BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #132 – Zahn Appreciation!

Hello dear friends…

Aahhh…! At last, all seems to be getting back to normal!  As you all know, Fraser and I have moved and of course, such things rarely go completely smoothly!  We’ve had a few internet connection problems, but I am pleased to say that they have mostly all been resolved.  Thanks so much to all of you for being so patient!  I’ve tried to post a few times before now with no success.  Ah well, better late than never! LOL!

So now, Fraser and I are happy to get back to doing what we love best: Making Comics!

I thought I’d catch you all up a little with this issue, and I want to kick off by saying that TUG HARDER #1 is now available for purchase.  We’ve just gotten the issue back from the printers and it looks amazing.  That Butch McLogic is a true genius!  The book has a terrific story and fan-freakin-tastic artwork!  I strongly recommend it… it’s definitely one for the collection!  Here’s a link to Tug Harder #1, and if you want to familiarize yourselves with the series a bit more, check out the official Mini-Site Fraser and I put together.

The lovely Sarah, owner and operator of the always eloquent Rain on the Roof Blog, has just done a very fun interview with yours truly.  She asked some cool and very fresh questions which I really enjoyed answering.  I hope you will check it out… and peruse the rest of her fabulous Blog.  She recently did a wicked interview with Mike of which makes for some great reading as well.

Meanwhile, I would like to talk about Zahn #1.  I’ve gone on and on about how proud I am of this book.  I feel it’s one of, if not my best title to date.  A whole lot went into the development of the series and the issue in particular, from the establishing of the setting and the inhabitants of Varda, to Zahn himself and what his true nature is (and boy do I have some surprises in store for all of you in the next few issues!).

Paul, the FANTASTIC Gay Comic Geek, has just released his video review of Zahn #1 on You Tube and he had many kind words to say about the book.  I also love that he picked up on a lot of the subtleties of the issue.  WAY COOL, PAUL! Thanks for the awesome review! :oD  Be sure to check out his site.  He has a lot of cool comic reviews posted that I am certain you will find very enjoyable!

Getting back to the issue at hand… I suppose the reason for this post is that I want to discuss the book with you!  I am inviting your questions and comments… whatever you want to fire my way about Zahn and Zahn #1!  Consider this issue an invite to something of a discussion board with yours truly.

You see, it’s all good and well to be pleased with the end result of your own work, but it’s also very helpful to hear your fans’ impressions of it.  It helps to figure out whether you’re headed in the right direction or not. (As an aside, check out the non-explicit Zahn #1 trailer above which is posted to You Tube.  The explicit version is available at in the Video Vault)

I look forward to hearing form you.  Meanwhile, I leave you with this new Zahn wallpaper design. Enjoy, dear friends and I’ll chat with you soon!   And not to worry, I will be answering all the comments from last issue very shortly!  ;)

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXO

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Zahn © Copyright and TM 2008 Patrick Fillion / Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.

Tug harder © Copyright and TM 2008, Butch McLogic / Class Comics Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

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  1. Oh yes Zahn so fine and I finally got my copy of your hot comic. I enjoyed reading it and I iwish you lots of success. MWAH.

  2. Patrick….

    Wow! All I can say is WOW! What a beautiful illustration of Zahn!
    The expression is full of passion, the pose is classic….it is quite apparent you love this character, (is it possible you have a crush on your own creation!?).

    Your art never ceases to amaze me. Bravo!

    Love & Peace,

  3. Just beautiful – thanks for adding those awesome Zahn-Pics to your already-fabulous Blog, Patrick!

    PS: I wanted to write you several weeks ago, but due to switching jobs, moving houses, etc. I didn’t find the time. Sorry…

  4. Hey there Vicky…

    Thanks so much! I’m really glad your copy of Zahn #1 arrived and that you enjoyed the book! That’s always so great to hear! :o)

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

  5. Hey Dave…

    LOL! Thanks so much for the great comment. And you’re completely right — I do love this character and I adore drawing him. Glad you enjoyed this latest image of him.

    You know it’s funny, he’s the only “human” character I have that I don’t get bored of drawing. Normally I prefer my aliens because they are so exotic — but Zahn has a hotness (in my eyes anyways) that I feel very, well…drawn to! LOL! I think it’s the salt and pepper hair! :)

    I guess they don’t all need stripes for me to love drawing them! HA! HA! HA!

    But as much as I love Zahn, you know Cam remains my true Class Comics crush! ;)

    Thanks again for stopping by, dear friend. Hope you’re doing well and we’ll chat again very soon!

    Much love to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

  6. Hey there Phrog…

    Great to hear from you, dear friend. Sorry to hear that life has been a bit hectic for ya! I completely understand, having just moved myself! I hope you are settling into your new home and job nicely! :o) Just remember to breathe! LOL! I found that very helpful during my move too! ;)

    Thanks for the comment! I’m really pleased you enjoyed this latest image of Zahn. He was certainly very fun to draw — and also has the distinction of being the first illustration drawn in my new studio! YAY! :oD I like to notice that sort of thing! LOL!

    Much love to ya, and best of luck with all the newness in your life!

    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  7. omg Zahn looks so beautiful in the wallpaper!! i love the effect of the cloak and the wind-sweptness (lol my computer tells me thats not a word) it looks so good especially cuz he’s contrasting with the dark background.

    I read the interview and it was so inspiring!! She definitely has some interesting questions haha

    I was wondering where I could find a big version of the one with the five Felinoids with Cam in the middle. I definitely had trouble breathing when I saw it!!! Please please please post it :D


  8. oops the one as in the picture lol I forgot to edit my post

  9. Fixed it Ray, apologies! Good on the internets much!

    Salt and pepper hmmm? He does have srsly good hair.

  10. WoOoOoW … =D

    I lOve Zahn so much I think he is the Best character …

    but In my country we don’t have some of comics “Zahn & Others “…

    & thanks … The wallpaper so nice & beautiful ..

    be the Best always … :)

  11. Ah, Zahn. Wonderful, sexy and everything that’s wonderful about fantasy. :) The only thing we like better than a hot man is a hot man with a cool touch.

    Can’t WAIT to get more Zahn – although, you know that. :D


  12. I truly love this new illustration of Zahn ! As said before, the pose is classic (even something close to Alphons Mucha, especially the hands that are beautiful) and the cock is typically gorgeously tremedously yours !!! Slurp ! lol

  13. Just wanted to say a huuuge thank you for that fantastic wallpaper of that gorgeous, gorgeous man – any stint in front of the computer is now incomplete without at the very least two minutes of mental drooling (and sometimes real drooling). And the interview held some interesting surprises (Glyuk’oza?? Really?).

    PS: Moving truly is a bitch – my sympathies.

  14. Bro, you frickin rock! Anything Zahn related is awesome! This has to be one of the most gorgeous characters that you’ve created. I using that wallpaper right now! I can’t wait to read more of him in the future!


  15. This lovely Zahn wallpaper graces my screen as I type. Definetely one of the hottest drawings of him to date! And, yeah, as u already know, me and all my fellow gay comix fans here absolutely loved the 1st issue. Everyone’s talking about the shocking twist ending!

    I can’t wait to get my hands on Tug Harder. Butch McLogic’s art is so refreshingly bold and new. He’ll be sure to leave a legacy at Class!

  16. Yay Patrick is back! Although I am kind of late to this… Anywho, everything looks great as usual! Zahn looks SUPER sexy. :D

    Awesome wallpaper by the way. :D

  17. Hiya Ray…

    Thanks so much for the great comments! I am really pleased you liked the Zahn wallpaper. This is an instance where the final product turned out very differently from what I had in mind originally though. Still, I am really pleased you enjoyed it.

    Glad you liked the interview Sarah did. As for Cam and his new Felinoid friends, you can get a bigger version of that now at the Rain on the roof Blog, or over in the news section at the Class Comics website. Enjoy – and thanks again for the kind words!

    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  18. Hey Sarah…

    You’re a doll! Thanks so much for the great interview and for being so enthusiastic about my work! Means a lot!

    Much love to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

  19. Hey there Fouad…

    So glad you like Zahn so much. I am sad to hear that where you live you cannot get the books. At least you can always check out what’s new here at BTM, or on the Class Comics site. I really appreciated your kind words, my friend. Thanks so much once again!

    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXO

  20. Hey Joe…

    Thanks so much for the great comment my friend — and the kind words! I am so pleased that you’re such a huge Zahn fan. I hope to have more of his adventures to share with you very soon!

    Much love to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

  21. Hey Logan…

    Thanks so much, dear friend. This means a lot coming form a fantastic artist such as you! :oD The pose was inspired by my friend Robert Guttke’s work. He’s a photographer and always poses his models so classically. I thought “I want to try that with Zahn!” I am really pleased with how this image turned out. it was a lot of fun to do and I am thrilled you enjoyed it!

    Much love to you, dear friend!
    Patrick XOXO

  22. Hiya Rahvn…

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I am really so pleased that you like the wallpaper design so much. It’s very encouraging to read, and it makes me want to make more for you guys! LOL! :)

    Also I am pleased you enjoyed the interview — and yeah, ever since I started playing GTA 4, I can’t get enough of Glukoza! LOL! It was just so cool to discover something new that I loved so much!

    Hugz + kisses to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

  23. Hey Paul…

    So good to hear from ya, dude! I am so happy you like Zahn so much, and I LOVED your review of the first issue. I hope to have more of Zahn’s adventures to share with ya gain really soon. I’ll certainly keep you posted, my friend.

    Thanks so much for all the kind words and encouragement. You ROCK!!!

    Lotsa luv,
    Patrick XOXO

  24. Hey JC…

    it’s so great to hear from ya, and I am really thrilled that you and your pals enjoyed the twist at the end of Zahn #1. Lemme tell you, I have MAJOR plans for this title. It’s gonna be pretty cool and shocking at the end of the series when all comes together I think!

    So glad you like the wallpaper. I had a really great time putting it together. Thanks for the compliments.

    Lotsa luv to you, my friend!
    Patrick XOXO

  25. Hey Rarutos.

    Great to hear from ya, my friend. Thanks for the kudos. And don’t feel bad for not commenting right away. I know how busy folks get in the summer. Myself I haven’t been posting half as much as I would like. Ah well, it happens.

    it’s just great to know you still check out the Blog despite my recent infrequent posts.

    Lotsa luv to ya!
    Patrick XOXO

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