Character Appreciation Week – Day 04 – JEANNE DARQUE

Jeanne Darque Finished Layout. Art by Patrick Fillion.

Welcome to day 4 of Character Appreciation Week, my friends.  Today I want to take a break from the boys and focus on my favorite leading lady – the always fabulous JEANNE DARQUE.

In interviews, people often ask me which one of my characters is the most like me. Sure you could argue that Cam and I share several traits in common, but the character I can relate to the most, at least in terms of personality if not physicality, is Darque. She is very determined and headstrong. She knows what she wants and she has no patience for shit getting in her way.  So yeah, she and I are very similar in that respect. XD

Jeanne Darque. Pencils by Patrick Fillion.

The honest truth is that when I created Jeanne Darque back in 1994, she was sorta my answer to Marvel’s “Storm”.  She may have been that at first, but she quickly became much more and took me by surprise with her incredible drive to become her own entity.

Darque is remarkable.  She’s a force to be reckoned with, both in personality and in raw force.  The woman is an actual black hole, in scientific terms.  All that immense power – that control —  bottled up in the form of a single beautiful, graceful woman. It’s impressive. It’s even more impressive that as the former leader of the Guardians of the Cube, she’s been able to balance that immense responsibility with the equally immense responsibility of being the primary wielder of the Cube. This is not a trivial task.

But you know what? Once in a while a girl needs to have a little fun.  So Darque handed the Cube over to fellow teammate, Numa, and set out in search of herself.

Jeanne Darque. Inks by Patrick Fillion.

Currently I’m preparing the script for the next Guardians of the Cube series entitled “CUBE: After Darque”.  The book will explore the delicate relationship between Darque and the Cube and the other Guardians.  Believe me, this lovely lady is in for a major epiphany.  The series which will be a great deal sexier and raunchier than the original Cube series, at least where the male characters are concerned, will shatter everything you thought you knew about the Guardians of the Cube.  It’s gonna be a blast!

Jeanne Darque. Colors by Hernán Cabrera and Patrick Fillion.

As for Darque herself, I absolutely love to draw her.  I don’t often get the opportunity to draw my female characters, and so every time I get to do so it’s a true celebration of feminine beauty and my appreciation of the feminine form.  Women are beautiful, graceful creatures, full of sublime curves and supple lines.  Being a gay man doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate those qualities.  They’re something I try to capture every time I draw Darque and her fellow Class Comics Heroines.  I hope I’ve done so today in this latest pin up of my favorite ass-kicking beauty.

Back to the fellas tomorrow, gang.  I hope you enjoy Darque and I’ll see you again very soon.

Much love to all!
Patrick XOXOX

Jeanne Darque © Copyright and TM 2011, Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved.


Comments

  1. Svelt, slightly demure, sexy and not to be taken lightly. Darque does the gender proud.

    She is femininity and ‘career’ woman in one.

    Not just a supporting character for the ‘Boyz’ of the ‘Cube’ or Patrick’s fertile mind.

  2. Hello Patrick!
    I like the character Wade in comics “Boytoon Adventures”. Will Wade in future of comics “Boytoon Adventures”?

  3. I remember her old look with the long curly hair.

  4. Hello TJay…

    BIG BIG Thanks for the very sweet and cool words you wrote about Darque. I greatly appreciate the sentiment. And I agree, she’s definitely NOT just a supporting character for the boys. She’s a leading lady ALL THE WAY! :D

    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXOX

  5. Hi Fan…

    thanks for stopping by. Glad to hear you enjoyed Wade so much. While there are no plans to include him in BOYTOON ADVENTURES #2 as of yet, you’ll be happy to learn that he is supposed to appear in the up-coming INITIATION #3. I think it’ll be really great seeing him in that book. Have a wonderful day!

    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXOX

  6. Hi Tim…

    LOL! I used to love drawing Darque in her original look, with what a friend of mine used to call her “Closer to God” hair. HA! HA! HA! I guess she meant that the curly hairstyle was so enormous that it literally reached for the Heavens! LOL!

    In any case, the new look is MUCH more manageable, and a lot more modern. XD

    Hugz + Kisses,
    Patrick XOXOX

  7. I’m not rally into female character but jeanne has a appeal to her and she quite the woman.

  8. Hiya Vicky…

    I’m glad you enjoyed Jeanne Darque’s entry anyway! I agree, she is quite the woman, and that’s why I love her to bits. :D

    Hugz + kisses,
    Patrick XOXOX

  9. Love Darque’s new ‘do, Patrick. Damn, you have a way with the human form, sir! :-D

    Being bi, I know I’m in the minority in this regard, but I’d love to see (if you deem it dramatically appropriate for the Class Comics universe, Patrick) a storyline involving either a new or existing male character who is bi and does a MFM threesome. Or it could be a situation where some evil, mind-controlling force compels the MFM trio to have sex with each other. And, yes, I hereby release Class Comics to use this story idea without having to reimburse me at all. :-)

  10. Hi G-Man…

    Glad that my female characters have such wonderful fans!! :D I too would love to see them featured a little more and to do more bi-sexual stuff. The thing is there really needs to be a solid market for it. And judging from the responses I’ve gotten in the past when I’ve featured Bi-sexual material and themes in my books, it seems we are a definite minority. But you never know… maybe at some point down the road, it could happen. I’ve got a story in the back of my mind that has all the Class Comics studs kidnapped by a crazy villain, and it’s up to the Class women to save them… Naturally, there would be lots of gay sex, but also bi stuff as well. Again, no plans to produce this one fer sure, but it’s always int he back of my head. As I say, you never know.

    Hugz + kisses to ya!
    Patrick XOXOX

  11. Patrick, I understand precisely what you’re saying. The profit margins for even the big comics companies (e.g. Marvel and DC) are NOT what they used to be. Comics are becoming more and more of a niche market product — and your comics occupy a very particular place in that particular market. To even make ends meet, you must give your audience — the bulk of your audience — what it demands. Period. If that means the bi stuff must be placed on the back burner (if it gets any placement at all), I totally understand.

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