Class Comics is thrilled to partner with Dale Lazarov and to bring you his awesome collection of Sticky Graphic Novels in digital format. Dale Lazarov is the masterful writer and art director of a large collection of silent, sexy graphic novels and mini-comics illustrated by a host of talented artists.
Sticky Graphic Novels are character-based stories which explore the many themes related to sexuality such as romance, passion, intimacy, joy, lustful abandon, congeniality, playfulness, raucousness and more! Because they’re wordless, Sticky Graphic Novels invite the reader to participate in the story by filling in the gaps between the panels and absent dialogue. By offering up a diversity of men, Sticky Graphic Novels opens up the conversation for what’s attractive, masculine or sexy to each and every reader.
Dale Lazarov’s co-creators include artists such as mpMann, Reinhardt Logan, Foxy Andy, Si Arden, Michael Broderick, Martin Chan, Amy Colburn, Dustin Craig, Drub, Yann Duminil, Adam Graphite, Chas Hunter, Jeff Jacklin, Janos Janecki, Jean-Paul Jennequin, Bastian Jonsson, Kardyman, Steve MacIsaac, Sebas Martín, Mauro Mariotti, Player, Jason A. Quest, Bo Revel, Alessio Slominsky, TheAmir and William O. Tyler.
Our most recent Sticky Graphic Novel release is KINDLY WOODSMEN. Why are there no gay characters in fairy tales…? You ought to know that Snow White’s Huntsman and Little Red Riding Hood’s Woodsman not only share a dangerous forest as a workplace…they share a bower of bliss. KINDLY WOODSMEN is a sex-positive gay graphic novel that reimagines two fairy tale supporting characters as an outdoorsy couple who can’t get enough of each other! It features art by Sebas Martín.
Our first Sticky Graphic Novel release of 2017 is SUPER CREEPS!, in which A crew of super-villains comes together to relieve a series of banks of their bank vaults. Everything goes to masterplan…except that the hired muscle of the team — a sharp-shooting leather daddy musclebear and the swordmaster of a haunted weapon — starts hooking up on the down low. It features art by Bo Revel.
Our seventh Sticky Graphic Novel release is CARNAL #3 which features “Connecting”, in which a beardo IT hipster cub cannot resist temptation and snoops around the Cam2Cam folder of the crashed laptop of a professor muscle daddy. So he also sets to restore the professor, too… CARNAL #3 is the third in a three-issue series featuring stories of carnality and sweetness between manly men! CARNAL #1 and CARNAL #2 also both feature art by TheAmir.
Our sixth Sticky Graphic Novel release is TAPSTUDS #2 which features acts of “Chronofucking”: a time-traveller who enjoys men from different cultures and time periods stops in fin de siècle Paris — and a dapper, beardy steampunk scientist shows up in his gaydar. TAPSTUDS #2 features art by Dustin Craig.
Our fifth Sticky Graphic Novel release of 2016 is TIMBER, a full length graphic novel in which a hunky third-wheel bachelor goes on a lonely hike after his partnered friends disturb his sleep by having early morning sex in the campgrounds. After completely losing his way in a magical forest, he meets an uncannily-masculine threesome of lumberjacks who take him to their cabin for rescue of a different kind…and reveal their true, devastatingly hot natures in bed! TIMBER features the art of Player.
Our fourth Sticky Graphic Novel release of 2016 is SLY #3, the third and final episode of the SLY series, featuring the adventures of a hyper-sexy, cat-suited super-spy…and the men he sleeps with when saving the world from threats to world peace. SLY #3, SLY #2 and SLY #1 all feature art by mpMann.
Our third Sticky Graphic Novel release is CARNAL #2 which features “Your Turn”, a story of two telenovela-hot Latino daddies who make a winning team for domino games…and for love and bedplay! CARNAL #2 is the second in a three-issue series featuring stories of carnality and sweetness between manly men! CARNAL #1 and CARNAL #2 both feature art by TheAmir.
Our second Sticky Graphic Novel release of 2016 is SLY #2, the second of the SLY series, which is a three-issue series featuring the adventures of a hyper-sexy, cat-suited super-spy…and the men he sleeps with when saving the world from threats to world peace. SLY #2 and SLY #1 both feature art by mpMann.
Our first Sticky Graphic Novel release of 2016 is Joysticks, a mini-comic about how two gaymers reach a new level with the upright handles while in their nut-hugger shorts! Joysticks features art by Reinhardt Logan.
Our sixth set of Sticky Graphic Novel releases is the NIGHTLIFE series, a five-issue set of erotic gay comics set in the excitement of gay nightlife. All five issues of NIGHTLIFE #1, NIGHTLIFE #2 and NIGHTLIFE #3, NIGHTLIFE #4 and NIGHTLIFE #5 feature the combined artistic talent of Bastian Jonsson and Yann Duminil.
Our fifth set of Sticky Graphic Novel releases is the BULLDOGS series, a three-issue set of gay comics that celebrate what we all love about manly men from the United Kingdom. All three issues of BULLDOGS #1, BULLDOGS #2 and BULLDOGS #3 feature the combined artistic talent of Chas Hunter and Si Arden.
Our fourth set of Sticky Graphic Novel releases included CARNAL #1 with art by TheAmir, STICKY #1, STICKY #2 and STICKY #3 with art by Steve MacIsaac.
Our third set of Sticky Graphic Novel releases included “The Welcome-Back Fuck” with art by Drub, “Everybody’s Doin’ It” with art by Jason A. Quest, “Intimacy” with art by Martin Chan, and “Second Chances” with line art by Foxy And and colors by William O. Tyler.
Our second set of Sticky Graphic Novel releases included TAPSTUDS #1 with art by Dustin Craig, MANLY #1, MANLY #2 and MANLY #3, with art by Amy Colburn and colors by Dominic Cordoba, and GOOD SPORTS with art by Alessio Slonimsky.
The first five available Sticky Graphic Novels were PARDNERS with art by Bo Revel, FAST FRIENDS with art by Michael Broderick, GREEK LOVE with art by Adam Graphite, PEACOCK PUNKS with art by Mauro Mariotti and Janos Janecki, and “Tuckered” with art by Janos Janecki.
Many of Dale’s titles have been published by Bruno Gmunder in hardcover editions, which you can find in LGBT friendly bookstores, or online! You can find Dale Lazarov on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and almost any other social media zone out there! If you want to keep up with Sticky Graphic Novels, then you need to sign up for their mailing list. It’s run through MailChimp and they will not sell your e-mail address to any third party!
“Fairy tales are made for retellings and reinventions, and these two geniuses do it masterfully. KINDLY WOODSMEN is a perfect union of Dale Lazarov’s inventiveness and Sebas Martín’s art. Humor, sensuality…and a couple of machos who will make you want a happy ending!” — Ismael Álvarez, author of Art, Sex, Life and In Yer Face
“Inventive, evocative, bold and playful…SUPER CREEPS! is fast-paced, sex-positive, and confident in its wordless presentation, inviting you to enjoy a genre story of love and lust and infuse it with your own added feelings of adventures past, imagined or upcoming.” — Steve Orlando, writer of Midnighter and Apollo, Supergirl and Justice League of America
“Dale Lazarov is out here killing it with these awesome gay graphic novels. <3” – Kate Guillory, co-creator of The Other World
“You’d expect [a Dale Lazarov comic] to get dirty, and it does. In the most beautiful way possible…the glorious, full-color panels here aren’t meant to accentuate a story, but tell every part of it.” —Tyler The Bad Wolf for Manhunt Daily
“TIMBER should be called “A Midsummer Night’s Dream of Hot Lumberjacks”; its beautiful artwork, detailing an erotic, fantastical play party, makes me very happy. Even I can’t stop reading it!” — Gengoroh Tagame, award-winning writer-artist of My Brother’s Husband and Fisherman’s Lodge
“Dale Lazarov’s heartwarming smut is brilliant… Sticky Graphic Novels are what porn should aspire to.” — Johan Reviews Comics
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — Dale Lazarov can do without words what some authors can’t do with fifty or sixty thousand.” – Prism Book Alliance
“There are plenty of dick, butt and cum shots in [Sticky Graphic Novels], but the feeling is congenial, not sleazy or clandestine. For readers in search of sex-positive erotica, these amicable gems of sexual inventiveness, wit, and sensitivity fit the bill.” — Cathy Camper for Lambda Literary
“Dale Lazarov has a talent for writing erotic stories that are turned into comic books without any words. And they certainly do not need them. Gay readers will have the time of their lives.” – Julia Weisenberger, Lazy Literature
“This is smart-people’s porn…it’s not every day we’re given knuckle-biting intensity and expert storytelling between the same covers.” – Rain Taxi
“BULLDOGS is a sensual, erotic, beautiful and uncompromisingly dirty celebration of human pleasure, life-affirming in the extreme. Enjoy, and be glad you’re alive.” — Pat Cadigan, award-winning author of Synners and Fools
CARNAL #1 is the first in a three-issue series featuring stories of carnality and sweetness between manly men! CARNAL #1 features “Hunk Tank”, a story of two hot cops who meet while working the drunk and disorderly beat on Gay Pride Day. What follows their meeting would give anyone reason to celebrate…
“Bluntly put, Dale Lazarov and his artists do beautiful books. I’ve loved them since the first one I saw–and this one is no different. Sensuous, sexy, hot as hell, it’s rough and tender by turns, and if erotic art is your thing, you’ll love this one too! It’s a pleasure and honor for me to tell you just what a treat lies ahead for you. Buy it, read it, and read it again.” –Samuel R. Delany, author of Dhalgren, Hogg, and Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders
“Illustrator Bo Revel renders Dale Lazarov’s wordless erotic fantasies with lines laid down so sensually you suspect they’re going to bed with each other between panels.” — Howard Cruse, author of Stuck Rubber Baby and Wendel All Together
“NIGHTLIFE is a blistering, erotic tour-de-force. Part thermonuclear man-on-man erotica, part romance, the heat it packs is leavened with a measure of sweet nostalgia for a less dangerous time, one when sex for its own sake was an occasion for nothing but celebration.” — Michael Rowe, award-winning journalist and columnist for The Huffington Post
“NIGHTLIFE is one the most elegant gay erotic comics and its stories stirred me.” — The Bilerico Project
“NIGHTLIFE’s signature lack of text adds intimacy, with the script being carried by subtle positioning of characters, facial expression and excellent attention to narrative structure and pacing. […] The passion, joy and downright hotness of the encounters, with a partner who instinctively understands who you are, was beautifully done. There were parts of this that felt a little more erotic too and totally floated my boat. Much smex. Is good.” – Rain on The Roof
“NIGHTLIFE is extremely romantic and optimistic, and. despite the moments of sex being the central part of the events, what remains once you read the comic is a feeling of sweetness and passion (never an end in itself) between men who were able to communicate. Have homoerotic comics really made a leap in quality? Perhaps it is too early to tell, but probably this way is the right one.” – Gay.it
“There’s something cozy and tender in these sizzling hot stories of encounter, lust and maybe love. You’ll feel gratified on more than one level with this beautifully illustrated, cleverly narrated book!” — Freakangelik
“Like much of Lazarov’s wordless work, I think there’s an intriguing balance between sex, romance and friendship in this beautifully illustrated comic.” — In The Gutter* With Boobs Ruddock on BULLDOGS #1
“BULLDOGS #2 is the second issue of a series about gay men from the United Kingdom. This time it features the warm meeting between two Anglican men of the cloth titled “Hot Vicar On Vicar Action”. I must admit that I was, at first, not convinced by the idea of a gay erotic comic about clergy. But Lazarov treats the characters like they’re normal: it’s just two guys having sex. This is not a vicious, perverse satire although there are some humorous (and somewhat iconoclastic) details in the art and story.” — Gejmer.pl
Sexy, stylish, minimalist…an intense mixture of erotic realism and the freedom of comics storytelling makes STICKY a pleasure to have in one hand.” – Clive Barker, author of Books of Blood and The Thief of Always
“This is why your mom didn’t want you reading so many comic books,” says Unzipped. “What’s cool about [STICKY’s] man-on-man comic action is that it’s not just hot, it’s also friendly, and, well, versatile.”
TimeOut Chicago says “carnality and sweetness is the exactly the right combination that makes STICKY a real standout in the genre. Readers will find the material is both erotically charged and unabashedly romantic.”
“The Welcome-Back Fuck” was originally published in black and white in Best Gay Erotica 2007 and reprinted in Best of The Best Gay Erotica 3; this color edition is exclusive to this digital release.
Originally published in black and white in Best Gay Erotica 2014 (Cleis Press), this color edition is exclusive to this digital release.
“Dale Lazarov brings fun back to hot gay porn. He tells hot stories about hot guys who are as diverse as they are engaging – every hot story has depth, emotion and lots of hot joyful sex. And did I mention they’re hot?” – Lene Taylor, I Read Comics
“Dale Lazarov is the Alan Moore of gay comics.” — Mark Brill, award-winning artist of The Power Within
“Nobody talks but everything gets said — MANLY is a sexy mix of the rough and the smooth, a dream about sex with the sounds off.” — Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night
“What really makes MANLY sexy is the sex. And it’s as hot as anything I’ve seen…but where you could predict exactly where the story was going with a Tom of Finland comic, MANLY plays with your expectations with plots driven by the characters’ personalities, personalities that are more complex than being simply horny. And all this is done without dialogue or captions. It is really astonishing. Manly is both as hot as anything you’ve seen and still a work of art. I highly recommend it…the best gay erotica comics ever! ” –Scott C. Anderson, Gay Vox
“If squeaky clean Disney’s best artists drew dirty gay porn it would look something like the beautiful images that Amy Colburn came up with to illustrate Dale Lazarov‘s classic porn archetypes in MANLY. There is something inescapably sexy about this combination of style and subject matter… a welcome addition to the short (but ever-growing) list of quality illustrated pornographic gay comics that outshine some of their more mediocre contemporaries.” — Heroes ’n’ Hunks
“Disarmingly sweet, moving and deeply arousing, GOOD SPORTS is a beautifully intimate glimpse into the lives of two very real gay characters who remind us that love is exquisitely profound in all its intricacies…the sex, while incredibly hot, is just one aspect of this superbly spun, multi-faceted tale of life uncensored.” -Patrick Fillion, Writer/Artist, Class Comics
“Much gay porn in comics is tired, repetitive, and joyless, but that’s one tradition and precedent Dale Lazarov dispenses with. Under the happy penstrokes of Adam Graphite, Lazarov delivers a smutfest that is funny, tender, whimsical, and utterly, utterly filthy.”— Will Morgan for Comiczine-FA
“FAST FRIENDS is like a classic gay short novel executed entirely in pictures and without words–the silence makes the story even more seductive. It’s pulp fiction transformed into art: erotic, real and surprisingly tender. People often forget that genitals, even male genitals, can connect to the heart. A lovely piece of work.” — Christopher Bram, author of Gods and Monsters and Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
“The luminous, detailed drawings of PEACOCK PUNKS, uncluttered by dialogue balloons, leave room for the imagination to roam… Five guys who live at the intersection of sexy and cute meet on a rainy evening at a nightclub and head home for a shower and group sex. A fun time is had by all, including the reader, who can insert himself into the fantasy in a number of combinations.” — Larry-bob Roberts, author of The International Homosexual Conspiracy and founder and editor of Holy Titclamps
“By abandoning political screeds or stories about shame, secrets, family acceptance, and all the other storylines that are used over and over again, Lazarov makes a powerful political statement: this is normal.” — Pop Matters