On hiatus indefinitely. I’m trying to develop a much bigger project outside of comics, so working on that plus other things are my main priority now. I won’t be able to return to Social Skills as soon as I thought, but I’ll update with new material soon.
New interview for the blog The Black Tongue where I talk about Social Skills, my graphic novel KOBK, hip hop, filmmaking and more. It was a great experience talking with Stephen Kearse and he did the most thorough interview I’ve had so far. Here’s an excerpt:
“My typical strategy for writing about interviews is to take key quotes and use them to compose an essay. For the most part, I think it works, especially if an interview is long or if it fits into an essay idea that is particularly timely. But sometimes a conversation is so pregnant with rich moments that to compose an essay is to exclude those moments, especially if they can only be fairly represented by the dialogue that took place during the interview.
Because I really enjoyed the conversation that C.J. and I had, I’ve decided to provide the full interview transcript. I had an essay in mind and it was about 80% finished, but revisiting the transcript a few days ago really made me rethink how I would present this interview. Accordingly, the full interview – all 6,000+ words – are provided below. That’s a lot to read, but if The Paris Review can do it, why can’t I?”
Click here for the full interview.
SMACK! SpeedComics Vol. 28 - KOBK
In this new edition of SMACK! SpeedComics take a look at the behind the scenes work on one of the pages from the upcoming graphic novel “KOBK,” written by C.J. Johnson and illustrated by myself. “KOBK” is set to release in eBook format the night of November 28th on kobkcomic.tumblr.com
Here’s a look at the illustration process of my graphic novel with Sean Mack. KOBK available now!
Just as a reminder, there won’t be any new Social Skills content until January 2014. In the meantime I’ll be updating this with related work, questions, etc.
Images from the miniseries, Asinine which you can read in its entirety here.
Anonymous said: The more succes you have the more im afraid you'll get too popular and won't be this cool artist that your real fans love and appreciate. I don't want a bunch of posers knowing who you are in the next 5 years haha
Please don’t be one of THOSE types of fans.
~ C.J. Johnson