Comics Shelfie: John Martz
I took part in Comics&Cola’s Shelfies feature, in which cartoonists share photos and write about their bookshelves and comics collections. I also picked three childhood favourites to focus on. Click through to have a peek.

Comics Shelfie: John Martz

I took part in Comics&Cola’s Shelfies feature, in which cartoonists share photos and write about their bookshelves and comics collections. I also picked three childhood favourites to focus on. Click through to have a peek.

“Combining picture book and comic book principles, and largely wordless, Martz creates a hugely engaging story filled with colorful characters and beautifully illustrated spreads that sees Tim the cat embark on a series of adventures in a unique, delightful little world. A world in which mice and duck are enthusiastic aviators, pigs wait happily for buses that never come, and cats paint on ceilings. Martz’s illustrations are imbued with his signature charm and appeal, his protagonists ripe with a cheeky wit which never fails to please.”

'A Cat Named Tim' is previewed at Publishers Weekly by Zainab Akhtar.

I almost forgot I drew this!
koyamapress:

John Martz’s Kickass Annie channels the world’s greatest fussbudget!
Check out more of John’s work in the upcoming A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories debuting this Fall at SPX!

I almost forgot I drew this!

koyamapress:

John Martz’s Kickass Annie channels the world’s greatest fussbudget!

Check out more of John’s work in the upcoming A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories debuting this Fall at SPX!

 koyamapress

So I’ve started blogging again.

The short story (TL;DR)

I have a new Tumblr. It’s about my process and my influences. So: comics, illustration, film, books, writing, and making art. If you like the sorts of things I make, or the sorts of things I used to share on Drawn, you might like it. It’s called The Department of Research and Development.

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