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Cavalcade of Boys #6
YBIL again
Young Bottoms in Love: Spotlight on Brett Hopkins
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Sunday, February 29, 2004
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Cavalcade of Boys #6


Author(s): Tim Fish.


sixth issue coverHere's the end of the mostly-by-Tim-Fish run of reviews.
Not that I complain, mind you. The sixth issue of The Cavalcade of Boys is as good as the previous ones, and this time, we learn a bit more about the relationships between three teenage guys who share a house - we met them in issue #3. Shown until now as being rather innocent and romantic, they now get into one of those triangles which seem to have been invented by gay people, where their search for love and their appreciation of sex for sex's sake seem mutually compatible.
In another part of this issue, we finally get to know what happened between Tighe (from issue #1, and even before) and his previous boyfriend Mitch, the "perfect ex". It's a rather on-target description of how, sometimes, it doesn't take anything really serious for love to take a wrong turn. And then, there is the excellent spare sprinkling of deliciously cheesy dialogue like "Sometimes, love is not enough".
Classic Tim Fish, if that means anything.
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Monday, February 16, 2004

YBIL again



Romance is in the air A promise is a promise, so here are the reviews of the last two Young Bottoms in Love collections. Of special interest is the third one, a delicious journey through the classic romance stories which have completely disappeared from today comics.

 


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Saturday, February 07, 2004

Young Bottoms in Love: Spotlight on Brett Hopkins



Brett Hopkins by Brett HopkinsHere's the first collection of the online gay comics anthology Young Bottoms in Love. Brett Hopkins was the co-editor of the anthology for some time, although he's now left to work on a personal project. He's a realistic artist with lots of flair, and I'm glad this collection exists.
Two other collections from YBIL have been published, I'll review them in the next few days.

 


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Just a few words, to tell you I've added another functionality to the site: when you're on a review page, you can now click on any author's name to see all the reviews of his/her work. Neat, isn't it?
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Friday, February 06, 2004
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Wanky Comics #3


Author(s): BiL Sherman.


Cover for the third issue Here's the third issue of the all-hairy dreams of BiL Sherman. Behind a wickedly funny cover, you'll find a new chapter of Monster War, another darkly amusing adventure of Wood Weapon, where the eponymous character falls into the paws of a seemingly toy lion who makes jealous boyfriends look like a walk in the park, and various one-pagers, ranging from love in the times of gore to a kind of porn gospel which would hopefully make any fundamentalist Christian choke up and die. That was my wishful thinking of the day. But I digress.
The hallucinations of Monster WarApart from Monster War, which is unremittingly dark and disturbing, most of BiL Sherman's stories are still full of whimsy, a whimsy which shine through the sex and violence of the stories. Fairytales for (gay) grown-ups, I'd call it.


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