Meet the Cast of Kyle's B n B !!!

KYLE GRAHAM
Birthplace: Long Island, New York


"30-something" years old, ......Kyle’s been through a colorful career history, and a somewhat mysterious past, that has led him to his current position as owner & operator of the B&B. He's equally adept at fixing a delicious breakfast meal, (usually vegetarian & deceptively healthy), as he is at giving a sympathetic ear to any one of the B&B guys. After enduring several "educational" relationships over the past few years, and a good amount of time spent single, he’s now in an exclusive relationship with Breyer, a B&B guest originally from Toronto. His main focus continues to be keeping the B&B running and maintaining some semblance of calm amongst the rather diverse array of guests who come through the doors of the B&B.






BRAD STEELE
Birthplace: Long Island, New York

In his early 20s, rising star of a minor league baseball team.....he’s looking to break into baseball’s major leagues. And he probably will; he’s already won awards and has a kick-ass batting average. Essentially still in the closet with everyone outside of the B&B....he’s still coming to terms with being gay. Working as the handyman at the B&B is introducing him to the many facets of gay life (many of which he could do without). Though he had a somewhat stable relationship for a while with Matthias, a newer arrival at the B&B, he is currently single & still learning firsthand the ups & downs of gay romance.












LANCE POWERS
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois 

In his early 30s, high-rolling advertising executive, whose latest promotion forced him to relocate from Los Angeles to the Long Island, New York area. Hence, his current residence at Kyle’s B&B, although his job causes him to travel frequently. Too wrapped up in his job for a serious relationship…, (although he had a near-miss with Sean, a guest at the B&B). He’s also been known to close deals in the bedroom as well as in the boardroom. Just ask famed photographer Max Edgington, one of his most notorious victims. And most recently, he's been involved with Drew Danvers, a newer B&B guest from Alabama. Where this will lead is uncertain at this point, but rest assured.... with Lance, it's always interesting!



RICHARD RUBIN
Birthplace: Long Island, New York In his “mid-to-late” 20s, part-time Club DJ.....full-time Gossip and Fashion Plate (or Fashion Disaster..... depending on your taste). He means well, but has been known to instigate major drama just by walking into a room. A rare, semi-long-term relationship with Andrew, (a B&B guest with a baby son), looked as if it might tame Richard’s party ways, but after that didn’t work out, he was back on the circuit again, and making up for lost time. Currently single.....and looking. Watch out!!!!











EDUARDO ALVAREZ
Birthplace: Long Island, New York
Eduardo arrived at the B&B a troubled high school senior, when his parents threw him out on the street after he came out to them. Now virtually cut off from his family, he’s made the B&B his home. After months of hard work, (and a brief, disastrous dalliance with Lance), he earned his G.E.D. through self-study. Working as a bus-boy at the Thatched Cottage and trying to get his life on track, he’s currently attending night classes at Stony Brook University.






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OTHER,  RECURRING CHARACTERS
There have been numerous guests at the B&B over the years.
We can't show them all here, but below are some of the special guests,
(or friends), who make regular repeat appearances, (a number of these
folks are currently residing at the B&B),  and can be counted
on to show up every now & then:



JEFF OLSEN

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina
Jeff's visits to the B&B always seem to shake things up, but the guys are usually too transfixed by his hairy pecs to complain. In Jeff’s first stay at the B&B, he was a team-mate on Brad's baseball team. Unlike Brad, though, Jeff was out & proud, the only pro-baseball player in the minor or major leagues to be so brave. He paid the price in his career, though, ultimately being traded from team to team due to the homophobia of the baseball world, despite his being a very talented player. On a later visit to the B&B, he revealed he is hiv+, and more recently, he left the baseball world due to a knee injury, (unrelated to his hiv status, which appears to be under control). On his most recent visit, Jeff had embarked upon a new career, as a nurse, at nearby Huntington Hospital. And shaking things up more than ever, after a catastrophic dalliance with fellow resident Matt! Currently, he's back home in South Carolina, caring for his ailing grandmother.



DELIA ARMSTRONG

Birthplace: Bronx, New York

Delia lives down the street from the B&B, and met the guys due to her prior friendship with Richard. As it turns out, she’s a big baseball fan, and can often be found at Brad’s home games, (she’s a season ticketholder for the Wolves). Delia also happens to live in the same apartment house as Steve Brewer, another recurring character.









ANDREW JIANG
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Andrew arrived at the B&B with his recently adopted
 baby son Heath, in the wake of a nasty break-up with
 his partner William. After an intense, but relatively brief
relationship with Richard, Andrew reconciled with
William. Conveniently, Andrew was able to purchase
the house right next door to the B&B, and he & William
& Heath currently live there, often stopping in to see
their friends at the B&B. (Especially Brad, who has
become exceptionally close friends with Heath).






JEAN-PIERRE CHEVIGNON

Birthplace: Paris, France

Captivating, sophisticated, and perhaps just a tad bit pretentious, Jean-Pierre swept into the B&B on an Autumn day and charmed the pants off of several B&B guests, (literally). If only they knew what lay in store for them, they might have locked the door before he set foot in the B&B! Currently living next door with Andrew & William, he serves as a part-time nanny for Heath, while also working in a French art gallery on Main Street in Northport, doing what he does best… charming the pants off of unsuspecting patrons! 




NICK FERRELLI 
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York



Love him or hate him, the man knows how to make an impression! Formerly a New York City fireman, Nick left that profession in the aftermath of September 11th, 2001, and relocated out on Long Island for several stays at Kyle’s B&B. Brash, outspoken, and unafraid to share his opinion on just about anything, Nick alienated some of the B&B guys with his scathing critiques of gay culture and body-fascism. Currently, he’s returned to his first love, fixing cars, and owns an auto-repair shop in East Northport, (where he also now resides), only 10 minutes away from the B&B. And he's found love with another B&B resident, Dave Yager.





STEVE BREWER

Birthplace: Long Island, New York
Not much is known about this mysterious, strikingly handsome man who seems to show up around the Holidays at the B&B. He always seems to have some good advice and surprising insights into other people's lives. What is known is this: he does have an apartment in Delia's apartment house, although he travels frequently and is rarely at home. He claims to have gone to Geneseo College, where Kyle went, although when he actually attended is unclear. When will he show up again? Heaven knows!








BREYER WATKINS

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Initially, it seemed that this brusque, impolite, somewhat bizarre hockey-loving Canadian would be the last person to steal Kyle’s heart, but over the course of several months, that’s exactly what he did. Currently employed as an ice-sculpture delivery man, (no, really), and still obsessed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, he seems to be slowly accomplishing what no other man in the B&B has done….establishing a solid, happy romance with Kyle.. Apparently, beneath that tough exterior, under that hairy chest of his just might lie a heart of gold !









MATTHIAS ALLEN


Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Matthias, (or Matt, as he is known by most of the  B&B residents), found his way to the B&B through his job. A professional EMT, he was responding to an emergency call with his ambulance crew, (one of the B&B weekend guests had some minor heart problems). He would end up moving into the B&B soon after. After a rocky relationship with Brad, (and a brief dalliance with Jeff Olsen), Matt has most recently settled into a stable relationship, (for now!), with Njord, another B & B guest originally from Norway. Currently, Matt & Njord are temporarily relocated to Florida for Njord's job, but... stay tuned for their return to the B&B!








DAVE YAGER

Birthplace: Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

The specter of 9/11 has touched many of the B&B residents, but none quite so dramatically as Dave. A former computer tech in a twin towers insurance firm, Dave survived the disaster of 9/11, but it left him in a wheelchair and with some significant scarring. None of that could keep this firecracker of a guy down, though, and he was soon to become a popular resident at the B&B. Dave skied for several years in his late teens on the world cup circuit, and still shows his enthusiasm for the sport with the variety of ski-related t-shirts he often wears. He also shares some of the other B&B residents’ interests, such as sci-fi, comic books, and heavy metal music . And his knowledge of car repair and video games has led him into a happy romance with Nick Ferrelli. Most recently, he's been making a successful career for himself as an advertising exec at Lance's firm.








MARK MASTERSON


Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut

Mark is truly a legend within the gay community; an award-winning author of a number of important books on LGBT issues, as well as being a renowned activist who's been at all the essential gay-rights demonstrations, (starting with Stonewall, which he happened to be at when he was 15 years old!). Most recently, he's devoted his time to teaching; he was appointed to head the Gay Studies department at Stony Brook University, which brought him to Kyle's B&B. Currently, he is guest-lecturing in  Portland, Oregon, but is sure to be back at some point to lend his unique voice to the chorus at Kyle's B&B!




MORGAN ST. CLOUD

Birthplace: London, England


Morgan had a most exotic upbringing; a

travelling correspondent father ensured that the family resided in places as diverse as Cairo, Rio,Sydney, Rome, Capetown,  and many more locations. Transgender without apologies, Morgan initially made a name directing some high-profile rock videos. Now highly sought-after in the advertising world, Morgan is currently thecreative director at Lance's firm. Despite the outward confidence, Morgan has indicated that there were indeed some serious struggles in the past with the transgender issue.









 NJORD SABERHAGEN

Birthplace: Hamar, Norway
Internationally famous within the world of astronomy, Njord made a number of significant discoveries at a young age, starting with the discovery of a moon of Uranus at the age of 14. A series of even more important findings before he turned 18 led to Njord becoming the youthful host of a European astronomy TV show for several years. This led to him being offered a position at the prestigious Brookhaven Astro-Lab on Long Island,  which is how he came to be at Kyle's B&B. A happy romance with Matt has brought both of them to be temporarily residing in Florida, where Njord is enjoying a fellowship at NASA.






PRICE KINGSBURY

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky


Born into one of America's richest families, Price had an exceptional upbringing... summers in the Hamptons, winters skiing in Aspen, and schooling at the finest prep schools... yet he still retains a slight southern twang in his voice. A Dartmouth graduate, Price ruffled some feathers with his arrival at Kyle's B&B... especially when he took on the position of  Kyle's "financial advisor",  which led to him  orchestrating a financial hijacking of the B&B that no one expected! More recently, Price has been working with the Log Cabin Republicans. No word yet on whether he's causing any trouble there, but he continues to ruffle feathers around the B&B!





KRISTIAN JANSON


Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 

Kristian is a survivor.... having fled Jamaica when his life was in danger after he came out publicly, he arrived at Kyle's B&B somewhat shell-shocked. Kristian had the good fortune of being born to an American father, which granted him US citizenship. However, he still seems to be dealing with the aftermath of some traumatic incidents from his past, which have yet to be revealed. He did get to develop an unlikely friendship with Richard, though. Currently, he has returned to Jamaica for a few months to assist his friends in JFLAG, a Jamaican gay rights group.






RUDY MacTAGGERT


Birthplace: New York, NY

 

Rudy arrived at the B&B as many guests do.... in need of a stop-over between living situations. However, for him, the next stop was the Crestwood Home for the Elderly, not something he was looking forward to, especially after living for many decades in New York City. Happily, he made friends with the guys at the B&B, and decided to stay here for the foreseeable future!




 DREW DANVERS



Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama


Drew's rough & tumble, country boy style charmed the B&B residents like a crate of fresh southern peaches, (an  appropriate description, being that Drew's family owns a peach orchard back home in Alabama). Most notably he caught the attention of Lance, with whom, (after a bit of a rough start... and a few bumps along the way), he has become involved in what looks like a serious relationship.  (Certainly a rarity for Lance Powers!).Anyone who can entice Lance into a relationship must be a very exceptional guy!
          


MICHAEL ARAKAWA

Birthplace: Sacramento, California


Rated as one of the hottest up-and-coming male figure skaters in the USA, Michael arrived at Kyle's B&B full of Olympic dreams and high ideals. Sent to the east coast to train with Olympic medalist/coach Tom Kraft, Michael soon drew Kyle into his small circle as an assistant coach, and before long they were off to the Winter Olympics for an earth-shattering, unforgettable experience! Currently back home on the west coast, perhaps Michael will return to Kyle's B&B one day for some more excitement! 












AARON RUBIN

Birthplace: Long Island, New York


Aaron is Richard's brother, who currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, (he went to college there and relocated there permanently after graduation). However, he had in interesting Summer stay at Kyle's B&B, during which time he befriended Brad, and things got a bit.... confusing for a while. Back in Ohio for now, Aaron has promised to return. Whatever happens, it's sure to be interesting!



JAKE KOVALESKI

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana


Jake arrived at the B&B like many other guests... looking to make a fresh start. Coming from a broken relationship in Indiana, he's hoping to find a quality relationship on Long Island. Initially having some trouble connecting with anyone interested in more than a one-night stand, he's now enlisted Richard as a matchmaker. Where THAT may lead is anyone's guess, but Richard claims to have at least 20 men lined up who'd like a chance at this midwestern bear. We shall see!











FROSTY


Birthplace: Sloatsburg, New York
Resident Siberian Husky. He likes to eat.
And run in the snow.
Woof!






 









9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool! I found this page through looking for cool new comics in Wikipedia and I totally dig all the guys' looks. Also, FROSTY.

Looking forward to reading this!

Raymond Weaver said...

So everybody at Kyle's is young and pretty?

Dermie said...

Raymond Weaver, no not everyone is "young"--there is a range of ages, from teenagers/early 20s guys like Eduardo, to "30 somethings" like Kyle, to older men like Mark.

As for "pretty", that is subjective. If the question is are all the guys 'perfect' looks and 'perfect' bodies, then no. Nick struggles with his weight; Dave has scars on his face, etc.

Anonymous said...

And even the younger, better built ones--who are admittedly the huge majority--have somewhat different bodies. Like the WWE action figures, there's more than one good-looking bottom half to click the heads onto.

--GeorgeTSLC

LJS said...

I'm just intrigued that you put the B&B somewhere in Huntington Township. Since it's ten minutes from East Northport, I'm guessing Northport or maybe Centerport. I grew up in Greenlawn myself. There weren't many gay bars around, though there was one on Jericho Turnpike for a while. Anyway, it's hard to think of that area as a resort, though Northport is certainly picturesque enough. I'd put it in one of the big Victorian Sea Captain's houses facing the harbor.

Greg Fox said...

@LJS...Bingo! You called it... the B&B is indeed in Northport village, facing the harbor. I'm actually a little surprised that information isn't anywhere on this page, I will have to correct that. Northport is very much commented on and seen in various episodes of the comic strip.

Anonymous said...

I love this strip.. will jeff or price end up with anyone??? and will brad always be single??

Anonymous said...

I have loved this graphic novel ... "comic" doesn't really connect with the quality of the storyline that you have made for us. I view it more of a graphic "downtown Abbey" style than a peanuts or Garfield story type. I mean no disrespect to them just different that's all. I wait anxiously for each episode and look forward to where all the storylines will take me. Thanks for your wonderful work a grateful reader and fan Rich

Samtrak said...

I just turned 70 on December 4 so I look forward to seeing more seniors at Kyle's since most older gay men are simply left out of the picture. LOL. We need love too!

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