category "Mainstream Media".

Not sure where this one came from. Maybe something like the old "Wacky Packages"?

I believe this one was from an old Playboy magazine. Poor guy...this one is EVIL.

This one is by Simon Bond, from a book he did in the early 80s called "Unspeakable Acts". Unspeakable indeed...

These three are all antique postcards. Tickling has been funny for a looong time.

I don't know the origin of this one, either. Maybe it's the Easter Bunny punishing the symbol for St. Patrick's Day for some reason?

I love this one. It's from an old MAD Magazine. The expressions are great.

This is an illustration from a magazine article about a rather famous experiment involving a "tickling machine".

Does anyone know what book this drawing came from? It appears to the the aftermath of an intense tickling session...

Look for more mainstream stuff soon!


Tickle Boxing

Well folks, just one update this week but we'll be making up for it next week with two new pieces of art, plus a new Winter 2009 home page!

This week Wez, classic videogamer that he is, goes old-school with this homage to an classic boxing game. The huge hulking bear character is no match for the smaller blonde boxer...when feathers are involved. We present "Super Laugh-Out"

To make up for a rather light week, I'll be posting special blog updates with a few new categories!


Sunday, November 22, 2009


Hey, Tickle Gang!

This week we've got a new piece from Sloth, and the return of Nomar after a long hiatus.

First up, Sloth give us a covert operation...gone terribly wrong. A bunch of soldiers decide their commander needs to be taught a lesson, and what better way than on the soles of his ticklish feet? Strung up on a tank, all he can do is laugh as he's at the mercy of the "Foot Soldiers". Next, Nomar returns with a new experiment: 3D figure animation. His first foray into this territory finds two young men on a couch experimenting with both the delicate art of giving a footjob, and with some strange hand-held tickling devices. I hope you enjoy "Couch Wanding".

See you all next week!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Miss Diesel...

One site I visit often is It's a place where blue collar guys post amateur photo sets, and they sometimes even take requests. One of my all-time favorite guys on the site was Diesel, a beefy, sexy stud with a shaved head. He was both tough and goofy at the same time, and seemed to have a great sense of humor about the whole "amateur porn star" thing. It didn't take him long to realize that he had a LOT of fans of his amazing feet, and he always included a few foot shots whenever he updated. He's long since closed down his personal page, but there are still other Southern Gents giving foot shows now! I highly recommend checking them out. Enjoy Diesel:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Two Weeks Worth of Mirth!

Hey gang,

Sorry for the delay this week. We're still getting adjusted to our new Wednesday schedule. Here's what got posted to the site over the past two Wednesdays:

First up, Sloth takes us back to the strange and faraway land, Tickle Earth, where no elf, human or orc is safe. This time "The Mad Wizard of Tickle Earth" has cast a spell to make evil tickling vines rise out of the ground and bind and tickle attack our poor heroes. Next, Velly-Z's hopelessly ticklish character Jay is once again put through the ringer, this time during a police interrogation. He cant confess if he's too busy...
This week there are two pieces from me that actually work as a diptych. You can put them side by side to make one long panorama of tickling! I've visited the "Team Footress" world before, but I didn't feel like I really captured the essence of the characters from that game. I wanted to pair each character off with the one that gives them the most trouble. The giant Heavy tickles the fleet-footed Scout, and the Engineer gets back at the Spy (on his sheer socked feet) for all those sappings. Enjoy the two "Team Footress: Enemies" pieces!See you all next week!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Have you had your TICKLE ABUSE today?

My buddy Tommy runs one of the hottest tickling sites out there, He's a straight producer who does F/F, M/F and F/M tickling videos. I've got to say, his F/M work is some of the hottest male tickling I've ever seen. He consistently manages to find hot, muscular and (most importantly) masculine guys who get put into stocks and tickled into total insanity. He's even got this wicked device for upper body tickling he's nicknamed "The Humbler". Sure, the people doing the tickling are women, but who among us doesn't want to see some cocky straight guys taken down a few pegs?

When you visit it may appear like it's an only /F tickling site (he's working on fixing that). If you join, you have access to all the videos to download, including the /M tickling. If you prefer, there's also a clips4sale version of the site, where you can just buy individual clips. The membership at the main site is a MUCH better deal, though.

And now, enjoy these sample pics!