Patrick discusses CAMILI-CAT: LOVE LOST #1

A sneak peek at CAMILI-CAT: LOVE LOST #1 and an interview with Patrick Fillion. Written by ROBERT FRASER. 

Whether you enjoyed the recent changes Patrick Fillion made to Camili-Cat or not, it’s pretty safe to assume that you want to know what happens to your fave Felinoid next. We all do!

Cam’s been drastically altered by Dr. Pupae (see Rapture #4 for the full story). He’s been “physically enhanced” on a molecular level, so now he’s almost invulnerable. He’s got sexy new body hair, a shorter haircut, a goatee and … he’s been circumcised! Yeah, that last part pissed quite a few people off!

But beyond all of that, Cam’s been told that Locus is dead. And although we all know that’s a big fat lie, Cam doesn’t. He believes it, and now he wants to CLONE LOCUS!

Two weeks ago, via FaceBook and Twitter, Patrick announced that he’s started working on a new full-length Cam comic called “LOVE LOST”. That comic picks up almost immediately after the events that transpire in the Changes story from Rapture #4 and Stripshow #1. Now Cam is on a desperate quest to clone his allegedly dead boyfriend.

Drink in the sexy new, hairy Cam! The first page from CAMILI-CAT: LOVE LOST #1, written and illustrated by Patrick Fillion, with beautiful colors by Hernán Cabrera. Coming Fall 2012 from Class Comics.

I asked Patrick a few questions about LOVE LOST #1 and here’s what he had to say.

FRAZ: A lot of people were pretty shocked by first the circumcision, and then Cam’s declaration that he was gonna clone Locus! Is he gonna succeed in cloning Locus in LOVE LOST and is he gonna get his foreskin back?

PATRICK: LOL! You know I can’t tell you that! Major Spoiler if I do! XD LOL! What I can tell you is that he’s gonna try his darndest to do both.

Cam’s funny. He doesn’t seem able to appreciate people and things in his life until they’re taken away from him. Then he realizes their real importance. LOVE LOST is about his quest to clone Locus, but it’s also gonna serve as a personal look at Cam’s motives and his emotional core. He’s going to have to take a long, hard look at himself. It’s not going to be easy for him.

FRAZ: So the book is going to focus a great deal on Cam’s relationship with Locus. Does that mean we can look forward to more flashbacks of their early days, like what we saw in Locus #1?

PATRICK: Yes. I’ve got some flashbacks planned for LOVE LOST. Mostly again, these are there to show how deep Cam’s love is for Locus. Up till now, we’ve been told it’s deep, and we’ve seen glimmers of it, but we’ve seen more of that from Locus’ point of view. I want to show how much Cam cares for Locus, in his own words, through his own memories.

Cam in trouble again, this time in the pages of Class Comics' up-coming CAMILI-CAT: LOVE LOST #1. Don't worry, Patrick adds Cam's body hair after the colors are completed!

FRAZ: Can we expect to see any other familiar faces in LOVE LOST?

PATRICK: Definitely. Felicia and her new boyfriend Imanno, who we met in Felinoids #3 are in it too. Their reunion with Cam is quite awkward. Felicia won’t actually be all that happy to see Cam again. But I don’t want to give too much away about that. It’s pretty central to the story.

FRAZ: A lot of us have been looking forward to a new Camili-Cat solo book since the end of the Felinoids series. And after the Felinoids series, you stated that you probably weren’t going to do another solo Cam book for a very long time. What made you change your mind?

PATRICK: Cam made me change my mind! LOL! I can’t NOT write and draw him. It’s funny because after I finish a comic, I’m always equal parts “yay, that was awesome!” and “thank God that’s over!” LOL!

Comics are a blast, but they’re also a lot of work, and Felinoids #3 was particularly tough since it was in essence the conclusion to a story I’d been working on for years. I was glad it was over, but also a bit sad.

But time passed, and Cam kept calling. I guess I realized that now I had a cool new direction I could take him into. Plus, he’s a total muse to me. I couldn’t deny him, and I really felt deeply inspired to take him on this new adventure. LOVE LOST just started to flow. I really don’t think I can ever put Cam aside for long.

Cam gets more physical in Class Comics' up-coming CAMILI-CAT: LOVE LOST #1. Written and illustrated by Patrick Fillion.

FRAZ: That’s good for us the fans, because we all love him! Anything else you want fans to know about LOVE LOST?

PATRICK: Yeah – mostly that I appreciate that the fans are willing to follow Cam and I down this path. I don’t think what happened to Cam in Rapture #4 was anything anyone expected. It’s shocked a lot of folks… I think it also kinda shocked me. After I did it I was all like, “HOLY SPIT! I can’t believe I just did that and it’s canon and it’s official ’cause it’s in print!” LOL!

But you know, even the fans that HATED the changes I put Cam through seemed pretty intrigued at the whole “I need to clone Locus” stuff, and seem really eager to see where that goes. So yeah, I’m grateful for people’s open-mindedness.

I’m having a great time drawing LOVE LOST. New, hairy Cam is so hot and masculine, and he’s more feral when he needs to be too. He gets more physical when he’s got to, and that’s been a lot of fun to draw. And the sex in this book is pretty damn HAWT, and a lot of it is really personal, so I’ve enjoyed working on those aspects also.

My hope is that folks will enjoy seeing this new side of Cam and that by the end of the comic, they’ll be pleased with the outcome. I know you can never please everyone equally, but in a way, I think Cam’s the one calling the shots! Hopefully, he’s making the right decisions along the way.

NOTE: Camili-Cat: LOVE LOST #1 is expected Fall 2012 from Class Comics. Stay Tooned! 

If Cam wants to pose as a male exotic dancer in some sleazy Space joint, then he's gonna have to do some private lap dances along the way! A panel from Class Comics' up-coming CAMILI-CAT: LOVE LOST #1. Written and illustrated by Patrick Fillion.

 

 

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13 Responses to “Patrick discusses CAMILI-CAT: LOVE LOST #1”

  1. Gâ-LMarch 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    You guys already know I’m a big fan of the changes even though I can understand what it must be for you to change Cam after almost 20 years ! ^^ But HEY if I’m right I’ve never seen such hottie as the one on the pole… his striped horns and cock are gorgeous !!!

  2. Dale.March 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    New Cam. Oh how I want new Cam. Oh, he really does have my *full* attention. Love what you’ve done (well, what Dr. Pupae’s done!) to my favourite Felinoid. Amazing stuff, can’t wait!!!

  3. PonyboyMarch 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    My gosh Patrick,what a profile of his wonderfulcock..cammilecat is my all time fav..I so luv his beautiful bod..I have every issue!
    Honestly your comics spoil me for average men..10″ or better is my motto~~(-;
    you know I’m a friend on myspace…my naked butt was on your comment page for a year
    Hotties were hitting on me for months!
    All the best…
    ~Pony

  4. VICTOR L. HARRISMarch 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    LUTHER IS BACK

  5. John C.March 28, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    YEY! more Cami! looking forward to a whole new year of lovely tales from you guys!

    ps.

    loves the color work (Y)

  6. Arkid43March 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Oh man, I am looking forward to this one just as much as I have been when you first announced Locus #1. Cams changes are pretty good (I am just no fan of his new tail by the way ;b ) and the first pictures of Love Lost are sexy as hell! What`s really good is the co dancers in the bar. I have seen most of these species before and they definitely didn`t get enough attention!!! I just hope we get to see some of them in a better closeup, or maybe even in a sexscene?!?! No matter, as long as they dance a pole and hang out their horse dicks, that`s damn fine as well ;-)

    Can`t wait for that one and good luck with completing the art!!

  7. Mike RegApril 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I think it was very bold move changing cam after so many years patrick, from all things he’s your baby, so it must have been hard to think of it. Still, as any creator would feel the same of seeing there character change in such a way, they all brave that road.
    If you don’t mind though some constructive criticism, I wasn’t a fan of seeing cam’s foreskin removed so, its just a personal thing for me, something about the feel of forskin over a mans cock is what I love about it, and I will miss seeing it on cam. But like I say, it came down to what you wanted for him.
    Keep up the good work,

  8. John B.April 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Patrick, After Reading you’re interview with Fraz
    I just hope that every thing works out ok for Cam and i want to see him and Lucas together
    again the make a really great couple. And I worry about him sounds strange I know but I can relate to Cam in some ways. Any way as always great job

    GOD BLESS
    JOHN BREECHER

  9. DokuApril 11, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    Can’t wait to see what happens Locus is my favorite character by far, and the thought of two of them sexing it up, is just so very very very sexy of a premise!

  10. G-manApril 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Fascinating! Can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up for Cam, Mr. Fillion. :-D

  11. milton robertsMay 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Agree with many,due to the changes CAM is no longer my favorite. He looks like the hot young athlete who roids up and overdoes it. And circumcision was the unkindest cut of all! Why not introduce a new character? About the guy on the pole,(see Ga-L) once again, you have hot,interesting supporting characters and “extras” but we rarely see more of them.

  12. steveJune 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    Can’t wait to see more. Thanks a million.!!!!!

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