Ryan Zeus (2007)
The next 6 pieces are the initial designs for these guys. Alpha male Ryan is a modern version of the thunder-god Zeus, easily the fan favorite of this series and perhaps of my whole stable of characters in all. He’s an idealized depiction of masculinity and authority, the obvious leader of the fraternity. Though he can be cruel, vengeful and pig-headed, there is a jovial playfulness about him that always seems to comes out in illustrations (of which there are many.)
Corey Vulcan (2007)
This one is perhaps the main reason why I’m using both the Roman and Greek names (people seem to have difficulty pronouncing Hephasteus.) Corey’s personality is not quite solidified yet but the drawings of him try to suggest his unfaltering nature. The most fun aspect of drawing Corey is his hair.
Jake Neptune (2007)
One of my earliest successful attempts at perspective and water, this particular drawing is my favorite of the initial six-piece series. Jake is good-natured but when someone gets on his bad side, he’ll use his his vast powers to enact wrath on the super-villain level.
Brent Hades (2007)
This is directly inspired by “Night on Bald Mountain” in Fantasia when those traumatizing big-tittied ghost ladies swarm the smokin’ hot muscular demon dude. None of my friends remember the boobs and for a while there, I thought I may have been making it up. Thank you various internets for proving me right, once again affirming that my proclivity toward sexualized drawings was cemented very early on in development. I saw that shit at age FIVE! They frikkin’ jiggled– it was bananas.
Brent, will be somewhat on the outs with the rest of his frat brothers, like the original Hades. Though not evil per se, I’d like to convey a somber, isolated tone about his character. He’ll lean kinda gothy and serve as an anchor for much of the demonic, hellish stuff I want to draw.
Jared Hermes (2007)
Since the trickster is usually depicted as a very young man, Jared became the twink of this lot. This “messenger of the gods” role makes me see him as somewhat subordinate to the others, though I would also like to convey a sense of cunning at some point. But all of that is secondary to his main purpose: to showcase my newfound foot fetish. He’ll always have the biggest feet of any character on this site.
Emerson Venus (2007)
That the goddess of sex and beauty is my favorite deity shouldn’t really surprise anyone, so inclusion was kinda mandatory despite somewhat hard-to-depict powers. The gender swap wasn’t such a big leap given that Omega Phi is decidedly all-male for various reasons. So, no, Bjork’s “Venus as a Boy” had nothing to do with it. Emerson continues to be an exercise in translating traditionally feminine imagery into something manly, which is why he’s as muscular and hung as Ryan.
Emerson Seated (2013)
Developed from one of my life drawing sessions, I’m not only proud of the way I drew Emerson’s big floppy uncut wiener in this one, but also that goddamn chair which always presents problems for me.
Contemplative Ryan (2016)
With almost 2000 notes between two separate posts, this is my most popular piece on tumblr. It’s inspired by this awesome homoerotic image of Sagat and Ryu from Street Fighter Alpha. There’s a frottage and cummy version in the Members Gallery showing some serious size difference action in their dongs.
Leather Ryan (2011)
One the left is a rollover where the tame version was made for the leather themed Black Party Expo, sold on t-shirts and tanks. On the right is the animated version by the amazing Blodiax! I love the lightning FX and the way those bulging hairy muscles heave! Thanks so much, Blodiax!
Back 2 Back (2010)
As one of their narratives (yet to be released– but soon!) explains, Ryan and Emerson have a longstanding friends-with-benefits sitch going on. Developed from an awesome life drawing, this was one of the proposed covers to my hardcover art book, Tongue in Cheek. The guys at Bruno Gmuender weren’t quite feeling it though. My favorite part of the tame version is their kicks. And of course, in the naughty version, their enormous cummy penises are my favorite part.
A Blissful Sunset (2011)
A commission from one of my repeat clients, this is the 2nd appearance of my version of the Old Man of the Sea. He’s on Ryan’s back making Ryan carry him around so he can pick fruit that’s too high. In retrospect, I should’ve thought harder about letting clients use my OC’s in commissions. Because once I’ve drawn it, it kinda becomes part of the character’s story in my head. Why can’t someone commission me to draw Ryan screwing the fuck outta some hot twink?
Rockin Ryan’ (2008)
The idea of Ryan as a singer in a band is kinda hot. I toy with the idea that he’s actually not very good at all… but no one has the cahones to tell him. I did Textile Design as a day job for many years, so this was an attempt at combining those sensibilities with erotica. It’s the type of outfit only a man like this could get away with.
Ryan Raw (2008)
This is only the second full-body drawing of Ryan. Here, he’s perhaps wrapped up a morning run or gym workout and has stopped to pose and show us his awesome power. Not one for modesty at all, Ryan loves showing off and very much enjoys his devoted following.
Very Old School Brent (1998)
Even though I drew a lot of the Greek Gods in this set, only Hades is included here because he looks very similar to the modern version drawn 10 years later. You’re allowed to laugh at the drawing level here (I can’t believe how often I hid hands and feet.) Yunno back then, I let this one girl’s comment, “they all look effeminate,” affect me in a very negative way. Modern me would reply, “Yea I know. Do my dicks look effeminate too?” And then shove as her as many of my cock drawings in her face as possible.