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Podcasts and Other Media:

Click on a file below and load it onto your iPod for portable high tech Tiny Life action. Choose from photocasts (a zip file with various pictures in it), podcasts (a slideshow showing the same pictures), or audio commentary (the same slideshow with the same pictures but it also contains words.).

 

Jed Jr. Chapter 1 Preview

There are 28 images in this podcast. You can’t really tell what’s happening just by looking at these, but they are pretty nonetheless. In the commentary, Nick Jones discusses how "Jed Jr." was originally supposed to be the first book published, and how an encounter with some industry mavericks changed all that. He also discusses creating a comic with an infant to take care of.

Jed Jr. Chapter 2 Preview

There are 27 images in this podcast. In this chapter, we begin to see how Jared plans to use his newfound power.  We also see how Jed deals with being alone at his dad’s funeral.  You can’t really see any of that, though, since these are just images and not the entire comic.  In the commentary, Nick Jones apologizes for being tardy on this podcast (and gives several lame excuses) and discusses the idea of various life stages that are represented throughout Tiny Life.

Jed Jr. Chapter 3 Preview

There are 31 images in this podcast. In Chapter 3, we get a glimpse of how Jed and Fred’s relationship hasn’t changed that much since they were kids (in “left”).  We also see why/how Amy is attracted to Jed.  In a pseudo-epilogue, Amy runs into a bug-eyed monster.  In the commentary, Nick Jones talks about how guys’ relationships to their friends don’t really change until women enter the picture. He also talks about his love for movies/books/TV shows that don’t really seem to have a plot until the very end. 

Jed Jr. Chapter 4 Preview

There are 23 images in this podcast. In Chapter 4, we see a bit of a love triangle develop between Jed, Sis, and Amy. It’s the ole standby: one symbolizes the familiar and comfortable, the other symbolizes something new and exciting. In the commentary, future architect Nick Jones talks about his theory of Tiny Life: as the books slowly develop into an actual comic, he’s able to free up some valuable brainspace to pursue other unrealistic goals.

Jed Jr. Chapter 5 Preview

There are 24 images in this podcast. In Chapter 5, Amy shows her curiosity regarding the cabin she found in the beginning of the book. What she finds is someone not seen since "l(a". In the commentary, manufactured home owner Nick Jones discusses his absence and how this particular chapter introduces a change in Amy, which will eventually set the storyline for the next Tiny Life novel.

Jed Jr. Chapter 6 Preview

There are 28 images in this podcast. In Chapter 6, Amy finally shows her true feelings (with a sprinklling of insanity) for Jed. In the commentary, quarter-acre land-owner Nick Jones discusses the difference between professional and amature comics: pacing. He gives a few examples including Calvin & Hobbes, Cerebus, and The Maxx

Jed Jr. Chapter 7 Preview

There are 23 images in this podcast. In Chapter 7, Amy visits Ernie to drop off a heater. Ernie quickly begins to show his insanity/significance to Jed, Jared, Amy, and that weird black-and-white man from chapter three. In the commentary, the author discusses how people perceive reality and how reality really functions; he calls it "expectations vs. reality" and discusses how it affects Tiny Life and the building of his new house.

Jed Jr. Chapter 8 Preview

There are 31 images in this podcast. In Chapter 8, Jed and the gang reminisce about the fun times in L.A.; Amy goes into a jealous rage, but not for the reasons you’d think. During the rage, Amy discovers Ernie’s significance and leaves Jed questioning her sanity. In the commentary, the inker discusses some of the reasons Jed Jr. is taking so long to finish.

   

left Chapter 1 Pencils Preview

There are 27 images in this podcast. If you really pay attention, you might be able to tell what’s happening in the chapter before you buy the book. I only say "before" because after you see these, you’ll definitely want a copy. The commentary discusses Nick Jones’ joy with Colacitti’s penciling.

left Chapter 1 Inks Preview

There are 27 images in this podcast. They’re pretty much the same images from the "Chapter 1 Pencils Preview" above, except now they’re inked. There are a few exceptions where panels had to be altered or replaced entirely. In the commentary, Nick Jones discusses why he chose to publish book 1 – left – directly after publishing book 5 – l(a.

left Chapter 2 Preview

There are 29 images in this podcast. Since some of it happens in real life and some of it happens in Jed’s imagination, it might be difficult to tell what’s happening. In this commentary, Nick Jones discusses his love of manga-like inking. He also talks about how this book is the beginning of a long-running thread that stretches from beginning to end of Tiny Life: Jed’s reaction and affection toward his father. Also, he talks about how his wife simply won’t do a podcast.

left Chapter 3 Preview

There are 25 images in this podcast. Since most of this chapter involves Jed walking around talking to himself, and since these podcasts usually only contain art, good luck figuring out what’s happening. Instead, marvel at the pretty pictures. The commentary discusses his use of Photoshop during the making of this particular chapter. Sometimes Photoshop simply makes things easier, sometimes it is a necessity. The author discusses the difference.

left Chapter 4 Preview

There are 28 images in this podcast. They are the prettiest of the images from the pages of chapter four.  If you have a vague idea of what’s happening, you can figure out the plot pretty easily.  The commentary discusses the biographical nature of Tiny Life and how inking changes from clean to dirty to dirtier depending on the setting.

left Chapter 5 Preview

There are 30 images in this podcast. They tell a pretty coherent story about what’s happening in chapter 5. For the first time, the commentary pictures are different from the non-commentary images; you may just have to download them both. The commentary discusses the SPACE Prize and the introduction of an easily identifiable (but not easily explainable) plot.

left Chapter 5 Color Preview

There are 28 images in this podcast. They are sequential images of three substantial pages from left. These pages mark the beginning of (chronological) plot of Tiny Life – and they’re in color! The commentary discusses Nick Jones’ reaction to the color pages: they aren’t what he expected, but he’s definitely not disappointed.

left Chapter 6 Preview

There are 29 images in this podcast. Half of them contain two older guys talking, but since there are no letters, you don’t know what they’re saying. The other half contains two younger people talking, but you don’t know what they’re saying either; oddly enough, you can still figure out what’s happening. The commentary discusses how being a father might affect the publication of Tiny Life. Nick Jones also gives accolades to Nicolas Colacitti for being consistently awesome over the last few chapters.

left Chapter 7 Preview

There are 30 images in this podcast. This is the chapter where we start to see a connection between one of the two old guys and the stick-figure kid. It involves color (or, if you’re not from America, "colour"). The commentary discusses possibilities of using technology to help popularize Tiny Life in the future (we could use a hand) and what the "Red Dot" might mean to both Jed and Jared.

left Chapter 8 Preview

There are 27 images in this podcast. Although it’s difficult to tell exactly what’s going on in this chapter, we see that the entirety of the novel has come to a head and the three stories – Jed being abandonded, being attacked by a red "piece of light" and Jared understanding his life – all start to merge. The commentary discusses the similarities and differences between this novel and his last one, "l(a", particularly how Jed reacts to being abaondonded at ten years old and at 18 years old.

   

l(a Chapter 1 Preview

There are 34 images in this podcast. This is not the complete chapter; these images do not tell a complete story. This is just a tool for those of you who aren’t quite sure if you want to spend ten bucks on a stick-figure-based comic novella. It is also for those of you who love to have everything. The commentary discusses hopes Nick Jones’ hopes for the website.

l(a Chapter 2 Preview

There are 17 images in this podcast. They are simply random images from the comic to prove to everyone that, unlike many comics on the market today, the cover isn’t the only pretty picture. If you think about it, you can probably tell what’s going on in this chapter before you even purchase it. The commentary discusses Nick Jones’ frustration with the publication industry in the 21st century.

l(a Chapter 3 Preview

There are 26 images in this podcast. Unlike the previous podcasts, this one actually has words to it. The first ten pages of chapter three are included here. Hopefully, if you’re unsure of whether or not to purchase l(a, this will make you shell out two Lincolns. The commentary discusses the theme of "purpose" within Tiny Life.

l(a Chapter 4 Preview

There are 26 images in this podcast. They are hand-picked to tell what happens in this chapter without using words. They are also hand-picked to showcase the talents of Colacitti’s penciling with Jones’ inking. When they’re this tiny, it’s hard to find any mistakes. The commentary discusses the lampoon of Dave Sim found in the chapter.

l(a Chapter 5 Preview

There are 29 images in this podcast. These images complete the series of podcasts that comprise l(a. If you download them all and put them in the same folder, you can probably understand the entire book without paying a dime. But please pay a dime. Or, in accordance with federal law, please pay 100 dimes and buy the thing. The commentary discusses an alternate ending and the problem with fonts.


Reviews and Interviews:

12/08/08

Interviewer Scott Grandison from ComicBookOutsiders.com talks to Nick Jones about everything from why Tiny Life is a comic to his philosophy on religion.

12/03/08

Chris Shields at cIndyCenter.com talks to Nick Jones about l(a and his limited experience in self-publishing.

"It’s a book you have to read more than once."
11/11/08

Derek Coward of Indie Comic Book Noise reviews Tiny Life: l(a.

"You won’t be disappointed."

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