BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #159 – Treasures at the Y!

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Hello dear friends…

I hope you have all been well!  I really want to apologize for not posting anything new in such a long time!  As you probably guessed, my work at Class Comics has kept me unusually busy in the past few weeks.  But I am NOT complaining, because the reason I’ve been so busy is… Naked Justice!!!

Yup – everyone’s favorite heroic redhead is really getting the star treatment.  To begin with, his new book, NAKED JUSTICE: BEGINNINGS #1 is just around the corner.  That’s meant a lot of work preparing for the book, including creating a mini-site for the new series and other cool promo stuff.  Basically, we want this Naked Justice series to do as well as possible, so the team and I have been giving it our all.  I’ll have more on Naked Justice’s new book very soon.

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Meanwhile, I want to talk about the Y!Gallery.  More specifically, I’d like to tell you about all the terrific Class Comics fan art that’s been posted since the creation of Club Class there and the wonderful people and artists I’ve recently met there.

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I have always said one of my most favorite things about this job is that it permits me to interact with so many talented folks.  I love artists!!! And I love to see how other artist draw my Boytoons.

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You’ll notice that on today’s cover, I’m featuring a SUPERB illustration of Camili-Cat getting a heavenly blow job by none other than my favorite Darkstalker character, Rikuo.  I almost fell off my chair when I saw this image for the first time!  It was created by a fantastic artist who goes by the name of Neo 123!  This boy’s work is incredible, and his take on Cam is purrfection.

There are of course a lot of other wonderful artists at the Y! who’ve taken time out of their schedules to draw Class Comics characters, and it is always such an incredible joy to see their interpretations.   I’ve posted just a few of the fan arts I’m referring to here today to give you a little taste!

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My pal Gninrom even created a special character for me called Maxie Mouse.  He’s the perfect partner for Camili-Cat!  LOL!  What’s cool is that Gninrom drew Maxie in my illustrative style — it’s amazing how close he got to it!  I could very well be an endangered species!  HA! HA! HA!

But there is someone else at the Y! Gallery that I want to talk about here today.  His name is Dinosaurprince, and he truly ROCKS!  Why?  Well, he isn’t an artist himself, but what makes him so special is his absolutely love and unconditional support of the up and coming artists on the Y!  He has commissioned countless artists to draw his visions ( a good many of them include Rikuo! Yummmm!).  In fact, he is the one who commissioned Neo to draw Cam and Rikuo on the beach.

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I am always impressed by people who believe in young talent and who go out of their way to encourage.  Dinosaurprince is truly an incredible asset to the gay erotic arts community because at the end of the day, he is there to not only encourage artists, but to support them by commissioning them to do what they love best.

Dinosaurprince, you truly are a class act!  And everything you do for the gay erotic arts community is greatly appreciated.  We need more folks like you!!! LOL!

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If you haven’t checked out the Y! Gallery yet, I encourage you to do so.  I must confess that since my first encounter with them went so poorly, I expected little this time around.  But what I have found is a community that is there to encourage and network and that is always welcoming of new talent and fans of the genre.  I’ve been happily surprised by this, and since re-joining I’ve made some really wonderful acquaintances and connections.

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In the next few days, I have big plans for Boytoons Magazine – including a face lift and some really great forthcoming issues.  I’ve delayed posting my issue about the Class Comics line up of titles for 2009 until I had a lot of art and goodies to share with you.  This year is gonna be crazy good for Class – think Logan’s Porky #3, Boytoon Adventures #1, Sworn #1, Angelface #2, the Initiation #2, Felinoids #3 and SOOOOOO much more – not to mention the new Naked Justice: Beginnings with breathtaking art by the amazing Jacob Mott which will leave you begging for more!

All that is coming up soon!  Stay tooned, dear friends.

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXO

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Camili-Cat, Naked Justice, Zahn, Bob, Deimos and Space Cadet, are © Copyright & TM 2009 Class Comics Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

Maxie Mouse is © Copyright 2009 Gninrom.  All Rights Reserved.

Rikuo is © Copyright & TM 2009 Capcom.  All Rights Reserved.

Today’s artwork created by these fantastic artists:  Vishis, Hallokatzchen, Cruxixion, Lexx, Adonix, Neo 123, Gninrom and Jacob Mott.  All artwork  © Copyright 2009 individual artists.  Be sure to check out ALL of the tremendously talented artists who are members of Club Class.  The selections I made for today’s article are just a sampling of the awesome artwork you can feast your eyes on.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #155 – Forgiving the Y!

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Howdy friends…

A little while ago, I noticed that the Y! Gallery was doing a forgiveness campaign. Essentially what that means is that they were willing to welcome back some of the artists who had been previously banned for breaking the gallery’s terms of services.

I should point out here that several years ago, I had an unpleasant encounter with some of the moderators.  However, I  was never actually banned from the Y!, only suspended for the slight misunderstanding! The incident did end my postings for a while.

Still, that got me thinking.

Since my initial yuckiness with the Y! a few years back, I refused to post any of my artwork, but I have kept an eye on the Gallery because there are a lot of very talented artists who do post their works there. I enjoy their work. I have become friends with some of them and I keep in touch with them through the Y! I’ve also noticed that a lot of artists there have created some beautiful Class Comics fan art which they have posted over the past couple of years.

So in the interest of keeping in touch with the many great folks who use the Y! as a means to network and display their artwork, I decided it was high time to put the past behind me.

If the Y! can forgive, then I can forgive the Y!

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So I have resumed keeping up my page on the Y! Gallery. I have also taken the opportunity to start up a club called “Club Class” where artists who have created fan art based on the Class Comics characters can post their work.

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That doesn’t mean I’ll be posting like crazy, but in the end, I figure what’s ultimately important is to focus on the positive aspects of things. I am a fan and supporter of any artist who creates male erotic art, and let’s face it, the Y!Gallery is one of the first places such artists go to show their wares. So I may not have had the best relationship in the past with a couple of the moderators, but that’s water under the bridge now.

What matters to me is the community aspect that the Y!, whether deliberately or inadvertently, encourages. It really is a great place to meet new artists and to discover upcoming talent. Plus, posting a pic once in a while can be fun. It’s gets a good buzz going for everyone, and can lead to some great networking.

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On the cover of today’s issue is my rendition of one of my fave Darkstalkers characters: Demitri Maximoff. I created him as a special thank you to all my pals on the Y! I’ve always loved Demitri and he has always seemed so sexy to me. Of course I had to draw him bustin’ out of his oh-so-tight costume. I figured you lovely people might enjoy a peek at him as well.

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So, I suppose it’s better to let go of old, yucky crap than to keep holding on to it. Letting it go opens up new opportunities, and that’s ultimately what’s important to me!

Enjoy Demitri folks! More from me shortly!
Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXOX

Zahn, Locus & Camili-Cat © & TM Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved.
Demitri Maximoff © & TM 2009, Capcom. All rights reserved.
All illustrations © Copyright and TM 2009, Patrick Fillion. All rights reserved.

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