Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
For my pal Evy, whom is wonderfully inspiring and certainly one of my favorite people I've met in the past year or so. They gave me this patch a couple of months ago that says "you're doing better than you know". It's a reminder that everybody needs now and then and now I receive it every day <3 div="div">3>
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012
Boredom Pays #6 + Boredom Pays Classix now in store!
I’m really proud of both of these collections and happy to finally be putting them online for sale. Boredom Pays #6 is, of course, the most recent issue and is certainly the most cohesive to date even if it is a little bleak in area’s. I’ve also put the entire issue up in my archive for people to read for free if they can’t afford a physical copy. Classix collects all of the early strips that I’m still proud of. A bit more lighthearted. People really seem to like them!
Go here to buy them!
Monday, November 26, 2012
What more could I ask for?
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Here’s something I’m putting together for Expozine, Boredom Pays Classix.
I’ve been getting a lot of people wanting the first three issues of Boredom Pays since I decided to stop printing and selling them post TCAF. Since a lot of people seem to be reluctant to jump in at issue four I thought I would put together a sort of best of collection of the earlier stuff for those interested. I cut down the original 80 pages of comics to 28. I only included the comics I’m still proud of from the first three issues and, I think, compiled a pretty tight collection.
I’ll put it up for sale online after Expozine
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It feels really strange to be posting this the same day that I said that I was going to take a break from the kinds of comics that I’ve been doing. But. To explain myself: There’s a comic in this issue that I’ve had a last minute change of heart over for various reasons. Also, I actually wrote this comic a long time ago. Back in January, maybe? And well, it just fits in with the themes of this issue so I decided to draw it ok I’m going to stop making these now shuddap shuddap shuddap
So, Boredom Pays number six will be debuting Sunday, October 21st at Canzine here in Toronto and, provided my plans don’t fall through for this yet again, Expozine on November 17th and 18th in Montreal. I'll be putting it up for sale online after that.
I’m really happy with how this issue turned out. I think it’s probably the most conscious collection that I’ve put together, thematically. The stories flow into each other in a more organic way than they ever have and I think it creates more of a cohesive narrative through these separate strips.
I am, however, going to be taking a break from what I’ve been doing with Boredom Pays. While assembling this issue it became clear to me that there has been a drastic change of tone in my work over the past four months and this issue is mostly coming from a place of deep sadness. There’s almost a wholesale omission of humor or optimism in it. While I do find that writing these comics is cathartic, and helpful for me in some respects it has become clear to me that in order to get out of the headspace that this negativity comes from I need to stop obsessing about by spending hours writing about it in my sketchbook trying to figure out the best way to express it in comics form. It has a way of becoming cyclical.
I’m working on some new stories, some new strips and, I think, a new comic book. I’m not sure quite what my comics are going to look like in the next few months but I’m excited to be starting something new.
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Oh, and here's this other dumb comic I never posted here. I post a lot more on my Tumblr than I do here now so if you're at all interested in all of the extra stuff I used to post here like music recommendations, things inspiring me or the occasional process shot you should go and follow that, too!