The Dark Wave / Jay Howell
Jay Howell is the Executive Producer, Co-creator and Art Director of the Nickelodeon cartoon Sanjay and Craig and created the characters for Bob's Burgers. Jay spent many years living and working in San Francisco before making the move to Los Angeles to work on Sanjay and Craig, and has been producing great drawings and zines for over a decade. Jay has created artwork and animation for Vans, Burton Snowboards, Anti-Hero Skateboards, Creature Skateboards, various clothing companies and lots more.
The Dark Wave tells the story of a black metal band's disenchanted lead singer. After succumbing to a panic attack on stage during a show, he flees into the night and quickly finds himself surrounded by the great wild. We follow his journey around the bend and out into the ocean - all dictated to us in vivid black and white, with Jay Howell's sublime background artwork filing out the palette of grays. The Dark Wave, and his journey to find it, relate to us that even during murky periods of loathing, strife and doubt, we will all find what we are looking for and learn how to stand on our own two feet.
Released with Mt St Mtn
50 pages, Saddle-Stiched
Black & White Offset Printing
5.75"; x 8.75", Thick Stock
Limited Edition of 500
** We found a box of deadstock and have re-released a few copies of this previously out-of-print classic. Grab them before they're gone for good!