Camili-Cat: Prelude to a Ruse. A post a day – Day 06

Yes. I know. This Camili-Cat STRIPSHOW episode is supposed to be for this month’s newsletter subscribers only… but I had so much fun creating it that I just had to share it with all of you here.

As you know, BOYTOON ADVENTRES #1 is now available in digital format, and this little comic was created in celebration of that and as, well… a prelude to the Cam story called “The Ruse” in BOYTOON ADVENTRES #1… or in book 1 part 1 for those of you into the digital version.

A special Camili-Cat STRIPSHOW episode celebrating the digital release of BOYTOON ADVENTURES#1. Art and story by Patrick Fillion (Drawing as Bryce Peters).

Cam sure knows how to find trouble, doesn’t he? I hope you boys and girls enjoy the comic and that you’re all having a great Saturday night. See ya tomorrow for Day 07!

Oh, and PS — if you’ve missed previous episodes of the STRIPSHOW, you can see them here on the Class Comics website.

Hugz + kisses for every0ne! Patrick  XOXO

Camili-Cat and all other characters are © Copyright & TM 2011, Class Comics inc.  All rights reserved.


BOYTOON ADVENTURES book 1, now available digitally! A post a day – Day 05

Evenin’ friends!

It’s been over a year since the release of the first Class Comics trade paperback, BOYTOON ADVENTURES, and I’m pleased to announce that it’s now available in digital format as well as in print. Because the original print version is almost 100 pages, we decided to split the digital edition into two parts.

The cover to Class Comics' BOYTOON ADVENTURES #1, part 1 - The digital edition. Art by Patrick Fillion (Drawing as Bryce Peters).

I drew (as Bryce Peters of course! XD) two new covers for BOYTOON ADVENTURES #1 Part 1 and Part 2, and both parts include cool bonus material.  In fact, part 2 includes a 31-page bonus section called “The Bryce Peters Sketchbook”.  It features concept sketches, unused art and pages from the book,  never before seen illustrations and a ton of other cool stuff. Part 2 also includes some previews of BOYTOON ADVENTURES #2, which I am currently working on.

The cover to Class Comics' BOYTOON ADVENTURES #1, part 2 - The digital edition. Art by Patrick Fillion (Drawing as Bryce Peters).

I absolutely LOVE drawing in this style.  I love the freeness of it and the dynamic end result.  It’s a ton of fun, and I found these two new covers to be an particular delight to create, from the pencils, to the inks to the colors.  Somehow drawing in the Bryce style is incredibly satisfying. Don’t worry, I’ll never stop drawing in my classic way, but this style is a nice break from the usual routine from time to time.

So, if you haven’t read BOYTOON ADVENTURES yet, then the digital version(s) is a great way to go.  For more info on BOYTOON ADVENTURES, check out this cool Class Comics article and this awesome article over on my FRASER’s website. It shows a ton of pics from the book(s). Enjoy my friends, and I’ll see you guys again tomorrow for Day 06!

Hugz + kisses to you all, Patrick! XOXOX

All characters, Boytoon Adventures © Copyright and TM 2011, Class Comics inc.  All rights reserved.

Goldfrapp RULES! A post a day – Day 04

Music is hugely important to my creativity.  I spend virtually HOURS making the perfect playlists to work to, picking and choosing the songs and arranging them in just such a way.  Needless to say I consume music at an alarming rate.  Sure I have my favorites and I return to them all the time… but I always want new flavors. The truth is I can’t remember the last time I was THIS excited over a band… until I discovered my new and UNDYING love for all things GOLDFRAPP!!

Goldfrapp is an English electronic music duo, formed in 1999 in London, England, that consists of Alison Goldfrapp (vocals/synthesizer) and Will Gregory (synthesizer). And while I’m not yet familiar with all of their work, several tracks from their 2005 album “Supernature”  and their most recent album “Head First” are on perpetual play on my Nano. In fact I can’t stop singing along to “Rocket“, which I’m sure is driving Fraser NUTS!

Head First” has a wicked 80s flavor to it that works perfectly with the band’s cutting edge electronic sound.  It’s pure ear candy.  Check out the video for “Alive” the album’s second single. Such fabulous fun! And thanks to Don for the link to that one!

Oh, and super cool (and something I was unaware of until Fraser pointed it out to me!)… Alison is in a relationship with another woman.  Not that that fact makes her a better musician or not, but it’s just always so wonderful to support other gay artists, in all the arts.  This is one talented lady, and her partner in crime is pretty incredible too. If you’re not familiar with Goldfrapp, there’s not time like the present to check ’em out. Their music is highly addictive and absolute bliss. Goldfrapp is by far my favorite musical discovery since my beloved Eurythmics back when I was growing up!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #206 – A closer look at Locus #1! A post a day – Day 03

Howdy Gang!

Okay. Locus #1 reveal time! Sort of… LOL! I mean I don’t want to spoil the book for you guys by showing TOO much art from it. I want you to be surprised when you read it. Because a lot of the art from book actually gives much of the plot away, I’ve carefully assembled a collection of pages and panels from the book that I think you’ll enjoy without any big juicy spoilers.

Locus makes a living as a male prostitute on planet Suktamimus in Class Comics' upcoming LOCUS #1. Art and story by Patrick Fillion. Colors by Golden Key.

My favorite page from the book. Excerpt from Class Comics' upcoming LOCUS #1. Art and story by Patrick Fillion. Colors by Golden Key.

What’s important for me to convey about this book is that creating it was pure self-indulgence. Locus #1 was an absolute labor of love and I would like to think that the results speak of that love. I didn’t place any huge pressure on myself the way I usually do when I create a book. I just set out to draw one of my favorite characters in his first solo book. I set out to have a great time, and I did just that.

That’s not to say that Locus #1 is vapid. At least, I hope it’s not. I was careful to craft a story that paints an intimate portrait of who Locus is, where he comes from, what his thoughts and beliefs are etc.

In Class Comics' LOCUS #1, Locus encounters the same three alien Thugs Cam once did. Art and story by Patrick Fillion. Colors by Golden Key.

Until now, Locus has always been Cam’s sidekick, and though that’s worked really nicely, I needed to see who Locus was separate of Cam… well mostly — because you can’t really have a book that sheds light on Locus’ past without seeing Cam pop up once or twice. So Locus #1 actually shows you how Locus and Cam met for the very first time.

While I explore his past, I also look at his future… and now I wonder if I’ve set events in motion that will demand a Locus #2. I never planned for that. See, Locus #1 was originally intended as a one-shot. But I guess these things can never truly be set in stone. And let’s face it, I’m in love with my Lean, Green Sex Machine. So if fan support and demand is there, I’d jump at the chance to do a second book in a heartbeat.

...and just because I NEVER get tired of posting this image...! Locus gets gang banged in Class Comics' upcoming LOCUS #1. Art and story by Patrick Fillion. Colors by Golden Key.

Out of the fire and into the frying pan. Locus is "saved" from the alien thugs by Captain Beedal and his Sektan Guards in Class Comics' upcoming LOCUS #1. Art and story by Patrick Fillion. Colors by Golden Key.

Locus offers himself to Captain Beedal. Will the Captain seize the opportunity? Excerpt from Class Comics' upcoming LOCUS #1. Art and story by Patrick Fillion. Colors by Golden Key.

Apparently the Captain isn't stupid! Locus and Beedal get it on in Class Comics' upcoming LOCUS #1. Art and story by Patrick Fillion. Colors by Golden Key.

And speaking of the fans – of YOU GUYS – I just want to say an enormous THANK YOU to you all for your always uplifting and inspiring support of this unusual looking and yet oh-so-sexy green character of mine. Ever since I reintroduced Locus in Rapture #1 (‘cause believe it or not, Locus has been with me since 1992!) I’ve wanted to see him in a solo project, but always feared there might be little to no reader interest. You guys TOTALLY proved me wrong… and both I AND Locus thank you for that! Enjoy the previews, my friends. The book is due out mid-to late March, providing all goes well at press.

Much love and thanks!
Patrick XOXOX


Locus and all other Class Comics characters and artwork © Copyright and TM 2010, Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved.

Character designs for “SPOT: Officer of the law”! A post a day – Day 02

"Spot: Officer of the law" #1 is coming soon from Class Comics.

Good evenin’ my friends.

And now for something completely different… (or at least not Locus #1-related! LOL!)! Tonight I thought it might be fun to look at some of my character designs and concepts for the up-coming “SPOT: Officer of the law” mini series.  For those of you who want to know what the Heck has happened to “Stephane’s Funhouse of Fornication”, fear not… I am still planning to work on that book, but this Spot series had to come first in order to establish Spot as a character.  It really is the only logical order to things in.

Meet Wisti, Class Comics' very own Monkey Boy!

In SPOT #1 you’re gonna meet several other anthros like Spot.  Harry is a rabbit dude, and Wisti is a monkey-boy. Both are pretty hunky and get up to all kinds of naughtiness in the series, and their existence will actually reveal a great deal about Spot and who or what he is.

Meet Harry, Class Comics' very own rabbit hunk!

Meanwhile, if you recall back in Rapture #3, Ice Cap hinted to Space Cadet that he was working for the overlord of crime in Gateway City.  In Spot #1, that crime lord is finally revealed in the form of Boaris Chapelle, who isn’t so much evil as he is an incredibly intelligent and ruthless businessman.  He sees an opportunity, and he exploits it. Boaris is an ex-wrestler gone rags to riches not to be trifled with as Spot, Harry and Wisti will learn.

Class Comics' Harry learns the hard way that Boaris Chapelle isn't to be trifled with!

The series will also feature Spot’s partner, Wilson.  Wilson’s human, and I sort of wanted him to look like Craig from Satisfaction Guaranteed #4.  He’s a real sweetheart with a real soft spot (pardon the pun) for sexy anthro guys!

Wilson and other characters from Class Comics' up-coming "Spot: Officer of the law" #1

Spot in his police dog uniform! Design artwork by Patrick Fillion for Class Comics' upcoming "Spot: Officer of the law" #1.

The first issue is currently in production with the amazing Eric Mars creating absolutely BEAUTIFUL ART for the book.  Eric draws Anthro hunks like nobody else’s business.  Check out the amazing Spot and Imanno drawing he drew as a birthday gift for yours truly last year. You can clearly see that Spot and his buddies are in excellent hands!

Eric Mars draws Spot and Imanno!

As with all things Class Comics, I’ll keep you good and posted on the books’ progress and on offical release dates. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my concept art for the title, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a closer look at Locus #1!

Hugz + kisses to you all!
Patrick XOXOX

Spot, Imanno, Harry, Wisti, Wilson and Boaris Chapelle are © Copyright and TM 2011 Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.


LOCUS #1 the cover REVEALED! A post a day – Day 01

Howdy-ho folks!

I hope everyone is having a great Monday! It’s time for another one of my 7-day posting blitzes, and to kick things off, here is the cover to LOCUS #1, revealed at last!

The official cover to Class Comics' LOCUS #1. Art and story by Patrick Fillion. Colors by Golden Key.

Yes.  Locus is indeed WANTED!  The book will be out soon, and I ‘m so excited about it! This was DEFINITELY a labor of love. LOCUS #1 is sexy and very raunchy, and best of all it gives us better insight into who Locus is and the things that make him tick!

I’ll give you a closer look at the comic this week, and I’ll reveal more of the full color art from the comic to whet your appetite! So while we wait for that, I hope you enjoy the Lean, Green Sex Machine on the cover of his very own title. Prepare for some major green peen ’cause it was about time this character got to star in his own book!  HA! HA! HA!

See ya tomorrow, my friends!
Hugz + kisses, Patrick XOXOX

LOCUS © copyright and TM 2011, Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.


Space Cadet meets Jacko the Halloweener – A post a day – Day 14

A special Halloween STRIPSHOW episode: Space Cadet meets Jacko the Halloweener.

Happy Halloween again, gang!

Well, I sorta changed my mind. Not only did I decide that I should round out my posting spree to 14 days and do a posting this evening, I also decided to share the “Space Cadet meets Jacko the Halloweener” STRIPSHOW episode with all of you here on BTM.  I had so much fun drawing and coloring this little comic, I just had to post it. It was really cool getting to draw Space Cadet in my Bryce Peters style for the first time.  It’s a silly little strip, but one very suited to the season I think!

Anyhow, I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful evening loaded with frightful fun!  Lots of luv to you all, and I’ll have more goodies coming up for you here very shortly, so stay tooned!

BIG BIG Hugz + Halloween Kisses! Patrick XOXOX

Space Cadet & Jacko the Halloweener © Copyright and TM 2010 Patrick Fillion / Class Comics inc.  All rights reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #202 – The Halloween Issue! A post a day – Day 13

Happy Halloween my friends!!!

Ah!  Day 13!  What a great number to end my latest posting spree upon, AND to have coincide with my annual Halloween issue! LOL!  Hopefully you lovely people all have some wonderful and spooktacular things planned for this weekend. Fraser and I are touring local HAUNTED HOUSES… not real ones, mind you… haunted houses put on by neighbors. People get really creative and it’s always a blast to see what they’ve done and encourage their efforts.

Also, this year I decided to cook up an official “Halloween Class Comics character”.  Meet Jacko, the Halloweener!!!  LOL!  Be sure to snag up his wallpaper for your computers at the end of this issue!

And now, without further delay, here is my TOP 10 Halloween TRICKS and TREATS of 2010 – in no particular order, but all horrifyingly fun nevertheless. Enjoy dear friends!!

#1 – The Walking Dead!

Because dreams really can come true, The Walking Dead premieres on Halloween night! Zombies are invading and the series depicts the survivors of a zombie invasion who have to deal — violently — with some very gnarly undead. (AMC, Sundays, 10 p.m.).  Oh my God!  I am SO HOOKED – and I haven’t even watched a single episode yet! But really – they had me at “Zombies”!

#2  – “The Horror in Dunwich Hall” by Johnny Murdoc

If you like sexy College Guys and scary monsters, then you are going to LOVE Johnny Murdoc’s “The Horror in Dunwich Hall”.  Johnny is the writer and co-creator of the Class Comics title “Crash Course” and with Dunwhich, he proves once again that he is a superb author. Can anyone say TENTACLES?? SUH-WEET!  And the sex scenes are scorching!  This is a fabulous read that will get you horny and freaked out all at once!

There are two options for reading The Horror in Dunwich Hall. You can read a barebones version online or, for a mere $2.00US, you can download a high-resolution, print-ready PDF of the story, complete with design and stylish typesetting by Murdoc himself.

“I get that there’s an entire genre of porn dedicated to tentacles wrapping around things and penetrating them. Whatever gets your rocks off, right? But a real life tentacle, with suckers and everything, wrapped around your real life dick? Horrifying.”

#3 – Jezza Smilez

Okay. Seriously, folks.  It should not be legal to be this hot!  LOL!  But if the only Halloween-themed thing you do this Season is use your eyes to devour this delicious photo of artist Jezza Smilez in his Halloween getup, you’ll be that much happier for it. Man oh man, he looks like he could be a character in my Zahn series. HA! HA! HA!

Check out Jezza’s blog if you haven’t already, because the boy isn’t only beautiful, he’s super talented as well!

#4 – Ghostbusters 1 & 2 AND the new Ghostbusters video game.

According to the Wikipedia (so you know it’s absolutely true!), they (whoever “they” are) are making a third Ghostbusters film due out in 2012.  WICKED!  Recently Fraser picked up the new Ghostbusters video game for the Xbox 360, and watching him play has reminded me of just how much I loved the original films and how long it’s been since I last saw them.  Promptly, I set out to the local Best Buy and picked up the Ghostbusters 1 & 2 double feature gift set. Both films for a very low price, a super cool “making of the films” booklet and a great way to revisit a couple of super fun films from my childhood.

As for the Ghostbusters game, Fraser LOVES it (in fact he’s playing it right now!).  “It’s like being in a Ghostbusters film” he keeps telling me.  Maybe I’ll have to give it a shot myself at some point.  The animation looks amazing and the voices are all provided by the original movie cast!  Who you ganna call?

#5 – DEAD SET

One word – AMAZING!  I first discovered this fantastic zombie/end of the world mini series thanks to my dear friend Reikro (and I will be eternally grateful to him for this!!). Dead Set is a critically acclaimed BAFTA-nominated horror drama created by English writer Charlie Brooker. The series is set in the Big Brother house, and was first aired on E4 on 27 October 2008. The five episodes, aired over five consecutive nights, chronicle a zombie outbreak that strands the housemates and production staff inside the house, which quickly becomes a shelter from the undead.

Dead Set is  funny in parts — hilarious really — and absolutely HORRIFIC in other parts.  We’re talking sleep with the lights on and jump at the slightest little sound kind of sleep with the lights!

Dead Set is currently only available on DVD Region 2, but now that it’s aired in North America, I am sure that we’ll be seeing a region 1 version very soon!

#6 – “A gathering of Crows” by Brian Keene

Well, you all know I think Brian Keene is a GOD amongst authors – he is EASILY my favorite author —  and it seems that every year I have to include one of his novels in my Halloween top 10… but honestly, if you have never read a Brian Keene novel and you’re a horror fan, then you are REALLY MISSING OUT!  The man is an exceptional writer, and his books are always so beautifully fleshed out and perfectly paced, they are next to impossible to put down.

His latest novel “A gathering of crows” may not necessarily reinvent the “trying to get out of dodge before something nasty that’s killing everybody in dodge kills you too” wheel, but it’s incredibly action packed and the horrific details are rich and sublime. And while an ex-Amish man may seem an unlikely protagonist for such a novel, I assure you that the wonderful character of Levi Stoltfuz is not to be trifled with.

Those of you who like to start from the beginning will want to read “ Dark Hollow” and “Ghostwalk” before “crows” as these terrific novels introduce you to Levi and, to a lesser extent, prepare you for the events that occur in “A gathering of crows”.

As night falls, five demonic, shadowy figures descend on Brinkley Springs to feed as they have for centuries, in a feast of carnage and murder. Before the night is through the town will be decimated, and terror—and blood—will run in the streets.

#7 – “Snow” by Ronald Malfi

I like variety in my authors, but all the books I read have to be well written and contain strong and beautifully fleshed out characters. I was browsing the horror section at my local Chapters store a few months back, and happened upon “Snow” by Ronald Malfi, quite by accident.  I admit, the cover caught my eye.  I wasn’t familiar with Malfi’s work, but the book description on the back cover convinced me to buy it.

I will never play in the snow again!!! (O-o)

This novel is set in the dead of winter.  You actually feel frozen to the bone reading this.  Malfi’s ability to set the scene and to weave heart-stopping suspense is incredible.  The originality of his creatures is quite impressive and incredibly scary. They are frightening and oddly captivating all at once.

But I think what I loved best about “Snow” is it’s endearing cast of wonderful characters.  You’ve known them all at some point in your life, that’s how real these people feel.  Sure you don’t know who’s gonna make it from one chapter to the next, but that’s why it all works so well.  When these people die – and trust me, a whack-load of them do – you will feel heartbroken.

When a group of travelers have their flight canceled due to bad weather, they rent a car and begin a treacherous journey home. They find themselves stranded in a seemingly deserted town. However, there’s something alive in the snow…and it’s hungry!

#8 – SUPERNATURAL

Those of you who found season 5 of Supernatural to be about as cheerful as season 3 of Millennium (UGH!), raise your hands! Look, I am all for end of the world, grand apocalypse stories, but the hunky brother duo of Sam and Dean work best when they find a little time for humor amidst their monster/spook hunting.

Season 5 was originally slated as the final year of Supernatural, but the powers that be at the CW decided that they wanted the show back for a sixth season.  And so far, so good! Last week’s “Live Free or Twihard” was a refreshing take on Vampires.  God knows that Vampires need to stop being so frikkin’ sappy, and Sam and Deans’ bloodsuckers are the kind I like best – the SCARY kind.

So far, Supernatural season 6 has been quite good and promises some really wicked episodes in the months ahead.  And hey, even if the whole theme of the show isn’t your thing, Sam and Dean are really, REALLY easy on the eyes, and make each episode that much easier to watch!

Supernatural Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are currently available on DVD, and a great way to catch up on all the fun! Alternatively you can get Seasons 1 – 4 on DVD in one great priced bundle from Amazon!

#9 – DEATH TROOPERS!

Oh yeah baby – Zombies and Star Wars in one book!!!  WICKED! Look, the truth is that I have yet to read Death Troopers.  I’ve been waiting for the paperback edition to come out, but now that it has, I can’t wait to dig in.

“When the Imperial prison barge Purge—temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves—breaks down in a distant part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back—bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge’s half-dozen survivors will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.”

This is a stand alone SW tale by Joe Schreiber, so it doesn’t require that you read a billion other books to get up to speed. The reviews for this have been really good, and really – zombies and the Star Wars universe – what else do you need to know?  It’s available in hard cover or as a paperback!  Pick your poison!

#10 – Sexy Halloween Costumes

Looking at the very sexy Jezza Smilez all done up as a gorgeous cave man made me realize that one of my favorite parts of the Season are the costumes. Most folks like to keep things modest, but occasionally, those with big guns and washboard abs AND the guts to show them off can really get sexy keeping the Halloween spirit in mind!

Fraser discovered 3 Wishes, this terrific adult costumes website.  They have something for everyone, and a lot of very sexy choices. Show as much skin, or as little as you like!

I think you’ll all agree that while most of the outfits are an excuse to parade around mainly nekkid, they are still beautifully put together and will make your eyeballs pop out of their sockets.

Who knows, maybe next year, I’ll actually have the courage to try get one of them for myself.  I especially like the Fire marshal outfit…  Then again, October in Vancouver is pretty chilly.  That’s one costume choice I might live to regret!  LOL!

Jacko The Halloweener - 1280 x 1024

Jacko The Halloweener - 1680 x 1050

Have a wonderful Halloween, boys and girls. Have fun, be safe, and thanks for reading.  I’ll see you again very soon!
Hugz + kisses,
Patrick XOXOX

Jacko the Halloweener, © Copyright & TM 2010, Patrick Fillion / Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.

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