JHONEN VASQUEZ

Aug 15

hyenafan said: I can't really explain why, but I really love xXSharknado98Xx. Johnny? Devi? Squee? Zim? Forget about them! xXSharknado98Xx is the best! We must always remember that she's real and that she's always right.

Hey, thanks! She just started life as a joke, a gag on that one page of all of Fillerbunny’s offspring, and that was gonna be the end of it, but she ended up being one of my favorite things about the story. 

Aug 14

cunch:

Here’s a cropped version of my print for the #Sailormoon gallery show at Meltdown Comics this Saturday! I’m thinking of calling it “Inaccurate Episode One”? #meatballhead #meltdown

I’ve never watched sailor moon because I like myself too much, but I watched @cunch draw this on my cintiq and I think it’s pretty badass. The end.
EDIT: I can’t say I’ve never watched it because she had it on as reference and I caught maybe an episode’s worth of stuff and it was just shrill screaming and yelling nonstop! Who the hell would watch a cartoon of characters just screaming and yelling nonstop. Inconceivable! 

cunch:

Here’s a cropped version of my print for the #Sailormoon gallery show at Meltdown Comics this Saturday! I’m thinking of calling it “Inaccurate Episode One”? #meatballhead #meltdown

I’ve never watched sailor moon because I like myself too much, but I watched @cunch draw this on my cintiq and I think it’s pretty badass. The end.

EDIT: I can’t say I’ve never watched it because she had it on as reference and I caught maybe an episode’s worth of stuff and it was just shrill screaming and yelling nonstop! Who the hell would watch a cartoon of characters just screaming and yelling nonstop. Inconceivable! 

Aug 08

Damn! I forgot to add the swollen, shiny man-lips!

Damn! I forgot to add the swollen, shiny man-lips!

Aug 05

The signs all point to one thing - A new dose of Fillerbunny in stores is nigh, this week as a matter of fact, tomorrow even! This is the book nobody’s been waiting for, but everyone should own! Love Fillerbunny? You need this book! Hate Fillerbunny and everything else my name is attached to? You need this book so you can fuel your insane rants to nobody who wants to listen!
In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t been watching all the trailers in theaters and reading all the informative flyers taped to bricks being thrown through your windows while you sleep, this book collects every issue of Fillerbunny ever made, including a brand new issue 4 that’s not even in stores yet! That’s right, this book collects THE FUTURE. Issue 4 is really sad, guys. Maybe you shouldn’t get this book.
Aw, I’m just kidding with you. You HAVE to buy this book. if you don’t, everything i’ve worked for will be for nothing and I’ll just hate myself for even trying. Why would you do that to me? Seriously, what’s up?
There’s quite a bit of new material in here, not even counting the whole new issue, so here’s just a list of the guests that did pages: Bryan Konietzko, Edmund McMillen, J.R. Goldberg, Tyler Hutchison, Frank and Becky, Pendleton Ward, Alex Pardee and Aaron Alexovich. One of them did a drawing that actually upsets me.
So yeah, go to your local comics purchasing establishment tomorrow, demand the book. I’d be pretty happy if you were all responsible for why they sell out of copies in a single day. No pressure, but if that doesn’t happen, I’m probably gonna just kill myself, man. I’ll do it. I won’t actually do it but I’ll talk about it all day.

The signs all point to one thing - A new dose of Fillerbunny in stores is nigh, this week as a matter of fact, tomorrow even! This is the book nobody’s been waiting for, but everyone should own! Love Fillerbunny? You need this book! Hate Fillerbunny and everything else my name is attached to? You need this book so you can fuel your insane rants to nobody who wants to listen!

In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t been watching all the trailers in theaters and reading all the informative flyers taped to bricks being thrown through your windows while you sleep, this book collects every issue of Fillerbunny ever made, including a brand new issue 4 that’s not even in stores yet! That’s right, this book collects THE FUTURE. Issue 4 is really sad, guys. Maybe you shouldn’t get this book.

Aw, I’m just kidding with you. You HAVE to buy this book. if you don’t, everything i’ve worked for will be for nothing and I’ll just hate myself for even trying. Why would you do that to me? Seriously, what’s up?

There’s quite a bit of new material in here, not even counting the whole new issue, so here’s just a list of the guests that did pages: Bryan Konietzko, Edmund McMillen, J.R. Goldberg, Tyler Hutchison, Frank and Becky, Pendleton Ward, Alex Pardee and Aaron Alexovich. One of them did a drawing that actually upsets me.

So yeah, go to your local comics purchasing establishment tomorrow, demand the book. I’d be pretty happy if you were all responsible for why they sell out of copies in a single day. No pressure, but if that doesn’t happen, I’m probably gonna just kill myself, man. I’ll do it. I won’t actually do it but I’ll talk about it all day.

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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