BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #185 – The Christmas issue – Top 10 Holiday Musts!

Boytoons Magazine #185 cover

Ho! Ho! Ho!

It’s that time of year again.  Man, it came fast this year!  I guess it always does, but somehow, the Holiday Season always manages to sneak up on me.  Go fig!   Well, what would this time of year be like without the annual BOYTOONS MAGAZINE Christmas issue?  God only knows!  Why, the world might implode without it, I tells ya!  LOL!

So here we go, boys and girls.  I hope you’ve all been extra special naughty and nice this year, ‘cause this years’ list is simply stuffed with fabulous goodies – -in no particular order as always!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. #1 - The 2010 Fanboys of the Universe Calendar.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. #1 - The 2010 Fanboys of the Universe Calendar.

#1 – The Fanboys of the Universe 2010 Calendar.

Folks, I have to tell you, there is simply nothing sexier than a studly comicbook fanboy lying nekkid on a bed of Marvel and DC comics! Oh man… you feel that?  Them’s your knees getting’ weak! LOL! You wanna have a great 2010? Then pick up your very own copy of the “Fanboys of the Universe 2010 Calendar”. You can get yours from the Fanboys of the Universe website (which I love by the way!) and drool over these hunky hotties every single day of the new year!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. "Sauna Slumber", the new Manga by Humbuged.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. "Sauna Slumber", the new Manga by Humbuged.

#2 – “Sauna Slumber” by Humbugged

God knows, I have been longing for this day since I first laid eyes on Humbuged’s incredibly sexy artwork.  Finally, Hummy’s treating us to a Manga starring the all-too-delicious Keric.  “Sauna Slumber” is available for download via the StudioRai29 website, and it’s print-ready.

While Keric tries to relax in a sauna, a mystery man comes in and gives him an intense orgasm.  Do you really wanna miss this?  I got it.  It’s AWESOME!  Get yours today Humbuged fans!!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. The Anti - Heroes Deck of Cards.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. The Anti - Heroes Deck of Cards.

#3 – A deck of dicks – The Anti-Heroes playing cards.

Folks, if you’re into playing Strip Poker, or any other naughty card game, this deck of cards is for you.  Created by JC Etheredge, the official Anti-Heroes deck of 54 playing cards is nothing short of awesome.  These cards are beautifully printed, and each one features an incredibly hung hunk hornilly drawn by JC.  This deck of dicks makes a fabulous stocking stuffer… and trust me when I tell you it’s the best fun you’ll ever have playing Dirty Clubs!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. Tori Amos "Midwinter Graces"

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. Tori Amos "Midwinter Graces"

#4 – Winter Graces by Tori Amos.

What would the Holiday Season be without a soundtrack?  This year, I choose the lovely and wildly talented Tori Amos and her beautiful new Holiday album “Midwinter Graces” to keep me company while I take a page from Mrs. Claus’ book and wrap presents and bake gingerbread cookies! LOL!  Tori may be a little out there, but only in the very best ways.  Her voice is exquisite and her music is enchanting.

This collection of Holiday songs, some originals, some reimaginings of old classics, puts a terrific new spin on Christmas Carols, and welcomingly freshen up the holiday repertoire.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. "Sworn #1" by C.J. Evans and Silvano.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. "Sworn #1" by C.J. Evans and Silvano.

#5 – Sworn #1

Okay.  Maybe I’m tacky, I dunno!  I mean, I know that Sworn #1 is a Class Comics title!   And maybe it’s crass for me to plug one of my company’s books in this issue, but seriously folks, if you have not tried this fantastic comic… well… shame on you!

This comic is brilliantly written and illustrated by the creative duo of CJ Evans and Silvano and it’s one of my fave Class titles to come out this year.  It follows the adventures of Calais and Slammer, two sexy young super-powered dudes who fall in love.  Trouble is, they’re sworn enemies.  Sworn #1 is steamy, sexy and beautiful… and makes a fantastic gift for that special someone in your life.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season One on DVD.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season One on DVD.

#6 – The Clone Wars – the complete first season on DVD.

Oh Hells yes!  This right here has made my Holidays!  LOL!  You know I am a Star Wars nut, and I have happily embraced the Clone Wars series.  The animation is simply amazing.  Everything is rendered with such love and attention… you can’t help but admire every scene.  The stories are usually quite fun, and the Clone Wars Season 1 manages to deliver excitement and character development in a way that frankly, the prequels never could.  If you’re like me and have always wanted to see secondary characters like Kit Fisto, Plo Koon and Luminara Unduli in action, you’re gonna love this.

Also the behind the scenes specials are awesome.  You can really tell that the creators of the show love what they are doing, and love to share that with you.

My only criticism… WHERE THE HELL IS SHAAK TI?!?! Ah well, thank GOD for Ahsoka!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. "Under the Dome" by Stephen King.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. "Under the Dome" by Stephen King.

#7 – Under the Dome by Stephen King.

Okay.  So it weighs a ton.  But it’s a brilliant read.  Why does King Rock so much?  Simple.  He’s not a pretentious asshole.  He’s a regular Joe who writes for us regular Joes, and that’s part of why I absolutely adore him.

“Under the Dome”
(which incidentally, King started working on several years before the Dome in the Simpsons movie ever happened) is full of characters you would never want to be trapped anywhere for too long with.  From country bumpkins to corrupt councilmen, the little town of Chester’s Mill, Maine is trapped under a mysterious invisible barrier.  What happens when food starts to run out?  What happens when generators give out?  It ain’t pretty I can tell you that.  This book may be a work of fiction, but it’s also a fascinating glimpse into the human psyche… and a riveting thriller that’s been my big page-turner this Holiday Season.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. GLEE!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. GLEE!

#8 – Glee Season 1, Volume 1 Road to Sectionals.

Yes. You will have to wait for December 29th to get your hands on this Season’s most addictive new show on DVD… and normally I loather half season DVD sets… but for the gem that is Glee, I will whole-heartedly make an exception.  I F?*%ING love this little show.  It’s wonderfully acted, and the music will make you want to jump onto your couch and sing along!  It’s so much fun, and so very nothing like real life in any way shape or form, that you simply can’t help but get pulled in!  While you’re at it, check out the awesome soundtracks.  Volume One and Volume Two are out right now!

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. The Tom Of Finland Comics Collection.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. The Tom Of Finland Comics Collection.

#9 – Tom of Finland: The Comic Collection

Oh Tom, how I love you so.  You know, Tom of Finland is STILL the ultimate master of Gay Erotic Comics, and this fantastic collection of Tom’s Comics is truly a must-have for any creator of the genre.  Tom’s guys were so effortlessly sexy and masculine, and though his comics weren’t necessarily on-going story lines, they are nevertheless extremely engrossing.

Each of five 192-page volumes features eight or more complete stories, including all twenty-six episodes of Kake, Tom`s infamous ultimate leatherman. For boys and girls who like boys who like sexy male art, this attractive package is not to be missed.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. Boytoon Adventures #1.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE top 10 Holiday Musts. Boytoon Adventures #1.

#10 – Boytoon Adventures #1

Now I know I am truly tacky! LOL!  This is the second Class Comics title I’ve plugged this season… but folks, seriously – and I am not trying to toot my own horn here, but this book is a must.  I only say this because I am extremely proud of it.  Boytoon Adventures #1 is like nothing I’ve ever drawn before, AND to date, even the readers who were skeptical about it but tried it anyway have all been totally thrilled with it. So if you haven’t gotten yourself a copy yet, be sure to do so.  You might be surprised to discover a book that not only turns you on, but really pulls at your heart strings!   Plus, it’s a very attractive book.  Trust me… It makes a lovely XXXmas gift!

So there you have it, my friends.  My TOP 10 HOLIDAY MUSTS for 2009! I want to wish you and yours all the best the Season has to offer.  I leave you with this naughty Deimos Holiday Wallpaper, my special XXXmas present to you all. I dunno, Gnomes seemed festive to me this year (you can thank IKEA for that!!).  HA! HA! HA! Regardless, big, sexy, naked, hairy-chested Deimos is enjoying them!  He’s actually smiling for once!  LOL!

Have a safe and fabulous Holiday Season folks, and I’ll see you again here very shortly!

Loads of luv to you all,
Patrick XOXO

Happy Holidays Deimos Wallpaper - 1280 X 1024

Happy Holidays Deimos Wallpaper - 1280 X 1024 (Standard Screen)

Happy Holidays Deimos Wallpaper - 1680 X 1050 (Widescreen)

Happy Holidays Deimos Wallpaper - 1680 X 1050 (Widescreen)

Sworn, Boytoon Adventures and all other Class Comics characters are © Copyright & TM 2009, Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.
Keric, Sauna Slumber © Copyright & TM 2009, Humbugged.  All rights reserved.
Anti-Heroes © Copyright & TM 2009, JC Etheredge.  All rights reserved.
All other copyrights held by respective owners and creators.


Hiya Gang…

If you haven’t done so yet, I invite you to check out the official BOYTOON ADVENTURES #1 websiodes.  You’ll note there are 2 versions of each one — a “Rated PG-13” edition, and of course, my favorite a “Rated XXX” edition.  By all means, re-post the heck out of these suckers.  I’d really appreciate it in fact.  Help me get the word out about this book.  The webisodes go great on Blogs and websites. So enjoy, you guys… and remember to spread them around as much as possible!  LOL!

Hugz + kisses, Patrick XOXO

PS — Don’t forget to check out the official BOYTOON ADVENTURES mini site for more info about the book!

The Rated PG-13 versions, hosted on YouTube!

And to see the XXX-Rated versions of the Locus Webisode and the Zahn Webisode check them out on XTube!

All characters © Copyright and TM 2009, Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #180 – Boytoon Adventures is here!

Boytoons Magazine #180 cover

Hiya everyone…

I have to tell ya – I am buzzin’ today!  BOYTOON ADVENTURES #1 is now shipping from Class Comics, and the book looks incredible.  I couldn’t be more proud.

As you know, about a year ago, I set out to experiment with new art styles, and my “Bryce Peters” drawing style was born.  It’s been a blast ever since, and BOYTOON ADVENTURES #1 has been a freeing and exhilarating ride.

But more than that, BOYTOON ADVENTURES #1 is the very first Class Comics Trade Paperback.  The presentation and printing are fantastic.  It’s slick and topped off with a beautiful, very classy matt finish… AND it’s over 90 pages of some of the naughtiest stories and art I’ve ever drawn.

Boytoon Adventures #1 is now on sale from Class Comics.

Boytoon Adventures #1 is now on sale from Class Comics.

Here’s what Dale Lazarov, writer/editor of STICKY, MANLY and NIGHTLIFE had to say about BOYTOON ADVENTURES.

“Patrick Fillion, drawing in retro-cartoony animated style as Bryce Peters, reaches new levels of delightful filthiness with BOYTOON ADVENTURES.  It’s like Fillion’s given himself permission, with this simplified, dynamic style, to be both more light-hearted and raunchier than ever.  If you aren’t familiar with all of Fillion’s characters and ongoing Class Comics series, BOYTOON ADVENTURES will ensorcell you with their charms and outsized eroticism.”

Boytoon Adventures #1. An excerpt from the Camili-Cat story "The Ruse".

Boytoon Adventures #1. An excerpt from the Camili-Cat story "The Ruse".

Needless to say, I was quite touched by Dale’s review!  If you want to know more about BOYTOON ADVENTURES, check out the official mini site.  The site gives you a free preview of the book, and oh-boy – check out the mini webisodes featuring Locus and Zahn!  Really cool stuff.

The official BOYTOON ADVENTURES mini site is now live, and features a bunch of cool previews and goodies!

The official BOYTOON ADVENTURES mini site is now live, and features a bunch of cool previews and goodies!

So grab yourself a copy.  I’m personally signing each one that is ordered directly from the Class Comics website.  And if you’re a fan who prefers to get his Class Comics stuff through your local GLBT bookstore or Comic Shop, by all means… ask your local retailers to get the book for you and to carry it in their store.

Boytoon Adventures #1. An excerpt from the Zahn story "The Ambush"

Boytoon Adventures #1. An excerpt from the Zahn story "The Ambush"

Help me spread the word about this project guys! It’s gonna pave the way for future Class Comics Trade Paperbacks. If you have a Blog or website and would like to talk about BOYTOON ADVENTURES,check out the official Class Comics press section.  You’ll find some great images ready to post, as well as other cool promo stuff you can use!

I wanna say a great big thank you to everyone for being so supportive of this new style.  It’s been awesome having you all encourage me and it means a great deal to me knowing how much you’ve all looked forward to BOYTOON ADVENTURES.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Hugz + kisses
Patrick XOXO

Ghostboy, Zahn, Camili-Cat, Locus, Diablo, Zack, all other characters and Boytoon Adventures are © Copyright and TM 2009, Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #170 – Coming up from Class Comics!!!


Hello folks…

My apologies for not being very post-happy lately!  My goodness, the summer certainly keeps a body busy!  LOL!  But I promised you this issue, what feels like eons ago, and now I aim to deliver!  So here it is, my big preview of the titles coming up from Class Comics in the remaining half of 2009.


The official cover to Boytoon Adventures #1.

My next project is due out by the end of the summer, and it’s a whopper!  It’s the very first Class Comics Trade Paperback, and for me it’s a first, because it’s a book I drew entirely in my more cartoonesque Bryce Peters style.  What can you expect from Boytoon Adventures #1?  A lot!  For starters it’s almost 80 pages long!  Plus, it features some of your fave Class Comics characters like Zahn, Camili-Cat, Locus, Diablo, Ghostboy and some of the boys from the Initiation.  It also introduces my brand new character, Mako Finn, who likes to swim with the sharks!

Boytoon Adventures #1 introduces readers to Mako Finn.

Yes, Boytoon Adventures #1 is cartoony in art style, but the stories are serious are no less sexy or important to the character’s plot lines.  Ghostboy and Diablo fans in particular CANNOT miss this book, because it propels the characters into a bold new chapter of their story lines.  And if you like my man-on-man action, then trust me, you’ll get an eye-full.

Cover to The Initiation #2.
Cover to The Initiation #2.

Robert Fraser’s naughty college studs are back for their sophomore year, and are ready to push the boundaries of sex education to the next level.  As Dylan and Alex’s relationship continues to grow, Zack prepares to hand over the reins of Pledge-master to a worthy successor.  But who is as sexually ravenous as he is?  Meanwhile, Bradley’s jealousy of Dylan continues to grow, and he tries to take it out on Alex.

The swim team gets a close shave in The Initiation #2.
The swim team gets a close shave in The Initiation #2.

What can you expect from the Initiation #2?  Incredibly, Robert Fraser serves up a story filled with even more raunchy hijinks than he did in issue #1.  There’s even more hot college guys with raging boners getting it on for your viewing pleasure, and the art by Joseph Hawk is unbelievably sexy.  This book takes the series beyond the college stud fantasy!

I’ve been working like a mad dog on this issue, and I am SO proud to say that it is nearly completed.  I have a mere 4 pages to complete.  What can you expect from Felinoids #3?  Well, Cam’s search for more of his species comes to a close. Our favorite boy pussy is gonna learn that sometimes having is no so pleasant a thing as wanting!

Camili-Cat stars in Felinoids #3, along with Vonn, Imanno and Xuba.
Camili-Cat stars in Felinoids #3, along with Vonn, Imanno and Xuba.

Locus, Felicia, Jung, Slith, Disco and Flamer are all featured in this issue too.  I’m not gonna lie to you… people die in this issue.  It’s war baby, and way is not pretty.  Plus we learn maybe more than we would like about Camili-Cat’s sister Mina and her awful past.

I know that a lot of you are looking forward to this one, and I am super excited about serving it up for ya.  Zahn #1 was a real pleasure to write and draw, but it was a debut issue, which meant I was establishing a character and finding my footing in the great land of Varda.

Zahn will face countless horny obstacles in Zahn #2.
Zahn will face countless horny obstacles in Zahn #2.

What can you expect of Zahn #2?  With issue #2, I know what I am doing!  LOL!  Zahn’s on a mission and he will stop at nothing to save Varda from the threat it faces.  Jonah, Maymay and Cauldron are by his side as our fave gay barbarian begins to raise an army of warriors for the battle ahead.  But as always, not everything goes according to plan, and the crap hits the fan… and lemme tell you, so does the cum!

I’m still at the start of this baby, so it’s still a little ways away, but my goal is to have it in your hot little hands by the end of 2009.


Jacob Mott and I are teaming up again to bring you part 2 of NJ’s origin.  While issue #1 had to bring us AND Felix up to speed, issue #2 finds our hero enjoying his new-found control over his fabulous powers.  After fifteen painfully long years, he’s also able to have sex with men again, and who better to fuck and get fucked by than his new teammates from the Unrivaled Alliance!

Expect NJ to make up for lost time in Naked Justice: Beginnings #2.
Expect NJ to make up for lost time in Naked Justice: Beginnings #2.

What can you expect from Beginnings #2?  Well, issue #1 was very story driven, and some of you have pointed out that perhaps it didn’t have as much man sex as you’d have liked.  Well, I have listened and corrected that for issue #2.  Though book 2 is WAAYY raunchier than the first issue, the story is still a driving force.  While Naked Justice gets it on with Glow Worm and the Size King, and Trip is literally caught with his pants down by a new nemesis of the Alliance, we’ll reveal a part of NJ’s history that will have you begging for issue #3! LOL!

Created by Iván García, Captain Eclipse is the second title from Class Comics to carry a “mature” label instead of an “adult” warning.  What that means is that the book is an intergalactic saga populated by sexy gay characters… and incredible starships, bizarre aliens and high-octane space battles.

Iván García's Captain Eclipse is a sexy science fiction space odyssey!

Iván García's Captain Eclipse is a sexy science fiction space odyssey!

What can you expect from Captain Eclipse #1?  Those of you who crave brilliantly well-written gay characters who aren’t necessarily screwing everything with a pulse will like LOVE this gorgeous comic.  Ivan’s art is stunning and exceptionally dynamic, and his character designs are nothing short of brilliant.  The story is compelling and very addictive.  You’ll long for Captain Eclipse’s further adventures!

That’s all I’ll say about Captain Eclipse #1 for the time being as I’ll devote an entire issue to the book in the very near future. So stay tooned.

And speaking of sexy space sagas, Crash Course #1, written by Johnny Murdoc and illustrated by Woody, the series revolves around the incredibly naughty adventures of the extremely sexy Crash.  It’s a pulp science fiction comic with a steady mix of action and sex.

Crash meets the clones, Nixon and Dixon.
Crash meets the clones, Nixon and Dixon.

What can you expect from Crash Course #1?  The first issue introduces us to Crash and his fantastic cast of supporting characters, each more hung than the next.  The writing in this book is sexy and very clever, and each story offers a glimpse at what kind of man Crash is and where he helms from.  Woody’s art is smooth and very sensual.  The men are gorgeous with beautifully large penises that leak precum as a matter of course.  They’re expertly brought to luscious life by Lizz Ventura, the books’ colorist.

As with Captain Eclipse, I’ll devote an entire issue to this series shortly.  I’ll have more to share with you in the way of art and story then, so stay tooned!

As always, Fraser and I have a lot of projects on the go, and I want to keep a few of these a surprise for you, so I’ll chat more about them a little later on.  I can tell you that Deimos #2 is well underway and that Logan’s exquisite art is taking my script for the book to a place I could never have imagined. The man is amazing!

Space Cadet #1 is also well underway, with a script by yours truly and superb artwork from Class Comics newcomer Bob (I’ll devote an issue to this bad boy shortly as well!)

Jacob Mott illustrates my script for Ghostboy and Diablo #1.
Jacob Mott illustrates my script for Ghostboy and Diablo #1.

Jacob Mott and I are gonna bring you Ghostboy and Diablo #1.  Yup! Following the events that happen to them in Boytoon Adventures #1, these two sexy male Guardians of the Cube are getting their own title.

Personally, I am gearing up to work on Mako Finn #1, and a fun little project called Stephane’s Funhouse of Fornication #1!

Brother to Dragons #2 is coming along swimmingly and we’re looking forward to introducing you to a fantastic new titled called Sandstorm #1.  But that is for a later issue.

Until then, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little preview of things to cum!  I look forward to hearing your thoughts about these forthcoming titles.

Hugz + kisses,
Patrick XOXO

All titles are © Copyright and TM 2009, Class Comics Inc.  All rights reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #161 – Boytoon Adventures #1 – An Update!


On issue #160 of BTM, I received a comment from Moonboy, asking if I might give you good people an update on Boytoon Adventures #1!  Moonboy read my mind!  I was planning this issue for a little while and figured now would be a great time to post it.

So… where am I at with Boytoon Adventures #1.  Simply put, I am 3 pages from being done!  WHOA!!!! Bet you didn’t expect that, huh? HA! HA! HA!

Yup!  The book now stands at a whopping 72 pages of story and a few extra pages of pin ups and other goodies!  It looks freakin’ wicked, if I do say so myself.  I’ve put a hellova lot of work into it, and so did Dennis, my colorist on this project.


Dennis’ colors are amazing, and he perfectly nailed the stylized, cell shading coloring style I was looking for. Plus he did a gorgeous job coloring the character pin ups in his own superb style.  Just take a look at the oh-so sexy Diablo on this issue’s cover!  You’ll catch my drift! YUMMY!

There are six separate stories in this first trade, four of which are fifteen pages each, and though they are all drawn in my new “Bryce Peters” style, they are nevertheless an integral part of the Class Comics canon and mythology.


The book holds some very important developments in store for characters like Ghostboy and Diablo… developments that will most likely shock the heck out of you!  LOL!  The Zahn story is also pretty important to his mythology, and will directly impact events in Zahn #2.

You’ll also see Locus, Flamer, Captain Jung, Disco and Camili-CatCam in his raunchiest, yet touching story to date — as well as a few familiar faces from the Initiation.  On top of that, you’ll meet sexy new characters… including my eco-hero, Mako Finn.  Mako’s story is pretty brief, but it’s one that is very important to me.


I am so pleased that Fraser wrote an extremely sexy Initiation short story called “The Match” for this issue that will show you how Zack became the pledge master of his fraternity, and introduce you to the delicious Wade and Topher! MMmmmm — college guys! LOL!  (I wanted to show you some art from “the Match” and from the Mako Finn story — but they are still being colored! Maybe next time! ;)

I actually even had a Space Cadet story planned for this issue, but I decided to save it for the next book – otherwise I could keep adding stuff to issue #1 forever!  It’s that fun to work on – but at some point, a boy’s gotta put a project to bed! HA! HA! HA!


I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I love drawing as Bryce Peters.  It is one of the most artistically freeing things I’ve done in a long time.  The drawings just seem to flow, almost effortlessly, and it’s been a wildly fun and liberating experience putting this book together.

When I first announced this book, some of you expressed some concern over the way I draw dicks as Bryce.  Well, not to worry.  As the book evolved, it seems I decide to draw the penises almost exactly the way I draw them in my classic style.  So you will get those trademark Fillion cocks with my new Bryce Peters animation-inspired style!


Boytoon Adventures #1 is slated for Summer 2009 release and I will continue to update you as we get closer to the official release date.  In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy this little sneak peek at some of the interior artwork.

Have a great evening, dear friends.  More from me shortly!
Hugz + kisses,
Patrick XOXO

Diablo, Ghostboy, Zahn, Camili-Cat, Flamer, Disco, Captain Jung, Locus, the Priests of Ajul and all other characters are © Copyright & TM 2009, Class Comics Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #150 – Celebration time!

Good morning Gang!

So here I am at 150 issues and counting… Never thought it would come this far, this little Blog of mine.  But today, rather than wax eloquent about how wonderful it is to have blogged quite this much, I am going to share something with you that I find very frustrating as an artist.

Yes it’s true… I am currently feeling a touch of artist block!

Okay, so, not like that’s the end of the world… EXCEPT that this ailment seems to hit me EVERY TIME I am close to the end of a project.  In this case, it’s Boytoon Adventures #1 and Felinoids #3.

There could be a few reasons for this.  Maybe it’s because I draw stuff out of order, working on all the pages that inspire me the most first.  Maybe it’s because I work for too long on the same project and need a change of pace in order to keep on creatin’! (Isn’t that what Boytoon Adventures was supposed to be?!?!) Maybe it’s just because I’m being a whiny, flaky bitch… WHO KNOWS!  It may even be all of the above.

The truth is that I get SO EXCITED when I am near the end of a project, I think it makes my head explode, causing some sort of brain blockage that shuts down my drawing drive.  I get this way for several reasons, not the least of which is how much I look forward to sharing new books with you guys!  You realize you good folks are like, my fuel, right?  LOL! ;)

This is not meant to  pressure you in any way!  But if I were drawing for myself alone, that would hardly be any fun, would it!

I think when I stop and really think about it, there is a healthy case of nerves happening.  I will let you all in on a little secret – artists can be very insecure about their work sometimes and I am no exception.

Oh sure, I know what I’m doing.  God, I hope so after all these years!!!  But I want everything to be as perfect as possible… for me AND for you.  I thrive on making us all happy!

There was a time, back when I worked at Avatar for example, where I could put myself on “automatic” and just draw, draw, draw.  The difference then is that it wasn’t MY STUFF – it was someone else’s.  That meant thinking it to death WAY LESS because it wasn’t my own creation.  Seems that when it comes to my Boytoons, I second guess constantly!  Surely, I am not the only artist who does this, but man-o-man can it be a pain in the ass.

So this morning, I am looking at Boytoon Adventures #1 and Felinoids #3 and wishing I were working on Zahn #2!  WTF?!?!  Well… okay… the REAL truth is I wish I were playing “Left 4 Dead”, but that’s not gonna happen ‘cause I gots me a business to run!  LOL!

Don’t feel bad for yours truly, and please do NOT worry.  These dry spells never last very long with me.  I’ll be inspired again before you know it, and we’ll all see Boytoon Adventures #1 and Felinoids #3 in print soon enough. This is just how it works with me, I’m afraid.

Meanwhile, this wouldn’t be a celebration of coming this far with Boytoons Magazine if I didn’t thank all of you for sticking around and for being so supportive.  You all rock, and I luvs ya! So… thanks for the fuel, dear friends!  Ours is a symbiotic relationship! ;)

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXO

PS – That’s Cal on the cover of today’s issue.  He’s just one of the new Felinoids you’ll meet in Felinoids #3! I love his little spots! Toodles!

All characters © Copyright & TM 2009, Patrick Fillion / Class Comics Inc. All Rights Reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #146 – Boytoon Adventures #1 Sneak Peek!

Hiya Gang…

I have a lot of new projects coming up in 2009, but none has me more excited than Boytoon Adventures #1.  Plainly put, it’s the most fun I’ve had on a book in a long, long time.  Drawing as Bryce Peters is so freeing and a wonderful diversion from my usual style.

Boytoon Adventures #1 is going to be a trade paperback of 70+ pages, a first for Class Comics, and let me tell you that the book is looking pretty sweet – even if I do say so myself! LOL!  I’ve been receiving the colored pages from the book’s colorist, Dennis in the past few weeks, and the man is doing a terrific job.  The pages are really coming to life!

So you can look plan on seeing Camili-Cat, Locus, Zahn, Ghostboy, Diablo, Flamer, Captain Jung, Disco and the boys of the Initiation in this first issue, but I have also added a brand new story featuring a BRAND NEW CHARACTER named MAKO FINN. I am really stoked about this character and story, and I’ll be sure to share images and sneak peeks with you good people when I have some visuals done.

Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy this little peek at Boytoon Adventures #1.  On today’s menu, pics from the books’ first 3 stories; “Camili-Cat: The Ruse”, “Locus: The Stow Away” and “Zahn: The Trap”! Enjoy and I’ll see you all back here again very soon!

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXO

Camili-Cat, Zahn, Locus, the Priests of Ajul and all other 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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