BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #129 – Ali where are you?

I have always loved Freshmen magazine.  The men are always hot and the photography is not only a turn on, but it’s also executed with a very artful eye.  In many ways, it’s one of the best gay adult magazines out there.  But I think what I love best about Freshmen is that  the magazine also features some really wicked artists and illustrators of gay erotic art.


In the late 1990s, Freshmen began running comics by an artist named Ali.  The awesomeness of this artist struck me right away.  This was an illustrator with a great deal of style and a very unique line.  His stories were always very short and simple (that’s what happens when you only have a few panels to play with per issue!) but they were always very lovely to look at and quite effective… If you catch my drift.


The scenarios always left so much to the imagination because in one panel, Ali would set events in motion, and you as the viewer would get to imagine what happened next.


His men are beautiful and there is a certain “perfect” aesthetic to them.  The way you might expect that a store mannequin would be perfect with flawless skin and features… that’s what Ali’s guys make me think of.  Well, mannequins with huge, perfect cocks in any case!

What more can I tell you about Ali?  Sadly, nothing!  I wish I knew more.  I wish I had had the privilege of being in contact with this amazing talent.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case.  So Ali, if you happen to read this, please contact me via Class Comics.  I think you and I could have a ton of stuff to talk about!


And to you my dear readers, I say, if you happen to know of a website for Ali, please do let me know.  I would love to see what he is up to these days.

Meanwhile, despite the appalling lack of info I have on this fine talent, I do have a modest collection of his strips from Freshmen.  I have posted a few of them here today in order to share with you my complete love of them.  The joy and freedom Ali must have felt while creating these fabulously naughty little strips is quite evident in every line.  I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have, and as much as clearly, Ali did when he created them.

PS – On a personal note, it had to happen… Fraser and I are once again preparing to move.  Things have been a bit on the hectic side here because of all of that, but rest assured, I have some more cool stuff planned for BTM.  I hope you will all bear with me if it takes me a few days between posts to get new things posted.  Meanwhile, this particular issue has been a LOVELY break in an otherwise psychotic day!  LOL!  I hope you are all well, dear friends!  More from yours truly very shortly!

Hugz + kisses,

Patrick XOXO

All artwork in this post© Copyright 2008 Ali.  All rights reserved.

Comments

  1. Wow I love his work! Sorry I don’t have anything to great to add but thanks for sharing this past talent with us.
    And hope things go well with your move! Where are you moving to?
    I hope is well, if youre wondering why you haven’t seen me much or any new art in awhile it’s because I fell in thanks to lovely stomach ulcers.
    I’m getting my health back together though and doing allot of yard work and working out :)
    -Vaughn M.

  2. Hi …

    First I’m a big fans ..
    I love your work … =D
    & this is my first Comment :$

    By the way ….
    I remember Ali & I think he is from Egypt …
    before He was study & work in USA before … I don’t sure .. !!
    But many of Arabs live in USA & working hard for comics book …
    but now I don’t know about him any thing & I don’t sure :(
    Bcoz I know this data from my old friends …

    finally I wish a good luck 4 u …

    & plz say hi 2 Naked Justice LOL :pP

  3. Alis work’s amazing. I tried to google it, but I couldn’t find anything. pity.
    BTW I love your work. I bought a few magz when i was in australia!! But i can’t find them in brazil, which is really sad, specially if you enjoy the gay comics!well, God bless blogspot.com LOL.

  4. Damian & Trent says

    Beautiful stuff. Thanks. We want Ali to see this thread and respond. Because we want to see MORE!

    Damian & Trent

  5. Hi
    Thanks for a great update. I have been a fan of Ali’s for years but all the searches I have done have lead to nowhere. I really hope you are able to keep the spotlight on Ali’s great work and maybe you can find some answers.

    Just to let you know that the new website is fantastic. It has certainly changed a lot over the last few years. I am a big fan of your artwork and I just love the way you draw those butts!

    Keep up the good work, good luck with your move and have a great weekend.
    Adrian, UK.

  6. Anonymous says

    Oh noes i hope you guys don’t find it too frustrating to move haha I know how annoying those little irks can be. Wish you luck!

  7. Someone must know this guy. I’ll ask around, hopefully I get something.

    Did you ask Freshmen?

  8. Hi,
    his art is amazing, I love how he uses other methods to paint and draw his pieces .. plus its full of sexy men and he draws them really well!

    Is there a way we can trade links?

  9. Wow! I really like his style :) Love to see artists from other countries sharing the same passion in drawing the male anatomy :D

    Hope you’re doing well Patrick!

  10. leemajors says

    Hi Patrick! Thanks for sharing Ali’s work; the colors are beautiful! Unrelated note, are you going to the San Diego Comic-Con this month? Would be fun to meet you!

    Take Care,
    Lee.

  11. I wants more of Patrick’s work! Get to it! =D …

    You’re awesome!

  12. Love the open dorm door…

  13. Hey there Vaughn Michael…

    I am glad you are feeling better! Ulcers = NO FUN!!!

    Glad you enjoyed this post on Ali’s beautiful work! No one seems to have a lot of info on him unfortunately, but with some persistence, we may learn a bit more. I will certainly post any new info I can dig up!

    You take care of your tummy, my friend!
    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  14. Hello Fouad…

    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment! It was much appreciated! :o)

    Thank you also for the info on Ali. That is more than I was able to find out on my own and I am really glad to know more about this amazing artist.

    Thanks again so much. Feel free to stop by anytime!
    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  15. Hey there Ricky…

    Thank you so much for the kudos and kind words! I’m thrilled you enjoy my work and I am really pleased you liked my posting on Ali. I only wish I had more info about this amazing artist to share!

    Yes, it can be difficult to get Class Comics stuff in other parts of the world, but you can always order them directly from the Class Comics website if you like. Meanwhile, I will certainly keep on bringing you guys as much stuff as I can via my Blogs!

    Hope to hear from you again!
    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  16. Hey Damian and Trent…

    So great to hear from you boys! I couldn’t agree with you more. It would certainly be wonderful if Ali saw this and got in touch with me. The world needs more of his gorgeous artwork! Who knows, we may get lucky! :)

    Much love to you both!
    Patrick XOXO

  17. Hi there Adrian…

    Thanks so much for the kind words and well wishes regarding my move. I am happy to report that all went well and Fraser and I are settling in very nicely!

    I am so pleased you enjoy Ali’s work. Over the years I’ve tried to Google him as well, but very little ever came up. That is very sad since this is one very talented artist who in my opinion, deserves to be recognized far more for his amazing illustrations.

    Who knows though, maybe he will see this post and get in touch with me. I guarantee that if that happens, I will happily devote another post to him and hopefully even be bale to bring you guys not only more info, but more of his art as well.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to hear from you again!

    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  18. Hey Anonymous…

    Thank you kindly for the well wishes regarding my move. I am happy to report that all went very well and that life is slowly returning to normal! It feels so great to Blog again! HA! HA! HA! Makes me feel like I am connected to the world once more! ;)

    Thanks again for the kind words!
    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  19. Hey Tower…

    Hopefully you can dig up some more info on Ali as well. Please keep me posted if you find anything out at all! :o)

    And that’s a great idea… I will fire a message off to Freshmen magazine. Maybe they will have some info on Ali even if he hasn’t worked for them in almost 10 years. I will keep my fingers crossed and post anything I discover.

    Hugz + kisses
    Patrick XOXO

  20. Hiya JCArt…

    Thanks so much for the kind words and I am really pleased you enjoyed my feature on Ali and his incredibly beautiful artwork. I agree that it is really wonderful the way he colors his art and uses different techniques to do so. It makes his work really stand out.

    Meanwhile, I have happily added your Blog to my links section. I love your art by the way and your latest piece featuring Northstar and Iceman. VERY VERY sexy! :oD I look forward to seeing more of your art, my friend!

    Much love,
    Patrick XOXO

  21. Hey Hummy…

    Thanks so much for the great message. I am really glad you enjoyed seeing Ali’s work. His style is really gorgeous and his men are supremely hot!

    All here is well, and the move is finally over with. Now I just have to get my stuff back in order. LOL! That takes a little longer, but it is the fun part!

    Thanks for the well wishes!
    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  22. Hi there Lee…

    So pleased you liked seeing Ali’s work and enjoyed this issue. His stuff’s really beautiful and I was so happy to share some of it with you guys!

    Meanwhile, I wish I could attend the Con, but because of our move, Fraser and I had to pass for this year. But we are hoping to attend APE. Maybe we’ll get a chance to do San Diego next year, but it’s hard to say. As an adult comics company, we would not really be able to exhibit any of our stuff properly, and that would be a little frustrating. However, the upside would be getting to meet the fans and other artists. That would be WAY COOL! I’ll certainly let you guys know via BTM what our plans are.

    Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the Con this summer. I will live vicariously through you! LOL!

    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  23. Hey Zac…

    HA! HA! HA! Thanks for the enthusiastic comment, my friend. I am happy to report that i have some posts coming up that feature my own art, not to worry! Stay tooned! ;)

    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  24. Hey Sarah…

    My dear, I couldn’t agree with you more. That is one VERY SEXY scenario! LOL! :o)

    Hugz + Kisses to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

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