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Doing diary comics is kind of like setting up a camera on oneself and letting it roll. If one is honest and documents what is really coming up, it's impossible to know what will be captured.
Through an ever-evolving cartoon aesthetic, Bore chronicles ten years in Jason’s life through journal comics that explore the anxiety and confusion of not feeling like you belong anywhere, with stories about the nature of work, relationships, and—tragically—not fitting in at punk shows.
Published out of Toronto in small batches sold at various zine fairs, or made purely to give out to friends, this collection of hard-to-find comics has been lovingly edited down from the initial eighteen-issue run into a single cohesive reading experience. Much of the artwork has been revised to present the work in the best possible light.
Bore is a slow descent into depression that feels like someone trying to articulate what it's like to have their house burn down around them as it's burning down. These are difficult, open-hearted comics about despair, suicidal ideation and, ultimately, self-love.
Bore will be printed for a May release as a 180-page, black-and-white, 5.75 x 8.5, trade paperback with a full colour matte laminated cover with French Flaps.
Bore is complete and is already in production to go to print. All we need is your support to make it happen. As with previous Black Eye Books projects, we'll be working with a local printer, which means faster turnaround times. We plan on shipping Bore in May!
About Jason Bradshaw:
Jason Bradshaw is a Toronto based cartoonist. He has been self publishing his comic series, Bore, since 2009. In 2019 he completed his first graphic novel, Things go Wrong, for which he was nominated for the Doug Wright award for emerging talent.
About Black Eye Books:
From 1993–1998, Black Eye Books published such notable cartoonists as Jay Stephens (The Land of Nod, Atomic City Tales), Nick Craine (Dance Me Outside), Jason Lutes (Jar of Fools, Berlin), Tom Hart (The Sands), Jeremy Eaton (World of Trouble), Matt Madden (Black Candy), James Kochalka (Quit Your Job), Ed Brubaker (Lowlife), Brian Biggs (Dear Julia), and New Zealand's Dylan Horrocks (Pickle, Hicksville). Relaunched in 2019 by publisher Michel Vrana, Black Eye Books continues its pursuit of publishing eclectic and engaging stories told in the form of words and pictures.
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Preorder Jason Bradshaw's Bore Trade Paperback for your shop! 180-page, black-and-white, 5.75 x 8.5, with a full colour matte laminated cover. Shipping will be calculated and collected separately at the end of the campaign. Due to the discounted rate, retailer packs do not include crowdfunding extras apart from the main book.
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A signed copy of the Bore Trade Paperback with limited edition 2" premium vinyl sticker. Includes the digital edition. 180-page, black-and-white, 5.75 x 8.5, with a full colour matte laminated cover.
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