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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. Urus Major also appears on T Media Productions. Enjoy the site, check out the store and purchase comics if you'd like.

Jeff Jacklin
Hearts & Iron creator/writer/artist

What's New

Naked John escorted by soldiers
New! A
detail of a finished page from the in progress Project Hercules... click on the image for a full view.

John in shackles
A detail from a finished page from the in progress Project Hercules... click on the image for a full view.

Carl in interior of Project Hercules complex
A detail of a finished page with Carl from the in progress Project Hercules... click on the image for a full view

Web Comics
John and Carl muscled backs
Hearts & Iron
New! John dominates!
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cub and werebear
Ursus Major, A Werebear's Tale

A winter walk. A new strip coming soon.
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Big Paul
Paul Bunyan
New! Paul and new friends hard at work.

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Books for sale!
jacked coverPaul's strip collection is now available! The current online episodes and new strips continuing his north woods workout, and the beginnings of a new tale. 28 pages. Available as a pdf.
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brThe Werebear and Cub have their own book! All the current strips and extra art collected in a pdf edtion. 44 pages.

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jackedEnjoy all current 37 collected Hearts & Iron web strips in one volume, with some unpublished art, and rough sketches for various strips. 52 pages.
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Hearts & Iron comics are available in digital editions! Learn more/to order >
HI covers

Follow the story of Samson and Pete
in Big Is Better. Inkollo.com
big is better

Have John and Carl on your desktop! Wallpaper versions of H & I art (yes, Big Paul and the Werebears are coming as wallpaper too) are now available at the Store.
John, Carl & Rex / Campfire 1600 x 900. To order>
Kallikrates & Ioannes
Kallikrates & Ioannes 1024 x 768. To order>

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...
Click on images for a full view.
giant foreman detail page 1 giant foreman detail p 2 giant foreman sketches detail
Page 1 Page 2 Character sketches - Foreman and l'il worker...
I'm writing multiple storylines for Hearts & Iron; I felt it was time to show where those stories are going, even though they are in rough stages. Below are previews of the H & I #6 "King of Stones" issue, where the Entwined Lives arc moves further ahead in time to the 9th - 10th century AD in Ireland, and Carl and John are incarnated as Viking and Celt, respectively. The Project Hercules story will probably be a one shot special issue. Also, new webcomics, and a preview panel of a new Paul Bunyan strip - his workouts are paying off! See more in an upcoming ebook.

H & I 6 preview
Hearts & Iron #6 Rough Pages Preview
A detail from rough penciled pages and character sketches. Click on image for a 4
page preview.

John breaks chains
Project Hercules Rough Previews
A detail from rough penciled pages of the
Project Hercules story.
Click on image for a 3 page preview.

paul b forest

Paul Bunyan
A preview panel from the Paul Bunyan book.
Click image for a larger view.
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HI 5 coverHearts & Iron comic books are available in digital versions!
Order all 5 issues of Hearts & Iron full length comic books in pdf form. They look great on an iPad! Go to the Store to order.
hossCheck out Brutus Wear T shirts, featuring my artwork!
Go to http://brutus-wear.com/ to learn more.
Legion of Bears
Bears assemble!
Characters I came up with and illustrated for Phurfest 2012 in Phoenix.

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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