Keith Jones has created a disturbing and colourful world.VICE
“Jones is a major figure in Canadian art, equal parts shamanistic visionary and goofball humourist.”-Sequential
When two simple hobos – a pigeon and his elephant buddy – are wrongfully accused of murdering Mr. Mouse Mouser, the consequences are dire. Secretimes delineates an alternate universe—a world that favors the rich and grinds the poor and unfortunate into paste. Each page is a brightly colored nightmare populated with vapid celebrities and lazily scheming businessmen.
Keith Jones creates a pop parable that is stunning and alluring to look at and hellish to live in. Graffiti-covered walls, melting neon figures, idiosyncratic sound effects, and anthropomorphized bros meld together in this satire of modern life and modern values. His sense of humor is manic, snickering, and surreal, each line imbued with a rich sense of irony. Jones’s pacing gives each page a frenzied paranoia that belies his characters’ fantasies of utter control. Secretimes is darkly funny in Jones’s irresistibly offkilter signature style.
Praise for Secretimes
Cartoon violence electrifies every page of this madcap journey through societal imbalance.Publishers Weekly
A pleasant, Joycean class war… Secretimes... starts out as hobo comedy [and] wanders into dystopian sci-fi.Paste Magazine
Keith Jones’s funny animal strip is anything but cute. This is nihilism painted as fun. Full of dark humour it takes in sex, violence, murder and stealing food out of bins.Herald Scotland
[Secretimes] may appear light and cheerful on the surface, but Jones explores some dark subject matter in these pages, challenging expectations of the talking animal genre.AV Club