I haven’t really been posting all that much on here lately but, I
promise you, I am indeed hard at work. I’ve been working on finishing up
Boredom Pays #6 which was originally going to be put out in August
before I decided to scrap half of what I had and get another couple of
stories together. I’ve got about 5 pages left to draw and it will for
sure be done by this time next month, I promise! I also just finished a
piece for the unsolved mysteries anthology that I’m pretty stoked about.
I’ve also started working on a super secret fiction project that I’ve
been wanting to do for quite some time. I’m not going to say much about
it but I’m pretty excited about the ideas that are coming out. I Might
post things about it at some point. Not likely for quite some time
though. I’m letting it gestate. Comics take a lot of time if you’re
really trying to do something worthwhile so that’s exactly what I’m
going to give it. I’ve got other things gestating, too, but I probably
shouldn’t even elude to them without knowing if these are things that
are going to happen. I hate to eat my words.
I’m tabling at Canzine in Toronto again this year, which is typically
a fun show to do. My high point last year was having Chester Brown buy
some of my books. Not likely to top that this year but I’m stoked for
it, as always. I’m going to make Expozine in Montreal happen, too. I’ve
been meaning to get out there for the past three years but have always
had plans fall through. This year I’m going to come by myself on the bus
and hang out with people I don’t know. The idea terrifies me but it’s
also something I would like to get comfortable with. I want to start
going to more shows in different cities. This is a start.
So. Yeah. I feel like a shit for not posting anything ever anymore.
But the truth is I’m just working on longer, more substantial pieces.
It’s harder to find those bite sized pieces to share with you guys. I’ll
find something though, I promise. Thanks for continuing to pay
attention to what I’m doing.
Jason is one of my favorite storytellers working in comics today.
His drawings are incredibly iconic, which is obvious at a quick
glance. I would say that his writing, too, is iconic. His stories are so
perfectly designed. Structured. Almost diagrammatic. Playing off of all
of the troupes of any genre he decides to work in while maintaining a
novel quality to them at the same time. They’re very familiar, yet
something entirely new. I feel as though he approaches writing in the
same manner that I attempt to it but there’s something I’m missing.
Something I don’t quite understand. Every time I sit down and read one
of his stories I get closer to it but am never quite able to grasp what
that is that I’m lacking. Reading his stories are such an exhilarating
and frustrating mess of excitement for me. Highly recommended.