Thursday, December 30, 2021


The Unscheduled Genius

Waylon Bacon Catches Us Up

In Time for the New Year

by Anthony Servante

Waylon Bacon braces for the New Year

I love the Lumerians. Great band. Great sound. What does that have to do with Waylon Bacon, the cartoonist, filmmaker, and all-round artist? Well, Waylon made the music video, Life without Skin by the Lumerians. When I saw the video, little did I realize that I knew the cartoons of this artist. He's the guy who draws Frownland, the satiric weekly comic strip that makes fun of human foibles. Of course, it was destiny, and destiny again showed its hand when I got the chance to interview Waylon Bacon here on my blog. What a small world.

That interview can be found here.

But what has that humble genius with the busy schedule been up to since then? Well, that's what we're here for today. For our guest artist, Waylon Bacon, has shared the latest of his plans to help us prepare for the new year. Without further adieu, let's welcome our guest.

The Follow-Up Interview

December 2021

1st Question: 

Anthony Servante

Hey, Waylon. Anthony here. I heard you've given up on Frownland (temporarily, I hope). I'd like to post something on my blog about anything that you'd like my readers to be aware of. Something for sale or a project you're working on. Just let me know, and I'll post it on the ol' blog asap, you know, to close out the old year with a bang. Hope I find you well, btw.

Waylon Bacon

Hey Anthony, great to hear from you! Thanks for the offer, I'd love to contribute. I'm currently working on a mystery project that should be debuting sometime next year, and also drafting out a script for a new film. I'm also working on what I think will be my thirteenth cover for Beatdom, a fantastic literary journal run by author David Wills. In the meantime, my annual Frownland calendar is currently on sale (despite retiring the webcomic in August), and much to my surprise has almost sold out! You can buy copies for 2022 at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, Powell's Books in Portland, and in my Etsy page.

2nd Question 

Anthony Servante

What can you tell us about the 'mystery project'?

Waylon Bacon

The 'mystery project' is a comic, but it's quite different from Frownland. It's longform, in black and white, and has something to do with silent film. That's all I can say for now!

3rd Question

Anthony Servante

Have we left anything out?

Waylon Bacon

I probably should have mentioned that I did a short film during the pandemic! You can watch it here: It's about a 'bro' Covid denier who is tormenting one of his Neighbors. Both parts are played by myself, more out of necessity than any burning desire to be an actor.

And that wraps it up for us. Here's a gratuitous picture of my Frownland mug. Go buy your own.

Happy New Year 2022 from me and Waylon Bacon. See you next year. 

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