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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

< A new comic is available! 3Sum is a collection of three ealry comics I did. Click on the image for a larger view. To order, and for preview pages, go here.


A great review of my comics!

Web Comics
Hearts & Iron
Carl introduces John to his fellow MMA fighters.
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Ursus Major, A Werebear's Tale
The spy at Werebear Weekend gets a surprise.
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  Paul Bunyan
Paul gives his fans a taste of what's to cum!
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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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Ursus Manor Mini Comic
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Follow the story of Samson and Pete in fellow artist SONG's Big Is Better. Inkollo.com

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Above: previews of the Hearts & Iron / Paul Bunyan crossover. I'm back at work continuing these for a collected book. Click on image for a larger view.
john tearing steel door open with bare hands H & I 6 preview
A detail of a 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. Detail of a work in progress colored pencil drawing of Big Paul. (It's a photo of the piece, so there's glare...) Click on image for full view. 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.
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


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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