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Cartoonist Jeaux Janovsky on starting up his own Harvey Comics style series

On the podcast, I got the chance to meet cartoonist Jeaux Janovsky. He told me about a new comic he plans on creating that will be in the style of those old four-color Richie Rich style Harvey comics.

From the interview:

I'm in the middle of trying to start up my own comic book series with one of my characters named Tuna Tulip

Her Instagram handle is @tunatulipfanclub

I'd seen the drawings but I didn't realize that it was a new comic series that was coming out?

I'm hoping to do a three-issue mini-series with her and they're gonna be in the vein of old Harvey Comics

I've been like using an iPad to kind of replicate the folds and stuff and the colors, like the bend and dots and stuff like that. I wanted to look like a beat-up comic except have it be like a Harvey comic book with a sort of surreal David Lynch or Tim Burton kind of a twist to it. A little dark but cute like a lot of my artwork. 

Yeah, there's like some nastiness under the surface of the cuteness you draw. Sometimes it's even just the color palette that you use.

I'm actually legally colorblind. I mean I could see colors but the doctor explained that it's a little like a few notches lower than normal. So that's why I like to use such bright colors. So I could freaking see it!

So the doctor told you the thing that teenagers think of when the first time they get high. "It's like what if the color red that you see isn't the color red that I see"? 

Or like for me, in my head it's like "whoa the dinosaurs are probably colors we never even knew existed"! 

So this comic are you going to self-publish?

Yeah, self-publishing. And once it's ready, like once I get all the pages ready and everything I want to run my own Kickstarter or IndieGoGo or something like that. 

In the past how have you put out comic books, how do you fund these things usually?

A lot of freelance work. I've done a couple of Gofundme type things to raise the money here and there. But yeah for self-published stuff I've just done little, you know, when you could go to like a Kinkos or I mean FedEx now. When you could go to a FedEx, and I would just print them out myself punk rock style. 

Do a lot of the folding and with their long stapler, they have there. Just making like mini-comics. When I moved to New York I had a mini-comic that I would pass out to people instead of a business card. It was like, "Hey I'm Jeaux!" Hand them the comic. 

They come in really handy at like conventions and stuff. Giving them to people that I admire or I like their art. You know, just hand them out.

You can listen to the full episode herehttps://www.tomrayswebsite.com/2021/01/jeaux-janovsky-cartoonist-tom-rays-art.html


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