If you're in the Chicago area, check out the full-page Truth Serum comic in the Fifth Annual Comics Bonanza supplement of the latest issue of Chicago Reader. Included are artists such as Anders Nilsen and David Lasky. Not included is the 23,000-word Truth Serum poem we wrote. Darn. Maybe next time.
Our friends at Big Stone Head are selling some shirts expressing their lack of enthusiasm for New York. Seeing these shirts, we were overcome by a lack of enthusiasm for the shirts themselves. And so, we created our own shirt (in as far as we mocked them up digitally).
And related only in its digital existence, we recently lent a hand in designing (though not building) the Ryan Montbleau Band MySpace page. It may have no interest to you whatsoever, so please, only click if you're desperate for a way to spend your time.
It's out! Go run right now (like your father ran away from you when you were born) and pick up your copy of Rob Walton's Ragmop. The 464-page graphic novel was not only designed by us, but features a 3-page story with Truth Serum mascot, Chester!
We've joined MySpace apparently. Why don't you join us there and become "friends" with Truth Serum ? It'll be sorta fun!
We recently completed a comission for a kindly fellow in the UK. We will call this man "Burtburt," as he prefers to remain anonymous.
Burtburt requested that we draw him a robot. Any robot. In exchange for this, Burtburt would give us money. His money. The only stipulation being that the robot be one from popular culture. With countless robots from which to choose (Data, Twiki, Pinocchio, Big Bird et al.), we chose Vicki, the child-bot sensation from TV's Small Wonder!
Granted, our rendition may look a bit portly and mannish. But compared to the figure of her male counterpart, she's a fine specimen of the female (robotic) form.
The fellows over at Big Stone Head have yet another Q&A with Jon Adams, showcasing some never-before-seen art. Also, he tells of his obsession with the art of American pioneers Lewis & Clark!
Two short interviews with Mr. Adams are up at the infamous Big Stone Head. Each one features some rare artwork. And by "rare," we mean not good enough to print anywhere else. The first interview is mostly about huffing gasoline. The second one is about bunnies.
For those of you in the Bay Area, please join us at the Cartoon Art Museum tomorrow for 826 Valencia's Cartooning with Students reception. It's open to the public, and FREE! So you can spend your money on things like coffee or bubble gum, instead of helping to support a museum!
A video from the much belabored Truth Serum Book Release Party at 826 Valencia has surfaced. Watch Battle-Man desperately try to promote his new comic. Then turn away in disgust/pity.
The Austin Chronicle just reviewed Truth Serum. And using phrases like "...niggled unto death by quotidian vicissitudes," how could it not be a great review?
April 8th of 2006, after the Alternative Press Expo, we had the Truth Serum book release party. The festivities were held at San Francisco's 826 Valencia, a pirate supply store/tutoring and writing workshop center for children primarily, but also sometimes adults. Read all about the evening below, or just skip to the very end to download a bunch of fun party related items! Here we see guests arriving late, so as to appear cool and aloof, when in fact, they had nothing better to do than come to the Truth Serum book release party.
For those of you who enjoy reading comics online, watching television or reading Harry Potter, we recently discovered a new way to waste enormous amounts of time! We built a huge window display for 826 Valencia, and quickly discovered that it was far more involved of a task than one might consider reasonable. You too can do this, and here's how:
Write, draw and color a comic. The more panels, the longer this will take to make, and the more you will curse yourself. Here's what we started with.
"Jonathan Adams has concocted a dry and sardonically gifted piece of work..." says Comics Buyer's Guide who has given Truth Serum 4 out of 4 stars and picked it as their "Trade Paperback of the Month."
Independent book, comics and original art store Adventures Underground has just posted an interview with Jon Adams. In it Jon reveals why he spent 6 years in prison and how it related to his first two wives.
The new Truth Serum collection is finally out! And coinciding with the release is a 2-page spread in Wizard Magazine #173. They've also placed Don Sequitur on the cover, just below a drawing of Wolverine. We're not sure how this has come about, but can only assume it's the result of gross production errors on their part.