Okay, last SpiderVerse post. It’s out today, and I just wanted y’all to see Ian’s colors on the exosuit, and get a look at our very own spider-girl/mech-pilot, Peni Parker.
Enjoy!
-Jake Okay, last SpiderVerse post. It’s out today, and I just wanted y’all to see Ian’s colors on the exosuit, and get a look at our very own spider-girl/mech-pilot, Peni Parker.
Enjoy!
-Jake Okay, last SpiderVerse post. It’s out today, and I just wanted y’all to see Ian’s colors on the exosuit, and get a look at our very own spider-girl/mech-pilot, Peni Parker.
Enjoy!
-Jake

Okay, last SpiderVerse post. It’s out today, and I just wanted y’all to see Ian’s colors on the exosuit, and get a look at our very own spider-girl/mech-pilot, Peni Parker.

Enjoy!

-Jake

kristaferanka:

Look who appears in today’s Edge of Spider-Verse

Sometimes I draw Kristafer Anka into my comics. Can’t be helped.

I’m pretty sure this is his first speaking role.

Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.
I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.
-Jake

Gerard Way and I have made a sci-fi one-shot for you, and you can buy it tomorrow, Oct 15th! It’s Edge of Spider Verse #5, from Marvel Comics.

I’ll post some finished pages here in a little while, (with color by Ian Herring) but first I though I’d share some process shots and development/design work for the story. We put a lot of work and a lot of love into this, and I can’t wait to see it all lettered up and in print.

-Jake

amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho. amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and itDrove.Me.Crazy.Cool show tho.

amandawinterstein:

stevencrewniverse:

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Steven and the Stevens

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, Jake Wyatt

Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai

Some bgs I painted for Steven and the Stevens! That cool zip pan is the handiwork of Jasmin Lai :)

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT I drew those underwater temple BG’s when I worked on this show for like five seconds last year.

The brush I had to use went all haywire when I rotated my canvas in CS5 and it
Drove.
Me.
Crazy.

Cool show tho.

fourcolorfrenzy:

Ms. Marvel #6
Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson
Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre). 

I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.
Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.
I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways. fourcolorfrenzy:

Ms. Marvel #6
Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson
Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre). 

I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.
Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.
I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways. fourcolorfrenzy:

Ms. Marvel #6
Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson
Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre). 

I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.
Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.
I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways. fourcolorfrenzy:

Ms. Marvel #6
Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson
Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre). 

I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.
Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.
I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways. fourcolorfrenzy:

Ms. Marvel #6
Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson
Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre). 

I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.
Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.
I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways. fourcolorfrenzy:

Ms. Marvel #6
Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson
Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre). 

I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.
Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.
I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways. fourcolorfrenzy:

Ms. Marvel #6
Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson
Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre). 

I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.
Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.
I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways.

fourcolorfrenzy:

Ms. Marvel #6

Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson

Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre). 

I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.

Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.

I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways.

comixology:

Ms. Marvel never fails to drop the serious knowledge.

Willow brought it so hard with the writings. comixology:

Ms. Marvel never fails to drop the serious knowledge.

Willow brought it so hard with the writings.

Q

tastynumnums asked:

Real talk: Where can I find/buy Necropolis? I followed you a little ways back when you were starting it up and really enjoyed your art style.

A

Thanks man. I get a lot of asks about Necropolis, so let’s do this.

Real talk:

I start drawing Necropolis full-time literally next week.

I hope to have the first issue in stores in the spring of 2015.

So far, it is set to be published in English and in French.

Further details will become available we approach publication.

I am so unspeakably happy that anyone wants to buy or publish this book. I count the days till I can spend all my waking hours making you Necropolis comics. Right now I count about six days.

dimaiv-nov:

I like:

— atmospheric snow
— great designs
— Jake Wyatt (jakewyattriot)

So it was a great fun for me to draw a character from his “Necropolis”.
Hope you like it!

W H A T

Tiny detail of a thing I’m working on.

-Jake

OH, and here are some quick process shots from that SP//dr comic I’m doing with Gerard.
I had to work over vacation this summer, and couldn’t bring my Cintiq. This is how it works when I do everything on paper. It gets messy, but using multiple colored pencils helps me keep all that information straight.
OH, and for those of you who’ve been asking… I go full-time on Necropolis two weeks from today. I cannot wait.
-Jake OH, and here are some quick process shots from that SP//dr comic I’m doing with Gerard.
I had to work over vacation this summer, and couldn’t bring my Cintiq. This is how it works when I do everything on paper. It gets messy, but using multiple colored pencils helps me keep all that information straight.
OH, and for those of you who’ve been asking… I go full-time on Necropolis two weeks from today. I cannot wait.
-Jake OH, and here are some quick process shots from that SP//dr comic I’m doing with Gerard.
I had to work over vacation this summer, and couldn’t bring my Cintiq. This is how it works when I do everything on paper. It gets messy, but using multiple colored pencils helps me keep all that information straight.
OH, and for those of you who’ve been asking… I go full-time on Necropolis two weeks from today. I cannot wait.
-Jake

OH, and here are some quick process shots from that SP//dr comic I’m doing with Gerard.

I had to work over vacation this summer, and couldn’t bring my Cintiq. This is how it works when I do everything on paper. It gets messy, but using multiple colored pencils helps me keep all that information straight.

OH, and for those of you who’ve been asking… I go full-time on Necropolis two weeks from today. I cannot wait.

-Jake

stephaniegonzaga:

A short comic based on a conversation with friends Kris Anka and Jake Wyatt (very amazing artists), about the powers behind Kris’ beard and what would happen should he remove it.
Spoilers: the world ends.
Spoilers: maybe.
I don’t really do sequential comics (my forte is cover art), but this was really fun to do, so I think I’ll make more comics!

Steph’s power is out of control.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m the blushy face in the last panel, shouting ‘Kris-Kun!’
Also DO NOT PANIC, Kris still has his mustache and beard. The world is safe. For now.

stephaniegonzaga:

A short comic based on a conversation with friends Kris Anka and Jake Wyatt (very amazing artists), about the powers behind Kris’ beard and what would happen should he remove it.

Spoilers: the world ends.

Spoilers: maybe.

I don’t really do sequential comics (my forte is cover art), but this was really fun to do, so I think I’ll make more comics!

Steph’s power is out of control.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m the blushy face in the last panel, shouting ‘Kris-Kun!’

Also DO NOT PANIC, Kris still has his mustache and beard. The world is safe. For now.

pietrohs:

Ms Marvel (2014) #7

Hey hey I drew that!
Ms Marvel 07 is waiting for you in your Local Comic Shop. I drew the pictures, Ian Herring brought the color, G. Willow Wilson wrote the words and Sana Amanat made it all happen.
This issue concludes my little run on Ms Marvel. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be able to work with the brilliant folks who make this book every month, and to contribute what little I can to this character so early in her career.
I love this book.
Kamala is a big deal. Her success, the book’s multiple printings, the wonderful fans that have rallied around it, all of these things tell the story of the change happening in and around comics right now. It’s such an optimistic story, and I love that I got to lend a little ink to it. Thanks to Sana for letting me be a part of this, thanks to Willow for making it SO FUN, to Ian for making me look so much better than I am. And thanks to Kamala’s fans for letting me hang out in their clubhouse for a few months. Y’all have been great company.
-Jake pietrohs:

Ms Marvel (2014) #7

Hey hey I drew that!
Ms Marvel 07 is waiting for you in your Local Comic Shop. I drew the pictures, Ian Herring brought the color, G. Willow Wilson wrote the words and Sana Amanat made it all happen.
This issue concludes my little run on Ms Marvel. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be able to work with the brilliant folks who make this book every month, and to contribute what little I can to this character so early in her career.
I love this book.
Kamala is a big deal. Her success, the book’s multiple printings, the wonderful fans that have rallied around it, all of these things tell the story of the change happening in and around comics right now. It’s such an optimistic story, and I love that I got to lend a little ink to it. Thanks to Sana for letting me be a part of this, thanks to Willow for making it SO FUN, to Ian for making me look so much better than I am. And thanks to Kamala’s fans for letting me hang out in their clubhouse for a few months. Y’all have been great company.
-Jake

pietrohs:

Ms Marvel (2014) #7

Hey hey I drew that!

Ms Marvel 07 is waiting for you in your Local Comic Shop. I drew the pictures, Ian Herring brought the color, G. Willow Wilson wrote the words and Sana Amanat made it all happen.

This issue concludes my little run on Ms Marvel. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be able to work with the brilliant folks who make this book every month, and to contribute what little I can to this character so early in her career.

I love this book.

Kamala is a big deal. Her success, the book’s multiple printings, the wonderful fans that have rallied around it, all of these things tell the story of the change happening in and around comics right now. It’s such an optimistic story, and I love that I got to lend a little ink to it. Thanks to Sana for letting me be a part of this, thanks to Willow for making it SO FUN, to Ian for making me look so much better than I am. And thanks to Kamala’s fans for letting me hang out in their clubhouse for a few months. Y’all have been great company.

-Jake

Q

middleschooltrackstar asked:

I loved your comic on racism, and I want to reassure you that your comment on family and raising a black child in America is completely correct. Around the time of Trayvon Martin's murder, my mother told me that when she was pregnant with me, and she learned that I was a boy she cried out of fear that racism would take me away from her, either death, jail, or any other circumstance outside of our control. I'm 19 now and I'm made it this far, but her fears weren't far off.

A

I cannot imagine. I cannot.

Your mother is amazing. You are amazing. Thank you for sharing that.

Good luck in our hard world. Lemme know if you don’t want this answer made public.

Also I blog-stalked you and looked at some of your selfies and you are ABSURDLY handsome and I think that is wonderful.

Thanks again.

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page. I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page.

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

Working the night shift, warmed up with some concept work for a little comic I’d like to make.

I wrote the outline last night.

I’m gonna bug my editor about it on Monday.

I think this should happen.

-Jake