The making of...
This page contains images that we see
everyday yet somehow we tend to ignore their existence.
Under the tree,
you feel home.
These are some great inspirations for the comics...
"Nothing matters anymore after
"and to our surprize, 1000 years
isn't really a long time,
"when you human beings going
to learn this?"
|How do I begin with artistic presentation of Johnny the Moron?... I
believe strips back in 1999 are actually more daring and they challenged
the boundary of conventional comic strips because I had no what-so-ever
experience then. I just drew what was in my mind and I tried out many different
presenting patterns. Among them I think are: big
closed-ups of facial expressions, weird 3-D angles, lots of background-darkening
Leaves falling from trees: they
go when the right time has come...
Babies cry when they come to
this world: They foresee this is a sad and torturous world...
Cells destroyed and born every
second, just like we human beings...
"Talking about writing what
I do here... hmm...it's hard you know... working with John is like working
with Johnny the Moron... you know, it's a tough job. You don't know
what he's thinking about and you never know what his next step is.
Anyway, being a Marketing Representative for his site, it's a challenge
cos' I have to convince others that John is not a moron, but a genius,
what's more, you have to let John feel that you've done a lot but in fact,
I've been busy with my own things... hey John, know you won't mind lah.
With your super comics, marketing is just an easy task. Just like
those alternative award-winning films, you don't have to promote them,
there are always people who love to see them right? :) "
Animals: Who are they? They are dogs, cats, cows, bats, frogs, birds,
wolves and etc.. Why are there so many animals? As required by the stories
of each strips.
"Some are happily
chained. Some are dying to break free.
For those who aren't confined,
do something about it."
||Yap! Johnny's caps! He used to
have many many caps. But due to frequent moving, he's left with only two
now. Good things come rare.
Why do we wear caps?
According to the studies of symbols, hats and caps signal one wants
to discard his 'present' personal identity. They also mean 'failure' and
You've no need to light a night-light
On a light night like tonight,
For a night-light's a slight light,
And tonight's a night that's light.
When a night's light, like tonight's light.
It's really not quite right
To light night-lights with their slight lights
On a light night like tonight...
I like trees.
"You may go. But what you have said and done is to remain here
From the other side of my place, I see God...
So much so that I could rest under one for many hours feeling
eternity. I use trees a lot in my strips 'cause it's the easiest way to
bring out the presence of nature around us. Since Johnny has not many friends;
he could only turn to trees for company.
This is what I see everyday... my good friends - trees. They're most
of the time quiet. When I have problems I talk to them; they're excellent
I admire many of their characteristics: They
never think of commiting suicide, never argue with you. They provide shades
to good guys and bad guys as well which means they do now discriminate.
And they never ask for anything in return...
But I heard that this piece of small forest is gonna to be utilized
for housing project soon... I can feel them crying
that reminds me of the Chinese Panda.
But I don't see any Panda here.
By the way,
Is Bamboo one type of tree?
does it matter?
Copyright 2001, Johnny the
Moron, John Lew. All rights reserved.