Jason Viola

Recent Articles

My Self and I

Where do you go when you draw yourself?

Topics: asher craw, autbio, diary comics, gabrielle bell, John Porcellino, l. nichols, liz prince, Sam Sharpe.

A Very Special Holiday Gift Guide of Sorts

What to get that incredibly specific someone. Hopefully we’re doing this right.

Topics: Alabaster, Alexander Rothman, Autoptic, capitalism, Cara Bean, consumerism, Czap Books, Hic and Hoc, holiday gift guide, Jason Viola, Jessi Zabarsky, Joe Decie, Jon Chad, Keiler Roberts, Kenan Rubenstein, Locust Moon, MICE, Neil Brideau, Nostalgia, Paul K Tunis, Radiator comics, Rebecca Viola, Rob Kirby, Summer Pierre, Thought Bubble.

Inward Odyssey

The Understanding Monster’s second chapter provides clues to Theo Ellsworth’s increasingly intricate puzzle box.

Topics: artistic process, mental health, Monsters, self-discovery, Theo Ellsworth, toys.

READ COMICS: An Illustrated Imperative

A wide array of beloved comics artists help illustrate a simple but important message. Block photographs by Robert Stanievich.

Topics: Anthony Clark, Bob Flynn, Cara Bean, Chris Ware, Corinne Mucha, Dave Roman, Emily Carroll, Gabielle Bell, Gilbert Hernandez, Ivan Brunnetti, Jaime Hernandez, James Kochalka, Jason Viola, Jeff Smith, John Green, John Porcellino, KC Green, Kenan Rubenstein, Lilli Carre, Lucy Knisely, Lynda Barry, Marnie Galloway, Neil Brideau, Peter Laird, Raina Telgemeier, Renee French, Sally Carson, Sam Alden, Sarah Becan, Scott C, Shelli Paroline, Theo Ellsworth, Tony Breed, Will Dinski, Zack Giallongo.

SPX: The Small Press Expo, 2014

Impressions of the 20th Small Press Expo from the Festival Season authors / cartoonists / book buddies.

Topics: Andrea Tsurumi, Beth Hetland, Cara Bean, Greg Means, Jason Viola, Jeff Zwirek, Kenan Rubenstein, Kevin Czapiewski, Laura Terry, Marnie Galloway, Molly Brooks, Neil Brideau, Pranas Naujokaitis, Sam Sharpe, Tony Breed.

Swapping Stories in Basewood

In Alec Longstreth’s fantasy world, an injured amnesiac searching for his past is sheltered by a man hiding from his own.

Topics: Alec Longstreth, amnesia, dragons, fantasy, storytelling.

The Mucha Sutra

Mindfulness in the comics of Corinne Mucha.

Topics: autobiography, Corinne Mucha, Eastern thought, meditaion, mindfulness, philosophy, religion & spirituality.