Monday, April 04, 2011

Janelle Monae

I quite like drawing Janelle Monae. She's one of the most compelling performers of our age. No one can sing and dance like she can. Her album didn't quite win me over but I am certain that there are great things to come from Ms. Monae.


Amerella said...

I approve. She is awesome.

Russ said...

I have her album and it's nice enough, but I have to agree that it comes in distinctly second to watching her perform. She's one of very very few people of whom I'd very much like to attend a performance all in-person-like.

Jayleon said...

I am proud/ashamed to say I immediately recognised Ms Monae form her appearance in Stargate Universe.

RainnaE said...

Dear John,

As an author/artist that we admire at First Second, we were hoping to get your contact info in order to put you on our mailing list. At First Second, we are an imprint dedicated to the publishing and promotion of graphic novels, and we thought you may be interested in a free copy of The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier.



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Unknown said...

Hey, Jon what's up with that tiny comic today?

John A said...

RainnaE: Gina Gagliano should be able to provide you with my address. Otherwise, drop me a line at

Thomas: I might ask you, what's up with the tiny version of my name?

Unknown said...

On the "experiment": Having a single-row comic made me automatically try to read the four smaller panels in vertical pairs.
Where the two-row structure you normally have makes the left-to-right then top-to-bottom flow obvious, with the smaller comic habit just kicked in, and it was a little jarring when I reached the last panel and realised the mistake.

John A said...

Alan, you've gone mad. But don't worry, today and tomorrow's comics are just one comic that I brutally cleft in twain. So I'm probably madder than you.