Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Old Friends Of Mine.

I've been thinking about these old characters I used. I've been thinking a lot about the area I'm from. After moving back I feel like I need to make some more comics about these characters...with a few additions to the cast of course. It's not going to be one story, there's too much to get in. The thing is it's not just about them, It's about the place they live in. I'm not sure what it's going to be. But I'm drawing it soon. It feels right. I feel like a phony going to these conventions and smiling at people like a used car salesman. It's going to be nice drawing comics again. I'm not even sure if the graphic novel format is going to be right for this thing. I've been reading a lot of the alternative comics I grew up with lately. Hate and stuff like that. I miss ongoing comics like that. We'll see what happens.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Holy Shiot Crock.

I did a story for the anthology Shiot Crock. It's drawn dirty. I kinda like it. I didn't measure out lettering, or use a ruler. It was great!

One more for the road.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Little Tired.

Well, after two lackluster conventions, as far as sales go, I'm a little beat. I plan on going to one more this year in Roanoke and that's it until Charlotte next year. This year I plan on doing lots of comics. That's it. Comics and taking care of Jr. who should arrive in February. My wife and I are expecting. I'll be thirty in a month or so. I feel weird. At the end of the month 'G2K Games The Comic' a work for hire book I did will be coming out. I'll also be in Shiot Crock this year. This year will also be 'Amateurs' year...God willing. I'm tired. I think I hate comic book conventions. I used to love them. I'd like to drop a nuclear warhead on San Diego Comic Con, and watch the red carpet and all the silly actors shilling bastardized versions of pulp paper heroes singe into ash. That would be beautiful. It would also take care of a lot of bullshit.

Hugs and Kisses
Jeremy Massie

Thursday, October 1, 2009

X-Con World

I'll be at the X-Con Convention this weekend. Come see me. We'll catch a wave.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Space Epic Work For Hire Comic Pages

I finished my little work for hire book. At a certain point in the story the pages look like a side scrolling video game. Sort of an ode to Donkey Kong/Super Mario. I had a lot of fun drawing them.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


This image hangs above me in my cubicle at work to remind me how much I really love damn comic books. What a page.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Amateurs Remain In Light

The cool thing about Jason Rainey is that he really gets what you're trying to do. I can't wait for this book to be finished. I love The Talking Heads....So this is the most awesome thing I've ever seen!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Benways

I'm working on this poster for this band...I don't know if they're any good!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Amateurs Sketch-A-Palooza

Jason Rainey sent some sketches and thumbnails to me last night. I saw them and dreams of fame and fortune bombarded my skull! Seriously, they're really neat. I want to hug him! He'll probably cringe at me sharing them, but hey, I'm stoked. These are just I can't wait to see finished stuff...WHOOHOO!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I have to skip Wizard World Chicago...But TAYLOR DANE IS GOING TO BE THERE!!

I have to cancel Wizard World Chicago. My wife and I are having a youngin, and we have to do some doctor stuff. I was a little sad at first, but then I took a closer look at the guest list. I saw Taylor Dane was going to be there. Question: Has anyone read any of the comics she's made. What about that latest epic, 12 issue mini-series written by Todd Bridges...No? I'm starting to think skipping anything to do with Wizard Magazine may be a good idea. If you're a 'Twilight' or Wrestling fan though their shitty conventions should be right up your street. I will be attending a convention in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, and a con in Roanoke to replace this one. If someone from 'Different Strokes' is the guest of honor though, I may have to reconsider. I can't compete with Gary Coleman! I'm just a cartoonist. All this makes me very depressed. Taylor Dane?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Work For Hire Space Epic Comic!

I've been hired to do this space epic comic for a local video game store. It's about a video game store floating in space. I'm cool with this because it will allow me to do lots of Kirby dots! There's a robot too.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I inked the sketch Jason did. What was it Bogart said at the end of Casablanca?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Geeky Vixen Digs The Deadbeat

This young lady read my book and dug it. The paths of myself, her and her fella have crossed a few times an she was nice enough to review my book. Thanks!! We're all friends on Facebook too now! Awesome!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Well, I look like an Amateur

My friend and adopted son Jason Rainey threw a sketch of the characters for the next book I'm doing together. You can see his stuff at and also I'm thinking maybe I'll get him to draw the thing, I'll sit back and drink....Hmmmm? The question is what are his page rates?

Monday, June 29, 2009


Rob Con in Bristol was a ton of fun. I sketched until my eyes were swollen and my hand was numb, I sold a bunch of books, and met some fine folks. Rob Con was the last stop on my journey to the comic book heart of darkness that was the Deadbeat tour of 2009. What a way to end it as well. Thanks to Robert Pilk and John Stone of Mountain Empire Comics for putting on a fun show. I visited a different place every weekend this month to hype the book...It's been a long month with the signings, work, and starting my next graphic novel. Of course the most memorable thing about this month has been getting news that I was going to be a daddy....Damn...Like I said hell of a month! Anyway thanks to everyone I met at the stores and at the conventions. I had a blast. I'm back on the road in August. My next stop...CHICAGO! Hell for someone who's trying to watch what they eat...That damn pizza! I'll have more Rob Con photos on Facebook. Go find me!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Heroes Convention 2009

The Heroes Convention was great fun. I sold a bunch of books and met some fine people. I got some awesome mini comics, I'm trying to complete my collection of Brad McGinty and Josh Latta comics. Funny guys to be sure. I also nearly completed my Kirby run of Machine Man, thanks to the various dollar bins. I love the Heroes con, my first time exhibiting was great. Here are some photos for you to groove on. The Deadbeat and Star Trek guy is my favorite. He was a cool guy. Thanks to everyone who who bought a book and talked to me.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Deadbeat Tour Makes An Important Stop!

I've been going to the Heroes Con in Charlotte for years now. This year I'll be exhibiting in Artist's Alley with my first graphic novel...I'm a sentimental guy. I'm really excited. I marked my table on the large map...A little fish in a Huge fucking pond. I hope to see you there.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thank You!!!

To everybody who bought books. The Deadbeat Tour is going well. Here are some photos from our store appearances at G2K Games in Claypool Hill, and Cavalier Comics in Wise...Both in the lovely commonwealth of Virginia. My favorites are of the Deadbeat stealing Pizza from a young lad, and G2K employee Brennan Dye getting slugged by our favorite drunken hero.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I got a shipment of The Deadbeat yesterday. They were straight from the printer. They smell inky and fresh. My house does as well. I feel as if I've given birth. I am a happy fella!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Deadbeat Hype Machine Rolling Across This Great Nation.

I'm trying to get the word out on The Deadbeat. So, I've been trying to get out more. I was interviewed by the Steven Surman at Comic News:
I was also interviewed by a newspaper in Bristol. Pictures are here:
This is the article:
Buy THE BOOK PLEASE!!!! I'm really trying here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free Comic Book Day.

FCBD was great. The Deadbeat and I went to two different stores. The first one was my hometown store Cavalier comics. Here is picture I drew for Brian the owner. Next the Deadbeat and I traveled to Bristol TN to Mountain Empire comics. Read about it here:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thank You!!!

I just want to thank some folks. The people at G2K games, Brian at Cavalier Comics, and the folks at Mountain Empire Comics in Bristol and Johnson City TN. These people have been tremendously cool and helpful with my efforts in the comic book game. With the help of them and other people like them I can fulfill my dream of having no day job.

Thanks guys

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gee Whiz ANOTHER Review!


File Under Other

Shannon Smith at the mini comic review site 'File Under Other' had some nice things to say about the final issue of The Deadbeat.


Friday, February 27, 2009

The Deadbeat is in this month's Diamond.

That's right kids my first graphic novel is listed this month. Right next to a comic about Public Enemy. Being in the company of rap legends Chuck D and Flava Flav really brought it home how groovy this entire experience has been. Order many copies of the Deadbeat. Use this order code:


Thank You!!!
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For other groovy comics.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Will Eisner Week!

This should be a NATIONAL HOLIDAY! Oh, and fuck Frank Miller by the way.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Next Thing ...

I've been working on getting my next graphic novel together. Here are a few sketches. I don't really have a title for it yet. Just 'STUFF'.


Sketches done on my break at work.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I found out yesterday The Deadbeat is going to be in the March issue of Previews. Everyone make sure you order!! With diamond's new 'benchmarks' set. I have to sell out the ass to stay in. I'm not freaked out...No not me.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Attack of the Alterna Zombies!!

The company who is publishing my book is releasing a comic for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. It has previews of all their titles. I imagine I'll be in it. That is rad. Tell your local comic store to order one. It will be in Previews soon. Yep!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fourth World

Hello, my name is Jeremy Massie, and I'm addicted to Jack Kirby's Fourth World books. Back in the early seventies Kirby jumped the Marvel ship, and went across town to work for DC. He started his Epic in an established book Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen. He then started up three new titles: The Forever People, The New Gods, and Mister Miracle...where he fleshed out his epic further. DC has released the 'Fourth World Omnibus' collecting these books in order of their release. I am addicted to this stuff!! I'm familiar with Kirby's Marvel work, but have never gotten into the DC stuff before. As far as early Marvel goes I was more of a Ditko fan. I liked Kirby but, Ditko was always more interesting to me. This Fourth World stufff has me hooked. I can't stop reading it...My social life is gone. My mind is blown. I want a boom tube so I can cut down on travel time.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Favorite Book of 2008.

So, I've thought about it. My favorite book I read last year was Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville by Ted Stearn. I really liked the first book and this new chapter in the lives of the plucked chicken and teddy bear duo really takes the story to a whole new level. Stearn was a teacher when I was majoring in comics at SCAD. My pals and I learned a lot from him, if you read this book you'll know why. It feels like an old animal strip from back in the day but the story structure sticks to the longer graphic novel format. Good stuff. Great characters. Anyhoo, it's worth the cover price for sure.