April 2013: James Michael Williams’ White Male Neurosis

“The idea for the zine White Male Neurosis came to me when I was eating breakfast at a coffee shop and this weird drunken homeless woman was getting way too close to me.  I suddenly had this flashback in my mind to when I was a boy and I would arrange all of the cereal boxes into a wall that I hid behind while I ate.  I hated watching other people eat and I didn’t like being watched.  This seemed like an interesting starting point to tell my story, and it felt natural.  I made the first book in a couple of weeks and people quickly responded and seemed to relate to it.  I’ve learned there are a lot of people who hid behind cereal boxes as kids.  There are three issues now and each one tells a different story and focuses on a different neurosis, phobia or weirdness of mine.  Part autobiography, part fantasy and part therapy, each book aims to be humorous and honest.

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James Michael Williams is originally from Plymouth Michigan.  He moved to Santa Fe New Mexico and earned a B.A in studio Art in 2003 from the College of Santa Fe.  Although predominantly a drawer and painter, he has explored multiple mediums including writing, music, film and performance.  He has created and self published comic books, produced an album of original music and written a screenplay.  He lives in Portland Oregon, where he currently explores and creates animation and short films.