Welcome to day 5 of Character Appreciation Week, my friends. Today’s Special – The always delicious Lean, Green Sex Machine, LOCUS.
What can I say about Locus that he hasn’t already said about himself? LOL! He’s gorgeous, clever, funny, sweet and next to Bob, the most amply endowed Boytoon in the Class Comics universe. Oh yes! This green hunk of a toon has it all. And sure he’s arrogant… but I dare say that’s part of what makes him so darn appealing. Why do we always go for the bad boys? LOL!
I always talk about how Camili-Cat has been with me for over 25 years, but I tend to forget that I created Locus back in 1991, a whole 20 years ago. That’s something to celebrate! And while Locus didn’t get a commemorative “20th Anniversary Special” book the way Cam did, he did end up with his very own title, which is definitely cause to celebrate.
If I’m to be honest, I was a bit afraid of giving Locus his own book. Sales matter you know. These comic books don’t print themselves and they are frikkin’ pricy to produce. If a book sits there like a steamin’ pile of crap, it’s pretty disastrous. Fans are disappointed (I HATE that!), money is wasted and second issues become very unlikely. It’s a bad situation all around.
I was worried about LOCUS #1 because although I knew Locus has a HUGE fan base – and that he’s one of my top three fave Class Comics heroes – he is, nevertheless unconventional. He’s an alien for starters. He’s green, he’s got spots and has a uniquely shaped cock head that some readers who aren’t into science fiction might not find appealing. I worried that all those factors might keep his book from being successful.
Seems I worry too much! XD
LOCUS #1 is HOT HOT HOT! I’m overwhelmed by the amount of enthusiasm and excitement people have shown for this book. I’m also relieved, because this tells me that the likelihood of a LOCUS #2 is very high! It also confirms that I’m not wrong – or alone – in my love for this strangely magnetic and irresistibly attractive character who’s just a bit too impressed with himself, but is nevertheless all heart.
So you can imagine the pride I feel in presenting you this new Locus pin-up today. I love this character with all my heart, and the fact that you the fans have embraced him completely warms my heart. Thank you for your openness and sense of adventure. Today, Locus is all yours!
Much love to all!
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