I hope everyone has had a great week. I have some really great news this morning. My new book, Striptease is back from the printer and now on sale on the Class Comics website. The cool thing about this one is that is was not supposed to be out until next year, but we had everything finished up in time and figured we’d put it out before Christmas.
In this industry, it’s pretty rare to have stuff done ahead of time! I think for me, it’s definitely a first! LOL!
So what the heck is Striptease? Well, it’s a collection of the one-page mini comic strips I’ve created over the years. You will have seen some of them in the adult section of my website, but I created a whole bunch of new ones for this book. There’s a bunch of new stuff in this.
The comic stars a lot of my Boytoons. Camili-Cat, Zahn, Locus, Lanor and Space Cadet are featured prominently, but there are also some new faces. Cauldron, today’s cover Boytoon is one of those new faces. You see, Striptease is a light-hearted fun, with lots of humor and sex… but I wanted it to have some good substance as well, so I created a 3-part Zahn #2 prequel for the book.
That’s where you’ll meet Cauldron, who is similar to Zahn in that he too is an elemental. Pay close attention to Jonah’s reaction to Cauldron. I’m dropping some MAJOR hints as to what is really going on in Varda.
You’ll also get to see Dominion and Devilhound in comic book format for the first time. I’ve drawn them a few times over the years, and even written short fiction about Devilhound, but this is the first time these Boytoons actually appear in a comic.
Feels to me like Striptease has been a long, LONG time in the making, and in some ways it has. Some of the strips in it date back to 2001 and it’s such a great joy for me to see them all collected together in one book. Mostly, I enjoyed working on Striptease for the humor. You people know me, and you know I like the dramatic in most of my stories. Humor feels good once in a while and is a nice break from the way I typically like to write.
Also I wanted to let you know that Fraser and I just finished the official Striptease Mini Site. It’s now live for you guys to check out. My favorite part about this mini site is the character bio section. It was a blast to put together. PLUS, there are 4 brand new wallpaper designs for you guys in the goodies section. I hope you will enjoy them. They’re my way of saying thanks for your constant support and encouragement. You guys are all MAJORLY appreciated! :-)
Meanwhile, for those of you who prefer to get your Class Comics through your local comic shop, Striptease is also available through the Diamond Previews Adult catalog. You can pre-order it now from your fave shop (STRIPTEASE DCD ITEM: DEC08 3877 ISBN: 978-1-897102-42-8)
I’ll be back here very soon with some new artwork for you guys, a huge Boytoon Adventures #1 preview as well as reviews of some really cool new gay comics I’ve just gotten my hands on.
Thanks again for everything, my friends!
Hugz + Kisses,