No Pets (Jhonen Vasquez)
It’s a common misconception that Jhonen Vasquez owns a Sphynx cat, sparked by a photo he shared on Instagram. However, he clarified on Twitter that he doesn’t actually have a cat at home.
Jhonen Vasquez is an American comic book writer and cartoonist, renowned for creating the comic series “Johnny the Homicidal Maniac” and the animated television series “Invader Zim.”
Vasquez’s career in the entertainment industry is marked by several key roles and achievements. He began with the comic series “Johnny the Homicidal Maniac,” which gained a cult following for its distinctive style and narrative. This success led to the creation of “Invader Zim,” an animated series that aired on Nickelodeon and became popular for its originality and quirky humor. Vasquez also contributed to other projects, including writing for the Marvel Comics character Thanos and providing artwork for various publications.
Collaborations have played a vital role in Vasquez’s career. He worked with Roman Dirge, another prominent figure in the alternative comic scene, on projects like “Squee!” and “I Feel Sick.” His work on “Invader Zim” involved collaboration with voice actors Richard Horvitz and Rosearik Rikki Simons, as well as musician Kevin Manthei for the show’s distinctive soundtrack.
Vasquez’s “Invader Zim” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation in 2001. His comics and television work have been nominated for and won several other awards.