BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #92 – And the WINNER is…?

Hi Gang!

Well, it has been one wacky week, lemme tell ya! But I am happy to report that all is back to normal, and that yours truly is feeling much better! Thanks to everyone who wrote and wished me well… I really appreciate it, guys! :o)

Meanwhile, the results of the latest Poll are in, and I want to thank everybody who took the time to vote! WOW! What a great turnout.

So Naked Justice seems to be the big Class Comics hunk winner. No real surprise there! As I have mentioned before, I think of him as the Wolverine of Class Comics! However, Camili-Cat was HOT on his heels. These two hunnies have always been pretty neck and neck in the popularity contests. What’s interesting to me is that they both seem to be equally popular in many aspects, but couldn’t be more different character-wise.

Naked Justice is all about the humor and the satirical look at comic books and superheroes, while Cam is far more serious and science fiction-ish. NJ is dry witted, very self centered and quite self aware, while Cam is a dreamer, a real sweetheart, and very giving of himself.

This isn’t me saying one is better than the other, quite the contrary. What NJ has over Cam is his ability to make light of things and to not take everything so seriously. And Cam has a rich background and an ability to draw us into his adventures in a very engrossing manner. I guess I am just always a little surprised that both characters seem to have the same fans because they couldn’t be more different in my opinion.

The runners up were an interesting revelation. I was pleased to see that Zahn has a good following. This to me is wicked awesome, because he doesn’t even have his own book out yet! But as I have said before, his first issue is on the way, and I am pretty confident it will deliver the barbarian beefcake goods!

Who knew that Diablo was so popular!? I guess people really do make a distinction between him and Incubus! That is something I always feared might not occur. But the results of the poll don’t lie! It really seems that Daddy has one up on his son! It’ll be interesting to see if this trend continues, especially when Diablo returns to the Guardians and he and Incubus are forced to confront each other, and serve on the same team side by side. This may be the perfect way to establish Incubus as his own character, once and for all.

Flamer and Ghostboy were pretty close in the votes… which can I say… I don’t get! LOL! Don’t get me wrong! I am very pleased to have created Flamer and have a lot of faith in him, but the truth is we barely know anything about him, while Ghostboy has been a staple of the Class Comics universe for years. Feel free to let me know if you think I am wrong here, but I think Flamer’s numbers may be due to his looks! LOL! Well, you can look for more of Flamer in the pages of Felinoids #3, and hopefully we’ll learn more about the man behind the hotness in that issue! As for Ghostboy, I am still working on developing a mini-series based on a character that I think has a great deal to offer. I really think that would be a great book!

Deimos’ popularity could rise once his first issue is officially released. Logan’s work on the book is nothing short of exquisite. I know that this issue has taken a little longer to get to than anticipated, but believe me when I tell you it will have been worth the wait. These things take time and the pieces must all be in the right places in order to work correctly. I really think that Deimos’ momentum was interrupted due to the delay of the release of this issue. Of this I can only say that I think all will be forgiven once the brilliant first issue is released! 2008 is the year of the Taro demon, gang!

Now I know that the numbers would have been much larger if the Poll had permitted multiple votes. For example, I received an email from a fan concerned that his other faves might not receive adequate representation because folks could only pick one character to vote for. I get that! I know that characters like Space Cadet and Locus have far more followers than the votes indicated. All I can say about this is, please don’t worry. These boytoons are not going anywhere, because I also personally ADORE them.

Polls are great because they can give you a better impression of what your readers enjoy in your work, but they have as many layers as an onion. Each fan favors each character for a multitude of reasons, and choosing just one top fave can be really hard. You don’t want to feel like you are leaving out any of your close seconds. I get that too!

What the poll did seem to reveal is that the Class Comics universe of characters is headed in the right direction. The results seem to correlate with our upcoming projects to some degree. Naked Justice has a top secret project in the works, Cam has Felinoids #3 in the works, and Deimos and Zahn’s first issues are soon to be released. So I take a lot of comfort in knowing that maybe, Fraz, Alexis, the whole Class team and I are putting stuff together that you folks really want to see.

That kinda makes my year, gang! :o)

Again, my sincerest thanks to all of you for participating in the poll, and for posting your comments and sending me your emails. You are all so very much appreciated! I love knowing your thoughts on the stuff Class puts out, and I hope you never hesitate to share your impressions.

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXOX

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Comments

  1. I’m soooo glad that Zahn is going to get some attention (I know I’d give him some if paper cuts weren’t a danger:)! Yay for barbarian hotness! Glad you’re feeling better, Patrick! And I always love reading your blog, although I am fairly new to it. (I quickly devoured all the past posts in one night). You ROCK! My, er, hat–yeah that’s it–my hat’s off to you!
    xoxox
    STORM

  2. All of your characters are awesome Patrick, wish I could be exposed to them more. I’m glad you’re feeling better! It’s not good to be down in the dumps. Thanks for all the work you put in for these wonderful characters all the time! :D

  3. Patrick great work as always, I look forward to seeing new posts and new work from you. You are such a prolific artist, that is one of the things that I need to work on.

    If you wouldn’t mind could you swing by my blog and give me a professional artist’s critique or at least some advice. If you like it then maybe you could link me.

    http://aneroslabyrinth.blogspot.com

  4. digitaldude5 says

    Loved the new post. Great pictures overall!

    The one illustration that really caught my eye was one of the explosive orgasms of NJ and SC. I’m hoping you devote an entire post to the boytoons’ pumpin out the cum (hint, hint, haha).

    Again, another great post.

  5. Flaming Freddy says

    Hi Patrick! I’m definitely looking forward to all the new projects coming up! But mostly I want to say that my favorite Class character is….

    DEVILHOUND!!!

    No mentions so far. Hopefully he hasn’t been forgotten. He’s awesome. Perhaps he would make a good partner for Deimos, or a boyfriend for Incubus. I’d love to see him in something. :D

    *HUGZ*
    ~Freddy

  6. *agrees with digitaldude5 (I make no secret of where my fetishes lie… haha)

    Yeah, NJ I think has a huge following becasue he looks the most like a classic, conventional super-hero. I think this is what casual comix fans gravitate towards rather than other characters with maybe more unique designs. NJ is the gay erotic embodiment of the heroes we grew up with.

    I also love that the character is so self-aware at times. I like serious comics a lot but I think it is truly a feat when creators can look at ther work comedically an integrate that into their characters. That’s why I used to love Jubilee. Seems like when they 1st introduced her, she was always poking fun at the other X-Men. I miss that.

  7. Dammit! I did it again! Didn’t realize I was logged onto my other account and commented. That “chill” comment is from me.

  8. Damian & Trent says

    Nice action between NJ & SC. We like scenes with semen all over the place. And this scene does have semen all over the place!

    Damian & Trent

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