JHONEN VASQUEZ

Jul 28

banimals said: I always believed Squee is actually Johnny because of that comic in which Squee is visited by his future self. It makes sense that somewhere in imprecise science of time travel, Squee ends up stranded in the past and winds up inadvertently inflicting the psychological trauma upon his childhood self that would lead him to become a deranged serial killer. Or have I got this wrong?

Yeah, that’s pretty wrong. Don’t feel bad though, as it’s a thing I’ve heard people say pretty much from the day I started drawing Squee. I get where that comes from, but it’s not where my brain goes with the character. Squee’s just a good kid, wants to be comfortable and happy, but awful shit just goes down around him in the name of cheap laughs.

His story is entirely different from Johnny’s, however. Johnny’s always been a patsy to me, and someone who would only really be admirable on the most shallow level until you get a better sense of what he’s about. He’s sympathetic to a very short point and then the rest of him is not much better than the nonsense he obsesses over and judges with impunity.

Squee’s just a kid who has the shit luck of having him for a neighbor.

Squee’s also got a bear that absorbs every bad effect those horrible experiences would leave in him. It’s partly why Johnny has an instant dislike of Shmee. Broken folks hate being called out on their shit.

I think Squee’s gonna be alright.

Spotted this on Rotten Tomatoes’ collection of SD Comic-Con 2014 photos! I’m gonna assume these three (I like imagining there was a baby in the Minimoose) died of the relentless heat. Fun though!

Spotted this on Rotten Tomatoes’ collection of SD Comic-Con 2014 photos! I’m gonna assume these three (I like imagining there was a baby in the Minimoose) died of the relentless heat. Fun though!

(Source: rottentomatoes.com)

Jul 27

Making people who want sketches draw what they want me to draw first. Keeps it fun for me, and stressful for them!

Making people who want sketches draw what they want me to draw first. Keeps it fun for me, and stressful for them!

Jul 26

"Can you draw me a-"
“A mooseball with tank treads, right? Here ya go.”

"Can you draw me a-"
“A mooseball with tank treads, right? Here ya go.”

"Hey, can you do me a drawing of GIR scaring Squee?"
“Huh. Here’s what you’re getting…”

"Hey, can you do me a drawing of GIR scaring Squee?"
“Huh. Here’s what you’re getting…”

Jul 25

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Jul 22

SD COMICON 2014: THE POSTENING

comicon2014Hello again, and welcome to this year’s edition of me talking about going to the San Diego Comicon again until I die!

I’ll make this a short one, so pay attention, yeah? Here’s the pertinent info for you.

WHERE:

The SLG Comics booth (#1815) at the San Diego Comicon in the giant disease dome the CDC built for their annual experiment in crippling contagion!

WHEN:

July 25-27. My signing times are…

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Jul 17

Some of you may have seen this announcement in The Hollywood Reporter about Disney’s new TV animation deals in which my pilot was mentioned, yeah?
Just wanted to clarify that cunch (J.R Goldberg), did indeed do character designs, but she’s also co-creator on the show. The article made it look like she was just on the design side. She deserves more credit there, and in the case of the show going horribly wrong, I want to know I can blame her, ya know?
Also, Frolie’s 12 years old and not the 11 listed in the article!

Some of you may have seen this announcement in The Hollywood Reporter about Disney’s new TV animation deals in which my pilot was mentioned, yeah?

Just wanted to clarify that cunch (J.R Goldberg), did indeed do character designs, but she’s also co-creator on the show. The article made it look like she was just on the design side. She deserves more credit there, and in the case of the show going horribly wrong, I want to know I can blame her, ya know?

Also, Frolie’s 12 years old and not the 11 listed in the article!

Jul 05

chaoticdownwardspiral said: You are the most awesome creature on this planet. Johnny and Devi should be together....I mean honestly, who could ask for more in a man?

Wrong. The barrel eye fish is the most awesome creature on this planet.

As for Devi, she can do way better.

digitalovemon said: Hey is nice to see your name pop up on recomending blogs. Haven't seen you since I read JtHM. Wondering how you are doing and what are you involved in?

I’ve gotten myself involved in some bad shit, man. I…I dunno who to turn to. Give me five dollars.