- I need to put a hold on orders outside the U.S. until I can figure out how to calculate international shipping, and make it an option on the store. Sorry about this — in the meantime I suggest ordering through Spit and a Half.
- To keep things simple, shipping for zines is 50 cents per issue across the board. And as of December 2013, there’s no shipping charge for Driftwood City.
- You can also send well-concealed cash to: Jason Martin, P.O. Box 123, Belmont, CA, 94002. (And I do trades, but please run it by me in an e-mail first).
Zines and Books for Sale
COVERS: A collection of my favorite music stories (written by other people) which I’ve adapted into comics. Featuring Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Mike Watt, Dinosaur Jr, Throwing Muses, and cartoonist Jason Young. Disclaimer: I drew these comics for fun and as a drawing excercise – any profit I make from this zine will go to charity. Self-published July 2014. 36 digest pages, $3 plus shipping.
Driftwood City: A new book collecting the best comics from Laterborn 1-6, plus five new/exclusive stories, some rarely seen odds and ends, a notes section, and a cover beautifully colored by Kane Lynch. Self-published August 2013. 112 pages, $12 (postage paid).
“This is a deceptively simple and beautifully sincere book with many moments of wry humor and more moments of how wonderful and difficult it is to be alive and interact with others.” – Rob Clough
I Hugged This Pony Today: A collaboration with my friends Leo Puppytime and Caroline Saddul, where we found tweets with the hashtag #happiness and made them into comics. Equal parts funny, heartwarming, and random. Released summer 2013. 32 mini pages, $3 plus shipping.
Laterborn 8: 32 pages of new comics, split into two sides like a record. Side A has funny stories about what it’s like to be deaf in one ear, and about the zine I made in college with my friend Leo. Side B goes into some sadder subjects, but it ends on a peaceful note with a long story called “Lightness.” Released August 2012. 32 digest pages, $3 plus shipping.
“Every story in this issue is a gem.” – Robert Kirby
Laterborn 7: This slim, nostalgic issue features a prose short-story about a guy in his late 20′s who’s still clinging to his college days; short comics about temp jobs and worry; and “Hy Gene,” a long autobiographical comic about how childhood friends can drift apart and stay close at the same time. Released August 2009. 28 digest pages, $2 plus shipping.
“This is the kind of zine that makes readers feel they’ve made an important discovery.” – Library Journal
Laterborn 6: 44-page issue (all comics) about college, 90′s music, my first tour with a band, and two dreams I had about being homeless. Released summer 2008. 44 digest pages, $3 plus shipping.
Note: Most of these stories are reprinted in Driftwood City, so you might not want to buy both.
“This one blew me away… his best yet.” – Optical Sloth
Black Tea 3: The newest issue of Black Tea features 2 long pieces (one about Jack Kerouac and the Cassady’s, and one about my visit to the Tassajara Zen Center), as well as a lot of short, funny comics about my girlfriend, my jobs, etc. Released April 2010. 28 mini-sized pages, $1 plus shipping.
Black Tea 2: This issue features a long comic about punk rock bassist Mike Watt, and a lot of 1-2 page autobiographical comics on a variety of times and subjects. Released fall 2008. 24 mini-sized pages, $1 plus shipping.
Unavailable For Now
**out of print**
Black Tea 1: This first issue of Black Tea is the most focused, because I’d originally planned for it to be a stand-alone comic (not the first in a series). It’s a “concept album” of sorts, about getting over a break-up, loneliness and rejection, and (ultimately) the importance of friendship. Released summer 2007. 28 mini-sized pages.
**out of print**
Laterborn 5: Another all-comics issue (with grayscale artwork). I used to call this one my ode to music, unrequited love, and the California coast. Released spring of 2007. 40 mini-sized pages.
**out of print**
Laterborn 4: A pretty intense issue of Laterborn, with a prose short story about a girl imagining a traumatic experience that her boyfriend went through as a teenager, and two long comics about death and mourning. Released March 2006. 28 digest pages.