Dark Justice!

Well, I may not have had the best time over at the Y! Gallery in many respects, but I will never regret having the opportunity to get to personally know some of the fantastic artists that post their work there.

One of the artists I befriended is Lex. This fella is way talented and has an absolutely wicked style. He recently created a series of illustrations featuring his own creation, Sapphire (yummy, yummy, YUMMY!!!!) and my own Naked Justice. Lex designed a new costume for NJ and did a wonderfully sexy job of it too! Mmmm! NJ looks so damn hot in all that tight, muscle hugging red leather!

Lex was kind enough to email me the images, and I thought it would be great to share them with you all here.

As you know, Naked Justice is Class Comics’ most light-hearted title, and as NJ’s creator, I always love to see how other artists interpret him. Lex has a much darker vision of the character, which I truly appreciate. The combination of the cool red leather costume, the Sapphire team-up and the gothic flavor of Lex’s art make this a very rich “what if” take on NJ!

He’s even created a great 1024 x 819 Wallpaper version of my favorite illustration from the set. It’s dramatic and heroic, sexy but very sad all at once as it appears that our sexy hero, Sapphire takes a hit to the head. Is he truly dead? Will this hero be back? Only Lex can answer that question, and I for one really hope to someday see the continuation of this somber and atmospheric love story!

So thanks Lex for this amazing art! Keep up the great work, my friend! And folks, I invite you all to let Lex know what you think of his awesome NJ vision in the comments section!

Ciao for now!
Patrick XOXOX

All art by Lex. Copyright © 2006. All Rights Reserved.
Sapphire © Copyright 2006, Lex. All Rights Reserved.
Naked Justice © Copyright 2006, Patrick Fillion / Class Comics Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Comments

  1. Does Lex have a website or a blog? I want to keep an eye on his artworks.

    He is sure talented.

  2. Charlie MJR says

    Lex is indeed very talented, a dark style that would fit in well with a title like Batman or Spawn.

    There is something about how he did his version of NJ. NJ’s primary power lays in him being able to shot bolts of lightning from his cock, so him being naked is quite essential to his character, if his manhoods not out, he can’t use it.

    But still, rather then having everyone do there verison of NJ in the same way of him being naked, Lex has managed to do something different.

  3. I was a Y! junkie and oddly enough, never found this guy’s stuff. *Agrees with ractus– is there a site to see more of his stuff?

    That new costume on NJ is pretty awesome. I’m willing to bet Lex is influenced by Clamp (the group of anime artists who do X, Tokyo Babylon).

    Although… NJ will have to temporarily change his name while operating in that outfit. “Red Leather Justice?” haha.

    Thanks for showing us this awesome artist, Patrick.

  4. dreamerboy6 says

    I’m so glad to see he was able to get the images to you after all! When I saw his stuff on Y!, I commented telling him that you’d really appreciate his version of NJ. When you left Y!, I got a message from him asking the best way to get in touch with you and share the images. It’s a relief to see that he was able to share them with you. I really enjoyed his style and his take on NJ. Awesome post, Patrick! Lex, you ROCK!

  5. I caught on to Lexx’s art in Y! about the same time as I noticed yours.

    Hopefully, we’ll see more of both and I say, its pretty cool and the both of you met and Lexx managed to do some wonderful stuff with your NJ!


    Aikuchi on Y!
    -appreciated your commentary.

  6. This is more than beautiful! I hope there’ll be a official website with loads of pictures.

    Lex, I damn hope You read this, because Your art rocks supreme!

    Patrick, maybe add him to Your rooster of Class Comic-creators? I hope I’m not intruding or putting up any pressure, I just wish there was more of this awesome artist.
    Thanks for posting these beautiful pieces.

  7. You know, just coming back the Y! gallery issue, it would be great if anyone here could find a site as good as it used to be, and open minded too.

    The biggest problem with the Y! is the Y itself. Yaoi meaning one type of gay man, the girly looking one drawn by japanese school girls who wish for men to be more feminine.
    If you ask me, yaoi no way represents what Gay means on art sites, cause yaoi is often made about those one type of artists and who get bitchy when real gay men try to draw there own version of real m/m slash.

    If there was another word to discribe ‘Gay Fan Art’ on a whole, when maybe this problem could be corrected. Thats what I use to love about Y!, it had gay artists drawing pictures that gay men wanted to see… now, its just another silly little yaoi site, which consists of far less a crowd then it once did.

    A site dedicated for Gay artists who draw Gay sex, thats what is needed, much like wonder artists like you Patrick and Lex and Ismail.

    To many yaoi sites, not enough gay artists sites.

  8. That art is EXCELLENT! It’s great to see so much raw talent showcased on this site. Wish I could draw like that.

  9. GREAT TOONS

  10. T Anderson says

    Yaoi meaning one type of gay man, the girly looking one drawn by japanese school girls who wish for men to be more feminine.

    Acutally, most Japanese school girls don’t make them for men. Want to redefine?

    If you ask me, yaoi no way represents what Gay means on art sites, cause yaoi is often made about those one type of artists and who get bitchy when real gay men try to draw there own version of real m/m slash.

    That’s a pretty sweeping generalization of all of us who can and do make and create menslove comics and don’t call them yaoi. I suppose the sword cuts both ways on both side of the fence.

    Thats what I use to love about Y!, it had gay artists drawing pictures that gay men wanted to see… now, its just another silly little yaoi site, which consists of far less a crowd then it once did.

    Weird. I was there about one month into their run, and it was nothing BUT bishounen. Artists like Rhia, Zel, Caroline, Spubba, were all in the minority because there were nothing but bish arts. Then the furs came, then the real men came…and now yeah–it’s degenerated into this gender wanking nonsense that you seem to be propogating right now. Not trying to flame, but this is why y! has gone down the tubes–it’s just a shame to see it on a boytoons thread.

  11. Good morning my friends…

    I want to thank you all for the wonderful things you said about Lex’s fine artwork! He is a very talented young artist whose career we should all follow. I personally think he is really headed for big exciting stuff!

    Meanwhile, I know that there are still a lot of icky feelings revolving around the Y!Gallery situation, and I can appreciate that people still need to discuss these feelings. But my official view point on all of this is that I NEED to let it go. It is so negative, and so ugly and so unfortunate, that I feel a tremendous need to move beyond the incident. Holding on to stuff like that only dampens ones’ fun and creativity.

    I think we must also be careful not to generalize and assume that the responsibility lies solely on the shoulders of one group of people. The Y! is run by many different kinds of people, some really great folks and some less than professional ones. Clearly, we as current or former members of the community do not make up the rules. My feeling is that we also do not have to stay if we feel the rules do not make sense to us.

    So again, thank you all so much for your openness and candor, but please… let’s let go of the Y! situation and put it all where it deserves to be…. waaaaaaaaaay far behind us.

    Much love to you all,
    Patrick XOXO

  12. Yaoinami Master says

    I have to add my two cents on the whole Y-Dump situation. I was one of the early members of that gallery even had my site hosted on the same y-hosting network. We used to have a nice little tight nit community of western Yaoi artists until all the flamming fan girls took over the site and made it a deviant art clone. I eventually had to move my site off of Y-hosting due to that gallery bloating and eating up all the bandwidth. I tried to be friendly with that place even shared some artwork there. Once I started getting my pics banned everytime I turned around that was it. I would love to bring back the good old days when we western yaoi artists could hang out and draw some americanized hardcore yaoi. Just don’t see that happening Y-Dump has left a bad taste in my mouth and several other artists as well.
    Oh by the way my site may be called Yaoinami but I’m no longer calling it a Yaoi site. Gay fan art sounds like a winner. Keep up the good work guys.

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