JHONEN VASQUEZ

MASTER OF CENTRIFUGAL BUMBLEPUPPY

I've seen you mention working on a JtHM Animated project a few times, and it's gotten me wondering. Is that your new 'pet project', or is there something else you're working on that you're more excited about?

Asked by
theradradical

The JTHM feature is a waiting for us to reach it at this moment, what with the things that have to happen before it, like the completion of the SQUEE! animated short. 

I’m excited about all these things, and each of them for slightly different reasons. SQUEE! and Johnny, those are all pretty much in our hands, myself and the people making it possible, so that’s great, but we all have to find the time to work on them in between other projects.

There’s another thing going on, bigger in scale but constrained by a more traditional/glacial animation setup. Can’t say much about it, but I’m looking at a character that’s been mostly in my head for the past two years taking her first animated test steps and it’s one of the best feelings of late.

It’s possible you’ll see more in the future, but for now, just be happy I’m seeing some really cool stuff while not telling you what that stuff is!

I notice that the characters Johnny and Squee have names that could be seen as derivations of portions of your own name. Is there some symbolic meaning there or is it just coincidence?

Asked by
rikonius

I’m not gonna lie, man: I am shocked. Johnny’s name, yeah, pretty obvious, but I had never, not once ever even connected Squee’s nickname with my own last name. Not kidding. I know people will read this and think I’m being sarcastic, but seriously, what the fuck?!

I know you probably get asked this a lot, but how do you pronounce your name?

Asked by
jasondaemon

Phonetically, the closest approximation would be : SHHREEEEEEEKROOOOOOZzzzzzzz555SKREEEEEEEEZwwoowWW(dub step sounds)MWEEEEEEEZzzhhhchroooooogggg(sound of thumb pressing through fontanelle)SKWAAAASKWAAAA†œ∑´shmeeeeeweeeeeep.

I recently saw someone wearing a Gir hat and a Nine Inch Nails t-shirt. They will never understand the irony.

Asked by
synthicyde

Even I don’t understand why that’s ironic. Does GIR hate Nine Inch Nails? Is it because GIR doesn’t wear hats? Maybe I just don’t understand my own humor. Goddamn me.

Well daaang.

pardeemonster:

You know what’s slightly better than cutting your tongue open and repeatedly re-opening it when ice sticks to it? Being asked by JHONEN V to contribute a comic for his new Filler Bunny Collection. The pressure was almost too much considering how much I have loved Jhonen’s world since I was a wee little 760 year old vampire, but the four hour deadline he have me really proved useful.
Almost 20 years ago I discovered Jhonen’s comics in the back of Carpe Noctem magazine and have followed his adventures through road trip journals, the best comics ever, cartoons and even mysterious Sasquatch pregnancies. When I have forced it to squeal, my sense of humor has always described itself to me as a mixture of Steven Wright, Jhonen V & Biz Markie. And because of that, and because Jhonen proved that there is an actual amazing and inspirational market for absurdity, I thank him for letting me draw the insides of butts for him as an adult. The New Filler Bunny book will be out soon.
Well daaang.

pardeemonster:

You know what’s slightly better than cutting your tongue open and repeatedly re-opening it when ice sticks to it? Being asked by JHONEN V to contribute a comic for his new Filler Bunny Collection. The pressure was almost too much considering how much I have loved Jhonen’s world since I was a wee little 760 year old vampire, but the four hour deadline he have me really proved useful.

Almost 20 years ago I discovered Jhonen’s comics in the back of Carpe Noctem magazine and have followed his adventures through road trip journals, the best comics ever, cartoons and even mysterious Sasquatch pregnancies. When I have forced it to squeal, my sense of humor has always described itself to me as a mixture of Steven Wright, Jhonen V & Biz Markie. And because of that, and because Jhonen proved that there is an actual amazing and inspirational market for absurdity, I thank him for letting me draw the insides of butts for him as an adult. The New Filler Bunny book will be out soon.