Vintage – John Willie.
By Dave Darcy Edmond on February 24, 2018
Vintage Saturday. John Willie.
John Alexander Scott Coutts (9 December 1902 – 5 August 1962), better known by the pseudonym John Willie, was an artist, fetish photographer, editor, and the publisher of the first twenty issues of the fetish magazine Bizarre. Willie is best known for his fetish illustration and bondage fantasy comics, specifically “Sweet Gwendoline,” featuring the villain Sir Dystic d’Arcy. Coutts was able to avoid controversy in censorship through careful attention to guidelines and the use of humor. Though distributed underground, “Bizarre” magazine had a far-reaching impact on later fetish-themed publications and experienced a resurgence in popularity along with well-known fetish model, Bettie Page, starting in the 1970s.