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!