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Look Here: “I’m Age” by Jeffrey Jones – Part One

The single-page comic strip, “I’m Age,” by Jeffrey Jones, appeared in every issue of the monthly comics magazine Heavy Metal from September 1981 (vol. 5, no. 6) to July 1984 (vol. 8, no. 4). Below are the first seven strips, which appeared from September 1981 (vol. 5, no. 6) to March 1982 (vol. 5, no. 12), in order of publication:

Largely unappreciated during its first run, and rarely mentioned since, “I’m Age” was a wryly humorous, sensitively delineated, beautifully composed strip that has never, to the best of my knowledge, been reprinted. My most fervent hope is that some enterprising publisher will see these posts and decide the time is ripe to put together an omnibus edition of Jeffrey Jones’s distinctive work in comics, including, among others, the “I’m Age” strips (of course); the series of strips entitled “Jones Touch,” reprinted in comic-book format by Eros/Fantagraphics in 1993; and “Idyl,” the gorgeous single-page strip Jones drew for National Lampoon, the older sister publication of Heavy Metal (both were published by Leonard Mogel). A collection of “Idyl” was published by Dragon’s Dream in 1979, but it’s been out of print for a long time now. I have a copy, but the book’s binding is much too fragile for me to risk scanning from it. In an upcoming post, however, I plan to upload four scans of “Idyl” rescued from Jeff Jones’s now defunct official Web site. So stay tuned for that…

Part One (You are here!)
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

Bonus Link:

Teresa Lenar (watercolor) by Jeffrey Jones

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