BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #218 – The Art of EVO SAPIEN!

Hello Boys and Girls!

Every now and then I come across a new artist that blows me away with his talent, his concepts and the ease with which he creates. The fabulously talented EVO SAPIEN is such an artist.  He’s someone who seamlessly infuses a beautiful mixture of mainstream comic book flare with hot, cutting edge male erotica into his work . The results are pretty darn superb!

Sexy studs getting dirty in the shower. Beautiful artwork created by EVO SAPIEN!

The delicious APEX, one of Evo's OC's. I do so love sexy Bug Boys! Art by EVO SAPIEN!

Spidey pounds the Human Torch! Super sexy Marvel fan art by EVO SAPIEN!

When you first look at his portfolio, you may get a sense that Evo has an appreciation for the late Michael Turner, comics (of course) as well as Japanese Animé art, and that’s absolutely not a bad thing because those are great inspirations to have. But Evo takes his inspirations and adeptly weaves in his own special touch, creating unique art in a wonderful style all his own, with powerfully potent results. There’s a very clean elegance to his work.  Evo’s well-rounded artistic ability allows him to create extremely accessible gay male erotica that has such a beautiful mainstream flare to it, you’d expect to be able to buy his work off any comic book rack. That’s something I truly love about his stuff – it effortlessly bridges the gap between mainstream and erotica!

An excerpt from EVO SAPIEN'S superbly HAWT Spider-Man fan art comic "SHOOTERS"! Check out the rest of the comic on Evo's website.

Look at his illustration of Spidey giving it to the Human Torch. It could be the cover to an issue of Marvel Team-Up and the art easily measuring up to anything Marvel has put out. And if you love Evo’s take on Spidey (as I’m sure you do!), you’ll love his SHOOTERS comic, in which he pits a hopelessly outmatched Spidey against the incredibly horny Venom who wants nothing more that to bone his arch-nemesis in every way imaginable! It’s the wet dream cum true of every Spider-Man fan who’s ever fantasized about seeing their friendly neighborhood web-slinger getting down and dirty. Trust me, it’s FREAKIN’ HAWT!

Evo seems equally comfortable drawing Furry guys as he is drawing human dudes. In fact, his furry art is some of the most striking I’ve ever seen. It’s playful and sensual, and always drawn and colored with super skill.  Who’s a good dog? The hunk below sure is! ;)

Fabulous Furry Dog-Boy art by EVO SAPIEN!

EVO SAPIEN'S line art and his beautiful colors make a winning combination. What a view!

And so, all of Evo’s beautiful Spider-Man art, his fabulous Furry work and of course his massive collection of scorchingly sexy male art made me absolutely want to work with him on some Class Comics projects. This is an artist who is as professional as he is talented, and our first project together was the STRIPSHOW episode “The Voodoo that you do”. Evo’s take on Ghostboy is wonderful, and his rendition of the Prick, a character that has been absent from recent Class Comics is truly fantastic. Part one is superb, but just wait until you see part 2 (and be sure you’re signed up to the Class Comics monthly newsletter — that’s where you’ll see it first!). Evo draws Diablo for the first time in part 2 and he looks absolutely delicious.  Just wait and see!

GHOSTBOY falls prey to the PRICK in "The Voodoo that you do" part 1 of a 2-part STRIPSHOW. Art by EVO SAPIEN. Story by Patrick Fillion.

You know, I could go on and on about this artist that I love as a creator and as a new pal. His work is so lovely and always brings a big smile to my face and a big bulge to my pants! LOL! But again, why take it from me when you can see for yourselves. His website is absolutely brimming with stunning art, and Evo himself is really great at up-keeping his Blog entries, keeping us abreast of his latest projects and showing us the latest art he’s creating. I love that about him – so talented and so prolific. It’s a great combination in an artist.

"Twisted Fate" illustration by EVO SAPIEN!

So check out this artist who is so adept at drawing, coloring and conceiving of this amazingly sensual art. For my part, I promise you’ll see more of his work with Class Comics very soon. When someone is this gifted and this great to work with, I just can’t stay away. He does all this wonderful artwork, AND also reviews cool Gay interest and comic book stuff on his site as well. EVO SAPIEN’s talents are diverse and I’m a big fan for life!

Hugz + kisses,
Patrick XOXOX

All artwork and original characters © Copyright 2012, Evo Sapien. All rights reserved.

Ghostboy and the Prick © Copyright & TM 2012, Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved. 

Spider-Man, Venom and the Human Torch © Copyright & TM 2012, Marvel Characters Inc. All rights reserved. 

 

Dynamite Entertainment pays homage to Class Comics?

Hey Gang…

Here’s a fun little noggin’ scratcher for ya! A few days ago, a fan sent me an email with an attachment of the Dynamite Entertainment “LORD OF THE JUNGLE” #3 cover by the fantastic Lucio Parrillo.  I immediately understood why.  There are some striking similarities between Parrillo’s Lord of the Jungle cover and Class Comics’ ZAHN #2 cover.  The pose, the setting, even the color choices — all are strikingly similar.  Check it out!

Is the cover of Dynamite Entertainment's LORD OF THE JUNGLE #3 an homage to Class Comics' ZAHN #2 cover?

For the record, Zahn #2 came out  two years ahead of Lord of the Jungle #3.  Zahn #2 was released August 24, 2010. Lord of the Jungle #3 was released April 11, 2012.

I choose to see this as one of two things.  Either it’s a complete coincidence that these 2 covers are so alike… or it’s a wonderful homage to Class Comics on Dynamite’s and Parrillo’s part. Either way, the I think both covers are totally HOT and pretty darn awesome! LOL!

But you decide! :D

Hugz + kisses, Patrick XOXOX

ZAHN © Copyright & TM 2010, Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved. 

LORD OF THE JUNGLE © Copyright and TM 2012, Dynamite Entertainment. All rights reserve. 

 

 

GHOSTBOY & DIABLO “7 DAYS” COMING SOON!

The official "Ghostboy and Diablo 7 Days!" mini comic promo poster. Art by Patrick Fillion for Class Comics.

Hey Gang…

I’ve very excited to show you all the Promo Poster for my all new GHOSTBOY & DIABLO mini comic, coming February 2012 from Class Comics. The mini is called “7 Days” and I wrote and drew it. In this story, Diablo gets kidnapped by an obsessive fan and it’s up to Ghostboy to find his boyfriend before it’s too late.  This story is a little prequel to GHOSTBOY AND DIABLO #1 and is only going to be available as a Class Access digital mini comic, until it’s eventual release in Rapture #5.

You GB&D fans are NOT gonna want to miss this.  I’ve done my best to pull out ALL THE STOPS in this little gem, and trust me when I tell you that Diablo gets put through major paces for an entire week while Ghostboy searches for him!

I’ll keep you posted and let you know when it becomes available.  In the meantime I hope you enjoy the poster.

Hugz + kisses, Patrick XOXOX

Ghostboy and Diablo are © Copyright & TM 2012, Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved. 

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #216 – The Long Road to the Sea!

Sick of Winter? Well, take a comic book vacation and get away from it all with our first release of the 2012; Joseph Hawk’s incredible “THE LONG ROAD TO THE SEA”You deserve some sun and sand! The Long Road to the Sea is available in Printor Digital format and is available from Amazon as well. It’s an exciting debut comic that has been written and illustrated by Joseph Hawk, the artist for Robert Fraser’s The Initiation, 2010?s TLA Video Best Gay Comic of the year!

Joseph Hawk's "The Long Road to the Sea" is now shipping from Class Comics.

The book features Aki, a sexy young ( and VERY horny) Asian guy who just wants a nice day of lounging on the beach, where he can catch some sun without the worry of tan lines, swim buck naked in the sea, and beat off a few loads on the warm white sands!

Instead it will turn out to be one unexpected sexual encounter after another! Nothing could have prepared him for the moments of pleasure that await him at each turn in the road. While it wasn’t what he set out for, it will be a day that Aki will remember for the rest of his life.

Joseph Hawk's "The Long Road to the Sea" is now shipping from Class Comics.

Brimming with overwhelmingly HOT men, The Long Road to the Sea is just what the doctor ordered to ward off those Winter Blues.  Joseph Hawk delivers a terrific, exceptionally hot and beautifully crafted comic, which serves as a delicious reminder that sometimes a really GREAT SEX COMIC can be about non-superhero, normal guys, doing what guys love to do best.  If you’re a fan of the Initiation series, you cannot miss The Long Road to the Sea. Hell, you can’t miss this book no matter what!!

The Long Road to the Sea is available right now as a printed comic book and as a digital comic book!  For more information on this title, as well as some AWESOME goodies like wallpaper for your computer and free artwork,check out the official title info page .

Joseph Hawk's "The Long Road to the Sea" is now shipping from Class Comics.

The LONG ROAD TO THE SEA and all related characters and art are © Copyright and TM 2012, Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved. 

All art created by Joseph Hawk. © Copyright 2012.

The BIGGER PICTURE campaign!

Hello my friends. I hope everyone’s doing well!

Today, I want to talk to you about the Class Comics BIGGER PICTURE CAMPAIGN and CONTEST! 

We’ve been talking about our comics and how they are often passed by as just porn. Well we’re sick and tired of it! We’ve decided that it’s time to take it to the streets and fight back! Hopefully you will support our cause!

Sure our Boytoons have big units… but they’re so much more than that!  They’re about falling in love for the first time. They’re about the hardships of coming out. They’re about adventure and escapism. They’re about self-discovery. They’re about being minorities. They’re about the celebration of being gay and embracing who they are with pride. They’re about you!

Now it’s one thing for us to say this, but what we really want is to have the world hear it from you!

Your challenge: Tell us how Class Comics has rocked your world!

Has a particular storyline ever rang true with you?
Does a particular character remind you of yourself?
Have you ever shared our comics with someone else and why?
Have you ever learned something about yourself from a storyline?
Has one of our comics altered your life in some way?
Have we ever helped give you the courage to be yourself?
What does Class Comics mean to you beyond a quick wank?

It’s really easy to enter: Just post your thoughts to ANY of the following places!

On this Page in the Comments area below!
On our Class Comics Facebook Page!
Send us a note on Twitter @classcomics with the hashtag #CLASSBP!
If you have an artistic flair then post a visual responce on our Tumblr post!

Your reward: A Patrick Fillion Original and $100 while helping us share our Bigger Picture!

Grand Prize: A Patrick Fillion original ink drawing of one of his Class Comics characters of your choice and a $100 Class Comics Gift Certificate. To be awarded to the entry that knocks our socks off. (Sorry for not being more specific!)

Luck of the Draw Prizes: We will randomly award a $100 Class Comics gift Certificate to one entry from each of the four places you can enter once the contest is over.

The Class Comics BIGGER PICTURE campaign is on now. Help spread the word that Class Comics is about MUCH more than big dicks!

Check out the Class Comics website for the official BIGGER PICTURE CAMPAIGN art pack that you can download for free.  It includes awesome new wallpaper designs for your computer, banners for your websites and blogs, etc.  Help us spread the word that Class Comics is WAY MORE than just porn.

You rock our world!

Cheers to you all, Patrick and Fraser!

The fine print:
In entering the Bigger Picture contest you allow Class Comics to reproduce your comments along with your initials, twitter, or tumblr user-name. Class Comics reserves the right to decline or remove any entry at any time. All decisions are final and not subject to review. The contest is open to everyone aged 18 or over as of January 25th 2012. The contest closes on March 31st 2012.

The Class Comics BIGGER PICTURE Campaign is on now. Download Locus and his friends and spread the word!

The Class Comics BIGGER PICTURE Campaign is on now. Download Naked Justice and his friends and spread the word!

Zahn, Naked Justice, Devilhound and Locus are all © Copyright & TM Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved. 

HEROES WITH HARDONS: The Big Book Of CLASS COMICS is here!

Good Saturday Morning, Gang!

Just wanted to let you know that something AMAZING arrived in my mailbox this week.  Hot off the press, HEROES WITH HARDONS: THE BIG BOOK OF CLASS COMICS, freshly published by the good folks at Bruno Gmunder is here… but saying it’s BIG is a MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT! In actuality, it frikkin’ HUGE!!!  

This sucker is over 250 pages of some of the best comics and art ever to come out of Class Comics. It’s page after page of excerpts from our most popular titles and even features a ton of previously unreleased material. It features the work of 25 incredible creators;  Jacob Mott, Logan, Robert Fraser, Joseph Hawk, Benoit Prévot, François Peneaud, Carlos García, Johnny Murdoc, TJ Wood, Lizz Ventura, Nicolas Brunet, C.J. Evans, Silvano, Butch McLogic, Donald MacLean, Leon de Leon, Ismael Alvarez, Mike, Eric Mars, Bryce Peters, Bob Grey, Hernán Cabrera, Aline, Golden Key, and yours truly.  

HEROES WITH HARDONS: THE BIG BOOK OF CLASS COMICS is over 250 brilliant pages of the very best Class Comics has to offer.

Published by BRUNO GMUNDER, HEROES WITH HARDONS: THE BIG BOOK OF CLASS COMICS isn't just big... it's HUGE!

HEROES WITH HARDONS is printed on high quality gloss paper, and beautifully bound between two gorgeous hard covers.  Seriously, this book is nothing short of INCREDIBLE.

I’m just so proud of it.  This book symbolizes a major accomplishment for Class Comics.  It’s a true milestone; an homage to what Class as a company has created, inspired and what it’s capable of.  And to have it all published by BG makes me so proud. For me personally it says, “Way to go, Class Comics! These pages and your accomplishments are pop art worth celebrating!”

To everyone who had a hand in making this book a reality — from all the brilliant creators, to the wonderful folks at BG, to all of the awesome Class Comics Fans, my sincerest thanks.

This book is truly one for fans of Class Comics to put on their shelf, or a great way to introduce a friend to the thrilling world of Class Comics. AND it’s here just in time for the HOLIDAYS!! Because of it’s size, Class Comics won’t be selling this book directly, but you can get it from Amazon and other GLBT friendly bookstores.

Enjoy everyone, and thanks again for all the amazing years!

Smooches all around! Patrick XOXOX

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #212 – The HALLOWEEN issue!

Hello spooky Trick or Treaters!

It’s Halloween again, admittedly, one of my favorite times of year. Every October, I look forward to putting together my Halloween top 10 list for my spooktacular Halloween BTM issue… but this year, I thought I might do a little something different. I invite you all to celebrate the Halloween spirit with me!

CLASSIC HORROR!

A few weeks back, my good pal Dinosaurprince reminded me of my love of Classic Horror comics and magazines, such as Eerie, Terror Tales and of course, Witches’ Tales! Seems he stumbled upon a wonderful video over on You Tube that he was kind enough to send my way. The video in question actually takes illustrations from the covers of some of those very Classic Horror magazines and animates it – brilliantly I might add – to the tune of the Johnson-Smith Novelty Company “Horror Record”. This is a fantastic trip down memory lane, and I have to say that for me, it was a great way to kick off this year’s Halloween season. Check this out. It’s well worth sitting through the entire thing.

Some of us remember those old black and white magazines that scared the poop out of us as kids. My parents were quite clear: I wast NOT supposed to have copies of these magazines. I didn’t care! Like most kids, I had them anyway, secretly hiding them under my mattress and waiting until bedtime to read them. And then, the nightmares began! LOL! Of course as I got older, the Horror magazines under my mattress were replaced by porno magazines, but these Classic Horror gems always held a very special palace in my heart.

Classic Horror magazine covers! FRIGHTENING STUFF!

I couldn’t wait to share this year’s Halloween issue cover with you! It’s a liberal reinterpretation of the “Witches’ Tales” March 1972 cover. I replaced the helpless damsel with a helpless – and less clothed – young hunk. I employed some artistic license with the vampire and werewolf/hunchback characters to come up with this deliciously horrific and evil cover concoction. Yes, it’s violent… yes it’s frightening! Yes… it’s HALLOWEEN!

Being an adult now (most of the time at any rate), it also occurred to me that the covers to these Classic Horror magazines regularly perpetrated bloody violence against cowering, helpless women. So those of you who may find this year’s Halloween issue cover a tad… I dunno… “OUCH”… should keep in mind that sometimes, a role reversal is fair game. HA! HA! HA!

Thank you to Dinosaurprince for sending this link to me and for reminding me that these now rare and cherished magazines were a huge part of my Halloween dreams as a kid.

This year's BOYTOONS MAGAZINE HALLOWEEN issue cover was inspired by the cover of WITCHES' TALES, March 1972 issue cover.

ZOMBIES!

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for me to get excited about Zombies. They are my favorite fictional (fictional up to this point, anyhow… you just never know the way the world is going! Mwah-ha! Ha!) monsters and thanks to their recent comeback, now they even star in television’s number 1 show. Of course I am referring to AMC’s fantastic WALKING DEAD! Season 2 just started up, so be sure to tune in.

I love Zombies and seek them out in books, movies and video games like some rabid freak.  But can Zombies be sexy! Ewwww… I kinda don’t think so… and yet, BEHOLD the brand new ZOMBIE DILDO, fresh… or not so fresh… from the freaky minds of the Fleshlight folks! What can I tell you, there is something undeniably desirable about this rotted, decomposing, undead member. I swear, I want one only to keep it on my desk in my studio… because I dunno if I could actually bear the thought of uhm, playing with it. LOL!

The Fleshligh freaks "Zombie Dildo"! Get your decomposing member today!

The Fleshlight folks have thought of everything, and also offer up a lovely rotten Zombie vagina Fleshlight for those of you preferring the undead of the female gender! The sculpting on these things is brilliant, and actually incredibly artistic. They’re fantastic… and fantastically CREEPY!!! :D  The Zombie Dildo is part of the “Fleshlight Freaks” line or horrific dills, which also features an alien, drac, Frankenstein and cyborg model, all equally alluringly creepy!

If you still need proof that Zombies can be sexy, then have a look at this hunky walker, beautifully created, and attentively (and morbidly :D) detailed by the lovely and talented Caravaggia. Hey… don’t feel weird if you pop wood looking at this stud… you won’t be the first to do so. Erm… or so I’m told!

"Speeerrrm!" Is there such a thing as a Sexy Zombie? You be the judge! Art by Caravaggia.

WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER!

Nothing scares the crud out of you more than a truly well crafted Horror Novel, and I LIVE to read these things, especially around Halloween. I just finished reading an incredible book entitled “OUTPOST” by Adam Baker, and I literally could not put it down. And believe me, if I get bored at any point during a book, to the fringes it goes, unfinished and forgotten. I almost cried when I finished Outpost… like saying goodbye to a great friend, that’s how sad I was that I’d finished it so quickly! LOL!

Any book that opens with the line… “Jane woke, stretched, and decided to kill herself” is coming home with me! OUTPOST is about the end of the world, and Baker’s spin on the demise of mankind is like nothing I’ve ever read before. I am a HUGE fan of post-apocalyptic horror novels… so believe me when I say, I’ve read a ton and this one is FRESH!

“They took the job to escape the world. They didn’t expect the world to end. Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home. But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic. One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands. The Rampart crew are marooned. They must survive the long Arctic winter, then make their way home alone. They battle starvation and hypothermia, unaware that the deadly contagion that has devastated the world is heading their way…”

"OUTPOST" written by Adam Baker. One of the most thrilling Horror books I've ever read!

What’s so bloody magnificent about this book is that Baker’s writing style is as stark and bold as the story he’s telling. I LOVE THIS MAN’S WRITING! You know how some authors are in love with the sound of their own pens? Not Baker. He gets to the point. Beautifully and skillfully so, without pretension. He writes for his reader, and his characters are superbly flawed, and yet undeniably real. You can’t help but to put yourself in their snowboots!

Fans of John Carpenter’s “The Thing” and of Zombie apocalypses (though Zombies aren’t what’s going on in this creatively-fresh page turner), READ THIS BOOK! If you love a compelling and frightening read that deals with the end of times, you will love “Outpost”. Mr. baker, if you read this, please oh please write more books soon! I believe I’m quite addicted to your writing!

HAUNTED HOUSES AND HALLOWEEN GHOST WALKS!

Getting into the Halloween spirit doesn’t just mean buying spooky books, decaying dildos or watching scary movies. In fact, one of my favorite Halloween activities is touring Halloween attractions. Fraser and I decided this year that we would go to the infamous DUNBAR HAUNTED HOUSE in Vancouver. All proceeds from the attraction are donated to local charities, and believe me when I tell you that the organizers of this event go ALL OUT and pull no punches!

The 7th Annual Dunbar Haunted House! Great, spooky fun for adult trick or treaters!

We met our 4 friends for dinner at a restaurant called “Transylvania”!!! I KID YOU NOT! How’s that for a Halloween theme. After dinner we headed to the warehouse district where the Halloween Haunted House attraction was set up. The line-up wasn’t too bad (as it was still several days before Halloween), and actually a lot of fun anyway, because there were zombies and killer clowns stalking people in the line!  I got a photo with a particularly gruesome zombie, and I don’t mind telling you, it’s a HORRIBLE photo of yours truly, so I must really love you guys to post this here! LOL! Special thanks to my lovely friend Maggie for snapping this hideous photo of me! Can you feel my fear, folks… or my many chins?!?! YIKES! LOL!

This could possibly be the very WORST photo of me, EVER... but what the Hell, I'm in the Halloween spirit so I choose to scare you with it! HA! HA! HA! And my Zombie pal was AMAZING!

The attraction itself was a blast. This year, it seemed that demented clowns were a big part of their theme (hence why I’m including my fan art of Shivers from the movie Fear of Clowns in this post!).

Shivers the Clown from the wicked film "Fear of Clowns"! Fan Art by Patrick Fillion.

Anyway, back to the haunted house… I don’t mind telling you I was the bravest of us 6! My friends Isabelle and Mickael practically wet themselves and kept screaming like 3 year old girls, but in their defense, it was all rather frightening. My poor Fraser screamed himself hoarse! LOL! Everything was super well set up… movie-quality props and the owner went all out. On top of things, you never knew what was not real, and what was actually a person underneath the makeup, ready to jump out at you and freak the crap out of you. A particularly disgusting chainsaw maniac chased us down a corridor… it was AWESOME! This place was “no children allowed” on account of how scary it was… So believe me when I tell you the level of horror was truly TOP NOTCH!

If you get the opportunity to check out a Halloween attraction in your area, I highly recommend it. As adults, we can’t really trick or treat any more, but we can still be big kids at heart, and these hunted house attractions are the perfect way to have a great time getting into the spirit of things!

HALLOWEEN ART BY THE BLOODY BUCKET LOAD!

Of course one of my favorite things about the Halloween season is all the sexy artwork it inspires. Creators of homo erotic art let their imaginations run wild around this time of year, and the results are perfectly spooky eye candy for all to feast upon!

Take a look at Cray‘s delicious werewolf hunk, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. I love this image! So festive and sexy and HAWT! Imagine running into that gorgeous creature of the night on your way to a Halloween party! YUMMY! :D Beautiful work, Cray! Thanks so much for treating us to this hunky wolfboy!

A super sexy Werewolf hunk created by the very-talented Cray!

If you head on over to Dinosaurprince’s Kingdom, you’ll feast upon a whole slew of sexy Halloween-themed artwork featuring some of his studliest creations as illustrated by a veritable army of artists. In fact, Belvadar, my favorite of Dinosaurprince’s boys is heavily featured this year. He’s such a sexy character, I couldn’t help myself last year… I HAD to draw him myself!

BELVADAR fan art by Patrick Fillion. Belvadar © Copyright 2011 Dinosaurprince. All rights reserved.

Yours truly gets very inspired around Halloween. You may remember how I introduced Class Comics fans to JACKO THE HALLOWEENER last year? He’s back this year again, and this time he’s giving Ghostboy a Halloween night to remember.

This fun little animation created by a pirate... And I'm not talking about his Halloween costume, either!

Ghostboy and Jacko the Halloweener in "Halloween Moon". Art and Story by Patrick Fillion.

Normally this STRIPSHOW episode would be released with the Class Comics Halloween newsletter, but I couldn’t wait for that. I had to share it with you today!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU ALL!

However you choose to celebrate Halloween, I wish you all a wonderfully memorable one. I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s Halloween issue of BOYTOONS MAGAZINE, and I leave you tonight with a batch of wallpaper designs featuring this year’s cover artwork as well as some of my past Halloween artwork! Enjoy, dear friends, and Happy Halloween to you all!

Unpleasant dreams to you all! Mwah-Ha! ha! ha!
Patrick XOXOX

Happy Halloween Camili-Cat! Widescreen 1680 x 1050

Happy Halloween Camili-Cat! Standard Screen 1280 x 1024

Happy Halloween 2011! Widescreen 1680 x 1050

Happy Halloween 2011! Standard Screen 1280 x 1024

Happy Halloween Stephane! Widescreen 1680 x 1050

Happy Halloween Stephane! Widescreen 1280 x 1024

Happy Halloween Ghostboy! Widescreen 1680 x 1050

Happy Halloween Ghostboy! Standard Screen 1280 x 1024

Happy Halloween Jacko! Widescreen 1680 x 1050

Happy Halloween Jacko! Standard Screen 1280 x 1024

All Class Comics characters are © Copyright and TM 2011 Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved.

All other characters © 2011 their respective owners.

The BOYTOONS MAGAZINE Halloween 2011 issue!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #211 – Johnny M reviews GHOSTBOY and DIABLO #1

GHOSTBOY AND DIABLO #1 — a review by JOHNNY M.

If one thing is constant in the universe — any universe — it’s change. Nothing stays the same forever, and this is especially true when it comes to humanity. Hearts and minds can change on a whim, and often without explanation. Change is also at the heart of Ghostboy and Diablo #1.

At first glance, Ghostboy and Diablo may seem to be an unlikely combination. The very much gay Ghostboy and the presumably straight Diablo may have been one of the last couples that one would expect to find in the Class Comics universe. However, after Ghostboy’s personality took a slight turn for the harder after he had his body usurped by Daddy Longlegs, the two of them seem highly compatible. Even then, it was a huge surprise when their story in Boytoons Adventures #2 ended with a passionate kiss.

GHOSTBOY AND DIABLO #1 now available from Class Comics.

The two heroes do work well together, both in daring deeds and in romance. Their rapport is established very quickly in the pages of their first comic as a couple, and it seems entirely natural almost immediately. After breaking up with the much more flamboyant and occasionally flippant Naked Justice, Diablo’s more steady and steely personality seem like a better match for Ghostboy, and this is clear even in the mostly dialogue-free love scene in the middle of the book. This isn’t just sex: it’s passion.

What also brings the two together is the fact that both of them are not 100% out of the closet. Ghostboy’s never told his mother, and Diablo is just now starting to question his sexuality…and how to break the news to his wife. As in the lives of many gay men, the truth comes out in the most unexpected and unplanned ways. We’ve all had speeches prepared, worked our courage up to say “I’m gay” to our loved ones, often to have the whole thing backfire when we’re outed under much less controlled circumstances. Circumstances couldn’t be less controlled than what happens here.

Ghostboy and Diablo's relationship feels like a "First Love". Excerpt from Class Comics' GHOSTBOY and DIABLO #1.

Like in all Class Comics, there’s a strong degree of sympathy for the reader in the pages of this book. All of us have been in Ghostboy’s or Diablo’s shoes, at least when it comes to the proper time, place, and way to come out. Even though both Ghostboy and Diablo have both had relationships before, this feels like a first love for them both, and it has all the hallmarks of the beginnings of that first, heady relationship that most of us know. Sure, one of these guys can walk through walls and the other is literally a horny devil, but we can all see where they’re coming from.

Ghostboy and Diablo: Together at last!

The story isn’t the only great thing about the book, though. Jacob Mott does fantastic work here, giving Patrick Fillion’s story the same vivid immediacy that he did for the Naked Justice Beginnings series. Like those books, this title has a style a little less detailed than Patrick’s signature look, but it’s nonetheless compelling and eye-catching. It’s Disney-esque in all the best ways, from the curls on Ghostboy’s head to the literally tooth-shattering blow Diablo gives to a thug. It compliments the words beautifully and gives the book an exciting energy.

Hope you know a good dentist!

Patrick has also laid the seeds for what may prove to be one of his most interesting titles. The unusual combination of Ghostboy and Diablo, as well as the almost effortless chemistry that the characters seem to have, make their romance very intriguing. The revelations about Ghostboy’s past also spark a lot of questions that you’ll just be dying to have answered. There’s a lot going on under the surface here, and it’s going to be difficult to wait to see what happens.

Ghostboy and Diablo have effortless chemistry! Excerpt from Class Comics' Ghostboy and Diablo #1.

In the meantime, I plan on studying the full-page panel on page 11. What? It’s purely academic, I swear. It’s not just because it’s one of the hottest, most erotic pictures in the Class Comics universe ever. Why don’t you believe me?

Johnny M, October 2011.

Johnny M recently penned the six-part series of insightful essays, “Thursdays with Patrick”,  based upon the characters of the Class Comics Universe for the FANBOYS OF THE UNIVERSE website.  His recent JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS retrospective is not only inspired, but it will propel you back to your childhood with panache and flare. A million thank yous to ya Johnny for this wonderful review of GHOSTBOY and DIABLO #1! Smooches to you, my friend!  – Patrick XOXOX

 

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