Thursday, October 18, 2012

Canzine this Sunday

Hey guys, just a reminder for Toronto folks that I'm going to be at Canzine this Sunday. I'll have the new issue of Boredom Pays, as well as issues 4 & 5 and some prints. Come by and say hi!

Unsolved Mysteries Preview

Here’s a page from a story I did for the Unsolved Mysteries anthology coming out early 2013 from Hic and Hoc. I’ve been watching some of the other preview pages come up over at Emi Gennis’s(editor of the anthology) blog and it looks like it’s going to be pretty awesome.

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

Boredom Pays 6 complete

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.

Much love, 


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!

Being Alone

Been thinking a lot about these things in the past couple of months. Sort of a continuation of the thoughts I was having when I wrote that Strange Boy comic back in April. Hope you like it!

 - Jason