~ 1923 – 1974 ~
Gene Bilbrew was an American cartoonist and fetish artist working mainly in the genres of femdom and bondage. In addition tosigning his work with his own name, he drew under a range of pseudonyms, including Eneg (“Gene” spelled backwards), Van Rod, and Bondy.
Throughout his life, he took freelance assignments within the African American community, for instance producing modernized cover art for Victorian-era lottery numbers books.
Bilbrew’s later notability came when he became a fetish artist at Irving Klaw’s Movie Star News/Nutrix company.
He also had many illustrations published in Exotique magazine between 1956 and 1959.