Vacation in Ibiza
By Lawrence Schimel;
(NBM Publishing, Paperback, 9781561633777, 64pp.)
Publication Date: November 2003
Ibiza: A beautiful island in the Mediterranean that every summer is transformed into a gay paradise, drawing tens of thousands of handsome young gay men from all over the world. The beaches, the discos, even the streets themselves all become a sunny, sensual playground where all is permitted and nothing is forbidden. Award-winning author Lawrence Schimel teams up with award-winning Catalan artist Sebas to create this fun, sexy graphic novel about best friends Marek and Bernd. It's Marek's first time on Ibiza, whereas Bernd has been coming for years and knows all the ins and outs of the island. While traveling together, each takes a different path. Bernd sleeps his way across the globe, having sex each night -or day-with a boy from a different country. Marek on the other hand finds himself in an ongoing liaison with a local boy he meets after a few days. But what neither of these best friends tells the other is that they're secretly jealous of the affairs the other has: Marek feels he's missing out on the true Ibiza experience of promiscuous fun, whereas Bernd -while enjoying all the sex- misses the intimacy of a serious relationship.