Johnny the Homicidal Maniac (abbreviated JtHM) was written by Jhonen Vasquez and tells the story of a young man named Johnny C as he explores the psychological and possibly supernatural forces which compel him to commit a string of murders.
Johnny C is in his early 20’s and elaborately slaughters anyone who irritates him. He drains his victims of blood to paint over a wall in his house to prevent a monster from escaping. He is five feet, nine inches and one hundred and fifteen pounds. He likes stars, the emotionless function of insects, watching people get abducted by aliens, Cherry ‘FizWiz’, Cherry ‘Brain-Freezies’, all kinds of movies, Fruity Pops, the moon, little chubby babies, pop rocks and soda, and drawing Happy Noodle Boy. He dislikes humidity, sleep, the physical and mental need for ANYTHING, being abducted by aliens, people who’ve “GOTTA HAVE A SMOKE!”, certain words (EX: wacky), losing his mind, Satan’s attitude, and getting shot in the head.
It began as a comic strip and then Slave Labour Graphics ran it as a 7 issue limited series, which has since been collated as Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut. The series produced two spin-offs titled Squee! and I Feel Sick.