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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.

I finally have copies of both my new books: Destination X from Nobrow, and a Machine Gum collection from La Pastèque. They both make their official debut at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 11-12.

I finally have copies of both my new books: Destination X from Nobrow, and a Machine Gum collection from La Pastèque. They both make their official debut at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 11-12.

I’ll have two books debuting at TCAF this May, and here’s a first look at the covers.
First, Destination X from Nobrow Press, a nice little 52-page hardcover pulp sci-fi comic book that I’m pretty excited about.
Secondly, an 80-page Machine Gum collection from my friends at La Pastéque. Technically it’s a French edition, but of course the comics are wordless.
I’ll post more about each book as TCAF draws near. I’ll have two books debuting at TCAF this May, and here’s a first look at the covers.
First, Destination X from Nobrow Press, a nice little 52-page hardcover pulp sci-fi comic book that I’m pretty excited about.
Secondly, an 80-page Machine Gum collection from my friends at La Pastéque. Technically it’s a French edition, but of course the comics are wordless.
I’ll post more about each book as TCAF draws near.

I’ll have two books debuting at TCAF this May, and here’s a first look at the covers.

First, Destination X from Nobrow Press, a nice little 52-page hardcover pulp sci-fi comic book that I’m pretty excited about.

Secondly, an 80-page Machine Gum collection from my friends at La Pastéque. Technically it’s a French edition, but of course the comics are wordless.

I’ll post more about each book as TCAF draws near.

Big news! I had the thrill of creating an illustrated version of Abbott and Costello’s Who’s on First? for Quirk Books. The classic comedy routine was one of my favourite things ever as a kid, and just about the closest I ever came to caring about baseball. The book is out today! Here’s the cover and a few of my favourite spreads. Big news! I had the thrill of creating an illustrated version of Abbott and Costello’s Who’s on First? for Quirk Books. The classic comedy routine was one of my favourite things ever as a kid, and just about the closest I ever came to caring about baseball. The book is out today! Here’s the cover and a few of my favourite spreads. Big news! I had the thrill of creating an illustrated version of Abbott and Costello’s Who’s on First? for Quirk Books. The classic comedy routine was one of my favourite things ever as a kid, and just about the closest I ever came to caring about baseball. The book is out today! Here’s the cover and a few of my favourite spreads.

Big news! I had the thrill of creating an illustrated version of Abbott and Costello’s Who’s on First? for Quirk Books. The classic comedy routine was one of my favourite things ever as a kid, and just about the closest I ever came to caring about baseball. The book is out today! Here’s the cover and a few of my favourite spreads.

Here’s a one-page excerpt from my contribution to the newest kuš! anthology.
kushkomikss:

Excerpt of John Martz’s comics in š! #12 ‘future 2.0’ (international anthology with 180 pages of full color comics for only $ 12.00 postpaid!)

Here’s a one-page excerpt from my contribution to the newest kuš! anthology.

kushkomikss:

Excerpt of John Martz’s comics in š! #12 ‘future 2.0’ (international anthology with 180 pages of full color comics for only $ 12.00 postpaid!)

 kushkomikss

You can now preorder the next issue of Kuš!, edited by Anne Koyama, with a cover by Michael DeForge, and featuring a pretty swell lineup of cartoonists, including yours truly.

You can now preorder the next issue of Kuš!, edited by Anne Koyama, with a cover by Michael DeForge, and featuring a pretty swell lineup of cartoonists, including yours truly.

Coming in February — a picture book adaptation of one my favourite things ever: Abbott & Costello’s Who’s on First? from Quirk Books.

Coming in February — a picture book adaptation of one my favourite things ever: Abbott & Costello’s Who’s on First? from Quirk Books.

My first illustrated picture book, Dear Flyary, written by Dianne Young, hits bookstores March 1st.

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I just received my copies of Nobrow 6, packed full of comics by too many great people to name, including one by myself, and pals Luke Pearson, Joe Lambert, Michael Deforge, Matt Forsythe, Jesse Jacobs, and like I say — too many to name. And a cover by Tom Gauld! Get yours.

I just received my copies of Nobrow 6, packed full of comics by too many great people to name, including one by myself, and pals Luke Pearson, Joe Lambert, Michael Deforge, Matt Forsythe, Jesse Jacobs, and like I say — too many to name. And a cover by Tom Gauld! Get yours.

Hey look, it’s me! Starring in Backwards Day, the iPad kids’ book I illustrated for JibJab Jr. The book is now live in the app store, and I couldn’t be happier with it how it turned out. JibJab has corralled a team of great illustrators to put out a book a month, all of which can be personalized to make your child the star of the book.
Too many apps published under the guise of “kids’ books” are so full of interactive things to touch and figure out and play with that they’re more like games than books. All of that extra junk gets in the way of what books are for, which is reading. JibJab Jr. books have a single interactive element: turning the page. So I am proud to be part of a series of iPad books that are books first, and apps second.
The books are penned by the amazing rhymester Scott Emmons.
Here’s a little sneak preview of how the book looks. Forgive the wonky video. I took it on my phone and used YouTube’s motion stabilizing feature which created some weird ghosting at the beginning:

Hey look, it’s me! Starring in Backwards Day, the iPad kids’ book I illustrated for JibJab Jr. The book is now live in the app store, and I couldn’t be happier with it how it turned out. JibJab has corralled a team of great illustrators to put out a book a month, all of which can be personalized to make your child the star of the book.

Too many apps published under the guise of “kids’ books” are so full of interactive things to touch and figure out and play with that they’re more like games than books. All of that extra junk gets in the way of what books are for, which is reading. JibJab Jr. books have a single interactive element: turning the page. So I am proud to be part of a series of iPad books that are books first, and apps second.

The books are penned by the amazing rhymester Scott Emmons.

Here’s a little sneak preview of how the book looks. Forgive the wonky video. I took it on my phone and used YouTube’s motion stabilizing feature which created some weird ghosting at the beginning:

Team Society League fans and fart-joke lovers alike can now look forward to this 250-page hardcover omnibus debuting at TCAF next weekend.

(Source: Flickr / robotjohnny)

Just received some copies of Carton from my friends at La Pastèque. (Taken with instagram)

Just received some copies of Carton from my friends at La Pastèque. (Taken with instagram)

From the looks of this photo from Matt Forsythe, it looks like Carton is in stores, at least in Montreal. Availability online is another story, but it does have an Amazon.ca listing free of any pesky information or details.

From the looks of this photo from Matt Forsythe, it looks like Carton is in stores, at least in Montreal. Availability online is another story, but it does have an Amazon.ca listing free of any pesky information or details.

Another Carton promo featuring Pascal Girard.

(Source: youtube.com)