The Gay Comic Geek now on Fanboys of the Universe!

Hey Gang!  I have some really awesome news for ya, this morning!  The Gay Comic Geek has just set up shop on one of my FAVORITE blogs, Fanboys of the Universe.  He’s posted his first, UNCENSORED video, and it’s a review of Striptease #1!!!!  You gotta check it out!!

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And make sure you add FANBOYS to your faves folder.  It’s an amazing Blog, and now that my boy the Gay Comic Geek has joined them, it’s gotten even better!!!!

Thanks so much for the awesome review, Paul!  It’s so great to see that you’ve found a new place to post your vidz and that you don’t have to worry about being censored all the time!

More from me soon, my friends!
Hugz + kisses,
Patrick XOXO

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Camili-Cat © Copyright and TM 2009, Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #142 – Advertising Class!

I just finished putting together an advertisement for the next Diamond Previews Adult catalog.  This ad was for my upcoming Striptease book (by the way, I’ll chat more about Striptease very soon!).  I was quite pleased with it and it occurred to me that I’ve never really talked about the advertising side of things with you guys.


It’s funny you know – I love to design.  That isn’t to say I think I’m any good at it, but I approach every piece with a lot of enthusiasm.  Graphic Design and creating advertisements can be a blast and a great way to take a break from my drawing, but it can also be very stressful!

You can’t help but feel the pressure, because each piece you do has a lot riding on it.  After all, you are trying to sell the product you’re advertising, and hopefully entice bookstores and readers to invest in that product.


Each ad we put together at Class Comics begins with the whole team sitting down and coming up with ideas – brainstorming!  What do we want to say?  What do we want to show?  What don’t we want to show and keep a surprise for the readers?

We have to keep in mind what publication we are creating the ad for.  What are its dimensions and specs, and just as importantly, what are its criteria.  Though some publications are aimed at adult readers, like the Diamond Previews Adult Catalog for example, there is still a strict “no penis” policy.  So each ad for Diamond needs to be approached very carefully.  We constantly have to find creative new ways to hide our Boytoons’ bits, but still arouse interest.



Covers for the Previews Adult catalog are always such a pleasure, but sometimes need to be turned around on tight deadlines, so there is rarely time to create brand new artwork for them.  For this latest one advertising Rapture #3, I had to resort to older images that could still promote the book, even if they did not feel all that new to me.  But on some covers, like the one advertising Brother to Dragons, I’m lucky enough to get awesome new artwork from the series’ artist, just in time to compose the piece.  In this case, Carlos García was sweet enough to work under the most impossible deadline and whip up these 2 gorgeous illustrations of Alai and Jiki!

Recently I had to create an ad for the Program of the HX Gay Erotic Expo held in New York.  That was SUCH a blast.  Their instructions to us: “Make it as explicit as you like”! WAH-HOO!  Rarely do I get to haul out the big guns.  It felt so nice to have the opportunity to put something together that did not hide any part of our Boytoons.  It was tricky choosing the illustrations that went into the piece, but in the end, I think I got a fun cross-section of our books. Here we opted to let the images speak for themselves, using only a minimal amount of text.

In-house advertising, basically the ads we use on the Class Comics family of Blogs and Websites are obviously less restrictive about content.  I can show as much penis as I want, but no matter what the purpose of an ad, I always try to abide by the following 3 rules…

1. Never lie!  Don’t make bullshit up to sell a product.  It’s perfectly fine to extol the virtues of a product, and the spin you give things is super important, but you’ll just piss off your readers if you promise stuff that isn’t part of the actual product!

2. Less is more!  Don’t give everything away.  People like to know what to expect from a book, but only to a degree!  You want people to get excited about what you’re advertising, but you also don’t want to spoil the fun of actually reading the book!  You want to give them the opportunity to be surprised and discover stuff too!

3. Give it everything you’ve got! And by that I mean, get as creative as you can.  I swear, it makes a difference how invested you get in your advertising pieces.  If it’s worth doing, its well worth doing right, and your fans and readers will appreciate that you hold them in high enough regard to give them the best teasers you possibly can!

Anyhoo, dear friends… I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of my advertising portfolio and my impressions of advertising and graphic design in general.  I’ll see you all again very soon!

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXO

All artwork and characters © Copyright 2008 Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.

Boytoons Magazine #138 – The 2009 Class Comics Calendar is here!

Hey Gang!

I hope you’re all doing well.  I haven’t had the opportunity to Blog much these last couple of weeks.  In my defense however, I have been hard at work on my various comic projects… and though I am not as far along as I might have liked, I am pleased to report that stuff is coming along nicely!  Besides, it’s not the speed with which you get there… but the quality… or something of that nature! LOL!

I had hoped to have Boytoon Adventures #1 and Felinoids #3 done by the end of 2008… but I just cannot rush these projects.  I want them to be as perfect as possible, so I hope you can forgive me, guys… but that means they will not be out until next year… but they SHOULD be out early on in the season.  I will keep you posted on my progress, though!  I promise! But in the meantime, here is a shot of Cam with Imanno’s hand up his ass to tide you all over… ! ;)

Meanwhile, I am putting the final touches on my next 2008 release; Striptease.  Striptease is a collection of all my 1-page comic strips, and features the Camili-Cat, Locus and Zahn stuff from my website, but also includes a bunch of new strips I’ve created specifically for this project.  That’s right – never before seen material with Boytoons like Space Cadet, Devilhound and Dominion!  This book even includes a new Zahn short story!  Not to be missed folks!

Striptease is due out by the end of 2008, and I will let you guys know the minute it’s available to order.  It’s a fun collection, and I can’t wait to see it in print.  The 1-page strips are a great deal of fun to write and illustrate, and it will be really great to see them together as a collection for the very first time.

In other news, I’m so proud to announce that Fraser and I have just opened our brand new Class Comics Gear shop over at the Class Comics website.  The shop has some really cool Class Comics themed stuff available for sale, including mugs, mouse pads, t-shirts and other cool items that feature art by me AND by some of your other fave Class Comics artists.

Headlining the new line of products is our wicked 2009 Class Comics Calendar.  A lot of you wrote in last year and asked us to create a calendar that featured non-explicit images so that it could be placed on any wall.  Well friends, we listened to your request!


The 2009 Calendar is a cool collection of illustrations by Logan, Ismael Alvarez, Joseph Hawk, Jacob Mott, HvH, Mike and even has a few my yours truly.  And best of all, it’s completely safe for most walls!

I hope you will check it out, and take a look at the other stuff we’ve created for the shop!

Thanks again for patiently waiting for me to get my shit together and start posting again, you guys!  I’ll have more for you this week, including some cool previews of the projects I’m currently working very hard on!

Have a fantastic evening, dear friends!
Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXO

Space Cadet, Camili-Cat, Zahn and all other characters are © Copyright and TM Class Comics Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

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