Monday, September 17, 2007

hello goodbye










So fellas many apologies for having been away from this place for so long. It never looks like a lot when you've got them in your hands but I've been trying to finish three books before I go away:
And on top of that I just held an exhibition at the Art-Holes favourite London hangout of Brick Lane as a kind of book launch and going away event:

10 comments:

Luke Pski said...

Where are you going? I read in a pamphlet that talk like your is a sign of suicidal thinking..

Jon said...

haha!
don't worry, I'm heading to Japan City for a year or so.
I'll take a rest from computery stuff I think and just work on drawing for a while. Hopefully I will come back with a bomb of a new book!

Luke Pski said...

Cool! Good luck and have fun! Check in with us now and then..

Luke Pski said...

What the crap is Japan City,btw?

Jon said...

it's another word for death -- nah not really -- read the blurb here:
http://www.lulu.com/content/713414

Robert Adam Gilmour said...

How many pages are your solo comics normally?

Aeron said...

Good luck with the new book, and sorry again I couldn't make it into your London shindig. I've been hit with a billion things lately, as soon as I paint and draw my way out of a few gallery and illustration gigs I'm going to get that painting finished and mailed off to you.

Jon said...

Robert - here's the page count of my recent books
Battle of the PLanets - 124
Ulysses - 60
Boobytrap - 68.
Cube Commanders - 100

those first two are just one or two panels a page though and Boobytrap is a collection of strips that are mostly between 1 and 5 pages in length. and the Cubey book is an anthology with other artists involved.

Aeron - cheers dude. I am thinking of doing a special edition of the book with EVERY panel replced. I think it will take quite a while to finish but I reckon it will be a great and bizarre project when finished. So bagsy a panel now.

I finished my Narrative Corpse strip by the way and I enjoyed doing it. I'm disastrously close to Brinkman in the run but I like my strip and I hope it will hold it's own.

Paleo said...

Best of luck Jon, please come back in a year and let us know what you been up to -in Ink- let the name of the fine ladies at "Japan City" remain spotless...

Jon Chandler said...

Cheers Paleo - I am sure to get some great experiences for the inking of. I just did a kind of what I called a 'real-life Mome style' strip where 'made up people do normal things.' My workmates in teh comicshop got kind of excited by the idea but then confused when it still had all the usual 'bizarre fantasy' costumes and settings. See, even if you are indirect we are still all talking about everyday life....maybe...