Artist and illustrator Roger Payne has made his regular living by illustrating books and magazines for schools and universities, companies and local authorities. But always he had a secret sideline in illustrating stories in American gay magazines. At first he signed his drawings with a pseudonym, then with his first name, and now quite openly signs them with his full name if he wants to. His drawings are openly pornographic, depicting the action in the stories he is illustrating. But the high standard and consistency of his drawing style have created a cult following amongst afficianados of 'under the counter' art. Drawing out of his prodigious imagination, he creates powerful images, presenting the inner emotions of his subjects to full view. Still drawing into his eighth decade, Payne is artist with collectors all over the world.