Character Appreciation Week – Day 07 – GROUP ROUNDUP!

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Well Gang, it’s been a heck of a week! Welcome to day 7, the final day of Character Appreciation Week.  As promised, here’s a group shot of all 6 characters I drew for this fabulous little event.  I’ve assembled them together for you as wallpaper designs for your computer screens.  They’re available in standard and widescreen formats.

While putting these 6 new pin-ups together has been a lot of work, it’s also been a ton of fun, and you can bet this will not be the last time I do a Character Appreciation marathon.  But I had better get back to my regular Class Comics work for the next little while if you want to see more new books by yours truly come out this year!  LOL! XD

I also wanted to tell you all how much I’ve appreciated all your fantastic comments and all the Facebook “LIKES” (I LOVE those!!!). It’s really been rewarding reading from you and seeing how much you enjoyed this past week’s offerings.  So again, a million “thank yous” for your infectious enthusiasm and kind support.  You guys and gals totally ROCK in my book!

Enjoy the wallpaper and I’ll see you all again very shortly!

Much love to all!
Patrick XOXOX

Darque, Locus, Cam, Deimos, Trip and Zahn  © Copyright and TM 2011, Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #198 – The art & blog of JEZZA SMILEZ!

You know, when I started Boytoons Magazine back in May of 2006, there really didn’t seem to be a ton of other Blogs devoted to gay male erotic art and the artists who create it. I remember thinking what a pleasure it was to write about all of these amazing creators whose work I found so inspiring, and genuinely hoped that Blogs of this nature would take off and become more abundant. I wanted to share my love of the genre with all of you.

Flash-forward to more than 4 years in later, and the internet is full of Blogs featuring gay erotic art. Many are absolutely terrific and checking them daily is a part of my morning routine. But it strikes me that few of them actually discuss the gay erotic art community beyond their own contribution to it. Now that’s not a bad thing! It’s wonderful to see Blogs that are dedicated to a single artist, usually the Blog owner — I LOVE that! But every so often you find a Blog that is truly committed to the gay erotic arts community and to an even greater degree, to bringing you information on the artists who are responsible for creating the art.

Zahn fan art by Jezza Smilez.

The Blog of artist Jezza Smilez, JEZZ LOADS is such a Blog. Jezza is a fabulous artist who loves what he does. He also has a deep love and respect for his fellow artists. He’s an artist AND a fan. His love has led him to conduct amazing interviews with virtually dozens of creators of gay erotic art.

From Logan to Joe Philips, BelascoJacob Mott and Iceman Blue, to name just a few, Jezza’s interviews are always fabulously in-depth. He covers topics from the industry – how to make it as a professional artist – to what inspires his fellow creators to do what they do best. He even manages to get up close and personal with his questions. Trust me, Jezza recently interviewed me, and the stuff I told him surprised even me. He’s that good! And I think that’s because he himself is such an up-front, down to earth guy. You can’t help but feel comfortable enough with him to spill all of your raunchy beans! LOL!

Camili-Cat fan art by Jezza Smilez.

I see Jezza as a solid and very important pillar of the gay erotic arts community. He’s managed to do something that few artist/bloggers have – he’s managed to bring us all closer to the artists we love. And through his love of the scene, he’s become one of it’s greatest assets and sources of info. That’s actually quite a HUGE accomplishment.

Art is a competitive field. There are a ton of really talented people who are trying to make a go of it, and that can be a very isolating thing. You can get pretty focused on your own struggles and adventures. It’s fantastic to see that someone like Jezza create a Blog that is truly devoted to opening up the gay erotic arts community and to bringing all of us, creators and fans alike, closer.

Naked Justice fan art by Jezza Smilez.

What could be better than that? Well, how about the fact that Jezza not only offers you all of this cool stuff I mentioned, but he also treats you to his super-sexy artwork too! The guy is incredibly prolific, and his studs are all sooooo damn HAWT! He drew a TON of cool Class Comics fan art to accompany the interview he did with me that I absolutely HAD to share it with you today — like the GORGEOUS Deimos illustration he drew that I simply HAD to put on this issue’s cover!

Incubus fan art by Jezza Smilez.

Believe me when I tell you that Jezza Smilez is an artist you will want to follow for two very important reasons… his artwork is über sexy, and his Blog is quickly becoming one of the most important sources of info on all your favorite gay artists. I for one am extremely excited to see Jezza and his Blog grow even further. JEZZ LOADS is the Entertainment Weekly of gay erotic art Blogs!

Hugz + kisses,
Patrick XOXO

Deimos, Zahn, Camili-Cat, Naked Justice and Incubus © Copyright & TM 2010, Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.

All artwork © Copyright 2010 Jezza Smilez. All rights reserved.

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