Born in 1921 and deceased in 1970, Jean Boullet was a French cartoonist, illustrator, film critic, and writer, best known for his homoerotic sketches and unique representation of masculine beauty. Openly gay in cosmopolitan Paris following the second world war, Boullet's drawings depict beautiful young men, often sailors and soldiers, in situations both explicit and mundane, and at times even fantastical ala Jean Cocteau.