A couple months ago, I pulled out this old story proposal from 2016 and decided to work on it. In that time it expanded to about twice its original size, with a cliffhanger in the middle, and seemed to fit perfectly as a submission to Webtoons' "Call to Action" contest, so I ended up reworking it to make sense on a tiny phone screen, too. [more inside]
Dumb fun where a re-read of Marvel Mastersworks' Doctor Strange compendiums leads to me swapping out his various oaths for the single most versatile word in the English language. Work in progress. Since I do have a professional life where I'm expected to maintain a level of decorum, there's a password. [more inside]
AI-generated art and comics about cats, from the future! I've been generating these using a tool called Midjourney, which has proved especially good at mimicking the pen-and-ink art style of New Yorker cartoons. I'm having a ton of fun making these (“new yorker cartoon about a cat being chased by a swarm of bees” is my favorite so far), so I set up a dedicated Instagram. New cat comics/art/weirdness a couple of times a day!
Avoidance Procedures is a short comic about persevering in the face of the immensity and eternity of everything. It's also the 60th (and last) episode in the lo-fi sci-fi comic series Places In Space, an episodic journey across the universe and back again spread out across two different 30 episode series (previously on projects). [more inside]
object: murder is a light-hearted view of the dark secrets hidden in the hearts of the objects around us. Hand-drawn in five minutes or less; no take-backs. I've been doodling for as long as I can remember, alongside more serious pursuits — and sillier ones. I'm committed to maintaining some sort of hand craft in the digital age, and so object: murder is my attempt to keep my doodling muscles limber while bringing a little bit of lightness to other people's days. [more inside]
"Nietzsche looked into the hole. And the hole looked back." A short comic about Nietzsche looking into an abyss. [more inside]
"These are the patterns/we stare at every day." A short comic about lockdown, loneliness.
Places In Space is an episodic ultra lo-fi, and occasionally experimental, science fiction serial, detailing a voyage of discovery through the solar system and beyond, with new episodes appearing every Monday. Volume One ran for 30 episodes between May and November 2019, and Volume Two started this week, with the 32nd episode, I Remember Andromeda, a short rumination on the slow decay of facts over time. [more inside]
I get up in the morning and draw a one-panel comic based on an entry into the twitter version of the Iowa City Police Log. [more inside]
I started knocking out a 3-panel comic strip (mostly) daily since this whole "shelter in place" thing forced everybody to stay home and confront the abyss of boredom yawning away before them. [more inside]
A Bad Dream is a short comic about an unsettling childhood dream, illustrated using simple plasticine models and doll's house furniture. [more inside]
Violent Penguin is a short series of 4-panel comic strips about a penguin (who is violent). [more inside]
An Accumulation Of Things is a website which collects together various selections of my (fairly eclectic) writing output, including numerous fairy tales, short stories, comics, graphic novels, children's picture books (both rough scripts and fully illustrated books), and occasional short poems and other ephemera. This week is the site's first anniversary, and in that year to date so far it has accumulated roughly 300 things, and my current ongoing projects include Violent Penguin (a daily comic strip about a Penguin), A Thousand And One Tales (my weekly ongoing fairy tales project), and Places In Space (a weekly series of short science fiction comics, detailing a voyage through space). [more inside]
In 2018, I completed work on Chronin, a queer historical SF duology and my debut as a solo graphic novelist. It follows Mirai Yoshida, a college student in an elite program which uses time travel for research, who finds herself trapped in 1860s Japan as civil war is brewing. The complete arc is 730 pages. Today, Volume 1 is out in the world. [more inside]
Play Comics is a weekly podcast where a guest and I look at video games based on comic properties and how well those games stick to the source material. Think more along the lines of a book vs movie thing than a game review thing. [more inside]
What we have here is a sequel to PlanetSlade's 2015 collection of gig-going anecdotes from the golden age of UK pub rock, punk and ska (previously on Projects). This time round, I'm covering the years from 1982 -2002, when my major obsessions included Alan Moore, The Pogues, The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow and any twanged-up country band I could find playing the bars of Nashville, Austin, San Antonio and Detroit. [more inside]
(a short comic about injustice, coercion and imprisonment)
A cursed relic of our revolting age, Male Tears remixes vintage comic book imagery into a verbo-visual slurry for your shame or amusement: forty pages of thwarted privilege, humiliating failure and unchecked emotions exploding into weeping and/or violence. [more inside]
Co-hosts Gina Gagliano (Publishing Director of Random House Graphic) and Alison Wilgus (Cartoonist, writer, editor and MeFite) guide listeners through the inner workings of graphic novel publishing through a series of interviews where professionals in the industry -- editors, agents, cartoonists, designers, etc -- explain the details of their jobs. [more inside]
Destination: Mars is a 180-page graphic novel, that tells a tale of exploration, love and strangeness on an odd and incomprehensible world. Three people (and a cat) set out on a journey to Mars, only to discover that the world there is stranger and more dangerous than they could ever have known. [more inside]
An animation project manager, a sound guy, a Youtuber, and a comic book superfan explore the phenomenon of being super hyped about showing your friends a movie you love, but being slightly worried you're over-selling it. I've been a cohost on this podcast, laughing and cringing our way through our old faves, for what is now entering our fourth year! We're asking for some audience write-ins or audio submissions for the next episode. [more inside]
This is my daily journal comic, "Oh, Boy!". I announced it here about a year ago (I think). Lots has changed in the style and format, and it recently moved from my website to instagram. I now post a comic every evening by simply taking a photo of my sketchbook w/ my phone and zapping it onto Instagram. This makes the comic a lot easier to keep up w/, as I was scanning each comic and coloring in Photoshop. I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks, Jed
An accumulation of things is a website collecting together lots of pieces of my writing, including various short stories, fairy tales, picture books, and comics. [more inside]
Imagine you're watching funny-animal Star Trek. Except every other episode is from the point of view of the Borg. [more inside]
I posted an update about this a while back. I've since revamped my efforts, built a new website, and made an attempt at drawing the strip in a more uniform way. I hope you'll check it out, and let me know what you think. I post a new comic up there everyday. Please, subscribe via email though the website if ya dig 'em! You can also follow the comics on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohjed Thanks! Jed
A quick round up of stuff I’ve written, drawn or said out loud this year that exists in an easy to see on the Internet form for both myself and something to show to editors and art directors. [more inside]
A shortish autobiographical webcomic about the time I nearly worked for the CIA.
You can read the first issue here: The Book of Biscuits #1 Interested in any feedback. If you really dig it, then you can pick up a copy here: http://www.indyplanet.us/product/150457/ but you certainly don't have to. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can check out my other comics here: Most of them are free!
I posted my comic strip here a couple years ago when I began it—now that it's finished, I've compiled the strips into a book anthology. [more inside]
A short, illustrated guide to things you can do to make the world better and take care of yourself now that Everything Is Terrible. I created it as a way to get myself out of a deep politics-related funk earlier this month.
A rather strange romance, in mobile-optimized webcomic form.
I write a little about growing up with Judge Dredd and how Judge Dredd has grown up over the years.
An autobiographic comic for The Nib about how early exposure to the 90s X-Men cartoon and subsequent movie gave a confused gay teenager a metaphor to deal with it.
The new issue of GUTTERFAGS is up at http://www.gutterfags.com/ ! This issue features: – The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal by E.K. Weaver, reviewed by Meredith Nudo – Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce, reviewed by Michael Martinez – Roy & Al by Ralf König, reviewed by Kyle J. Campbell – Webz by KaputOtter, reviewed by Daniel Milco – Husbands: The Comic by Brad Bell, Jane Espenson et al, reviewed by Larry Duplechan ---- With cover art by Knut Graabein --- Edited by Aldo Alvarez, Ph.D & Dale Lazarov
A 9-page comic about grief, generation gaps, Indian counterculture and Nagpur Railway Station, where the final missing link was inspired by a Metafilter comment. [more inside]
As this comment went over well, I decided to make a longer, annotated list of women in comics, worldwide. Though I started with comics I like, I did some research to find stuff I didn't know about, and I'd love to hear suggestions for more. There are currently about 220 entries. [more inside]
Bullies? Drugs? Puberty? Some topics are important to talk about but hard to bring up. For the past six years, I've been making comics for my niece to start conversations on tough subjects and soften harsh truths with cartoons. Now they're finally ready to share. Behold my total lack of qualifications. Appreciate the editing of Consultant Kristine Chester. Read the comics online or order hard copies for giving, sharing, and adding your own notes. No matter what, get motivated to break the ice with a kid you love. The only wrong way to talk about these things is not to talk about them at all.
In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. (And I got to color it!) [more inside]
A hand-drawn non-fiction comic about Mexico City in 2015. Contains stories about street-side electric shocks, nightclubs named after forgotten globe-trotting radicals, the magical realism of the city's street names, a 25-year old dance battle, the idiosyncrasies of the city's museums, a long-running counterculture market and a spiritual experience disguised as a 'mud bath.' [more inside]
A short comic strip meditation connecting seemingly disparate events that occurred on trains this summer - refugees, heroism, racism etc. - and how they were widely portrayed in the media.
I've been drawing and posting comics for a while, and I finally had enough decent material to make a book out of it. It's 26 pages worth of autobiography, dreams, and musings on the culture I live in. You can download the book (a pdf) for a buck fifty from my Gumroad page, or you can go to my Tumblr and poke around in my archive to see most of the stories included.
Sure, Lego has some Marvel minifigs mainly those from the movies. But what if you wanted minifigs of every character ever represented in Marvel comics.
Calvin and Markov digests Calvin and Hobbes strips and generates endless new comics with random, semi-coherent dialogue using Markov chains. Here's some details about how I built it. [more inside]
Meet Toby the lion, Herman the penguin, Frank the zookeeper, Dr. Sara the vet, Misha the bear, Mr. and Mrs. Flamingo, and more... Fun for all ages. [more inside]
Follow an opportunistic, money-minded piranha -- and his unsuccessful assistant -- in the comic strip Scorched Earth. Described as "3 panel goodness!" by Crowd Share user MisterJ. [more inside]
It's a podcast about comics! Specifically, some lit nerds doing close reading/analysis of comics, with strong leanings towards the indie/diverse rather than what is new from Marvel/DC (though we cover a bit of that too). New podcasts roughly twice a month. [more inside]
Josh Fruhlinger of the Comics Curmudgeon and I sat down and watched the nearly unreleased Brenda Starr movie adaptation and talk about how it tackles camp, gender performance, romantic fantasy, and crazy shoulder-pads [more inside]
Ogami Itto is just a single dad trying to make his way through the world on a quest for vengeance that requires the rejection of human morals. It isn't easy with a young child in tow! This Tumblr highlights the trials and foibles of parenting on the assassin's road. [more inside]
A 30-page hand-drawn comic book about Moscow in 2014. Contains stories about mysterious women bikers, dark chocolate with cheese curds, avant-garde Russian poetry, the 'Moscow Face', anti-cafes and the music of Viktor Tsoi. [more inside]
Can Joey explain the Marvel Cinematic Universe to his sister Cassie, who only has eyes for Rocket Raccoon? Click to find out!
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