It’s out ! — You can order my "new" comic SOUTH BELOIT JOURNAL now, at the Spit and a Half site :…/south-beloit-journal-by-john…/

If you’re a Patreon supporter at $5+ per month you’ll be receiving a copy via mail in several weeks, along with the Spit and a Half edition of Pascal Girard’s APARTMENT NUMBER THREE. If you’d like to sign up for my Patreon, you can do so here :

Thanks !John P. <> <>

"Over the winter of 2010-2011 I found myself at the lowest point of my life : Twice divorced, heartbroken, mentally insane, and living in poverty and isolation in a cold, grey cinderblock apartment in a small, gritty town in Northern Illinois… South Beloit.

One of my projects at the time was illustrating a book about suicide, The Next Day ,

for the Canadian publisher Pop Sandbox. As I trimmed the pages to size, I found myself with ninety-one 2” x 6” scraps of Bristol board. They looked perfect for a comic strip, so I began drawing upon them one little diary comic per day. I tried not to censor myself (though sometimes I still did), but to just let the ink spill without preconception or prejudice. South Beloit Journal collects these strips."

40 pages, 6.5″ x 8″, two color covers, black and white interiors. (Uncivilized Books) <>

(Apartment Number Three, Pascal Girard’s lovely, funny comic from 2011, will be back in print soon !){}