Tonoharu Review in JQ Magazine!

jet-logo-boxI try to update this blog every Monday, but missed the past two weeks. Sorry about that! Let’s call it Christmas Break.

For now I’m still trying to get over my post-holiday daze. So this week’s entry is a link to JQ’s review of the Tonoharu trilogy:

I’ll try to update weekly again from here on out (hopefully)!

“Tonoharu: Part Three” Reviewed for Slate!


The conclusion of Tonoharu represents the end of a labor of love, a signature work in the past decade of comics, and a touching and satisfying reading experience.
–Dan Kois
Slate Book Editor

Read the full review here:

Thanks to Dan for the coverage!

Also, I did some illustration work for Slate this month. In addition to the header image above, I also provided illustrations for the following articles:

“Tonoharu: Part Three” review in the Star Tribune!


The last sentence of this review made me laugh

“…You’ll be enthralled. [Lars] makes a simple panel showing two characters in a cafe feel astounding. It’s like watching a big-budget action movie, except they’re just staring at each other.”
–Tom Horgen’s review of Tonoharu: Part Three for the Star Tribune!

Full review here:
(Click on the “Graphic Novel” tab and then class on Tonoharu: Part Three‘s cover!)

“Tonoharu: Part Three”–Now Available on Amazon!


Whoops, this week just completely slipped through my fingers, so I’m writing this week’s blog entry at the eleventh hour.

As such, I don’t really have time to write something ambitious, ha-ha. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to mention Tonoharu: Part Three is now available on Amazon! So if that’s your preferred vendor, you can grab it there:

(And of course, I’m still selling signed copies in my store.)

Okay! Hopefully something a bit more significant next week!

“Tonoharu” review at Tofugu!


“I haven’t been this satisfied with a graphic novel since the days of Love and Rockets.”

“Reading Tonoharu… is like a virtual reality experience.”

Tofugu editor Carla Sinclair has written a wonderful, extensive review of Tonoharu, covering all three books in the series! This is easily one of my favorite pieces of coverage that I’ve ever gotten. Check it out!

My sincere thanks to Carla and Tofugu for the coverage!

4 Time-Saving Tips (from a guy who spent 13 YEARS drawing a comic)

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In a previous blog entry, I wrote about a promotional video I was working on, and here it is! Hope you enjoy it!


My name is Lars Martinson and I’m a cartoonist. I devoted 13 YEARS to drawing a graphic novel. In this video I discuss what went wrong, and lay out four things I intend to keep in mind to finish future projects more quickly.

Buy my comics!
“Fail Faster” video:
MN Original video about me: