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In this romantic and erotic gay comic book, Carl Hanson and John Sullivan are two iron-pumping men who begin a life-journey together. Their path will take them into scuffles in which they turn the tables on bashers, and other timelines where they compete in the ancient Olympics. They debuted on Jeff's Muscle Studio, my bodybuilding and male art site, and currently appear in 5 self -published issues of Hearts & Iron and a web strip. On the Strips page, you can also read Paul Bunyan and Ursus Major, A Werebear's Tale, two other strips I'm currently drawing and writing. Enjoy the site, check out the store and purchase comics if you'd like.

Jeff Jacklin
Hearts & Iron creator/writer/artist

What's New

The web comics were all updated recently. I've finished another page for Project Hercules, and inked another Paul Bunyan strip; samples below.

 
Previews
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john tearing steel door open with bare hands pual bunyan swimming naked detail   H & I 6 preview
A detail of a new preview page from "Project Hercules." A foot thick steel door won't stop John! Click to see full page. For more Project Hercules previews, go here. Upcoming strip - Big Paul goes for a swim, to the amazement of boaters, orca and the bears on shore! Here's a detail of the b & w art, click for full page.   Hearts & Iron #6 "King of Stones" Preview
A detail from rough pencils pages.The Entwined Lives arc moves to the 10th century AD Ireland, and Carl and John are incarnated as Viking and Celt, respectively..Click on image for a 4 page preview.

Books for sale!

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H & I #1, "Beautiful Friendship"
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H & I #2, "Clubland"
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H & I #3, "Judgment"
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H & I #4, "A Game of Gods"
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H & I #5, "The Underworld"
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Paul Bunyan Strip Collection
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Ursus Major, A Werebear's Tale
Strip Collection
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Hearts & Iron Strip Collection
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Follow the story of Samson and Pete in fellow artist SONG's Big Is Better. Inkollo.com

Web Comics
Carl kissed by another MMA fighter
Hearts & Iron
Carl gets a surprise from a fellow MMA fighter...
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Cub and werebear walking in cave
Ursus Major, A Werebear's Tale

New! The Bear accompanies the Cub into the past.
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Paul's shadow
Paul Bunyan
New! Something big is coming...
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Paul prepares to dive in the ocean
Paul Bunyan
New! Paul meets the bears...
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Bear Noir! A Halloween werebear strip!

I was looking for a good horror movie on TV... clicked through a lot of dumb slasher movies, looking in vain (vein?) for The Wolfman or some other classic monster flick that relied more on mystery and atmosphere than gore... hmm, wait, I'm drawing a strip about shapeshifters... ok, I'll draw my own movie. In black and white. Click on the icons to read "Ursus Manor!"

Ursus Manor detail Werebaer hears growls
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Ursus Manor 4 detail    
Part 4    
 
The Construction Foreman - unpublished art
Some pages and characters I sketched some years ago about a giant (twice normal size) construction foreman and a romance with a regular sized worker. Yes, he's very Paul Bunyan-esque. I could develop this into a full story...
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Page 1 Page 2 Character sketches - Foreman and l'il worker...
 
Legion of Bears
Bears assemble!
Characters I came up with and illustrated for
Phurfest 2012 in Phoenix.
hossCheck out Brutus Wear T shirts, featuring my artwork!
Go to http://brutus-wear.com/ to learn more.

Black N Blu Ball poster

Poster art - click for larger view

Bear and Leather Masquerade Ball poster

Poster art - click for larger view

     

Hearts & Iron T shirts now available at Redbubble! Click on the image to learn more.

 

 

Classcomicsmeaty_detailI have a one page illustration (of Class Comics characters) in the Class Comics Halloween special (the "Treat" edition.) Over 80 other artists are featured. Check it out here!

A few words from fellow artist Rainer on the practice of assuming that content —
aritsts' work — on the web is there for the taking: Not Funny

A review of my comic by fellow comic artist/writer/blogger Rainer Hormann, in English. Thanks Rainer!

Fellow comic artist/writer/blogger (“Samstag ist ein guter Tag”) Rainer Hörmann's latest collection of essays. 

For more H & I / Werebear/Paul Bunyan webcomics, go to the Strips page.

For previews of Hearts & Iron, click here.

< Here is my version of the "Marriage Equality" icon for FB - click for larger view. 

 

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