Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The worst in everything

Life has been kind of crazy over the last couple of weeks. I haven't been drawing comics. I've just been kind of... distracted I guess. My personal life took some weird, confusing turns. Things are good. Great even. Just different. It will come out in the comics over the coming weeks, I'm sure. Point being, I haven't been drawing comics. What I have been doing is writing a lot of comics.

I'm trying to be more deliberate with this issue of Boredom Pays. I've actually given myself a theme to base the issue around, and from the amount of notes that have poured into my sketchbook it's a good one. I've got a bunch of short strips written and a few longer stories gestating in my head. I'm really committed to making the next issue of Boredom Pays the best possible thing I can put out.

Which brings me to this comic. This is a mini I wrote last fall between drawings while working as a caricature artist at Canada's Wonderland. I was quite unhappy at the time and it's probably more whiny than anything else but I learned a lot about writing comics from putting this together so, despite its flaws I'm still fond of it. I figure since I won't be posting anything new for at least another week or so I would post something old that never made it onto the blog.

Also, just a reminder that I will be tabling in the small press exhibition at TCAF this Sunday from 11am-5pm! It would mean the world to me if you came by and said hi! And bought a book! So I can hopefully have enough money to eat over the next week! Yeah! Haha. See you there!

Jason <3


Sam Spina said...

the worst in everything is totally beautiful man. also good luck at TCAF!

Matt said...

Your talent is astounding, man. Love this story. At the very least, your job involved you making art, even if you weren't pleased with it (and some of your customers were jerks). I worked at Target, unloading trucks from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM, I did it for years, and it was soul-crushing. Now that I've quit, I still get up super early but I get to draw and write which is so much more fulfilling.

On a side note, I went to Canada's Wonderland when I was a kid. I remember it being pretty rad, at least when I was, like, 7 or 8.

I'm glad you're in a better mood now and I can't wait to see how your experiences will translate into comics. Take it easy, dude.

o f l o d a said...

Awesome man. Such a great comic. ^-^