Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category
Happy new year, everyone. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down is now two years old (and this is coincidentally its 100th post), though the blog was somewhat set aside while I’ve worked on other projects. You can get yourself updated on what I’ve been up to at CathyBoy.com. I hope everyone has kept warm. In honor of this two-year-anniversary, as well as the coming new year, I bring you a comic. But it needs something before I can begin.
I can start by saying I’ve been having somewhat of a crisis. Theoretical crisis? Artistic? Critical? Peergroup? All of the above? And it’s made me hesitant to speak up. Because I’m afraid of not being articulate, of not having a solid enough grasp on what I’m trying to say. But if I lay around dreaming of a thesis to come, it won’t happen. Thought is a process, arriving to conclusions is a journey, and one must make room for changing your mind, expanding, etc. But if you are so nervous of criticism for ideas you are flirting with, you will never get anywhere good. I need to allow myself a thoughtful journey.
With that idea in mind I can finally introduce the comic. This work was made right in my notebook, literally drawn around notes. I’m upset about things. And I thought I was being heavy-handed, but maybe I’m not. Depends on who you are.
“Behind every Young-Girl’s arse hides a bunch of rich white men: the task is surely not, then, to destroy the Young-Girl, but to destroy the system that makes her, and makes her so unhappy, whoever ‘she’ is.” – Nina Power, “She’s just not that into you.”
“Her Name Was Prudence” sold out at SPX, and is now hitting its second run. The show was wonderful, and I was completely flabbergasted that I ran out. So the 2nd Edition is forthcoming, especially for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest on November 10, so if you’d like a copy you can PRE-ORDER IT HERE!
Here’s a shot of the new covers, freshly screenprinted and on the Dirt Palace drying rack:
I’ve moved to Providence, Rhode Island, and I’ve been extremely happy. I’ve made bunches of new friends, many of whom are artists, and I’ve quickly felt at home. But woah nelly, have I been busy! So here’s a selection of random drawings, sans explanation:
HER NAME WAS PRUDENCE, debuting at SPX this weekend! (Table W63)
by Cathy G. Johnson
Grayscale interiors with screen-printed cover
Soomin is an unenthusiastic twenty-something who doesn’t know what to do, but does it well. She’s apathetic and gets laid and is reasonably social. At a used bookstore she finds an 18th-century poem by William Jameson and she thinks she likes it, but her friends are just kinda cynical about it. ‘Her Name Was Prudence’ is about trying to enjoy something when no one, not even yourself, really cares.
I’ll also have JEREMIAH FREEBIES! A lot of postcards and a limited amount of buttons, to promote my new webcomic JEREMIAH!
I’ll be at table W63 with Olivia Horvath and Eel Choy. Please come by and say hey!
Vote for us!
JEREMIAH is an ink and watercolor graphic novel spanning 160 pages. It’s about a sixteen-year-old farm kid who starts to experience doubt for the first time in his life.
This has been a long time coming— years, really. I’m excited to finally, finally start sharing this story with you.
This is a panel from my upcoming comic, Her Name Was Prudence, debuting at SPX this September.
I’m moving at the end of the week, due in Providence, Rhode Island on August 17. The majority of my packing has been art, art supplies, and books. I also have some clothes and toiletries, regretfully. If you’re on the East Coast, I hope to see you at either Small Press Expo (SPX) in September, or Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest (BCGF) in November.