Thursday, December 29, 2011

Extreme thrift store adventure comix

Choose your own adventure books aren’t nearly as fun as I remembered them being.

There is no authority but yourself

This comic comes from a weird combination of depression, drugs, loneliness and listening to far too much Crass. This was a pretty big realization for me, really <3

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Conversations about girls

This is kind of an ugly comic. Kind of silly, too. Whatever. Probably won’t be posting all that much for the next couple of weeks. Bought a one way ticket back home without any clear idea of when I’m coming back. Part of me hopes I never make it. In any case I’ll probably have some new comics to post whenever. I don’t know.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This is every single morning

This is every single morning except, of course, weekends. It’s funny, I got so used to getting a lot of mail by doing trades and ordering people’s zines for a while that it feels weird not to get much anymore. Basically I’m just too poor at the moment to pour a lot of money into it (I haven’t even put Boredom Pays #4 up for sale yet because I can’t really even afford the printing. If I want to, you know, eat).

Once my life is a little more stable I’ll have to kick this back into high gear!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Zombie. Deth.

Pretty happy with how this one turned out.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011


This is probably one of my favorite comics I’ve drawn yet. Kind of encapsulates my entire existence for the past few months.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Been working on some things in the background over here at Boredom Pays inc. but mostly have just been absorbing as much art as I can.

I’ve been obsessing over some of Kubricks films. Like, I just watched Eyes Wide Shut last night and it completely floored me. Such a fantastic film and incredibly relevant to a lot of the things I’ve been thinking about relationships over the past few months. Plus, the way it’s shot, the dialogue, the pacing, colors acting and use of music? Holy Christ.

Also, been reading a lot of R. Crumb comics. It has taken me a long time to come around to reading a lot of his work because I find some of it pretty offensive have had a hard time getting past some of the pornographic (not because I find it offensive, just uninteresting) elements of some of his work. And… I don’t quite know how I feel about his work quite yet but I’m blown away by the total honesty and complete lack of self censorship he seems to apply to his work. It’s just… refreshing. Even when some of the things he talks about are uncomfortable to sit through. I dunno. The more I read the more I fall in love with his work. So good!

Monday, November 21, 2011


I wrote this about a month ago. Finally got around to drawing it. Kind of tired of doing these comics. Not sure what I’m going to do next but It’s probably going to be different than what I’ve been doing for the past little while. Maybe. We’ll see.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Job hunt

Apparently I like doing weird comics about looking for work. Halfway through drawing this one I remembered this other one that’s kind of similar I did a while back. Weird.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Fuck Teenagers

If there’s one thing I could tell my teenage self it would be to have the courage to be myself and that all of those assholes that call me a fag or make fun of my fucked up teeth are going to “grow up” and lead really boring, pathetic lives. It has been proven to me time and time again.

So, please know, it’s these asshole teenage fuck faces that I hate. Not you sweet, lovely awkward teenage dorks - I love you all <3

New sketch blog - Drawing In The Blanks

So, in an attempt to get better at drawing - and actually work on getting some drawings out - my roomates and I have started a little sketch blog. It’s mostly going to be just drawings of whatever mixed in with a weekly theme that we plan to throw out… rather than, you know, depressing comics. Anyway, if you’re into that sort of thing you should come check it out. This week? Zombies!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

I deserve to be loved

You know that moment? When the lyric “I deserve to be loved” comes through your headphones and you really feel it because the timing and key is simply perfect. You want to believe it but instead of having the self respect to agree with that statement in reference to yourself you just just kind of stare blankly ahead and aren’t sure whether you can or not? Yeah, that moment.

I wrote that in my sketchbook yesterday.

Last night I changed my mind. I do deserve to be loved. I deserve self respect. I deserve happiness. This is my one man picket line and I will never compromise on these terms or ever fucking capitulate for anything or anybody. Nobody ever should.

Love <3

Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vegan pancakes

I don't really talk about it much in my comics but veganism is actually quite important to me. I've been vegan for the last... shit, 5 years? And, well, despite what most post-vegans will tell you it's actually incredibly easy. Except, of course, when you don't have the makings for pancakes on hand. Then you have to put yourself through hell to get said pancakes. Still, totally worth it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Comics are the single most fulfilling thing I've ever done in my life

Canzine 2009 was the first time I ever tabled and sold my comics. Since then it has become a bit of a benchmark for me, both as a deadline to get more comics done, as well as a marker to show what I’ve accomplished over the past year. And so, this year? All I can really say is that it has been far beyond my expectations.

Aside from all of the friends I have been making over the past couple of years and the growing dedicated reader base I am utterly privileged to have(thank you so much!) Some things really stand out for me, such as Boredom Pays #2 getting nominated for a freaking Shuster - that blew me away and I seriously didn’t think I was ready for that kind of acknowledgment. Getting to table at TCAF this past year - important in that I first discovered mini comics through TCAF and, in the following year, actually traded my very own mini comics for the first time - that meant the world to me. And this past Sunday one of my comics heroes, Chester Brown, came by my table and bought some of my comics - that just felt… unreal.

These tangible, quantifiable benchmarks continue to amaze me. The thing that’s a little harder to put my finger on is the amount of healing making these things allow me to do. Like, my personal life this year was a wreck. I broke up with my girlfriend of eight years. My mother discovered she has a potentially life threatening brain tumor. I’ve been unemployed for five out of the last ten months. I’ve been on social assistance. I’ve made some really stupid decisions that have hurt people I care about. I’ve gone through the most debilitating bouts of depression I’ve ever had the misfortune to deal with. And so on. What held me together through the worst of this was this compulsion I have to put it down in writing. To analyze these things, organize them into little boxes so I can move past them. This is something I never used to have and I don’t know what I would have done without it this year.

I’m incredibly glad I started making comics. It has been the single most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done in my life.

I can’t wait to see what comics are going to bring me in the following year.

love, love,

Jason <3

Friday, October 21, 2011

Assholes Everywhere

This probably could have been more clear.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Escape from Super Doom

Despite the incredibly depressing nature of this silly thing it was one of the funnest times I’ve had drawing a comic in the past little while. Also, so close to done issue 4! If you’re in Toronto be sure to come by Canzine this Sunday and say hi!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Occupy Everything

Had a crazy day down at Occupy Toronto today. Learned a lot about resistance. Learned a lot about community. Learned a lot about myself. I’ll talk about it more soon, I’m sure. In the meantime, Love <3

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011

a boy trapped in a mans body that still fits in boys clothing

I feel like I should say that I don’t mean to imply that being vegan means you’re automatically sickly or scrawny or anything. I’ve been vegan for years and have always been a little pudgy until recently!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

I made this a little while ago. It might make more sense in the context with the original post, Out of love.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The last few days have been the most productive drawing days I’ve had in months. I’m so excited for the books I’m making. So excited for the future projects I have in mind. Super stoked for life in general. Let’s do this whole “life” thing.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Heart Failure

Just found this comic in an old sketchbook from a few months ago. It made me a little sad inside, then made me laugh so I thought it was worth drawing.

Friday, September 30, 2011

It’s funny, I was drawing this today on my lunch break at this job and the guy that’s yelling at us came up to me and asked to see what I was drawing. I quickly tucked my sketchbook aside and told him that it was something personal and would rather not share. Geez. Close call!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wage Slaves in Busywork

Right now I have this job where I sweep A LOT.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Boredom Pays 4 working cover

Here are the inks and some tone for the cover of the next issue of Boredom Pays. Trying to figure out if I want to go with some color for this cover or not. Thoughts?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Out of love

Out of love. Trying to work out how I feel about a lot of things. I’m kind of a crazy mixed up guy right now. Taking some time to figure out who I am. What I want to be. That sort of thing.

Also, I realize I don't post all that much here anymore. I do, still, post a bunch of junk over here though.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Monday, September 05, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Walking, dead

So, I made a website for myself. Basically I just wanted a place to send people where they could check out all of my art/comics in an easy to browse, organized fashion as well as send potential illustration clients to. It’s not quite finished yet but It’s getting close. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think. Any feedback helps!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer Camp

Who I am as an adult is very much a product of how I was treated as a kid.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Siamese dream

Siamese Dream. It’s strange how some albums stay with you for as long as they do.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Buying ginger (because I feel like shit)

My life is an unending series of amazing adventures. Clearly.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Zine Dream

Zine Dream. Or, this is how I’m awkward. Oh and this is, of course, Michael Deforge. Love that guys stuff.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

How to not make a thing

I was going to make a make a bigger thing. I decided to make this instead.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Throwing up (really fucking sucks)

Drawing this actually helped. Back to bed.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Moving on

If you read, you'll judge

If you read, you'll judge. Anymore my sketchbooks are just a place for me to write comics rather than a place where I do tons of drawings. With the personal nature of the comics I make it can be a little awkward because there's a lot of stuff that never makes it to a final comic because I'm not sure I want to put that out there. So, yeah, awkward for strangers.

Also, man, these things look huge on the computer. I draw them at about 2.5x2.5 inches. A touch bigger, maybe. Always looks weird to me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Money is my worst enemy

One million dollars would be nice. In the worst financial situation I’ve ever got myself into. Still sending out comics. For the love, people. The love. The package I got was from the lovely Ramsey Everydaypants. You should check out her comics and zines - They’re great!