John Martz Illustration and Comics


The latest issue of Descant Magazine, #164,  is devoted to comics. Here’s a sample page from my contribution, an 8-page Machine Gum strip.
The issue features comics from David Collier, Maurice Vellekoop, Ethan Rilly, Kara Kievewright, Michael DeForge, Fiona Smyth, Chris Kuzma, John Martz, Georgia Webber, Gillian Goerz and Mariko Tamaki, Henriette Valium, Betty Liang, Shannon Gerard, Julie Delporte, Pascal Girard, Mark Laliberte, Michael Comeau, Marc Bell, Amy Lockheart, Ginette Lapalme, David Lapp, Patrick Kyle, Jesse Jacobs, and Conor Willumsen.
Not a bad lineup.

The latest issue of Descant Magazine, #164,  is devoted to comics. Here’s a sample page from my contribution, an 8-page Machine Gum strip.

The issue features comics from David Collier, Maurice Vellekoop, Ethan Rilly, Kara Kievewright, Michael DeForge, Fiona Smyth, Chris Kuzma, John Martz, Georgia Webber, Gillian Goerz and Mariko Tamaki, Henriette Valium, Betty Liang, Shannon Gerard, Julie Delporte, Pascal Girard, Mark Laliberte, Michael Comeau, Marc Bell, Amy Lockheart, Ginette Lapalme, David Lapp, Patrick Kyle, Jesse Jacobs, and Conor Willumsen.

Not a bad lineup.


My first Machine Gum strip in almost a year. 

My first Machine Gum strip in almost a year. 




The TD Summer Reading Club is an exciting reading program for kids that takes place every year in libraries across Canada. I’m honoured to be this year’s Reading Club Artist, and I can’t wait to show off all the fun work I did. This year’s theme is Eureka! and it’s all about creativity and making stuff. The teaser site has gone live with this small, animated preview.

The TD Summer Reading Club is an exciting reading program for kids that takes place every year in libraries across Canada. I’m honoured to be this year’s Reading Club Artist, and I can’t wait to show off all the fun work I did. This year’s theme is Eureka! and it’s all about creativity and making stuff. The teaser site has gone live with this small, animated preview.


At Koyama HQ, looking at a proof of the new book!

At Koyama HQ, looking at a proof of the new book!


Koyama Press shares a sneak peek at my upcoming book!
koyamapress:

Does this count as animal testing? 
The wacky, wonderful and super kids friendly world of A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories by John Martz is coming this Fall! 

Koyama Press shares a sneak peek at my upcoming book!

koyamapress:

Does this count as animal testing?

The wacky, wonderful and super kids friendly world of A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories by John Martz is coming this Fall! 





I have a new comic up on The Nib today: Corporations are Lizard People.

I have a new comic up on The Nib today: Corporations are Lizard People.


Coming September 2014 from Koyama Press: A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.
See Koyama’s blog post for the full 2014 lineup. I am especially thrilled to help launch KP’s line of kids’ comics with Britt Wilson and our dual (duelling?) cat books.

Coming September 2014 from Koyama Press: A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.

See Koyama’s blog post for the full 2014 lineup. I am especially thrilled to help launch KP’s line of kids’ comics with Britt Wilson and our dual (duelling?) cat books.


Inspired by Steve, here is my Addams Family alter-ego, Uncle Carbuncle Addams.

Inspired by Steve, here is my Addams Family alter-ego, Uncle Carbuncle Addams.


Found while cleaning.

Found while cleaning.