Funding Now: Pool Boys
A Gay Demon Boy Romance
Funding now on Kickstarter is a soft and steamy vacation romance between a demon and a pool boy, by Josh Trujillo and Josh Cornillon, with Lucas Gattoni.
Josh Trujillo is a writer for books like Hulkling & Wiccan and Blue Beetle: Graduation Day and has teamed up to bring Pool Boys to Kickstarter.
With digital and print rewards, and something special while the Kickstarter is running - check out the Hot-Line. Details are below and you can back the Kickstarter here.
A steamy demon approaches you from across the pool. What do you say? Pool Boys answers this question (and more) in a summer romance unlike any other.
From writer Josh Trujillo (Hulkling & Wiccan, Blue Beetle: Graduation Day) and artist Josh Cornillon (Young Men in Love), with letterer Lucas Gattoni (Liebestrasse), Pool Boys tells the story of Paul, a pool boy at the interdimensional Solitaire Resort, and Micah, a demon just passing through. This steamy romance focuses on found love, fleeting connections, and the fun we have along the way.
“Pool Boys is like a sizzling summer romance - scorching hot, aching, bittersweet, and sexy all at once,” says artist Josh Cornillon, “This is the vacation hookup you’ve been looking for!”
Just in time for summer and Pride Month, Pool Boys combines Josh and Josh’s shared love of fantasy, luxury, and unconventional romance. Inspired by Palm Springs, Cornillon’s art style is seductive, playful, and vibrant. He creates a fantasy world where demons come to relax, and the hospitality staff are always ready to serve. Trujillo’s story combines the feelings of Heartstopper and the steam of Fire Island, creating an immersive world instantly relatable to fans of queer fantasy and queer love.
“Making Pool Boys has tapped into all the tropical resort inspiration I’ve had kicking around in my head for years, and I’m SO excited to be working with Josh Trujillo,” said Cornillon, “Since day 1, we’ve been on the same page and fallen in love with our own characters as we guide them through this new romance”.
“This is a book where I know I can stretch my fun, sexy lettering muscles and have a blast doing it!” said letterer Lucas Gattoni.
“Working with Josh Cornillon has been an absolute dream. He’s a perfect vacation partner, and we’re excited to share the Solitaire Resort with everyone who backs the Kickstarter!” said writer Josh Trujillo.
The 36 page full-color comic book, drawn, featuring an exclusive Kickstarter cover.
A black and white “Making Of” sketchbook with never before seen art, a cocktail menu, and other surprises.
Exclusive sticker packs and postcard sets for the traveler in your life.
…and a chance to create your very own demon, to be featured within the pages of Pool Boys!
[THE POOL BOYS HOT-LINE]
Still unsure if you’ll back POOL BOYS? Maybe a call to the Solitaire Resort might help!
As part of the POOL BOYS launch, an official, toll free Hot-Line has been set up for prospective readers. Learn more about the vacation resort within the story, hear a drink menu, or leave a message for the front desk. This fun and flirty phone number will remain active throughout the Kickstarter.
Call it now at 218-666-POOL!