The Creep

I have a new page set up to tell you all about convention commissions. Isn’t that nice? All the info in one place: COMMISSIONS. Check it out, preorder something for you and/or yours, then pick it up first thing and lord it over everyone that has to wait in line. Yeah!

Making Friends

This blog of mine is a sometimes barren wasteland. And let me tell you why.

To me, Internet, you’re a clubhouse of scary kids. I like the idea of having friends, but I’m afraid you’re going to be awful. I’m afraid I won’t live up to your expectations, which may be lower than low. I’m sort of afraid that if we hang out, you’re going to make me kill a squirrel. That, and the fact that contracts keep me from posting work for the world to see.

But you know what I do like? In all your vast, lonesome expanse, I like this.

It’s a start!

Northwest Voices

Tomorrow, I’ll be in Longview, Washington, for an event with Northwest Voices, a collaboration between the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College bringing in local authors for workshops, discussion, signings, etc. They’re having me up to teach an afternoon workshop on comics creation techniques (we’ll see what we can do in an hour and a half!), and a presentation on my work at 7PM.

Should be a good time! Here’s the press release:

Thursday, May 24
Workshop at 3:30 p.m. in Rose Center Room 220 (limited to first 40 who sign up)
Reading at the Longview Public Library at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium
Come help us welcome graphic novelist Jonathan Case with a pair of events on Thursday, May 24. The first will be a workshop at 3:30 p.m. in Rose Center Room 220. The workshop will be limited to the first 40 people who sign up online through the LCC website (go to the LCC website http://lowercolumbia.edu and click on view entire calendar and then the NW Voices event on the 24th). The second will be a reading at the Longview Public Library at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium on the first floor.

Head over to the Longview Public Library site for more info.


It’s Free Comic Book Day, friends! Come see me at the Hollywood location Things From Another World in Portland, why don’t you? I’ll be there from 12 to 2 with Jeff Parker, Steve Lieber, and the Dodsons. I’ll have prints and books too, in case you need to spend money.

Have a good one!



Eisner and Stumptown Award Nominations


Well, look at this. Both my books are up for some awards this season, and you can vote (if you’re a comics pro for some, if you’re anybody for others)! Here’s the scoop:

My book with Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer, is up for two Eisner awards: Best Reality-Based Work, and Best Writer (Go Jeff!). Comics pros vote here.

Both Dear Creature and Green River Killer are up for Stumptown Comics Awards: Best Artist, Best Letterer (GRK), and Best New Talent (Me, for GRK and Dear Creature). Everyone and your relatives vote here.

Also note some of my favorite talents getting the recognition they deserve: Chris Samnee, Dylan Meconis, Vera Brosgol, Gene Yang— they all did great work this year, and deserve your votes!