In , Slave Labor Graphics began publishing a series of Johnny comics after Vasquez submitted samples of his artwork to them. Jhonen Vasquez is a comic book writer, artist and music video director. He has created such comic books as ‘Johnny the Homicidal Maniac’, ‘Squee’ and ‘I Feel. Jhonen Vasquez’s series. I Feel Sick. Issue #2. Invader Zim. Issue # Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Issue #7. Squee! Issue #4. From ReadComicOnline.

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Retrieved January 9, His pitch-black humor, combined with the over-excessive use of violence, neatly drawn in high contrast black and white, make his comics a true horror to behold. It’s like, the book itself was less removed from the initial moment a creator is excited about having just come up with some great idea to when they finally finish a thing, nice and polished and just a little dulled from before the thing was just another book.

Pleasant High Schoolwhere he often spent much of his class time drawing in sketchbooks and took part in a contest to design a new look for his school’s mascot. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Many of the characters in Vasquez’s cartoons are usually highly geometric and thin, nearly to the point of being stick figures with heavy black outlines. San Jose, CaliforniaU. I dragged them, much like Big Sister there, out for a quick photo session and we had a damn fine time in freezing winds posing like the little, demonic wee ones that they are.

He grew up in East San Jose and attended Mt. It’s just what I interpreted the experience like, and I’m sure to a lot of people it was just a book about big mutant turtles.

Also humorous but distinctly darker and obviously way jhonenn violent than Squee! Simons also worked with Vasquez on the coloring seen in his two-issue comic I Feel Sick. His art style is very edgy and eccentric and smiley faces are often found in his artwork, trying to evoke an ironic sense of happiness in a jyonen of chaos and darkness.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Freeze Frame Frenzy Nicktoons: Vasquez in November He became jnonen film student at De Anza College in Cupertino inbut dropped out shortly afterwards to become a cartoonist. Dirge later became a writer on Vasquez’s series Invader Zimwhile Simons became a member of the show’s coloring team and the voice of the title character’s crazed robot sidekick, GIR.


The work of Titmouse and their partners and peers at Adult Swim and other outlets both on cpmics and online have demonstrated the commercial viability of American animation for adults over the last 10 years or so, something that scarcely existed back when Vasquez was creating his comics. The black comedy began life as a comic strip running in the goth magazine Jhonrn Noctem in the early s and was later published by Slave Labor Graphics from as a seven-issue black-and-white limited series.

He is best known for creating the comic book Johnny the Homicidal Maniacits spin-off comics Squee! The protagonists in his comics vsquez typically insane characters comids live in dysfunctional societies, and whose manias are able to speak through inanimate objects. I Feel Sick follows a tortured artist named Devi another character introduced in Johnny the Homicidal Maniac as she tries to maintain her sanity in an insane vision of society, despite conversing with Sickness, one of her own paintings.

Since this, however, he attended an event in early and stated he was not working on his “own” comics — he was collaborating on two comics in the style of Everything Can Be Beatenacting only as author. Johnny the Homicidal Maniac follows Johnny C.

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While Invader Zim is among the coolest cartoons of all time, most of Vasuqez’s other work is hardly kid-friendly, so it’s encouraging to find ourselves living in a time when talents like he — vqsquez Jim Mahfood, for that matter — aren’t limited to the confines of jhinen comic book page simply because there’s no other place to see it. Series and books by Jhonen Vasquez in stock in the Lambiek Webshop: Nickelodeon Party Blast Nicktoons: Jhonen Vasquez, the creator of Invader Zimhas his fans abuzz with the potential for the return of his original comic book creation Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.

The speculation began with a single tweet from Jhonenn, in which he shared an animated GIF of what appears to be Johnny C. England also gave Vasquez the inspiration for a filler strip about a child who was dangerously afraid of losing sight of his mother, as well as the notorious “Meanwhile” filler piece in the second issue of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.


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He also created Happy Noodle Boy while attending Mt. His high school’s student newspaper published a number of his comic strips featuring this character, titled Johnny the Little Homicidal Maniac. Vasquez recently returned to his more famous creation, Invader Zim. As longtime Vasquez fans know, Squee! Vasquez’s writing often conveys misanthropic vaqsuez pessimistic themes, often used for the purposes of parody and satire.

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In an interview on the show The Jgonen Savershe responded to host Kevin Pereira ‘s comment that fans considered him “a goth king”, saying jokingly, “King, yeah, but goth Invader Zim characters episodes Invader Zim: His storylines jhoneen to follow the basic black comedy formula. According to the introduction, it took over nine months to complete, and he feels it is of much higher quality than the first two. Vasquez has been asked about returning to the character more or less every day since the last issue shipped in early ,so it was pretty big news that Vasquez announced that pending the outcome of the Squee!

Attack of the Toybots Nicktoons: Vasquez’s first comic, Johnny the Homicidal Maniacran for seven issues and was collected as a hardcover and a trade paperback book named Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: It wasn’t until I started collecting “Ninja Turtles” comics that something switched over in my head.

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Slave Labor has published three Fillerbunny mini-comics, the third having been released in March Views Read Edit View history. Mahfood is working on the show with writer Joe Casey Ben 10, all sorts of comics you like and longtime Kevin Smith producer Scott Mosier, with whom Mahfood worked on the first Clerks comic book. He stated that he did the book’s art while he was in high school to discourage classmates from asking him to draw for them.