Jason and several of his slasher pals lead ordinary lives that include killing people and stupid contests in this set of mini-comics from the author of Ninja Girl.
Once upon a time, slasher films were actually scary. Well, I guess if you were like eight or so, they were. I highly doubt they ever scared very many people who were old enough to see them. By the time I did a Nightmare on Elm Street Marathon one day because I was really bored, I arguably laughed more than I gasped.
There's plenty of references that b-movie (or is that c-movie at this point?) fans will enjoy, such as Jason talking about how going to space just meant killing more horny kids and no aliens.* The deaths are all taken in stride, and the figures killed are, as with all of Bonesteel's illustrations, practically stick figures, so they feel like little more than props. Which makes sense, given the characters involved here.
Visually, these vary from being a step above Ninja Girl to being very similar in style. The characters are usually larger, which puts them more in your face and gives Bonesteel the ability to provide more body language. However, even at that size, they aren't too detailed, so some readers might be put off by the close-to-stick figure work found in the series.
Behind the character simplicity, however, is a lot of cool, small details that plant the world and make it feel as ordinary as possible. Trees get bark, office calendars get individual days, and even brick walls have identifying marks. It's a definite reversal from what you might ordinarily see from a mini-comic.
Jason is going to have limited appeal, but for the right audience, it's a good match. If you can identify Chuckie in a cameo appearance or know someone who does, this series should be a killer match.
You can find Jason (and more of Bonesteel's work) at Killer Ink Comics.
*Of course I've seen Jason X. What, you haven't? For shame!