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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 1 2014 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Dirty Sexy Comics is an upcoming documentary that takes a look at gay erotic comics, the many talents behind them and their impact on gay culture/lives. 

I've loved gay erotic comics since first seeing a copy of Gay Heart Throbs at my local comics shop. I was too young to buy it then, but I never forgot it. As I got older I discovered the Meatmen collections in gay bookstores. As a life-long comics fan, I was in Heaven! Even then, I wondered who the people were that created these stories. The books were a thrill for me, but required so much work for the writers and creators. I knew they were people very passionate and committed to their craft and to their sexuality. And they were gay and proud! It doesn't get much gayer than this fearless depiction of our raw sexuality. I loved it! I bought every Meatmen and every other gay erotic comic I could find. In the pre-internet days this was challenging and exciting. As a young gay person, these stories and pictures shaped how I saw myself. I didn't have to be a scared suburban homosexual. I could be a proud gay man, claiming my sexuality without apology. The men who created these stories had this kind of impact because they were good. They were REALLY good at what they did! They know how to turn their audience on. They knew how to be gay. And they freaking knew how to WRITE and DRAW! 

Who were these men? I wanted to know. What were they like? Were they wonderfully weird? Did they have day jobs? Did they ever have to pay a price for creating these stories? It wasn't until years later that I got some answers. But until then I thought about these creators, many who only listed their first name as their credit. 

The stories I read in these erotic comics weren't just a quick thrill to me. I thought about them. I revisited them. I re-lived them when I closed my eyes at night. They were as complex, beautiful and wonderful as any of the mainstream comics or "graphic novels" on my shelf. I felt so privileged that these men told me their stories. Now I want to tell theirs.

Dirty Sexy Comics will tell an important story about people who have been marginalized and an artform that's been ignored. The history of gay erotic comics is the history of the gay rights movement. It's a story of people who risked everything to express themselves. It's a story of who we are and what we desire. It's a story of rebellion, of artists refusing to conform and doing it with style and beauty.

In Dirty Sexy Comics, I'll take a look at gay erotic comics, past and present. I'll trace the roots of the medium and find the giants of the industry —the ones who are no longer with us and the ones who keep it alive and thriving. Many of these artists worked when they could have been discovered and lost their jobs and more. Their work let gay people know we weren't alone. And that there's nothing wrong with us.

This is a film about the rebellious part of the gay rights movement movement. Gay men were drawing sexy comics before Stonewall and we haven't stopped. We don't need to conform. We should understand our sexuality, not deny it. It should be celebrated! Gay people can be whoever we really are— and we have the right to put that down on paper or pixels.

Comics are getting more attention everywhere—from Hollywood to academia. Erotic gay comics deserve to have their story told too. Help me do that.

Art by Patrick Fillion
Art by Patrick Fillion

Why should I be the one to do this film?
I've made hundreds movies, some mainstream and promotional, some erotic. I know how to make a film and I have the follow-through to finish it. Not everyone on Kickstarter can say that. I've done hundreds of quality interviews with all sorts of people for video, print and the Internet. I'm no stranger to life behind the camera and I love it.

I'm passionate about comics, art and erotica. And I've got the drive to dig in and make this happen.

What will I do with the money?
I’ll find the men who created these comics in the early days through to today and record their stories. I'll shoot great interviews with all the key people and experts in the field. I'll be travelling all over to shoot and I can't do it alone. I'll need equipment, travel and crew. In post production I'll need editing, music, color correction, audio and output/applications for festivals.

What happens if the project is over funded? 
What I'm asking for is the minimum I need to make this movie. Any more funds will be put into doing more interviews and creating animation and using voice talent to bring the comics to life! The comics are at the core of this story and I want to audience to really experience them like never before.

You'll receive great incentives for your contribution! Check out the list. You can get:

The DIRTY SEXY COMICS digital movie The DIRTY SEXY COMICS companion book DIRTY SEXY COMICS t-shirts with exclusive art by Patrick Fillion! Deluxe The DIRTY SEXY COMICS DVDs with lots of extras A beautiful hardcover graphic novel, Fearful Hunter by award winning artist and writer Jon Macy from Northwest Press Digital comics from Class Comics Custom commissions from some of the hottest erotic artists working in the field You can even be a producer on the movie with your name in the credits and real input into the filmmaking process Get a short comic story based on your idea or fantasy drawn be a professional erotic artist and published in my book! You'll be part of history! But whatever level you contribute you have my deepest thanks and you'll be a part of getting this amazing story told!

Check out these messages from these very talented creators:

And more on the rewards...
Here's the list in a format a little more readable:

$5 or more
THE GRATITUDE, DUDE LEVEL

  • A digital comic from Class Comics!
  • Thanks on the film's website
  • Updates during the filmmaking process, including previews and behind the scenes info
  • My deepest appreciation

$15 or more
THE DIRTY THOUGHTS LEVEL

  • An exclusive digital thank you card with dirty, sexy art from a red-hot artist
  • Plus everything from the GRATITUDE, DUDE LEVEL

$25 or more
THE DIRTY MOVIE LEVEL

  • "Dirty Sexy Comics" digital film
  • Thanks in end credits of the film
  • Plus everything from the DIRTY THOUGHTS LEVEL
  • $50 or more

$50 or more
THE DIRTY DIGITAL LEVEL

  • "Dirty Sexy Comics" digital book with interviews, comics and art (all the stories that couldn't fit in the documentary will be in the book!)
  • Plus everything from the DIRTY MOVIE LEVEL

$100 or more (30 available)
THE DIRTY COMICS-LOVER LEVEL

  • Class Comics exclusive digital 5-comics bundle
  • Plus everything from the DIRTY DIGITAL LEVEL

$150 or more (20 available)
THE CLASS-Y HUNK LEVEL

  • "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirt (with exclusive illustration by Patrick Fillion)
  • "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features)
  • Plus everything from the DIRTY COMICS-LOVER LEVEL

$250 or more (20 available)
THE VERY-NSFW LEVEL

  • "Stonewall and Riot" DVD (animated film by Joe Phillips)
  • "Dirty Sexy Comics" paperback book with interviews, comics and art
  • Plus everything from the DIRTY COMICS-LOVER LEVEL

$500 or more (15 available)
THE GETTIN’ HARD LEVEL

  • "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book (instead of the softcover) with interviews and art (personally autographed)
  • An additional "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirt with exclusive illustration by Patrick Fillion (give one to your next trick!)
  • Plus everything from the VERY-NSFW LEVEL

$1,250 or more (5 available)
THE DIRTY ASSOCIATE PRODUCER LEVEL

  • Associate Producer credit at start of film (and on IMDB)
  • Conversation with director before completion of film with update and to chat about comics (via Skype or old-school phone)
  • Invitation and ticket to a film festival screening (travel not included)
  • Invitation to Los Angeles cast and crew screening (travel not included)
  • Fearful Hunter hardcover collection autographed and personalized by author/artist Jon Macy with a complete set of 5 art prints (from Northwest Press)
  • Total of FIVE copies of the "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features and digital edition)
  • Plus everything from the VERY-NSFW LEVEL

$3,000 or more (4 available)
THE DIRTY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER LEVEL

  • Executive Producer credit at start of film (and on IMDB)
  • You'll receive a rough cut of the film so that you can give input before completion
  • A CUSTOM COMMISSIONED DRAWING (you choose the subject, as dirty and sexy as you want!) by one of these hot artist: Alexander, Butch McLogic, Dave Davenport, Jacob Mott, Wally Rainbow!
  • The Class Comics Big Load: A copy of EVERY Class Comics edition available!
  • Plus everything from the VERY-NSFW LEVEL

$4,999 or more (2 available)
THE DIRTY SEXY MIND LEVEL

  • You are the DIRTIEST and SEXIEST of them all! Your idea/fantasy will be illustrated in a four-page comic that will be included in the "Dirty Sexy Comics" book. You'll be consulted about the details before the art is started to be sure your vision is brought to life! You'll get story credit and large prints of the artwork, suitable for framing. (You can opt to get a page of original artwork if the artist works traditionally.) And you'll get 10 copies of the "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book with interviews and art (personally autographed) Wow!
  • Invitation and a pair of tickets to a film festival screening of your choice (travel not included)
  • Invitation for you and your friends to Los Angeles cast and crew screening (travel not included)
  • The Class Comics Big Load: A copy of EVERY Class Comics edition available!
  • Fearful Hunter hardcover collection autographed and personalized by author/artist Jon Macy with a complete set of 5 art prints (from Northwest Press)
  • Stonewall and Riot DVD (animated film by Joe Phillips)
  • 5 copies of "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features)
  • Two "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirts (with exclusive illustration by Patrick Fillion)
  • Updates during the filmmaking process, including previews and behind the scenes
  • An exclusive digital thank you card with dirty, sexy art from a red-hot artist

$5,000 or more (2 available)
THE GROUP ACTION LEVEL

  • Special screening for your group before the release of the film + Q & A with director (travel not included)
  • Special slate with thanks and your group name at end of film
  • 10 "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirts (with original illustration by Patrick Fillion)
  • 10 copies of "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features and digital edition)
  • "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book with interviews and art (personally autographed), special thanks to your group in the book acknowledgements (10 copies)

$7,500 or more (2 available)
THE LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS LEVEL

  • Your logo and business in a slate in the film’s end credits (“This film made possible by…” just like on PBS!)
  • Your video (up to two minutes) placed on DVD at the end of the film (you provide video)
  • 10 "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirts (with exclusive illustration by Patrick Fillion)
  • 10 copies of "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features)
  • "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book with interviews and art (personally autographed), special thanks to your group in the book acknowledgements and ad page in book (And you'll get 10 copies)

Together, we're going to make a great movie! But it's ALL OR NOTHING with Kickstarter. If I don't reach my goal, this film CAN'T GET MADE

So Click that green button and contribute TODAY!

Risks and challenges

Every projects has risks, but a documentary this project needs someone who will push through the challenges. I have a lot of people I want to interview and I won't stop until I get them. I have a history to piece together that's fragmented and has often hidden. I will dig for answers, connection and tell a story about an artform that has been ignored for too long.
Budgets, travel and dealing with people all present challenges. I welcome them with patience, persistence and a sense of adventure.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit at start of film (and on IMDB) + Conversation with director before completion of film with update and to chat about comics (via Skype or old-school phone) + Invitation and ticket to a film festival screening (travel not included) + Invitation to Los Angeles cast and crew screening (travel not included) + “Fearful Hunter” hardcover collection autographed and personalized by author/artist Jon Macy + "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book with interviews and art (personally autographed) + Class Comics exclusive digital 5-comics bundle + Rare "Stonewall and Riot" DVD (animated film by Joe Phillips) + "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features and digital edition) + Two "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirts (with original illustration by Patrick Fillion) + Updates during the filmmaking process including previews and behind the scenes information + An exclusive digital thank you card with dirty, sexy art from a red-hot artist!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit at start of film (and on IMDB) + You'll receive a rough cut of the film so that you can give input before completion + A custom commissioned drawing (you choose the subject, as dirty and sexy as you want!) by one of these hot artist: Alexander, Butch McLogic, Dave Davenport, Jacob Mott, Wally Rainbow) + Invitation and a pair of tickets to a film festival screening (travel not included) + Invitation to Los Angeles cast and crew screening (travel not included) + A Class Comics Big Load: A copy of EVERY Class Comics edition available!,
    “Fearful Hunter” hardcover collection autographed and personalized by author/artist Jon Macy + "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book with interviews and art (personally autographed) + Rare "Stonewall and Riot" DVD (animated film by Joe Phillips) + "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features and digital edition) + Two "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirts (with original illustration by Patrick Fillion) + Updates during the filmmaking process including previews and behind the scenes information + An exclusive digital thank you card with dirty, sexy art from a red-hot artist!

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    You are the DIRTIEST and SEXIEST of them all! Your idea/fantasy will be illustrated in a four-page comic that will be included in the "Dirty Sexy Comics" book. You'll be consulted about the details before the art is started to be sure your vision is brought to comics history! You'll get story credit and large prints of the artwork, suitable for framing. (You can opt to get a page of original artwork if the artist works traditionally.) And you'll get 10 copies of the "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book with interviews and art (personally autographed and you'll get special thanks in the book acknowledgements) Wow! --plus--
    Invitation and a pair of tickets to a film festival screening (travel not included) + Invitation for you and your friends to the Los Angeles cast and crew screening (travel not included) + A Class Comics Big Load: A copy of EVERY Class Comics edition available! + “Fearful Hunter” hardcover collection autographed and personalized by author/artist Jon Macy +
    Rare "Stonewall and Riot" DVD (animated film by Joe Phillips) + 5 copies of "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features and digital edition) + Two "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirts (with original illustration by Patrick Fillion) + Updates during the filmmaking process including previews and behind the scenes information + An exclusive digital thank you card with dirty, sexy art from a red-hot artist!

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    SPECIAL GROUP ACTION PACKAGE:

    Special screening for your group before the release of the film + Q & A with director (travel not included) + Special slate with thanks and your group name at end of film + 10 "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirts (with original illustration by Patrick Fillion) + 10 copies of "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features and digital edition) + "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book with interviews and art (personally autographed) with special thanks to your group in the book acknowledgements (10 copies)!

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    LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS PACKAGE:

    Your logo and business in a slate in the film’s end credits (“This film made possible by…” just like on PBS!) + Your video (up to two minutes) placed on DVD at the end of the film (you provide video) + 10 "Dirty Sexy Comics" shirts (with exclusive illustration by Patrick Fillion) + 10 copies of "Dirty Sexy Comics" DVD Special Contributor Edition (with bonus features and digital edition) + "Dirty Sexy Comics" hardback book with interviews and art (personally autographed) with special thanks to your group in the book acknowledgements and ad page in book (you'll get 10 copies)!

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