An independent cartoonist with many popular works and even more pet peeves.
- Website/Blog: Mindspill
- Known For: Unknown
Jhonen Vasquez is the creator of "Johnny the Homicidal Maniac," "Squee!", "I Feel Sick," "Fillerbunny," and most famously Invader Zim. His work is usually black comedy with repeated references to pigs, bees, moose, dookie, and monkeys. He is easily angered by fans who misspell his name and call him goth.
From 1995 to 1997, Jhonen Vasquez churned out seven issues of "Johnny the Homicidal Maniac" comics, which originated in the Goth fanzine "Mindspill." He followed up JtHM with four issues of the noticeably lighter spin-off "Squee!" and the double-shot spin-off "I Feel Sick," which is a thinly-veiled criticism of Nickelodeon. He also drew three issues of "Fillerbunny."
Rise to fame
Jhonen Vasquez gained much mainstream attention when he created Invader Zim, which aired on Nickelodeon for two seasons. Though the show gained a huge following, it was canceled because viewers were mostly teenagers and not within Nickelodeon's 2-11 demographic.
Jhonen Vasquez has mostly been MIA since Invader Zim's cancellation. He has given interviews on ComicCon, and in 2007, he released a comic book called "Jellyfist" with illustrations by Jennifer Goldberg. Despite his lack of productivity, he and his works are still popular on the Internet, especially LiveJournal and DeviantART. He also keeps his fans notified on Twitter and his blog, Question Sleep/Mindspill.
"King, yeah, but goth... I mean, that's just arrogant."