Monday, January 3, 2011

Super-Gay Profile - Ross Boston

Hey folks!

I do this thing a lot where I disappear for a little while then come back and announce to an empty room that I'm here. And I'm gonna do it again. Last time I posted on this blog was back in November (which was also the last time I did a Livestream, yeesh!), and I feel a little bad about that. I guess the "hiatus" was probably due to the fact that most of the work I was producing was Christmas-or-commission-or-both-related, so I couldn't post any of it here. Soon, I will, but not yet.

Anyway, I want to start posting some of my sketches related to my newest pet project, "The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston." A comedy following the exploits of of a young 20-something as he joins a team of supernatural specialists located in a palace on top of a skyscraper, "Super-Gay" is my attempt at making a comic about a gay character who is not a porn star, but in fact a perfectly regular person with (mostly) normal problems.

As I get to them, I will feature a character on the blog with the most up-to-date image of them and then some sketches showing the progression of their design (and you might be disappointed to find that I don't have pages and pages of concepts, but that's just not how I design - unless I don't feel like I've "found" the character, I usually am pretty quick to come up with something).

Appropriately, we'll start off with our hero, Ross Boston!

Ross Boston is a bit of a pushover. Left jobless, he seeks the aid of Bobslist.web, a website devoted to job listings. He makes the mistake of clicking on the "Adventure and Excitement" listing instead of the one devoted to "Art and Design," however, and spots and ad looking to hire a new member to the Bobslist Adventure Team. Unqualified but interested, our hero applies and after a rigorous interview, he is hired! Hilarity ensues.

About the design: I wanted to make a character that was not what many people typically consider a gay stereotype. I imagine Ross does not know that he is attractive but dresses well enough anyway, as though something in the back of his head tells him he is supposed to. His lack of self-confidence contrasts his decent fashion sense and good looks. Ultimately, I also sought to design a character that I'd be happy drawing over and over again, and I think that - if nothing else - was a success.

Alright, that's it for today's entry! See you next time with another "Super-Gay" character. ;D



  1. It seems as though all of my gay characters are either rock stars or porn stars. :T

    Like I mentioned on dA, I'm totally looking forward to seeing the development of this project! :D


  2. I'm gay and I don't think I can think of a single gay character that I can relate to, they're all over the top stereotypes or only exist in order to have sex and make out with every guy available.

    I think I'd enjoy this.

  3. @ Chrissi: Thanks so much! The Blue Baroness is...2 updates away, I think, so keep your eyes open for that.

    @ VertMB: Indeed, there are no relateable gay characters. It's really quite a shame.