So, I was gonna post this on Wednesday, but I was having problems getting online so I couldn’t. Instead of posting one of my comics, I’m gonna blog about a commissioned project I’m doing illustrating a comic for Jason Quest.
He does a series of semi-autobiographical comics that deal with sex and whatnot, and he had a particular one that he thought might suit me. The general idea of the comic is that a guy at a Halloween party in a Robin costume, Jason, meets a guy at the party in a Batman costume and, obviously, they fuck. Robin ends up handcuffed to a headboard. So, obviously I said I’d draw that. I believe Robin should be fucked, and often, and by a rough top who knows how.
If you’ve been following my Tumblr you’ve already seen inks for the first four pages. Jason’s blog has him talking about it, but also posting the colors as he’s been working on them. He’s doing the coloring and the lettering, I’m doing the penciling and inking. I’ve penciled the majority of it at this point, and inked the first four pages.
If you’re not following my Tumblr, btw, you’re missing out on a lot of awesome these days.
You can click on the pages to see the larger versions.
So, on this first page there was supposed to be a gay Halloween party circa 1997, when the Batman and Robin film came out. To try to keep it in period, I added costumes that might have been popular then. There’s a Power Ranger, and Ghostface from Scream, and to have something from the Batman and Robin movie I put in a drag Poison Ivy. As a nod to my own comics, I also drew in the bunny boy I’ve drawn in the past, and I decided to have the Power Ranger cruising him. And that’s Han and Lando about to make out in the last panel there.
On page two, Batman and Robin start talking, Bat-puns abound, and within a couple pages they’ll be fucking. I would be posting these pages to the Facebook page for my comics, also, except that this is about as far in the story you can go before it gets too sexually explicit for Facebook. I was originally drawing Batman a little more Adam West, and we decided to have him be a little more Neal Adams.
I thought there was a certain element of comedy with him, in the later pages, trying to be very serious and butch in a costume that looks somewhat ridiculous, because it is after all a Batman costume. That’s always part of how I seem to draw sex, though. The power that the top thinks he has is all an illusion. Normally, I draw the top as a cartoon rabbit with a giant head, and I always draw the bottom to be as pretty as possible. Or, what I consider to be pretty, anyway. That’s my own projection. I hope there’s enough of the awkwardness left in how I’m drawing Batman that some of that remains, but it was probably the right decision not to make it outright comical.
They get up to a room, and you can see Robin’s Bat-boner there in the last panel. The idea is that, as soon as Batman gets forceful with him, Robin is immediately hard.
There’s a small homage to a David Hockney painting on the wall in the third panel there, which is sort of a joke for myself because I couldn’t tell you how many gay guys I’ve seen who have David Hockney prints hanging in their houses. More of them have Hockney prints than actually know much about Hockney, I think it’s just in the gay handbook somewhere that we’re all supposed to like him. I do like Hockney, though, probably his photo collages more than his paintings.
Four pages seemed like an eternity to wait to get Robin’s shorts off, which was obviously why I was drawing all this in the first place. The boy from my Boy From Santa Cruz story saw this page a couple days ago, and he said that the pose in the last panel there must be a favorite of mine. I didn’t realize until he said that, but I had drawn the rabbit taking off the BFSCs underwear in a previous comic in a similar pose. I do like it, I think it’s a cute pose. I also like that Robin’s dick is uncut, I find that cute, too. It was described that way in the script, so I was happy to stick with that description.
Stay tuned for the storyline to get much more hardcore in a page or two :D
Also, there will be new A Waste of Time strips very soon, and I’m still working on the page where I’m going to be offering original art for sale, so thanks for checking back!