NEW COMICS ARE UP!
I’ve just uploaded the short comics I’ve been working on solo this past year, updating the library with some new complete stories, for your reading pleasure.
I did this same thing almost a year ago, in a need to share my stories a little more directly & globally. Those were my first comics as both writer & artist. Those were little experiments, educations, a misstep, an epiphany. Not the stories I ultimately wanted to tell; not the visual style I considered my own, fully realized.
These, though. These are the beginning of that. The style I’ll (hopefully) spend the rest of my life cultivating & evolving.
So, yeah. Enjoy some comix (just click here or the SHORT COMICS button up top). And I’ll see you soon with some more…
Jason, Nov. 2013
Mills | 7-page preview
My longest single work to date. A 21-page story that will appear in Gurukitty Studios’ Gateways To Beyond sci-fi anthology. Man, am I excited to share this one with people!
Almost Like Magic | 4-page short
This was originally done for an anthology with the wide-open theme of “The Future”… The story got accepted, but then the publisher folded. It’ll find it’s way into print eventually (I’m thinking of that old 60’s children’s book coloring style for the first half, with a more worn, yellowed paper under the second), but for now, enjoy it here in its unfiltered glory. Inked with a sable brush, then worked charcoal into it for a grittier aesthetic.
XXY | An illustration I did a little while back for my sister’s X-Files fanzine.
The meezus & I have been working our way through Season 2 on Netflix, recapturing together a little of our youth & terror, from a time before there was an us.
I love the gender reversal in these early episodes. Mulder the pacifist, the seeker & sympathizer. Skully with a gun & a microscope. I remembered a Rolling Stone cover from back in the day — how it seemed polar opposite to the show itself — so I fixed it… then added some phallic symbolism.
… times like these, where things were done out of some inexplicable inner imperative, rather than because the work was demanded. […] It’s surprising how hard we’ll work when the work is done just for ourselves.
This lends a huge & invaluable amount of credence to the plans I’ve been making about my creative future lately, inside my own head.
From a submission for Arcana’s Steampunk Originals anthology series. This story is an odd duck – where the first 3 pages are placed individually between other people’s stories. Pages 4-6 then appear together, finishing out the story. Each of the initial 3 pages builds/reveals the story (with big time/location jumps), while also being self-contained… kind of my own take on the newspaper comics of old.
This is page 1, the introduction to our character & world. [EDIT] And I added page 4 here too, since it was buried in an earlier post.
I think it was Gaiman who told me early on that you never learn how to write a book, you learn to write the book that you’re writing.
So… It’s been a while, right? But enough catching up, here is a little bit of what I’ve been working on.
Constant Dynamo | 8-page preview (of the 17-page short comic)