John Savage is one of the important figures in the history of the highly erotic and esoteric field of Bondage and Discipline. He came after the legendary John Willie, and before the period exemplified by the photography of Jay Edwards, et al. Just as Jay was an important link in the progression of bondage techniques leading up to the anything-goes extreme B&D of today, so was John Savage. The bondage he created and photographed represented a step beyond that of John Willie: more complex, tighter, more escape proof.
John began by copying the work of John Willie but was soon adding his own touches. This is typical of the progress in the field. Both Jay Edwards and Dave Annis (probably the best strict bondage photographer today) have stated that they began by copying John Savage’s work, then adding to it.
John began in 1969 with an article written for Barbara Behr of House of Milan. He was soon tying and photographing amateur models, sometimes selling the products freelance, but then working with Tao Productions to create a line of bondage magazines with such titles as “Best of Bondage,” “Taskmaster,” “Bondagemaster,” and the politically incorrect “Teenagers in Bondage.” (None of the models were underage, despite the title.) In the early 80’s he edited, wrote for and photographed a magazine series called “John Savage’s Notebooks.” These long-ago magazines today command a high price, if you can find them.
In addition to magazines, he produced some of the old 8mm “loops,” and later VHS videos, the most famous being “Making Danielle Talk.” He has worked with Barbara Behr, Bob Bishop and F.E. Campbell. It was through his friendship with Frank Campbell that he became involved in the writing of B&D novels. Frank is still most prolific B&D novelist, credited with 100 books written for HOM. As Frank became older and had trouble typing, he began dictating books on audio tapes. John Savage then transcribed those books to computer disk for the publisher. Then came a time when Frank no long wished to write. At that point John began ghost-writing Frank’s novels. In fact, the last ten novels credited to Frank Campbell were actually written by John Savage.
After Frank’s death, John began selling novel under his own name to House of Milan. He also wrote for Sandpiper Press, Olympia Press and Bon-Vue, all being published as paperbacks. For a while he dropped out of the marketplace but then came back when ebooks became popular. He is currently writing B&D novels for Strict Publishing, and occasionally non-B&D books under a different name.
As to the man himself, he was born in 1943, is married and has two grown children. He is a Viet Nam era veteran. His main career has been in computers, ranging from programmer to systems analyst. He still programs computers and enjoys it. His B.S. and M.S. are in computer science, but in addition, he has a PhD in, of all fields, astronomy! This is the reason for the nickname “Doc” Savage being stuck on him (“Doc” Savage was a well-known fictional character from the 30’s). Today he lives in Solana Beach, California, enjoying his hobbies of astronomy, fishing and fast sports cars.
Where to find John Savage online
The Barbarian and The Amazons
A young man is captured by man-hating Amazons (who, of course, need to have a captive male from time to time for breeding purposes). The young man’s father, once a wild barbarian but now a peaceful villager, is determined to rescue his son. Capturing a young Amazon, he hopes to trade her, but the Queen of the Amazons is determined not to give up her new toy.
The Dungeon Master
The King liked to keep a few beautiful young women in his dungeon so he could torture them and ravish their abused bodies. Things changed when he appointed his troublesome nephew as the new Master of the Dungeon and, at the same time, had the most beautiful woman in the kingdom kidnapped.
The Prince's New Slavegirl
Trying to sneak onto a rich island Kingdom and steal a bag full of diamonds, Natasha is taken prisoner and ends up in the Prince’s stable of slavegirls. If she had known the torment, pain and sexual suffering she was going to endure, she might have preferred execution by firing squad she thought was her fate. But Natasha had the body of a goddess, and the Prince was not unaffected by her charms.
Time Jump into Bondage 2
Dr Helena Carter suffers bondage, pain, whipping and all manner of extreme sexual torment as she “Time Jumps” uncontrollably from the body of one suffering woman to another, like Dr Hutton before her. Finally, she is thrown into a future society where it had become normal for both male and female slaves to be kept and abused for the delight and sexual gratification of their owners.
Prisoner on the Moon
Hidden on our moon is a secret prison. It has only a few prisoners, each condemned to a life sentence of pain and torture. A quarter of a million miles away from Earth, it is the perfect prison; impossible to escape from, and a place where the sadistic nature of its jailers can be given free rein upon helpless females with no fear of retribution.
The Pirates and The Amazons
What would a pirate do if he were to capture a tall, beautiful, athletic young woman on a remote Caribbean island? Take her prisoner, of course; keep her in tight bondage and use and abuse her body until he reached somewhere he could sell her at the slave auctions. But finding thirteen man-hating Amazons may be more than any pirate crew can handle…
Pain and torment were needed to prepare the girls for sacrifice to the ancient demon. They already knew pain, having worked for William Tremain, an expert in making fantasies come true, fantasies of ropes and gags and whips and more. Now kidnapped, they faced pain far more extreme than any of Tremain’s carefully crafted scenes. Would Tremain find and rescue them before it was too late?
School for Torture
Angel Martin thought she was attending an academy for young ladies. What she did not know was that her stepfather had made arrangements for her to be kidnapped and taken away to a very different establishment, a former convent where she would be held prisoner by sadistic nuns whose only desire was to inflict sexual torment and torture on her – for the rest of her life.
I Want Pain
Cindy loved tight ropes and painful punishments. With an unexpected inheritance, she is ready to explore the world until she finds the ultimate. She finds out what it’s like to be a professional submissive, but finally, through a private club in France devoted to the erotic arts, she tracks down the mythical Convent of Esclavage, and learns far more than she ever expected.
Tales of the Rope
Fourteen short stories of the wonderful world of bondage, sadism, pain and helplessness from the twisted imagination of John Savage.
As you would expect from this accomplished storyteller of B&D, there are lots of tight ropes cutting into soft, feminine flesh, and cries of pain echoing off basement walls…
The Temple of Vesta
Rome in 59BC: few were aware of what was going on. The Vestal Virgins were not all so virginal, but their secrets known only to a few who took their pleasure on the trembling, screaming young priestesses. A man who upset the High Priestess might find himself trapped in that house of women, suffering and serving their needs and desires forever. But then one of the Vestal Virgins was kidnapped…
Slavegirl in a Kr'll Prison
Marlena, space pilot of the Haylon Space Forces is captured by the evil Kr’ll and subjected to all manner of pain and sexual abuse, which is recorded and sent to the Kr’ll Emperor. Unknown to her, there is a deeper purpose to the torment she suffers…
Blaze unexpectedly finds herself working for the CIA. A simple meeting to collect information goes badly wrong, and she finds herself captured and tortured. Unfortunately for her, her captors seem more interested in inflicting sadistic sexual torment than extracting information…
Slave of The Internet
Diana finds that the key to realising her erotic dreams of captivity and enslavement is through the Internet, but she is soon caught in a web of deceit and pain that surpasses even her darkest fantasies.
Slavegirls of The Third Reich
In a world torn by war, lovely young women were kidnapped and tortured under the guise of medical research. Insufferable pain and agony became their constant companion. The sadists tortured their victims and filmed the anguish for their masters back in Berlin. Into this hell on earth came a loyal officer and a brave soldier, but he made the mistake of falling for a beautiful, dark-eyed beauty.
Slavegirls of Dragon's Lair
Press reporter Lynn Carter thought she had found a training camp of white slavers when she spotted nearly naked, bound girls being marched through a forest. She followed, and discovered a house with naked women all over the place, bound in painful ways, enduring torture and sexual abuse. But was it all it seemed? She had to know more, and she herself was soon feeling tights ropes and harsh gags.
Slavegirl in Training 2
Tanya, the young girl sold by her father to be a slavegirl, is back. Her initial training included whipping, assorted tortures and abuse, and then this unwilling slavegirl was sold to a new owner. She is taken as a pet by mother and stepdaughter who take turns abusing her and teaching her the art of lesbian lovemaking. When the son comes home, she finds herself strangely attracted to him…
Searching for her missing sister, Lynn is forced to enter the shady world of specialized sex outcall services for the very rich. She has to endure bondage, spankings, whippings, forced lesbian sex, and other even less pleasant activities in her quest. The action-filled climax features a naked avenging angel, more than capable of handling the nastiest opponent…
Repression 3 - Revenge!
Dawn, who had suffered and risked all in rebellion against the evil nuns, was once more a prisoner. She was being tortured by wicked, sadistic nuns, who really knew how to deliver pain and enjoyed their work. The resistance had knowledge of a weapon that could bring down the government and return the Church to hope and love instead of perversion. The mission: to rescue Dawn and save the world.
Repression 2: Rebellion!
Dawn, heroine of “Repression”, is back after having escaped from the evil of Saint Secundina’s, a prison and den of sexual perversion disguised as a religious abbey. She is on the run, searching for the resistance movement. When a friend of hers is imprisoned, Dawn knows she must return to that place of her nightmares, and then to the depths of an even worse prison of torment.
An Eternity in Pain
Jeannie must be punished in cruel and terrible ways, but she is no ordinary girl. She is under a curse. She must seek those who will cause her pain and then reveal to each that, if the right conditions are met, she can grant up to three wishes. She is also driven by her own intense desires, and yet she will never age or die and must suffer for eternity at the hands of sadistic men – and women…
Snatched from the street for voicing an opinion against the world government, Dawn is locked in a steel box to be taken away for “penitence and purification.” Pain and severe bondage are not all she suffers. The sadistic nuns in charge of her punishment want far more from her, as do the men who place bids for the right to use and abuse her body. She faces a lifetime of pain and abuse.
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