I’ve been on hiatus much longer than I thought I’d be, however, I’ve spent all of that time writing and perfecting three different feature length screenplays that I’m trying to develop into films. It’ll probably be a few years until I come back to Social Skills, but Vol. III will eventually happen. When it does, I just want to make sure it has 100% of my focus so I can deliver the work you all deserve. Social Skills was created during a very busy, frustrating and beautiful time in my life, but now I’m in a different place and I have a chance to follow my dream and direct a feature film within the next few years. So, I just wanted to update and thank everyone who’s supported me and I hope fans old and new will enjoy the illustrations/stories we’ve already done here. In the last couple of years I’ve learned even more about patience and perfecting my craft and I can’t wait to share that with everyone. Later.
~ C.J. Johnson
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.