Posts Tagged ‘Jason Young’

Cheese Heads #4

Sunday, January 14th, 2018


This is a cover recreation I did of Cheese Heads #4 by Nick Craine published by Tragedy Strikes Press in 1992.

Cheese Heads is one of my favorite small press books. It has wonderful surreal characters, an atmosphere of mystery and quirky sense of humor that, coupled with Craine’s art, create a one of a kind comic reading experience.

I remember my brother and I were both big fans of the book as teenagers and had neither one managed to complete the five issue run because of the elusive fourth issue.

We were at Chicago Comic Con in 1993 when my brother found a single copy of issue four for sale for three bucks at a dealer table and snatched it up for himself.

Wanting it badly I begged him to sell it to me. He half-jokingly said “Ten dollars.” I had to have it so I paid his overinflated price and completed the series!

This marked the first time in my life I ever bought a comic book for “more than it was worth”. But it was totally worth it to me!

I reread the entire series and rejoiced in the amazing tale of the Cheese Heads (and the sweet back-ups by Craine and Carol Swain)!

Over a decade later I met cartoonist Nick Craine while attending the Toronto Comic Art Festival and purchased from him a page of original art from Cheese Heads issue four that is framed and hanging in my home to this day!

I don’t know if there was ever a collection of the series published but if you see a single issue for sale, I highly recommend checking it out.

Original cover by Nick Craine:

Comix!

Friday, December 1st, 2017


The first photo is all of the published comics I’ve written or drawn in my forty years of being (five of which I only did half the artwork for with a friend/collaborator drawing the other half).

The second photo is of the anthologies and other publications where my work has appeared.

I’ve had a blast putting out my comics and working with some amazing collaborators over the years and look forward to the next forty years of publishing!

Thanks to all who have given me a chance to get my work out there and also a big thanks to everyone who supports small press comix!!

Squad Car APA

Sunday, November 26th, 2017


My pal Joseph Tenney recently asked me to submit something for his new zine Squad Car and I was delighted to do so. Pictured above is the cover to issue two by Tyrone Kinard.

Inside the book is an eclectic mix of art and comics from a bunch of talented folk and also myself. I decided to do a two page comic called “Landing By The Scores!” based on the lyrics to ‘Negro Observer’ by The Butthole Surfers.

So glad to have met Joseph and to be a part of his inspiring Capricorn Comix-verse. You should definitely take a look at his amazing work here (although the site needs some updating because that guy puts out a ton of work and not all of it is represented).

Krazy Kat

Thursday, November 9th, 2017


Today at We Care Arts our assignment was to paint a “whimsical animal” and the first thing that came to mind was George Herriman’s classic comic strip.

If you’ve never read it I higjly recommend rem-a-ding the sit-you-ay-shun.

Morf

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017


This is a sweet new mini comic written by Billy Mckay and drawn by 25 artists (including myself)!

Billy wrote and colored this glorious tale of a monster born from a volcano who can change shape at will.

Each page is drawn by a different artist who depicts their unique version of the monster as it transforms along with Billy’s imaginative story.

Each artist could only see the previous page before they drew their version so none of us were privy to its dance of transformations until we saw the fully realized book.

It’s truly something to behold! Such an adorable and experimental comic. I’m lucky to have been involved in it.

You can purchase a copy from Billy at billytherobot.etsy.com where he sells many other of his art projects including Space Castle, the super fun one player card game he invented. Check out his stuff, it’s awesome!