A Couple Preview Pages from Forthcoming Work

Page 3 of “Nightlife.” Details under wraps for now, but hopefully will be published in a really cool new magazine!

Pages 2 and 3 of “Believers,” written by the amazing Alex Smith of Metropolarity and illustrated by yours truly!

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THE PRISONER

A page from “The Prisoner” by Jacob Mazer, to appear in ANIMAL KINGDOM #3, forthcoming Spring 2015.

Animal Kingdom #3 will feature work by JACOB MAZER, M. KITCHELL, THOMAS KENNEDY, ALPHA and JOSH DEAL, KITTY TARON, CAT AVERILL, A.T. PRATT, ERIC RIVERA, CALEB NOLEN, and CHRIS SCHAEFFER.

New Release, Festival Appearance, Geeking Out

I’m happy to announce a new release from Animal Kingdom Publishing— UNIVERSE OF TORMENT!


This 32 page volume collects the first four installments of Jacob Mazer’s autobiographical comic series as well as two previously unpublished stories, “THE PHILOSOPHER ATTAINS TRANSCENDENCE” and “A BOXING STORY.” That’s for sale at the store.


We’re also running a special package deal at the Animal Kingdom Publishing store— all four releases (ANIMAL KINGDOM #1, ANIMAL KINGDOM #2, HELL ON EARTH, UNIVERSE OF TORMENT) for just 21.00.


We’ll be tabling tomorrow (October 25, 2014) at Philadelphia’s LOCUST MOON COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL. The Fest is located at the Rotunda on the UPenn campus, 4014 Walnut St. It runs from 10 am – 6 pm. This is a sick fest, guys. Paul Pope is going to be there. So is Bill Sienkiewicz. So are about a hundred other interesting artists. I’m flipping out about the prospect of meeting Paul Pope. Holy shit.

Excerpt from ANIMAL KINGDOM #2 – “Transparent Artaud: 11 Notes on Cinema-Blood & the Mangled Bodies of Medievalism” by Christopher Schaeffer

“The times I most give a shit about Antonin Artaud are the handful of moments he’s onscreen in Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc. I think, here’s somebody who was born to be a monk. The movie is full of fat, loutish, warty supporting characters, and Dreyer’s eye makes them all look like sweating, rotting pumpkins. Artaud’s character– the monk Massieu– and Maria Falconetti’s Joan look like they’re filmed on a completely separate plane, immanent and exhausted at the venal, polyp-y travesties torturing their corporeal forms below. Artaud, insofar as he plays one of Joan’s persecutors, looks almost totally emaciated and overdrawn. There’s nothing left to him but a paper caul of skin over a freakish cinematographic light, a slight slackness in the jaw, a horrifyingly convincing look of hunger and the abnegation thereof shooting out from his weirdly cavernous eye-sockets.”