BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #124 – A new home for Boytoons Magazine!

Boytoons Magazine #124

Good morning my friends, and welcome to the new home of BOYTOONS MAGAZINE! It’s hard to believe that 2 years ago, I started the BOYTOONS blog. Honestly, I had my doubts that I would ever keep doing it this long, but over that time, the blog grew and grew, and eventually, became something I couldn’t imagine myself without.

A few weeks back, my Blog, while hosted at Blogger, was flagged because some readers of contacted Google because they believe this it’s content is objectionable. It is not Blogger’s nature to endorse or to review the Blogs they host, and the truth is that anyone can stumble onto a Blog and flag it if they disapprove of the material it contains. I suppose it was inevitable that BOYTOONS would eventually be flagged by someone.

At first I had no issue with being flagged, even though that annoying warning page appeared in front of the Blog every time someone tried to access it. But soon, it became apparent that I was losing readers. A lot of folks simply don’t want to deal with the whole “accept/decline” hassle of the warning page, and just chose to drop the Blog. I have to respect that.

But I don’t have to accept it.

Flagging at Blogger!

And so, here we are. Fraser and I looked at all the options very carefully and realized that BTM has taken on a life of it’s own over the past 2 years and we decided that it deserved its own website and that it also deserved to be free of Blogger. Again please note, I am not knocking Blogger or their service. After all it was thanks to Blogger that this Blog came to be. But it was time to make the move from Blogger to a more independent service, and WordPress held a lot of appeal.

So as I said, here we are… not only with a new URL, but also a bold new look. I needed a change anyway! I got to give the BTM logo a heck of a makeover, which I couldn’t be happier about. PLUS, the covers of the magazine are now quite a lot larger, something a lot of you have emailed me about over the past 2 years. Seems the BTM covers are still a big fave!

I wanted to make a big splash with this issue, and decided that my pal Glen Hanson’s gorgeous Speedo boy would do quite nicely! He feels like Summer, and I love that. It’s rained so much here in Vancouver lately, and now the sun has started to join us. It’s about time! I felt it would be nice to celebrate that with a very warm cover.

Meanwhile, I have to say a great big thank you to my Fraser who set up this new version of BTM, and posted over ALL the old entries from the original Blog. It was no easy task, nor is it an exact science. So please bear with us when you review the older entries as some stuff may be wonky, and some comments may have been lost in translation. I’ll be taking the time to go back and fix a lot of stuff so that it fits with the new version of BTM a bit better.

In closing, I just thought you might like to know that I have some big plans for BTM and some cool issues planned for the future. I hope you will all bookmark my new address and keep on joining me here. Your comments are still always most welcome and I will keep on answering them the way I have in the past.

Thanks again for joining me, my friends. Let’s keep having fun! See ya here again shortly!

Hugz + Kisses,

Patrick XOXO

Cover illustration by Glen Hanson. © Copyright 2008, All rights reserved.

Comments

  1. I’ll still visit a blog I like even if that nasty lil’ warning page shows up, but for some reason others won’t. I know a way for Blogger users to prevent that warning from showing up, but I can’t make it go away. If anyone w/ a blogspot page is interested, email me and I’ll send you the info on how to keep your blog from being flagged.

    Congrats on the new website, Patrick and Fraser!! I love the new look!

  2. So is Boytoons Magazine an online magazine or where can I access them?

    xoxo

  3. Hey Jessica…

    Welcome to the new BTM home! It’s great to see ya here! Thanks so much for the compliment on the new look and the insight on Blogger and their warning page. With any luck, most of the BTM readers will join us here and continue to enjoy the material I post. Spread the word! LOL!

    Much love, dear friend!
    Patrick XOXO

  4. Hello Jay…

    Thanks for the comment! Actually, Boytoons Magazine is strictly an online magazine. But you can certainly access all of the past issues I’ve posted by browsing through the archives. Just remember that since we have just ported the old Blog over to this new location, some of the entries are a bit wonky! But there is still a ton of fun stuff for you to access despite that! Happy reading!

    Enjoy and thanks again!

    Cheers,
    Patrick XOXO

  5. Lovely Patrick and Fraser,
    I must say you both have answered my dreams with your series of comics, always wanted gay cartoons in book form. I love the new magazine’s refurbishment, well done and special thanks to Fraser for his hard work on the old issues transfer. A big hug to you. Oh and I’m looking forward to buying the new releases from Class Comics, just need a little more money.
    Oh I emailed Fraser with a new comic idea and although it was similar to Camili-Cat but with it’s differences. Such as a large crew of both genders, maybe a few transgenders and of course many aliens meanwhile Camili-Cat only has a crew of three. Awesome as they are and I love them don’t misunderstand me but I totally want to see an erotic Star Trek or Star Wars like comic, of course with a different name and title so not to infringe copyright.
    Of course this is only a suggestion, if you would like to look into the idea I’ll be happy to work on a pilot with you. Perhaps Camili-Cat can be the captain and his two companions can be first officer and counselor?

    Love Martin

  6. I’ve got a lot of your ‘zines & books, so it’s about time I said hi.

    “Hi!”

    The site is great. Your art is great. Keep it up, so to speak.

    (Btw, Damian and Trent are buds of mine. They posted on the blog and prob will here, too.)

  7. Hey Patrick! I still visited your blog despite that warning page, but oh well I guess. Yay for your blog’s new home! I’m sure that it will do even better than when it was on blogger. Hehe. The new site looks great, I’ll continue to visit and comment as much as possible~

    ~Rarutos

  8. Yay for some people wanting to go encyclopedia Dramatica just because they aren’t as talented as you and the ones you post about. Oh well. Little good that did to deter the dedicated fans. :) Keep up the goodwork and keep on inspiring fanarts and fanfictions everywhere.

    P.S. Don’t mess with encyclopedia dramatica folks. They are nothing but trouble.

  9. Hui Nice ^^. I still visited the Site even with the Accept Page. But if this helps to get readers back I think its fantastic. It looks really good and I like the new design.

    Bookmark ^_-

  10. Dang..now I gotta get used to coming to the new site. oh well. Congrats on ya move…and just thinking..You and Frazier SHOULD put out Boytoons as a print mag…maybe two issues a year. collecting interviews and original artwork from other erotic artists in the game and even adding some erotic stories by writers(such as myself..i’m also a student of journalism by the way)..its just a suggestion) give it some thought. i’d be happy to help and contribute

  11. Hey Patrick, I noticed Artistic License isn’t flagged yet. I fyou email me, I’ll let you know how to keep it from getting flagged. It’s easier than you would think.

  12. Love the new home for Boytoons Mag, Gents!
    Your situation back on blogspot has me a bit concerned for my own blog-sphere…but, I think I’ll cross that road when I get to it.
    :)

    Much love, Patrick.

    ~Z.

  13. Well its great that BTM has a new home, much easier and none of that old confirm crap anymore.

    Lets hope more people are inclined to come here then. The access to material related to straight male fantasies seems a far easier access on the net then the kinds of material we like to see, so of course it becomes a bitter dispute with google, one they wouldn’t admit to.

    But still, congrats on the move Patrick.

    Oh one other thing. I Got my copy of Zahn through the other way. Ohh man, I was blown away by it!! All the hot action I come to expect from your awesome work, with an overall different feel like as great as any conan comic. Just with bucket loads of cum thankfully, lol.

  14. Damian & Trent says

    Cool site, guys. Thanks for all your work. Easier to post comments, too.

    (Hey, Kev. Good to see your message here. Keep it coming, … so to speak.)

  15. I can’t believe that folks could be thrown off such a great site by something as flimsy as a little “warning” page, which can be easily clicked past. Then again, people can be strange. :-/

  16. Congratulations on the new site! I will update your link over at Fanboys of the Universe and post an announcement. All the best!

  17. Hello Martin…

    Thanks so much for the wonderful message and the kudos. I am so pleased you enjoy my work and that you like this new version of Boytoons Magazine. That rocks!

    Meanwhile, I am certain Fraser will be in touch with you regarding your story ideas. He is very efficient! LOL!

    All the very best to ya, and thanks again for the great comment!

    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  18. Hey there Kevin…

    I am so glad you could stop by! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment, and thank you also for all the kind words! glad you like my work! I’ll do my best to keep it coming!

    All the best,
    Patrick XOXO

  19. Hi Rarutos…

    Thanks so much for the comment. Glad you enjoy the new home of BTM! Yeah, a lot of people kept reading the Blog even when the Blogger warning page popped up, but I just didn’t want to run the risk of losing any other readers… so here we are! LOL! Glad you’re enjoying all the latest stuff!

    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  20. Hiya Josh…

    LOL! Thanks for stopping by! I guess for some, Blogs are a quick stop. If it takes more than 1 step to get to goods, then they prefer to drop it. I have to respect that… I just wanted to make things easier for them to access, and that’s why Fraser and I moved BTM.

    In any case, thanks so much for all your kind words! I truly appreciate it! Stop by anytime!

    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  21. Hiya Mighto…

    Thanks for the kudos! Glad you enjoy the new design! I really appreciate you stopping by!

    Much love to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

  22. Hey R.Dot…

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Actually, Fraser and I have been talking about doing a print version of Boytoons Magazine, in pretty much the way you described. I know that personally I would love to see some of the stuff I do here in print, and it would be a great way to show off my favorite artists’ works.

    We’re still looking into the best way to do all of this, but I think it is HIGHLY LIKELY that we will see a print version of BTM in the very near future.

    Thanks again for stopping by and for all the kind words!

    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  23. Hey Jessica…

    Thanks so much for sending me the info. Unfortunately, according to Blogger terms of services, if we make any of the changes you mentioned, they could actually turn around and delete the Blog altogether. :(

    So I guess this means we will just have to take our chances and hope that AL continues to be fine!

    Thanks so much for thinking of this though! you are a total sweetheart!

    SMMOOCHES!
    Patrick XOXO

  24. Hey Z…

    Thanks so much for the kudos, dear friend. Yeah, i figure that for not your Blog is fine where it is. After all, Blogger remains a great system. But if you ever do decide to change the home of your Blog and you want some pointers, gimme a shout. I’d be happy to pass along what Fraser and I have learned!

    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  25. Hello Charlie…

    Awww… you’re such a sweetheart. I am so pleased you like the new home of BTM, but I am even more thrilled to see that you loved Zahn #1. LOL! :) That is great news. It was very nice of you to comment on the book, and I totally appreciated your kind words!

    Much love to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

  26. Hello Damian & Trent…

    So good to hear from you boys! Glad you like the new home of BTM! Stick around for more sexy illustrated fun, guys!

    Much love to you both!
    Patrick XOXO

  27. Hey Glenn…

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend.

    Well, as I mentioned above to Josh, I guess for some, Blogs are a quick stop. If it takes more than 1 step to get to goods, then they prefer to drop it. I have to respect that… I just wanted to make things easier for them to access, and that’s why Fraser and I moved BTM.

    Still, I am really pleased with this move. It’s given me way more control over the site and I think that in the end, it will be a lot more fun to work with. Hope you keep on enjoying the wares! :o)

    Much love to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

  28. Hey there Chance…

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your BLOG, and I really appreciate the announcement. I am so pleased you enjoy BTM! I hope to hear from you again soon!

    Hugz + Kisses, my friend!
    Patrick XOXO

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