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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Vasquez born September 1, is an American comic book writer, cartoonist, and music video director. He is best known for creating the comic book Johnny the Homicidal Maniacits spin-off comics Squee! Vasquez was born on September 1,in San Jose, California. He grew up in East San Jose and attended Mt. 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.
He earned no prizes, but on the back of a preliminary drawing for the contest, he drew his first sketch of the character who would later become Johnny C. His high school’s student newspaper published a number of his comic strips featuring this character, titled Johnny the Little Homicidal Maniac.
He also created Happy Noodle Boy while attending Mt. Despite having little formal artistic training, comids soon dropped out of De Anza to pursue a career as a professional 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.
Simons also worked with Vasquez on the coloring seen in his two-issue comic I Feel Sick. By SeptemberVasquez announced in his introductory text to the sixth issue of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac that he had reached sufficient success to be able to quit his day job and focus on his art. Carpe Noctem magazine published early one-page strips featuring Johnny in the early s. InSlave Labor Graphics began publishing a series of Johnny comics after Vasquez submitted samples of his artwork to them.
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: The cover features the logo “Z? The series follows Johnny as he searches for meaning in his life, a quest that frequently leads to the violent deaths of those around him as well as, briefly, his own. A photograph of one of Vasquez’s friends, Leah England, serves as the middle of a portrait collection on the cover for the second issue of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.
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. Vasquez’s next project was The Bad Art Collectiona page one-shot comic. 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.
InVasquez gave Squeea supporting character from Johnny the Homicidal Maniachis own four-issue series. It chronicles Squee’s encounters with aliens, Satan ‘s son, and eventually Satan himself. The trade version which features a cover image of Squee with the words “Buy me or I’ll die!
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.
Slave Labor has published three Fillerbunny mini-comics, the third having been released in March The mini-comic was a spin-off of a filler comic designed to replace a vacant page usually reserved for advertising space in the Squee! Vasquez said at the New York Comic Con that the original Fillerbunny comics would be done in a single night and he would rush through and do whatever he could in a small amount of time.
The third issue, however, broke this mold. According to the introduction, it took over nine months to complete, and he feels it is of much higher quality than the first two.
At Comic-ConVasquez mentioned that his next comic was a love story. 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.
The first, titled Jellyfistwas intended for release on July 25,but the initial print run of Jellyfist was incredibly poor, and so it was re-released in October At NickelodeonVasquez created the animated television series Invader Zimwhich aired on the network and then later on Nicktoons.
The first episode aired on March 30, The series lasted for two seasons, before it was cancelled by Nickelodeon, saying that its main causes were low ratings, over-budget production and lack of interest in continuation of the series. Episodes of the third season and a finale then remained unfinished.
Vasquez provided the voices for Zim’s computerOld Kid, Minimooseand various characters including himself as a background character being credited as “Mr. Vasquez, credited as Chancre Scolex, wrote the story and Crab Scrambly illustrated it.
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Everything Can Be Beaten is about a strange person who lives in a room in which he can do nothing but beat kittens. However, an adventure into the outside world changes his perspective, and he discovers that “everything can be beaten”.
Many of the characters in Vasquez’s cartoons are usually highly geometric and thin, nearly to the point of being stick cojics with heavy black outlines.
The protagonists in his comics are typically insane characters who live in dysfunctional societies, and whose manias are able to speak through inanimate objects.
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His storylines tend to follow the basic black comedy formula. 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 world of chaos and darkness.
Vasquez’s writing jhlnen conveys misanthropic and pessimistic themes, often used for the purposes of parody and satire. Several of his works have featured goth characters or depictions of the goth subculture for the purpose of satire. In an interview on the show The Screen Savershe responded to host Kevin Pereira ‘s comment that vasqeuz considered him “a goth king”, saying jokingly, “King, yeah, but goth I mean, that’s just arrogant.
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There was a sense of avsquez just behind the printed page that I had never felt before, a thinner separation from production to my hands and eyes that just fired hooks out into me 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.
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. Who says kids are good for nothing other than emergency food in disaster conditions?
I don’t, because at this point my badass nieces helped out quite a bit for reference. 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. Being my niece, the youngest had no problem finding that place in her heart that allowed her to simulate the howling face of a child being dragged down a nightmare alley by an unspeakable horror.
Throw in a tall, monstrous friend of mine to stand in for Big Sister and you have four people with chattering teeth and trying to steal my jacket. After that, the line-art came pretty easily enough, save for an adjustment period of finding the balance between a more realistic style and not losing the strange cartoonishness.
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.