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Yaoi Art: Painted Cover Art for “No Kissing”

May 01, 2010 | | Comments 17 |

All right — so close!

I know I said we’d have the second chapter of Tough ready today, but it turns out we still have just another couple “i”‘s to dot and “t”‘s to cross before we send this 35 page full-color yaoi comic out to the nearly 13,000 (!) subscribers of the Yaoi 911 News and Downloads mailing list. It’s tempting to rush things to make our deadline, but I’d rather make sure everything works and runs smoothly (meaning that I actually have gone through and tested everything) before I click that SEND NOW button. Because once I click it, there’s no turning back! :-D

So, in the meantime, to tide you all over, I have a special treat. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the cover art for “No Kissing” — painted by our very own kick-ass artist Winona Nelson! (Who also did the colors for “No Kissing” — and IMHO kicked ass there as well!)

Cover for "No Kissing". Art by Winona Nelson. © 2010 Alex Woolfson. All Rights Reserved.

(Click on the image to see a bigger version.)

I really think she knocked it out of the park with this one. And hopefully, seeing her awesome work will whet your appetite for Chapter 2. (Out sometime this week!)

(And hey, if you want to receive this comic when I send it out, please make sure you’ve signed up on our Free Comics page. Tough Chapter Two: “No Kissing” is another free comic from Yaoi 911.)

If you like what you see, please let us know in the comments! We live for encouragement! (And right now, as we hustle to get everything finished, a little encouragement would be a very nice thing…) :-D

UPDATE 5-3-10: I’ve just posted Winona’s painting on our print store. Check it out. :-)

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About the Author: Filmmaker by day, yaoi creator by night, Alex has dedicated himself to helping cute guys fight evil and find love.

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  1. bun says:

    I'll be the first to leave a comment.

    I was wondering when the second issue was going to be released but now i know it will be at some point of the week.

    I really like this painted cover. It's even prettier than the first one because of all the blue and purple lights reflecting on their naked skins. And they have great facial expressions, filled with desire. This is such a sensuous and intimate moment. What an appetizer, can't wait for the second chapter !

    And is the guy that soccer player on the poster, Jeff from "Artifice" ? he sure looks like him with his long hair, and slightly hairy slender chest.

    Keep up the good work, this is the home stretch !

  2. @bun

    Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it!

    (And yes, I think the guy in the poster looks like Jeff, too! I've even teased Winona about it. Is it a little foreshadowing? Product placement? Alternate universe? You decide! :-D )

  3. Sandrinha says:

    OMG!! They´re so sexy. I had goosebumps just by looking. The colors are well chosen, gave me a feeling of a dream scene, this picture is really pretty. I'm super excited to read chapter 2.

    Thanks Alex for this project and Winona by her art.

    Congrats by 13,000 subscribers. It's really amazing. Well, that tells me you're going the right way.

    Hugs :D

  4. @Sandrinha

    Goosebumps? Yay! That's just what we want! :-D

    Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm delighted to hear you're excited to read the next chapter. And I'm very excited to send it out to you! :-D

  5. Hehe cute^^ I am really looking forward to read this chapter.

  6. Pretty awesome. Echoing everyone else's comments, I look forward to reading the next chapter. :)

  7. @Hayden Thorne and @YaoiLover4Ever

    Very cool. Thank you for the encouragement!

    Things are going well with the final tweaks. Prepping the Store for downloads now. Soon I'll have some friends of mine run some tests in different browsers.

    Really looking forward to sharing this one with you guys! :-D

  8. Fluus says:

    No worries about the slight delay, Alex. Most good writers barely make their deadline, haha.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to this chapter (as is everyone else here, I see). And wish you good luck with all the final preperations.

  9. naruuzum says:

    what to say… your work is great! the image is awesome. Now I'm really looking forward to reading the next chapter :)

  10. @Fluus

    Thanks for the understanding — and encouragement. :-)

    @naruuzum

    Glad you found the image "awesome". Thank you for letting me know! :-D

    I really hope this chapter lives up to both of your expectations. Vitto and Winona did really great work on the art — I'm really proud of them and excited to share what they did!

    (But for now, trying to solve a weird Photoshop import issue — it will not defeat me! :-D )

  11. Saamie says:

    I love the artwork for this comic, the drawing a amazing, I wish I could draw that well haha.

    I cant wait for the second chapter, I just know it will be fantastic. Keep up the good work!

  12. @Saamie

    Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! Things are coming along well. My friends are carefully proofreading my word balloons and checking the web links to make sure they aren't broken. We're totally on track to get this done by the end of the week. :-D

  13. chica says:

    Even if everybody here has already said it, I just wanted to say it again. Totally awesome cover art! :)

  14. @chica

    And I love that you took the time to say it! That's great to hear! Thank you! :-D

  15. Jay says:

    I really liked this story, the reason i signed up here was because i loved it, if only there were more stories that are realistic like these. I just have one question, is there a 3rd chapter? hopefully there is ;p lol

    • Hey thank you, Jay! I’m glad you enjoyed the realism of the first two chapters of Tough!

      As for a 3rd chapter, I did write a 3rd chapter but the art has been delayed so I don’t know when it will be finished. But I’m working on it. :)

      • Jay says:

        your very welcome ^_^ please keep up the great work, you already have many fans ;p and im looking forward to it, the last one was kind of a cliff hanger so i’m very anxious to know what happens next lol.

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