I'm going to miss old whats his name...

Brief update! 

I have decided to take an extended break from social media and other sources of aggravation and distraction. I have too many projects that need my focus and attention right now. That said, I'll probably come crawling back when I have a project to announce. 

Until then, I will leave you with this semi drunken rant from years past.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/monkeygongcom/e/storycraft-podcast-jason-mcnamara-37571395

The Storycraft podcast is rerunning an interview I originally gave in 2013. Recorded over a six pack in San Francisco Duboce park, Kraig Rasmussen and I reflect on our first decade in comics. It's both amusing and horrifying to hear where my head was at in that moment.  We complain, gossip and generally shit talk our way through an amusing 90 minutes. Which, if I'm being honest, is more time than even I'd like to spend with my own thoughts but to each their own.

Kraig and I are currently collaborating on a graphic novel and I can confidently tell you, if nothing else, it will be gorgeous to look at. 

ABANDON and THE CROSSING debut on Stela

 

I have two new graphic novels debuting on the Stela comics app. If you're not familiar with Stela, they are a brand new comic reading app featuring exclusive content from todays top comic book talent (and me). The comics are displayed in a continually scrolling style like Tumblr and formatted for smaller screens like phones and tablets. The app is free to download and the first chapter of each series is free. 

 

THE CROSSING is a coming of age story on an alternate earth where Neanderthals survived and are in conflict with humans. Also, body altering crystals and love triangles. 

I describe ABANDON as 2001 A Space Odyssey meets Ten Little Indians. The story follows 6 volunteers on a one way trip to colonize Mars...and one of them might be a killer. 

The RATTLER sheds its skin

After multiple signings, interviews and podcasts, the entire RATTLER team was in one place for a hot minute. On April 27th artist Greg Hinkle, editor Joel Enos and myself were on hand for a signing at Mission Comics in San Francisco. It was a fantastic event and a wonderful way to wrap up the promotional tour for the project. 

Thank you to everyone who supported THE RATTLER in both its incarnations. We are incredibly proud of the book and are grateful for the experience. I can't wait to work with these guys again. 

For anyone who missed out on a signed copy of THE RATTLER I've added some to the store page on this site. 

Greg, Joel and Jason

Greg, Joel and Jason

Interviews, previews and a review.

Greg Hinkle and I have been on the promotional warpath for the upcoming Image release of THE RATTLER and it's been a lot of fun seeing how journalists respond to the book. A common question is why did we create such an unpleasant protagonist? It must say something about Greg and I that we find Stephen Thorn relatable, even amusing.

Another question that comes up often is how we made the transition from publishing through Kickstarter to getting picked up by Image Comics. The short answer is Greg Hinkle and the longer is that we didn't fuck up our Kickstarter. It doesn't matter if you have ten backers or a thousand, every one of them needs to walk away feeling positive about the experience. I'm not saying I deserve a cookie for delivering what I set out to do only, that the experience was rare enough to garner us more attention. 

Greg and I speak with JK Parkin at Smash Pages "What I hadn’t anticipated was how emotional running a Kickstarter would be."

We both took part in a longer format interview with Nicole D'Andria at Comics Front Line. I get into the true story that inspired THE RATTLER "Oh, yeah…he also just happened to be traveling with some very thick rope."

Greg and I also talked with original Kickstarter supporter Nick Nafpliotis at Adventures In Poor Taste about Kickstarter, sequels and our inevitable Super Hero reinvention "My childhood dream was to be a comic book writer, it wasn’t to be a grown man making excuses for himself."

We had a great conversation with Leo Johnson at Multiversity Comics. "Greg and I we would jump at the chance to return to this world. We have a lot of options on where we could go next. "

And finally we were treated to an advance review from Elizabeth Lotto at The Outer Haven. "Nancy-Grace-With-A-Penis goes absolutely nuts and it’s wonderful."