Like Jason's first book, Driftwood City, this is a collection of autobiographical comics that first appeared in various zines (mostly spanning from 2007 - 2016). While continuing some of his familiar themes of teenage nostalgia, grief, loneliness, and music, Life Lines also pushes further into his 20s and 30s, with comics about temp jobs, road trips, meeting his wife, and connecting with old friends.
192 pages. Cover colored by Kane Lynch. Published in April of 2023.
"A new zine from him is like a little jewel, and a whole paperback book like this is a treasure trove. He manages to find the profound in the quotidian, and secret blessings in the mundane day-to-day, and that's a real gift for both him and his readers."
- Rob Kirby, author of Marry Me a Little
"No one captures the wistful passing beauty of small moments like Jason Martin. He is truly one of the great writers of tender and heartfelt comics working today. We are lucky to have him."
- Summer Pierre, author of All the Sad Songs and Paper Pencil Life