Growing up I would almost never be seen without a pencil and paper in my hand. I remember spending much of my time watching anime like Ninja Scroll and reading Spiderman’s adventures in the pages of comic books. Just seeing these characters being brought to life lead me to believe that nothing is impossible! — Imagination was the key to true liberation!
I am a person who is heavily influenced by Music – Hip Hop culture in particular. I have taken much influence from “Urban Art.” By mixing up styles from Western and Eastern cultures has allowed me to develop an eclectic style.
Discovering Class Comics and the world or Erotic Art only made my love for illustrations grow stronger! Seeing all the beautiful men created by the hands of Mr. Fillion made it clear that this is what I wanted to do… As you can see in my art, his work has made a huge impact on me, along with other comic greats like the late Michael Turner, and Tom of Finland.
I hail from the UK, and live in a little seaside town in Cornwall, England. I’m 42 years old, and really should know better! I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember…I used to draw dinosaurs and battles and such like. Until I discovered superheroes! I was drawn to the colourful costumes, the exciting names and just fell in love with them.
Anyway, time went by, and I found myself thinking more and more about the guys *under* the colourful costumes, and their alluring physiques…and from there it was a natural progression to figure studies and erotic drawings.
I went to college, studied art in a wider sense, but kept my love of drawing comics. Once I’d graduated, I used as much of my spare time as I could to follow my dream of producing real comics, but I remained drawn to the male figure.
I eventually came into contact with Jonny Murdoc through a third party, and creatively we just sparked. This led to a few short projects, and then “Blam!”, up popped Crash! We had a total blast creating the major concepts and characters and we hope you love that sexy rogue as much as we do!
Class Comics is proud to have Ismael Alvarez as part of its list of contributors. This young artist has been creating immensely beautiful illustrations and Gay comic erotic for several years, but has only just started to create art for us.
His first official story appeared in RAPTURE #1, and featured the demon Sethan and Naked Justice. The story entitled “Paying your dues” served as prequel to the DEIMOS #0 issue, and blew fans away with its beauty! Ismael won over the readers of Class Comics, and proved that other artists could also do homage to our characters.
“I adore the world of comics in general, the world of eroticism, and —why not say it— the world of pornography. I am one of those who think that it is art, whatever way you look at it; I don’t believe that the mere act of watching how people perform sex can be considered as something deviant and dirty. Quite the contrary! You will see that I don’t beat about the bush; when it comes to illustrating. I do what I want when I want, and if you don’t like it, don’t look at it. Sex is beautiful, dear people. Let’s look at it the way it is…”
Ismael also contributed a stunning image of Camili-Cat for the CAMILI-CAT: 20th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL. He is currently working on several of his own projects, and we hope to have him work on more Class Comic Books in the near future.
In April 2008, Class Comics released the Art of Ismael Alvarez as part of it’s highly successful Class Comics Portfolios series. This exquisite book features over 30 full color illustrations, beautifully created by Ismael and is a must for any fan of male erotica.
Are you interested in working with us and joining the Class Comics team? We welcome your submissions, provided each proposal adheres to our submission guidelines. Here’s what you need to know before submitting your work. Please note that we have made numerous changes to our submissions guidelines, effective October 29, 2012 Be sure to read everything over very carefully. All submissions must be sent to us electronically.
Class Comics is a publisher of Gay Erotic Comics. We are always looking for quality creator-owned projects that feature prominent gay characters and adult themes. We are not currently looking for projects without adult content.
Our goal is to broaden the line of Class Comics titles to include works by other creators. Your project should feature a strong Gay overtone, and must be adult-rated. Projects featuring prominent Gay characters and themes but not containing adult, sexual content will NOT be considered at this time. Please do not send anything of this nature. Remember who you are submitting work to. SEX is a big part of Class Comics, and while we also look for compelling stories, your project should be drenched in sex appeal, and feature as much nudity and sexual themes and action as possible.
Ideally, your project will be 24 pages in length. We will consider projects that are longer than 24 pages, but the 24-page comic book format is what we are generally looking for. A series of up to 3 books can be proposed, with each individual issue being 24 pages in length.
We require at least 8 fully completed pages in color in order to consider a project for possible publication. The first 8 pages of the first book are preferred as it helps us properly assess things and get a better sense of the project.
Please also include a brief story synopsis/plot outline that is no more than a couple of paragraphs long. Character studies and brief bios are helpfull as they help give an even broader overview of your project.
Don’t forget to include your name, address, e-mail address and/or a phone number at which you can be contacted.All submissions must include attached writer and artists/colorists. We will not consider projects that do not have complete teams of involved creators, or that are created using Poser and other 3D rendering programs and software.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND SCRIPTS.
We are currently looking for independent artists to work on Class Comics projects — That is projects written by Class Comics and featuring Class Comics characters. Any artists wishing to submit samples for consideration are encouraged to submit drawings of Class Comics characters, but can also submit pieces that do not directly depict Class Comics characters. Essentially, we want to know that you can draw our characters and that if you are hired to work on a project, our characters will be properly represented and recognizable. Remember that you’re trying to impress us, and we are primarily interested in seeing how artists draw Class Comics characters.
Also, make your submissions as sexy and exciting as possible. Put your best foot forward. The first impression is always the most important.
ARTISTS PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer portfolio review services.
Class Comics is not looking for inkers at this time.
Class Comics does not accept scripts or idea proposalsfrom writers without an artist firmly commited to the project. We categorically do not accept scripts regarding our characters as we control our characters’ destinies!
We don’t have a reserve of artists who we assign to scripts. Generally we publish projects done by artists or artists/writer teams. This means that if you have an original story idea, but no visuals for it, then partner yourself with an artist and CREATE THAT COMIC!
We don’t look at unsolicited scripts as it sets up potential for problems later on, should some of our projects bear an unintentional resemblance.
HOW TO SUBMIT
PLEASE NOTE: We NO LONGER accept artwork submissions via email.
Submissions must be sent electronically. You can upload your files using ourDROPBOX.
Once your work is uploaded, please contact us and let us know that it’s there. You can reach us directly through our CONTACT PAGE.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSION
If we have an immediate interest in your work you will be contacted. If anyone on the Class Comics staff has even the slightest interest in your work your submission will be kept on file for future reference. No immediate response from us does not necessarily constitute a rejection. It can take some time to review submissions and consider them thoroughly, so please be patient.
On the other hand, if you’re sending a submission cold and we’re not currently interested, we may not be able to get back to you right away. That said, if we like your stuff and have a place for you, you will hear from us.
Thanks for your interest in submitting material to Class Comics!
Benoît Prévot was born in France in the Ardennes in 1968. He currently lives in Paris. A graduate of EMSAT, he has worked at various design and advertising studios, then received formal training at the CFT Gobelins to work on several animated television series. Throughout his career, he has created artwork for comic books and fanzines. He has also illustrated book covers and promotional posters.
Now Benoît focuses most of his creative energy on his erotic illustration and projects, such as the Angelface comic book series. His art can be seen regularly on exhibit at the Tom Of Finland Erotic Artfair.
For more of Benoît Prévot’s fantastic works, visit his website and his Blog.
Also affectionately known as “Spubba the Mad”, this wonderful artist made her debut in Rapture #2 on a story starring Incubus.
Spubba’s been creating her breathtaking male illustrations for a little over 6 years now and you might be surprised to learn that male erotica is not the only thing Spubba creates.
Not only has she been published with Class Comics, but she has also illustrated books for Harcourt School Publishers. She is continually honing her amazing skills as an illustrator, and pushing herself.
A well-rounded artist who knows the importance of furthering ones’ art by embracing versatility, Spubba is currently hard at work on several projects for Class Comics, including one very special creator-owned project called Nano.
For now, it’s all very “Top Secret”, but suffice it to say that fans of Class Comics’ usual quality of man sex will most certainly not be disappointed.
Fans of Deimos, Class Comics’ resident fallen angel will be thrilled to learn that Spubba has completed a very special Deimos #1 prequel for the up-coming Rapture #3.
Mike is a formally trained and over-all erotic art junky. He has been creating erotic illustrations for over 15 years. His work has appeared in magazine such as Playgirl, Mandate, Torso, Advocate Men, and Unzipped, although it is the work he has done for MEN and Freshmen magazines that have garnered him the most attention.Always trying to improve his work, Mike has never shied away from experimentation. This eagerness to try different styles and techniques has allowed Mike’s work to evolve naturally into what you see today.
Mikes first publication with Class Comics is the second edition in our new line of Art Portfolios! The Art of Mike Portfolio contains works he has created for the various magazines, as well as some custom work he’s done for us.
Max’ may be French, but he was born in Germany in 1966. He began his career as an illustrator of male erotica for such Gay publications as “Gay Pied”, “Male insider”, “Play Gay”, “H.H”, etc…
In 1994, he went to work for “Project X” magazine where he began to evolve his very unique and distinctive style of drawing. Today Max’ illustrative style is unmistakable and stands out as one of the most cutting edge in the field of erotic illustration.
In 2006, Class Comics was proud to translate and to release the first issue of his series entitled Rainbow Country. Centered on the exploits of a band of friends living in a city populated uniquely with Gay Men, Rainbow Country was an immediate hit for its bold, brilliant art and captivating story.
Issues #1 and #2 of Rainbow Country are currently available.
With endearing characters and irresistible intrigue, fans have eagerly been awaiting the release of the series’ third installment.
Look for Rainbow Country #3 to be released very shortly.
Fro more information on Max’ and to see more of his artwork, check out the website: www.onemaxshow.com