François Peneaud is the writer for Brother to Dragons!
He is a teacher, comics critic (both for his site The Gay Comics List and various French sites and publications) and occasional translator (Alan Moore’s Jack B. Quick and The Mirror of Love, a boatload of Simpsons comics, among others).
He has written 3 short scripts for the online gay romance comics anthology Young Bottoms in Love, the third one is included in the book version published by Tim Fish, the editor. A short prose story of his is also included in Best Date Ever, a true stories anthology published by Alyson Books.
He lives in the South West of France with his partner.
Carlos García is a Graphic Artist and Journalist from Venezuela. Since the beginning of his Graphic Design studies, back in the 90’s, he knew drawing was his strongest ability. This is why he has managed to work for a number of clients, including newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies and children books.Working full time as an Illustrator in a daily newspaper, he earned a Mass Communications License, so his career soon turned from Illustrator to information media Graphics Designer.
In 2006 he moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he resumed his work in illustration, working as a freelance artist for an economics magazine, children books and encyclopedias, and in comics, a world unknown to him until then.
He has developed and created all the designs and art for Brother to Dragons, from concept design for characters and locations, to inks, layout design and digital coloring, taking advantage of his experience in children´s illustration.
Well it’s official: Patrick Fillion is currently hard at work on the long anticipated final chapter of the Camili-Cat: Felinoids series. Issue #3 is starting to take shape, and this has the fans and everyone at Class Comics really excited.
When asked about the story for Felinoids #3, Patrick had this to say. “Felinoids #3 is a story I’ve always known how to conclude. Writing it has come easily, and that’s because I know exactly where I want Cam to go from this point on. It’ll be a new place; one that no longer has him asking “am I the last of my kind?” The Felinoids series already answered that. He now knows that some of his people have survived the war that devastated their home world! That’s really going to change him as a character.”
We can expect to see some familiar faces in this book, such as Locus, Felicia, as well as Captain Jung, Flamer and Disco, the three Bounty Hunters Patrick introduced in Rapture #3. But we will also be treated to a whole whack of new Felinoids — all sorts of different ones: Striped ones, spotted ones (you can see a few of them in the pic posted above!)– it’s going to be a visual orgy for the yes by the time Patrick is through with this book.
We’ll keep you posted on Patrick’s progress, but we expect to see this title hit the stores by the end of 2008.
For more of Patrick’s thoughts on Felinoids #3, check out this article which he posted on his Blog, Boytoons Magazine.
Real Name: Locus Onta Aliases: the Lean Green Sex Machine, Bug Boy Occupation: Smuggler, Adventurer Base of Operations: Varies between his ship and his apartment on planet Darria. Occasionally Camili-Cat’s shuttle, the Mina will serve Locus as a home away from home. Currently, Locus is in hiding on the planet Suktamimus. Place of Birth: The planet Darria. Known Relatives: Lyrren (mother, deceased), Herektio (step father, deceased) Group Affiliation: Former employee of Slavva, currently a member of Captain Jung’s crew. Gender: Male Sexual Orientation: Homosexual Height: 6’0″ Weight: 186 lbs. Eyes: Yellow Hair: None Skin: Green with dark green spots Penis: 14 inches, uncut First Appearance: Affinity #1 (1991) First Modern Appearance: Rapture #1 (2005) Current Appearances: Rapture #1, Rapture #2, Camili-Cat: 20th Anniversary Special, Striptease #1, Boytoon Adventures #1, Camili-Cat: Felinoids #3, Locus #1
History: Locus led a life of luxury as a child growing up on the planet Darria. His mother was a wealthy heiress and raised her child to be extremely self assured. When his mother died under suspicious circumstances during his teenage years, Locus found himself at the mercy of his twisted step father. A greedy and cold man, he had wed Locus’ mother for her vast fortune. He was violent and abusive, and Locus decided shortly after his mother’s death that he would not tolerate this sort of behavior. He soon uncovered evidence that his step father had poisoned his mother, which ultimately led to the man’s arrest and execution.
Now free of the tyrants’ reign, Locus was left as the sole heir to his mother’s considerable wealth. But alas, young, dumb and full of cum, it was not long before Locus squandered his fortune on boyfriends, drugs, alcohol and gambling. Left with nothing, the young Sektan found himself out on the treacherous streets of Darria. It was on those streets that he met and befriended a young Felinoid named Cam. The two young men became lovers, and helped each other survive the dangers of the Darrian street life.
Eventually, Locus was employed by the vile intergalactic gangster, Slavva DaButt. He became one of Slavva’s best smugglers, and perhaps it was Locus’ smug and arrogant attitude that won Slavva over. It certainly kept Slavva from enslaving Locus as a sex toy since the gangster was often impressed with the youth’s ability to avoid police patrols and routine ship searches.
Shortly thereafter Cam left Locus to his employment with Slavva. The two went on their separate ways. Recently Locus uncovered star charts and maps which held evidence of a surviving Felinoid colony. Being a loyal friend, Locus risked his life to get those charts to Cam.
This led to him angering Slavva, who in turn stripped the young Sektan and enslaved him, forcing him to dance as a sex slave in his favorite night club. Slavva toyed with Locus, marveling at the shear size of the Sektan’s endowment. Slavva was going to kill Locus, but Camili-Cat arrived just in time to save the day. Before escaping, Locus killed Slavva in revenge.
Locus joined Camili-Cat and Felicia board the Mina and traveled with them for a short period of time, until an argument forced Locus to leave Cam’s side.
Meanwhile, Slavva’s followers had placed a considerable bounty on Locus’ head, and soon he was being hunted down by Captain Jung, Disco and Flamer, a trio of bounty hunters.
The hunters captured Locus but decided to free him and accept him as part of their crew. Locus remained with Captain Jung and his associates for several months. Eventually he led his newfound allies in a daring rescue on the planet Pillahr and liberated Camili-cat from his twisted and estranged sister, Mina. Once reunited, Cam and Locus decided to stay together.
Their relationship would have continued uninterrupted had it not been for the arrest warrant placed on Locus’ head by the Sektan Authorities. Because Locus refused to adhere to Sektan laws, he was branded a fugitive. To protect Cam from the Sektan Authorities, Locus chose to flee and go into hiding on the planet Suktamimus. There he remains hopeful that he will be able to find a way out of his current pickle.
Powers and Paraphernalia: Locus has no particular powers per se. However, being a Sektan male in his late twenties, he does possess exceptional strength, speed and agility. His senses are also extremely acute.
Locus is well versed in many forms of hand to hand combat. His knowledge of weaponry is also quite vast, and he can use most firearms with deadly accuracy.
Notes: Locus knows he’s gorgeous. Despite his narcissism, Locus does not believe he is the centre of the universe. He has a very big heart, and is loyal to a fault.
Mark thinks that his only real claim to fame is having done card art for Magic: The Gathering, Harry Potter and the new Hecatomb game for Wizards of the Coast. As well as some inking and cover work for Malibu Comics (including four cover paintings for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)!
Mark has recently completed the art for The Mark of Aeacus. Aeacus was created in collaboration with well-known Prism Comics personality and eloquent scribe Charles “Zan” Christensen.
Aeacus is a full color, hard-edged supernatural comic with a gay “hero” who is caught up in a web of troubles when he goes to a hotel with a strange man…a night to remember becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget.
Real Name: Deimos Aliases: Taro Demon, My Lord, Master, Occupation: Heaven’s warrior. Deimos is a fallen angel attempting to earn Heaven’s forgiveness. Base of Operations: The All Things Asian restaurant, Gateway City. Place of Birth: Inapplicable. Known Relatives: None. Group Affiliation: Group Affiliation: Agent of Heaven, former demon of Hell. Gender: Male Sexual Orientation: Homosexual. Height: 6’4″ Weight: 225 lbs. Skin: Violet. Eyes: Violet Hair: Black Penis: 13 inches, uncut First Appearance: Deimos #0 (2004) Origin: Deimos #0 Current Appearances: Deimos #0, Deimos #1, Rapture #3
History: Deimos was one of the angels that followed Lucifer into Hell after the Prince of Lies was cast from Heaven by God himself. For millennia, Deimos did the Dark Lord’s bidding, wreaking havoc on Earth and perpetrating chaos whenever and wherever he could.
Deimos earned himself a name as one of Hell’s most brutal and heinous agents. It was not long before his exploits became legend in the world of mortal men, and soon the demon had legions of devoted followers, all willing to die for their evil lord.
Over the years, his heart became less and less enthralled with the lure of evil, and ultimately Deimos began to feel remorse, longing for his days as an angel. Precisely what precipitated this change in Deimos is unclear, but it is believed that this occurred as a result of falling in love with a fellow demon named Sethan. Love allegedly tempered the evil in Deimos’ heart, and awakened the good that lay dormant within him.
Soon he began to seek a way to reclaim his halo and wings. Being at war with Hell, Heaven was less than forgiving, but offered Deimos the opportunity to prove that he had indeed changed. His halo was returned, but the demon was told that to earn back his wings, he would have to battle the forces of Hell on Earth, all in the name of Heaven.
Although Deimos is determined to do good and fight evil in the name of Heaven, he is still a demon. This means that his approach to “doing good” and carrying out his missions is sometimes drastic and extreme. Deimos hopes that his good deeds will eventually earn him complete absolution, but despite this hope, he realizes that there is a long and hard road ahead of him.
In order to guide Deimos in his missions on Earth, Heaven sent him a guardian Angel named Cardinal. As liaison between Deimos and Heaven, Cardinal is charged with assisting Deimos whenever he can. Upon arriving on Earth however, Cardinal was apprehended by remnants of the cult that once worshipped Deimos. Their intent was to return Deimos to his evil ways by tricking him into killing Cardinal.
Though Deimos enjoyed fucking the Angel’s virgin ass, he did refrain from slaying him, and eventually freed him from the cultists, with the help of his trusted friend, the shaman called Billy. The trio escaped relatively unscathed, and Deimos remains ever ready to fight in the name of Heaven.
Powers and Paraphernalia: Deimos has all the abilities typical of his breed of demon. This includes heightened senses, speed, strength and agility. It is uncertain if he possesses any sort of arcane abilities beyond this.
Deimos’ companion and weapon of choice is the Grinn Reaper. The Grinn Reaper is a demonic entity that is able to assume the form of any weapon it chooses. While the Reaper does not comprehend Deimos’ desire to earn Heaven’s forgiveness, it respects its master’s decision. The Reaper and Deimos have an almost telepathic rapport, which permits the Reaper to assume the form of the weapon Deimos requires on a moment’s notice.
A fierce warrior, Deimos is well skilled in hand to hand combat and revels in using brute force whenever he can. His brute strength is tempered only by his not inconsiderable intelligence and street smarts. Deimos is well aware of the world he lives in, and knows its ins and outs. This serves him well in battle and calling upon this knowledge has often resulted in his emerging victorious in battle.
The 2008 QUEERIE awards are on, and we’re very proud announce that Class Comics’ THE MARK OF AEACUS has been nominated in the “Best Queer Indie Book” category.
This is such a big deal for all of us at Class Comics and we want to thank all of you who wrote in to the Comic Book Queers to nominate The Mark of Aeacus!
It’s time to cast your vote folks, and I urge you to follow this link and vote for AEACUS!!!
This is a great honor for all of us involved in the book because the issue is nominated alongside some really top notch material. Being nominated is an amazing pleasure in itself.
As most of you know, Aeacus is Class’ first book in a new line of titles which feature Gay characters and situations, but that don’t depict hard core sexuality. We’ve been planning several other new titles in this vein, but in a way, Aeacus was the “pilot” for this wave of books. To see it receive such acclamation is truly heart-warming, and proves to us that there is indeed a demand for its kind of material.
So please go and vote, my friends! You can make sure that Aeacus comes out on top!
Real Name: Cam Aliases: Cami, Puss, Boy Pussy, Tiger Occupation: Adventurer Base of Operations: His shuttle, the Mina, which he named after his sister. Place of Birth: The planet Felainus Prime, now destroyed. Known Relatives: Mylessa (mother, deceased), Cal (Father, deceased), Mina (sister) Group Affiliation: Former member of the Guardians of the Cube, currently none. Gender: Male Sexual Orientation: Bi-sexual, preferring the company of other men. Height: 6’2″ Weight: 195 lbs. Eyes: Emerald Green Hair: Black Penis: 12 inches, uncut First Appearance: Magma Forces #5 (1985) Origin: Camili-Cat: Felinoids #1 Current Appearances: Camili-Cat: 20th Anniversary Special, Camili-Cat: Felinoids #1, Camili-Cat: Felinoids #2, Camili-Cat: Felinoids #3, Camili-Cat: Purrfection #1, Camili-Cat: Diplomatic immunity, Rapture #1, Naked Justice #1, Satisfaction Guaranteed #2, Striptease #1, Boytoon Adventures #1, Locus #1
History: Cam was a young boy when his home planet was invaded by a malicious race of aliens known as the Sklarkians. The invasion was brutal, and the wars fought saw many Felinoid casualties. Cam’s father was killed early on in the conflict, as he was a general in the Felinoids’ defense army. Soon after, Cam’s mother took him and his small sister, Mina, and attempted to flee their doomed planet. The trio was captured and subjected to horrible treatments by the invading enemies.
Cam in particular was forced to endure all manner of indignities as two especially twisted Sklarkian slave traders took a special interest in him. The boy’s training as a sex slave thus began and much to their pleasure, Cam seemed to exceed their expectations with his voracious sexual appetite.
One fateful day, the Sklarkians who enjoyed tormenting Cam to no end, executed his mother before his very eyes. They told him that they had done the same to Mina only hours earlier. Later that night, Cam managed to incapacitate the guards watching him. He stole a small ship, and fled, leaving his doomed home world behind forever.
Cam spent several years fending for himself after his escape, but eventually met a Sivan female named Felicia. The two became fast friends, and decided to stick together, continuing on their way throughout the galaxy.
For a time, Cam’s interstellar travels brought him to the planet Earth. For a brief time, he became a member of the Guardians of the Cube, but eventually left the team in favor of resuming his search for survivors of the Felinoid race.
This is his primary goal: finding other surviving members of the Felinoid race. His belief that they are out there is all consuming, and along his search, he has made a few friends such as Locus and Slith, but has regrettably managed to make far more enemies.
Still, no matter what kind of trouble Cam lands in, it seems that his exceptional prowess as a lover and ample endowment always manage to bail him out of even the stickiest situation.
Recently, Locus has returned to Cam’s side, providing his friend with vital star charts and clues which have led Cam to a mysterious planet called Pillahr. Allegedly, Felinoid survivors reside on this planetoid.
Upon arriving there, Cam was reunited with an old friend, a fellow Felinoid named Lanor. This greatly encouraged Cam since for the first time in several years, he now knew that he was not the last of his kind.
Unbeknown to Cam and Lanor, Mina, Cam’s long thought dead sister had made her way to Pillahr. Quite insane, she proceeded to enslave the Felinoids she found there. She captured Cam, holding him responsible for all the hardships she endured as a child, even though, cam was in fact NOT responsible for her suffering. Mina attempted to kill her big brother, but before she could do so, Locus, Felicia, Slith and Captain Jung’s crew intervened, saving Cam and liberating the Felinoids from Mina in the process.
Once the battle of Pillahr was over, Cam and Locus decided to leave Pillahr together aboard Cam’s interstellar shuttle. Where their adventures will take them remains to be seen.
Powers and Paraphernalia: Cam has no particular powers per se. However, being a Felinoid male in his late twenties, he does possess exceptional strength, speed and agility. His senses are also extremely acute.
On occasion, Cam wears a special flight suit which enhances his physical capabilities, thus amplifying his strength ten fold.
He has also employed flight packs in the past which permit him to fly at limited speeds and for limited amounts of time. Not recommended for high velocity use, these flight packs are used primarily as a means of traversing farther distances in a short period of time, or to avoid rough or difficult terrain by foot.
Cam is well versed in many forms of hand to hand combat, and though he abhors violence (no doubt a result of his troubled childhood), he is not to be trifled with, more than able to defend himself.
His knowledge of weaponry is also quite vast, and he can be a deadly marksman. He favors a mini pistol that has limited range, but great accuracy.