Saturday, June 30, 2012

Self Love

Jason, please try to remember that you must strive to have unconditional positive regard for yourself. External validation, wonderful though it may be, is almost certainly always temporary and will not sustain you through tough times you are likely to face in your life. If you can find the strength to love and advocate for yourself you will be able survive any hardship and do any anything at all that you put your mind to.


Jason <3

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Boredom Pays #5 now in store!

That’s right, folks, after months of procrastination I have finally updated my store with the latest issue of Boredom Pays and fixed all of those pesky paypal buttons so you can actually BUY them (please let me know if you have any problems!). I’ve also decided to put Boredom Pays #1 and #3 out of print. I sold out of them at TCAF and feel as though those books have had their time and I’m ready to move on. I still have a small pile of Boredom Pays #2 left, but will likely be putting that out of print when they’re gone, too!

So, please, go check it out!


Idle Thoughts - Nothing

This is the last idle thought I'm going to be doing, I think. It's strange, these little drawings have been such a simple throwaway experiment but they've actually doubled my readership over the last month. Feels strange to drop something that people like but the truth is that I was bored with it a few strips ago and they would only get worse from here on. So. Moving on.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Idle Thoughts - Irredeemable

Did you know that Burger King is putting out a bacon sundae? This is basically the tipping point, guys. It’s all downhill from here.

Idle thoughts - Noise

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New archive!

Hey guys! I made an archive for all of the issues of Boredom Pays I’ve put out so far! Pretty much everything that’s in there is already on the internet in some place but I’ve always thought that blog archives are such a mess to wade through…  and I want to make it as easy as possible for people to read these comics. I think, also, it’s important to read them within the context of the issue they’re a part of. I am very deliberate in how I assemble the issues and think there’s a greater thematic cohesion than just reading them spread out. So, please, read them!

Also, if you get anything out of these comics at all please consider sharing them with others you think might also enjoy them. It seriously means so much to me when you do.

Much love,

Jason <3

Idle Thoughts - Let's be honest now...

Idle Thoughts - Misanthropy

Had an an existential crisis both yesterday and the day before that over some silly things that I don’t know why I can’t handle. I’m calling it a week.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Idle Thoughts - Destruction

Over the last couple of weeks I experienced the first real depressive period I’ve had since December. It was kind of scary to go back to some of those places that I’ve been trying really hard to leave behind but the fact that I’ve been able to notice that I’m feeling depressed and analyze it objectively rather than not being able to tell because I just feel depressed all the time was comforting in its own way.

Some people think that these Idle Thoughts comics are sad. And, sure, a couple of them from the past couple of weeks are but they’re mostly just designed to be intentionally vague to make them as relatable as possible (which, to be clear, is apparently working because I have a good 250 followers that I didn’t have two weeks ago – hello and welcome!). A lot of them are positive, to me, but I haven’t felt the need to express that as I think it’s more interesting for the reader to make up their own mind about what this or that strip means.

This strip, for example, is incredibly positive to me. I feel as though I’m at a point in my life where I am finally coming into my own and figuring out the kind of person I want to be, who that is and what I want to do with my life. There are some personal boundaries that I need to overcome to be able to become that person – and I’m trying – but that doesn’t mean I’m tearing myself down as much as it does acknowledging the things about myself that I would like to change. It’s about growth. Progress. Fulfillment. Positive things.

But now I’ve gone and explained it all away.

This past weekend I spent some meaningful time with someone I adore which was really helpful for shaking off all of the negative things I was feeling. My life, too, has calmed down quite a bit. I’ve been feeling happy.

I’m trying to figure out ways to meet more people and establish meaningful relationships with those wonderful people I don’t yet know.

I’m going to spend so much time riding my bike and exploring the backstreets of this town this summer.

I want to discover and digest new ideas that make me reconsider everything I know.

I’m starting to think seriously about making comics again.

I’m excited to be excited.

I’m genuinely alright


Wednesday, June 06, 2012


Don’t feel like doing an Idle Thought tonight so here’s a hulk instead.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Idle Thoughts - Kitty kitty kitty

Getting my companion kitty back later this month. I haven't seen him since last January but he's been in my life for the past 10 years. I miss him so. So very excited <3

Friday, June 01, 2012

Idle Thoughts - hate hate hate hate

No cause for concern. It’s just been a rough couple of weeks