Morning doodles.

My fifth album cover under my belt! So cool! You can pick up HOME AGAIN on iTunes! Check it out yo!!!

Now the #straykitties are there too 😻

This reggae shop on Washington has some of the most famous taggers’ work all over their change rooms.

Last espresso at the cafe before taking off. Thank you ever so very much, South Beach, for being a living dream as always.

At the sweet sandwich shop!

A Stray Kitty I put up two years ago on Collins in South Beach!!!

CRUMMY PANTS - episode 14

Well, life sure is strange, isn’t it? I remember first grasping the cultural effects of PTSD when I listened to Amy Goodman on DEMOCRACY NOW! during a previous year’s WINTER SOLDIER segment. I became deeply fascinated by the disorder and our returning veterans, but never once made the connection between the symptoms we shared (which is likely for the best, no one needs me to self-diagnose). 

What’s really neat, however, is there has been significantly more research and dialogue occurring in the last three years for PTSD than ever before. We’re making some great headway.

Right now I’m reading Lisa M. Najavits SEEKING SAFETY: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, which was suggested for me by my therapist.The best part about Najavits’ research and treatment model is she gives a lot of this information out for free. You don’t necessarily need to buy the book I’m currently reading, but instead meander around the internet and you’ll find she’s really trying to push education on the subject, rather than make money on the treatment. She seems like the bomb dot com. 

As always, thanks for reading.
Jei

So I found this FASCINATING piece of paper that looks as though it fell out of someone’s journal or sketchbook. It was on the street outside the bar we live above one morning during Pride Week. I’ve kept it in my wallet ever since as a keepsake. The blue post-it was stuck on our front door from another fun night. I have no idea who wrote these but I cherish them for some reason.

CRUMMY PANTS - episode 13, in The Link

Oh man. It’s been one of those weeks. Along with the writing issues, I tried experimenting with the colours this week but couldn’t achieve the effect I was hoping for. I was so very frustrated. So extraordinarily frustrated. Sigh. *literally gets back to the drawing board*

-jei

Holy Guacamole!

Guys, it doesn’t even make sense how absolutely epic and busy this past summer has been. It even looks like the projects I’ve been working on may spread over into autumn and winter, which would be super swell!

So, the amazing Editor in Chief and a dude whose work I’ve been following since we were both in our teens, Brandon Johnston, asked if I’d contribute comics regularly to The Link, Concordia’s Independent Newspaper! I’m mega stoked about this opportunity, as The Link has the second largest distribution of any paper in Montreal, and Brandon’s really been knocking it out of the park with his stewardship. This guy’s also a rare gem in a world filled with pricks, so being able to work with and around him is quite an honour. 

So stay tuned! This week we introduced the Link’s readers to an old (but favourite) CRUMMY PANTS comic, with the next one being brand-spanking new. Once the paper is out and about, the new comics will appear here on my blog as well, so if you’re not in Montreal, NO SWEAT. I got you. I promise you’ll be able to read all about my incredible life fuck ups with as little as a wireless connection (that’s actually a pretty big thing, but you know what I’m saying here… in a used car salesman voice, of course.)

I’m way too excited folks. Thanks for all your support. It really keeps the fire burning, I tell ya.

Love & sloppy kisses!
Jei

Hey Pals!

Here’s something super tasty for a Tuesday. Locally made even! If you look real close, my illustrations appear for a brief moment in CAM SMITH's Mad Crack music video when ALFIE’s album NEW FANS flashes before your eyes in the deep dark tunnel. 

(I really do mean brief. Look closely around the 2:50-2:52 mark.)

Yea, that’s definitely the coolest I’ve ever been. 

So neat-o!
Jei

 

Doodle page. On to the next one.

Morning sketchbook doodles.

Beautiful 90s neon.