The Jackass Story
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jeremy Eaton
9 Sep 2008 8:54 AM
During those heady mid-1990s, Seattle's The Stranger (which has employed, at times, a slew of comics-related folks, from co-founder James Sturm, to former art directors Jason Lutes, Joe Newton, and Dale Yarger, and columnists like Tom Spurgeon and yours truly) was a hotbed for local cartooning. Strips would come and go and you could always count on the paper's back page for some quality cartoons. One of my all-time favorite Stranger strips was a short-lived feature by Jeremy Eaton, called Jackass. This surreal gem featured a disembodied head at the mercy of Eaton's imagination, and the results were always a great blend of humor, Dada, and handsome cartooning.
The reason I mention the strip is that Eaton has written a pretty great post-mortem of the strip, ten years later, featuring everything you could possibly hope to learn about Eaton's process along the way. Once you're done reading it, go buy the collection from our own Jason T. Miles' press, Drink Me.