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Tegaki:  JTHM by nocturnalMoTH Tegaki:  JTHM by nocturnalMoTH
Tegaki is so addictive... @___@


This time I decided to draw my hero, in a way, amongst fictive characters.

Needless to say, I LOVE that graphic novel... I've read that pretty cyan paperback comic so many times that the pages are falling out. No seriously, the first half of the book is just loose pages and the other half is starting to fall apart too.
At the time I bought it I was as deranged as the main character himself, so one of the reasons I fell hard for the book was how deeply I could relate to the main character (don't fear me plz C: k thnx bai ), but one other thing about it is how insanely well made it is! Just open any page and look at the panels, look at the camera angles..! Mr. Vasquez is in all ways a genius, just let that be said. I also loved all those little comments he'd left around on his pages, like commenting his own work whether it was in a sarcastic way or in an explainable way. I remember forming a rare smile when I realized there were more people like me who enjoyed making odd little comments like that.
Most comic artist seem to try and make everything so clean, so pure and well structured. No disturbing elements whatsoever.
They make great comics, yes, but how many actually manage to create something that you'd wanna read over and over and over until the whole fricken' thing falls apart??
Not many, I can assure you that. But Jhonen Vasquez manages to do just that! There's always something more. The first time you read the story, you'll be focusing on speech bubbles and the characters. But you'll find yourself stopping many times because you suddenly notice something that triggers your curiosity, like the little comments or the ever changing images on Nny's t-shirt. So you read it a second time, and this time you pay more attention to the details. Then you read it again, and again, because there's always something! And that's one of the things I truly love about this book. It's never a boring moment, and there's always something left to be discovered!
Like, I've read it innumerable times, but even to this day I'll sometimes find myself suddenly noticing something I didn't see before. Even after all these years!
The story itself is brilliant, absolutely brilliant! I love the sense of humor in it too, but there's also some deep moments - like the "over the stars" one that the fans will remember, that one moved me - and there actually are some cute moments - like when Nny went out with Devi - and then there are the intensely exciting parts.

Out of all the comics and graphic novels I've EVER read, this one by far beats all of the others. At least that's my opinion.

Wow, I could write an entire essay about how much I like this book and why, lol, but I'll probably bore you to death...

But if you haven't read Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, then DO it!

Oh, and don't forget to pick up Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors.. x]




*cough* and yeah, well..

drawn in Tegaki-E..
time spent: about one hour
fan art by: Elise Marie S. / MoTH (nocturnalmoth) 2008
Johnny "Nny" Colt (c) Jhonen Vasquez
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:iconmemy12ab:
Memy12ab Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3
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NeonStraightJacket Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda relate to Nny as well. XD i started thinking more violently after reading the graphic novel. XD
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PopperNC Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zombie? ffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.... haha! im so random!
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Whysoserious98 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this, and I love Johnny. Good work. And your absolutely right, the whole paragraph down there. xD
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SpazTheInsane Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
JTHM <3 <3 wish i could get my hands on that comic again :[
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undergroundreams Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
i think i love you. this is amazing.
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skyshadowisbemaname Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
zim and jhonny are two different things, silly mononokithewolverine,,,,,,,....................... ;)
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XXXheza-chanXXX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he looks so much cuter with his hair like that ^-^
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h0seki-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
haha! awesome
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Lena-GoodForNothing Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
i was going through you gallery and then i saw a this picture thumbnail sized... i opened it and i wasn't amazed and i was not going to add it to favs...
but after i read the description i just automaticly clicked "add to favorites" :D
i just love the book, even i didn't had a chance to buy it, i read it on the internet... and i just hope that one day i will buy all of them...
i am glad that somebody respects it as much as i do and not just like it because it's "cool and bloody" -_-'
love it :)
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KorissaMcMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
He kinda reminds me of one of the necromorphs from Dead Space 0___o Lol.
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Nemesis-of-the-Gods Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JTHM is definitely the best comic ever made. I love the style of this one!! So awesome!!
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Mikiv26 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
EPIC PICTURE!! Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is also my favorite comic!! sooo funny
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Muchacha10 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
wow this piece is so great! i love picture of nny in teh classic jhonen style...yet shaded in, colored, given dimension; like the comic book covers. this piece has so much life, i love it! very very wonderful!
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octoberpumpkins Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
your littel speech made me pick up the book and read it again! LOVE IT!!
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Uzti Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Numerous pictures of yours I have fallen in love with, this being another. Jhonen Vasquez is comic book GOD. Love the drawing. I've read both the Squee and JtHM books and also have Jellyfist (Check it out if you haven't) ~Insta-FollowUndFav~
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Sirgoose Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is amazing ^^ and i love Zim :D

grate drawing
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TrustMyAngel Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
eeh.. there's a squee book?? and an "I feel sick" book too? omg where can i get my bloody little hands on those babies?!
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nocturnalMoTH Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here [link]
and here [link]

:)
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TrustMyAngel Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
PS. This is the best picture of Nny I'e seen that wasn't born from the hands of Jhonen! Bravo!!
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TrustMyAngel Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH. <3
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AestheticCannibal Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   Digital Artist
I relate to Nny in a way.
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BrownieParadox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! I loved reading the description for your picture. You've got a lot of insight about the book....I agree with you when you say it's hard to find a comic quite like this one. It's a bit of a dark series, but it's unique and allows the reader to stop and think. That's really what people need to do more often. Question and reflect...
Anyway, I'll stop here or else I'll start rambling....
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IamZim1500 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
KOOLZ
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DiRtTyReI Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Jhonen Vasquez is the man
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MottInThePot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this...is...pure.. genius! :')
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e-m-p-e-e Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wonderful! This picture is so adorable I want to hug it. :]
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Sh3ikha Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
YOU SHOULD DRAW SQUEE!
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Warhawk-MGSV-R Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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DoomyShadowSquirrels Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
You said anything I ever could about JtHM. I completely agree in it's beauty, and I thank you for that lovely description ^^

This drawing is really nice, with all the same geometry that Mr. Scolex used for his head!
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irken-shadow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
ULTIMATEFANGIRLSQUEAL!!!!!

Ahem...sorry about that...I love love love this, the colours, and the pose, and wow, everything is just fantastic, almost looks like the shining god that is Jhonen drew it <3

Alas, I could only get the Director's Cut, the LAST one in the entire bookstore, and Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors, both books have been read so many times the pages are starting to fall out and the covers are a little beat up on the edges because my backpack isn't very nice to books
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Aika-Shi21 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Lol. I just recently read JTHM. As soon as I read the scans online, I had to go and buy the director's cut. XD
My favorite part was the 24/7 incident. Oh Nny, you adorable little psycho...! :iconimhappyplz:
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ParasiticFetus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
I agree with everything you said in your info. Jhonen Vasquez is an absolute GENIUS. His work is the best that I've seen.

Ehem- Before I get off topic.

When I saw your picture, I squealed. So much so my mother had to tell me to shut up.It is absolutely amazing. I want to print it out and hang it on my wall. <3

Absolutely beautiful picture.
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nocturnalMoTH Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much :thanks:
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JohnnyThat1Dude Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Writer
YAY JOHNNY! He is my hero, I want to be exactly like him someday.
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inuyasha666hiei Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have Johnny the Homicidal Maniac comics and Squee
poor squee lol
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Serenegrace Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Awesomeeeee ~

Nny looks so much cooler with no hair.
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VivaLaNikki Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional
yesssss
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katheric Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love that book so much. I also have I feel Sick and Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors. I can't remember how many times I've read those. xD I love the colors you used, and the shirt looks awesome.
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KunoichiKotta Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
amazing <3
i looove jthm. unfortunately i (very stupidly) lent my copy to a friend...
it has never returned :(

but seriously. awesome job drawing johnny.
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crackcat911 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
I can't believe this. You had just said everything that I always wanted to about JTHM. It's funny, how you think your the only one and yet there is that one person who contemplates and deeply understands exactlly what you thought could only be only your mind. It's enlightening! I'm probably being over dramatic, but so what! I have had the same experience: reading it so many times that the pages fall out and I have to super glue them back in, noticing things I had never noticed before.... Jhonen's writting is truly brilliant. Sorry, babelling. I'm just happy I found someone who apreciates Johnny as much as I do. ^__^
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PACMANnot Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
i am getting Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors by the end of teh week cause my mom won't let me read anything with the word homocidle in the title. :D D':.
great work btw!
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frankieieiie Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
this is beautiful! T.T
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CherrySweetMew Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
OMG.

I. I REMEMBER SEEING THIS. WHEN IT WAS SUBMITTED. I WAS DRAWING ANGELS THAT I NEVER SUBMITTED AND DECIDED TO CHECK OUT THE NEWZORZ ENTRIES.

WTF. D:
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CaptainBaconMan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I still like JTHM...kind of. I'm sick of fangirls squeeing over it and invader zim though.

Quoting that show doesn't make you cool or random.
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xo-eternal-snow-ox Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
FFFFFF :P
very well done :D
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ImagineTheEnding Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I feel the same way about his book. I think that a lot of people can relate because we all have a little Johnny in us. We are all monsters...however our monsters are never exposed because of society.

I think that Jhonen would like this picture despite the fact it's in his old style. Have you shown it to him?
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euphoria19 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I love the work of Jhonen Vasquez too! awesome drawiing :3!
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CreepyHappy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Johny!!!! Yay I loves him so much! ^-^
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Seija Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I own Z? and Squee!

all I have to say is LOVE!!!
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