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Patrick Fillion

Websites: The Art of Patrick Fillion, Class Comics, Boytoons Magazine, Artistic Licence

Bio: From the moment he was born, Patrick was an artist. Preferring pencil and paper to most other toys as a child, he would draw for hours on end. As an adult, Patrick’s love of art and comics in particular is stronger than ever. Today, he and his life and business partner, Fraser have created their own independent publishing company called Class Comics. Through this company, they produce and print several gay erotic-themed comics such as Naked Justice, Camili-Cat (whom Patrick created 20 years ago, at the age of 12), Satisfaction Guaranteed, Guardians of the Cube, Deimos, and the anthology series called Rapture.

2005 was a big year for Patrick. It saw the release of his first two hardcover art books, one released in French and English by H&O called Boytoons, and the second entitled Heroes, released through Bruno Gmunder. Later in the year, BG released a trade paperback graphic novel entitled The Incredibly Hung Adventures of the Mighty Males, featuring several of Patrick’s original characters. And just recently, BG has released a line of desk diaries and 2006 calendars, featuring Patrick’s sexy and heroic Boytoons.

In April 2006, BG released a new hardcover artbook entitled Hot Chocolate. This book is a collection of some of Patrick’s hottest black male illustrations, many of which were created for the magazine Black Inches.

When Patrick is not busy writing, drawing and publishing comics, he is hard at work illustrating for several well known gay publications, such as Black Inches, Latin Inches and recently Freshmen magazine.

In a recent article about Patrick and his work, Unzipped magazine states, "It’s not hard to see why Fillion’s comics have caught on so well in the gay community. From the lasciviously sketched studs in tights to the intensely graphic depictions of sexual intercourse, Fillion’s books are like X-Rated versions of the superhero books he and many of us grew up idolizing."

Putting as much care and love into developing the characters and the stories as he does into drawing them, Patrick redefines how we look at adult comics. Produced with the highest standards possible, each comic book is created with absolute devotion to quality and attention to detail.

Class Comics titles are translated into French by one of France’s leading publishers of gay literature, H&O Editions. Their titles are also made available in German by the publisher Bruno Gmunder and if you live in Europe, you can even get your hands on European Editions of the English Class Comics titles, also published by BG. Currently, there are plans to further translate all Class Comics books into Spanish.

Recently, Patrick and his partner have begun to hire new illustrators, colorists and writers to work on their established titles and properties. They have also begun publishing the works of other artists of gay erotica, such as France-based artist, Logan, creator of the Porky series and the Pornomicon one-shot. It is their goal to create a steady flow of regularly published Class Comics titles, filled with an almost palpable erotic charge that is impossible to resist, while providing a fun and creative environment for other artists interested in expressing themselves in the art of erotic comics.

Patrick loves to share his art and his love of other artists on his Blog, Boytoons Magazine. Stop by and check it out sometime--you’ll be glad you did!


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Freshmen
Heroes 2006 Calendar
Heroes
Hot Chocolate
The Incredibly Hung Adventures of the Mighty Males
Unzipped


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