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International Bootblacks: Pup Pawlish IMBB 2017

Let’s take a moment to introduce you to all three of this year’s current International Bootblacks. There are three in all, International Mr. Bootblack (IMBB), International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB), and International Community Bootblack (ICBB). In this three part series the bootblacks were each asked a series of questions as well as some questions asked of…

Bootblack Round-Up 2017

ST. LOUIS — During the weekend of August 11 – 13, 2017, the second annual Bootblack Round-Up will be held in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2015, Sparkie, 2015 Illinois Community Bootblack, wanted to do a unique fundraising event to end his title year and decided to fill the void for Bootblack-focused events. So, he contacted his friend, Blackjack, who…

CLAW 2017 Through the Eyes of a Puppy

CLAW 2017 took place Thurday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30 in Cleveland, OH. Pictures supplied by Fetish Photography by Alpha Bayard. Thursday Night was the unofficial start to CLAW 2017, with a welcome party located at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, followed by several parties at local bars. Here we have pics…

CLAW 2017: What Should I Do?

CLEVELAND — CLAW is Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend and is one of the biggest leather events in the country. Going to events like this can be daunting to begin with, but if it’s your first time, it makes it even more difficult to try to figure out what’s going on, when, and where. We are going…

What can change in a year?

I’m a Puppy…Now What Revisited a Year Later One year ago today, I wrote I’m a puppy…now what part one, which detailed my journey into the start of puppy play. I chose to revisit it today because a lot has changed in my life. I’ve moved, I’ve started a pack, I’ve been collared by an…

Michigan – Mr. Liberty Leather, Kenn Kennedy

Kenn is 33 years old and hails from Royal Oak, Michigan. The Mr. Liberty Contest was held at the Liberty Bar in Pontiac, Mich. in February. Since Kenn was selected as Mr. Liberty he has held two events at the Liberty Bar, his congratulatory party in February and The Saints and Sinners Party in April.…

Michigan – Motor City Pride 2016

DETROIT — This year’s Motor City Pride festivities are on June 10th, 1 pm-8 pm and June 11th, 12 pm-7 pm at Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan. The entertainment schedule includes a wide array of activities from DJs to Drag Shows to Poetry Readings to Rupaul Drag Race Stars including Kim Chi and Adore Delano. The…

Meet Your IMBB 2016 – Erick Joseph

This year’s International Mister Bootblack (IMBB) is Erick Joseph. Erick hails from the great state of Alaska coming to IMBB as Alaska State Bootblack 2015. He was one of four contestants in the running for IMBB 2016. Over the course of the weekend Erick was scored on his skills; where the judges observe and evaluate the…