Nov 29, 2006

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #59 – CLASS of 2007!

Well gang, it’s been a great 2006 over here at Class Comics, and by that I mean in terms of comic releases. We’ve seen the addition of Logan’s Porky series and Pornomicon one-shot to our collection; welcomed Max’s Rainbow Country with open arms and were treated to exceptional art by Spubba the Mad and an “as it was meant to be” Naked Justice #1 special edition in full color. And while all of these titles make me especially proud, 2006 has not been our most book-filled year ever.

We’ve paced titles and evaluated the impact of color on our books. We’ve changed printers, which took quite a bit of adjusting, and personally, I had to focus a great deal of time on projects such as the Hot Chocolate Art book and various commercial ventures. Fraser has been busy researching marketing and distribution avenues to further get Class Comics titles out there. So in essence, we have had to focus our energies in various areas.

With the coming of 2007 however, we plan to increase the amount of books we release, and the variety as well. We’ve seen how adding titles created by artists other than myself has been a success with readers, and want to continue in that direction. So for your enjoyment, here is a sneak peek at titles to come in the soon to be here New Year!

Fans of Rainbow Country #1 will be thrilled to learn that Rainbow Country #2 is on the way in 2007, and Max’ returns to the series with even more hot men, sex and melodrama. We get to find out more about the studs we met in the first issue, and learn of Frank’s fate at the hands of the sexy yet menacing country bumpkin. Plus part of Phillip’s shocking past is revealed!

Porky #2 is just a wee bit away, and the mysteries introduced in the fantastic first issue just get deeper and deeper. What the Hell is Porky’s deal anyway? Does he have some crazy power he and WE don’t know about? And will his father get out of prison alive... or with his ass in one piece at the very least? Meanwhile, what gives with Uncle Marc? Does he secretly want Porky all to himself? Intrigue, humor and as can always be expected from Logan, phenomenal art make this follow up an amazing installment in a truly innovative series.

And speaking of Logan, fans of the France-based artist will be thrilled to learn that he is hard at work, wrapping up Deimos #1. His take on the taro-demon is really wonderful, and as Deimos’ creator, I couldn’t be more pleased with Logan’s work on the series. I can’t even begin to describe the sheer amazingness of his art on this title... so I guess you will just have to wait and see when it comes out!

Rapture #3 is due out next year as well, and Spubba the Mad returns to this issue with a prequel short story to Deimos #1. Again in typical Spubba fashion, the art is incredible and so stylish... and in this issue, things get much darker for our favorite Demon as it seems all of Hell is hot on his tail. Rapture #3 also features part 2 of “The Great Satyr Caper”, and a cool new Camili-Cat short story called “Future Sins” written by yours truly, and illustrated by Class Comics new comer, Tyler Jones.

The Guardians of the Cube Companion is also on its way, and I personally am dying to see this puppy in print. It’s filled with comprehensive bio info and background details on all the Guardians and the other characters appearing in the series. Plus, it’s chock full of new illustrations by myself and friends like Ismael Alvarez and HVH.

And speaking of HVH, fans of Advocate Men and Freshmen magazine will be familiar with his artwork from the short fiction he illustrates in those fine publications. Well, he’s just recently joined us here at Class Comics, and I am personally thrilled to announce that he is the first artist we are featuring in a new series called Class Comics Portfolios. The HVH Portfolio features a ton of his amazing full-color studs, daddies and twinks in all their glory. This is going to be a gorgeous collection of illustrations, and a real gem in the collections of all homo-erotic art lovers.

Artist Mike of Mikemen.com also has a gorgeous Portfolio due out in 2007 with us, and just you wait until you see the breath-taking Class Comics heroes orgy this incredible artist has created for his Portfolio project. I was floored! Really, quite floored! Mike is one of my favorite artists and it is an absolute joy to have him on board!

As if all this weren’t already enough, I am soooooooo proud to announce that my Fraser has written one of the sexiest EVER one-shot comics entitled The Initiation. Fraser has teamed up with an INCREDIBLE artist from Spain to bring to life every raunchy little college boy fantasy we’ve ever had, and trust me when I tell that this book will be by far, the most outrageously sex-drenched extravaganza Class has ever put out.

Meanwhile, from me you can expect Satisfaction Guaranteed #4 to kick off the new year’s releases. I am THRILLED... no, no, EXTATIC to announce that I have at last completed all the art for the book and am now in the process of lettering and layouts. This sucker makes me very proud, and I think wraps up the series in a very, pardon the pun, satisfying way... but also in a way that is a bit surprising. Needless to say, I am really looking forward to seeing it in print.

And while all of these titles are already quite a haul, there are even more projects in the works that I am not yet at liberty to talk about. It’s my hope that 2007 will be quite a year, and we are really aiming to step things up a notch! It’s exciting to me that the more Class Comics grows, the more we can involve other fine artists of homo-erotic art. To me that is the most amazing part of all of this.

I hope this issue has given you something to look forward to in 2007, comicbook-wise and I just want to extend a million thank yous to all of you who continue to support and encourage all of us here at Class Comics. You are much loved and appreciated!

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXOXOXOX

All Titles are © Copyright 2006 and TM Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved.
Cover art subject to change.

13 comments:

Adam G said...

2007 is definately going to be an exciting year! Very nice teasers! I am still waiting for deimos #0 and pornonicron and I just ordered NJ #1 and #2. You guys do fantastic work and I always crave for more!

Thanks for showing us the tip of the iceberg. I'm sure I'm going to order these next year!

Class Comics keep going!

Adam G

Gavin said...

I just wish I had a chance to read them. I only have a handfull of comics and the closest place to me that I know of stocking them is a 3-4 hour trainride away. Blah.

Blah I say to international postage costs!

x

Reikro said...

Hey Patric!

Reikro here, previosly known as Hiroke. I don't know why, the new year is upon us and I though I might do something a little different. Don't worry, I don't inted to change my name every year. If anybody is wondering, Reikro is a combination of my name and surname.

Class of 2007 looks like it's going to be yet another class act from Class Comics (that's quite enough classes for now thank you).

I'm really excited about all the future releases. It's been a while since I got my first Class Comics a few years ago, 2002 I think. So 2007 is my fifth year of being a Class Comic supporter, and it's going to be a pleasure supporting you and everyone else at Class for 2007 and indeed for years to come.

PS. As you know I am a Deimos fan, now I know you are a bit weary of him, but do you think you will ever do him again in the future? No disrespect intended for the artists, they are all doing a stellar job, but to be brutally honest, no one does Deimos like you do.

Lots of LOVE
Reikro
XOXOX

Damian & Trent said...

Is it 2007 yet? Are we there yet?

Wow. What a hot line-up. Thanks for samples. Looks like our satisfaction is, uh, ... guaranteed!

Damian & Trent

phroq said...

Hey Patrick,

awesome fresh new rooster! I cannot await the new books! Especially the new Cam-stories and especially the finale Satisfaction-book!!
WOW!!! The cover is sooo daaaamn fucking hot - scuse the foul language...

Charvolth said...

Looking forward to a very prolific year from Class, the Guardians of the Cube companion, SFG 4 especially.

MJR Charlie said...

I gotta agree with 'Reikro' there Patrick (Reikro, who, who's that then?? lol), it is nice to see other artists, but the reason why we drowl over your characters most is because of the way you draw them, you are their creator after all. I know is a pain in the ass to come back and put attention into projects and characters already done, it doesn't give you the chance for new ideas, so if someone else would... well, like what happened in rapture 2 and those hot bountry hunters.

Deimos is such a manly beauty, and we'd all love to see you put pencil to paper and do something with him.

One more thing, I'm quite sad. When you advertised your new character Zahn, I hoped you meant for the comics, cause being in the u.k, I can get them shipped, but can't pay for membership to your site, so didn't get to see him. I loved reading conan, and hoped to see a kind of sexed up version of the classic rogue hero... but I guess not...

JC said...

Hey Patrick! Congrats on such a successful year! You know, it never really dawned on me how much Class has blown up over the course of the year- but when you look a the whole year in retrospect, a huge amount of progress and change has happened!

I'm especially excited for more of Logan's work and am curious to see HVH's stuff for the first time.

This a store I frequent called Rainbows & Triangles used to have a nice selection of your books but the last few times I went, they were lacking. It's the most accessible gay book store in the city, I think. You should send them some new stuff. Take care, dude!

JC said...

Oh-- I forgot to put the store's info.
192 8th ave.
New York, NY 10011
212-627-2166

Also, I forgot to say congrats to Fraser on his first book! It looks like it's gonna be really hot!

T Anderson said...

Hey Patrick - check your email, I had to send something urgent to you in regard to some web nonsense...

^^;

On the pro note, I'll likely get to reviewing Rap2 after the Jewish holidays.

-Tina

gymtwin said...

That Satisfaction Guaranteed cover is by far the sexiest cover yet. Geez! I can't believe how hard you guys work. Pencilling, inking, coloring, lettering, printing all by yourselves. That's all rough, and then you guys MAINTAIN A BLOG about it all which frequent updates. You guys are constantly topping yourselves and I hope 2007 is the best year to come. You guys deserve that and more.

Andrey said...

The more Porky the better.

Patrick said...

Hello boys and girls...

Thank you all so much for the great comments and for making me look forward to 2007 even more than before. LOL!! It is always so exciting to know that you guys look forward to the upcoming releases. It kinda makes me feel like I am doing all of this for a good reason! 

Adam G... Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your comics when they arrive! And you’re right, what I talked about in the article is only just a teaser, and the tip of the iceberg since I am also working on several projects due out in 2007 which I did not mention in the post. But I do soooo love to tease you guys! LOL!!! Thanks again! XOXO

Gavin... I am sorry that you have a difficult time getting the books. And you’re right, International postage costs are very high, but they cost us an arm and a leg to ship also! LOL!!! I wish I had a better solution to offer... Maybe you can request that your local book or comic book shop carry them. I know other fans have done so before and it has worked. Thanks again for taking the time to write! XOXO

Reikro... Cool new Alias my friend! I just have to get used to it now! LOL!!! Glad you like the look of the 2007 offerings. As for Deimos, he isn’t going anywhere, and although I have a lot of awesome artists working on him right now, I may have the chance to work on him again in the future. It really all depends on timing and how I feel with the material. But there is hope! ;) Thanks again for posting! XOXO

Damian and Trent... You boys are so sweet! Thanks for the comment. I really think you will enjoy the 2007 line up, and I hope that your satisfaction is indeed guaranteed! Big hugz and kisses to you boys! XOXO

Phrog... Thanks for the message. Glad you like the look of the SG cover. It was quite satisfying putting that puppy together. It feels like I’ve been working on the book for like, EVER, and that the cover was my reward for completing it! I think you’ll enjoy the inside as well.... and as for the new Cam story, it’s a hoot! Plus I know you’ll appreciate something else Cam related... I am also working on Felinoids 3 after all this time! I hope you are still interested! LOL!!! Hugz + Kisses! XOXOX

Charvolth... Great to hear from you, my friend. I am also really excited about the Cube companion. It’s always soooo much fun for me to talk about my characters, and this companion book is all about the characters. Should be lots of fun! And the best part is that it is all coming together so very nicely! Thanks again for the message! XOXOX

Charlie... Thanks for the comment! You’ll be happy to know that I am in fact working on a Zahn project. I just didn’t mention it because my article was getting pretty long and I thought it best to focus on the stuff coming out in the first part of 2007. I won’t kid you, Zahn’s book is still a ways’ off, but MAN O MAN is it fun to work on so far. He is one of my favorite new creations and I hope to have his book in your hands very soon! Hugz + kisses! XOXO

JC... Thanks for the kind words, dear friend. I think you’ll enjoy the 2007 lineup as well, mostly because it will bring more of Logan’s work and introduce you to HVH’s fantastic art. I can’t wait for his Portfolio project to be released. This guy is just plain amazing! Also, thanks for the store details my friend! Much appreciated as always! Much love – XOXO

Tina... wonderful to hear from you! I did indeed get your email, thanks again somuch for that! Meanwhile, I can’t wait to see your review of Rapture #2. You keep me on my toes, girl! I love it! LOL!!! Much love to you! XOXO

Gymtwin... Awww... thank you so much for all the nice things you said! Honestly, we do this because we love it and it’s soooooo darn fun! Sure sometimes it can be a lot of work, but in the end, it’s very fulfilling. I am so pleased you’ve been enjoying our efforts, and I hope that 2007 brings you more stuff to enjoy! Thanks for the compliments on the SG#4 cover. I am also very pleased with it! Much love – XOXO

Andrey... Thanks for stopping by! Well, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed with Porky #2. Logan has done a brilliant job of continuing his story in this issue. It’s really a great follow-up to issue #1. And it’ll be out verrrrrry soon!

Thanks again to all of you for the great comments and encouragement. You guys ROCK and I appreciate you all very much!

Warm Holiday Wishes,
Patrick XOXOXO