This is my 200th blog post. 199 straight posts of my ideas, opinions, stories and general ridiculousness. Time to let you have the floor.
Kim & Jason has always been about making a difference. Heck, it got its start when I hoped it would help make a difference in how a certain girl (who shall remain nameless for the sake of privacy) thought of me, cementing me as her Prince Charming.
Kim & Jason has been online for just over five years now. Over the years, many people have passed along gracious compliments and implored me to “keep up the good work.” Their encouragement has inspired me to keep going through the hard times. As we’re about to close the book on this half decade, the road before us seems to have quite a few options.
It would mean a lot — and be quite helpful — to hear your favorite thing about this whole Kim & Jason thing. How it’s made a difference to you (if it has.) It might be a paragraph, or just a few words. It might be about the strip, our products, a talk you heard me give, or even this blog. When you’re working on something so closely, it can be hard to step back with a sense of perspective and see exactly where you’ve made progress. Your feedback will help me to know where I’m making the most difference, and inspire me to do more of the same.
You can add your comment to this post, or send me an e-mail if you prefer. Thanks for reading, and thanks for sharing.
I am a some what of a new visitor, and happened to find this web site by accident(a very good accident). In today’s day and age everyone is always saying that you have to grow up and be an adult, which is great but I love being a kid, I love everything about the web site the comics they are so funny and cute. They also remind me of when i was little. The fact that they help adults get as well as children. I also love the time capsule, it is great looking back at different things in different times. The effort and love that went into making this site is outstanding. I would not know what to do if i couldnt get up every morning and have (an adult)cup of coffee and escape into my daily comic, and email, before I have to do my adult thing and go to work. I usually laugh about the comic throught the day which makes a long day much better. I just want to say thank you for the laughs I get. -Erin,kid at heart.
I can no longer imagine what my life would be like without a little Kim and Jason to help it along. Your awesome cards help me to keep in touch and inspire my friends and family. It is a more personal way of showing someone that I really care about them. You also help me to remember to escape my adulthood and play more with my children. All in all, your website, art, cards and blog have been a very powerful force in my life. You give my hope and perspective. I can’t always afford to purchase and wish I could afford to join the club, but I am a faithful follower. You two feel like part of my own private support team and family. Thank you for being who you are. I love you both and all your workers at the Lemonade Stand. Please dont ever stop!
Sister Kimberly says
Though I have only been able to keep in touch with you and Kim via email over the last several years, I feel like we are good friends because I am able to see what you are up to by looking at your comic. I don’t get to it each day but several times a week.
You guys have been a huge inspiration to me, especially in my own vocation discernment. We’ve known each other for more than a decade and each day I think of you when I look at some of the prints that I have hanging in my little convent room.
Please rest assure that your webiste continues to get better and better everytime you add or change something.
You are truly making a HUGE difference on our world and I know that in and of itself is what keeps your mission alive . . . bringing us all back to our childhood when we have to live in an “adult” world of difficulties and challenges. If only we looked at life in the eyes of a child, we would be so much better off.
Thank you for helping so many to realize that is what is going to get us to Heaven — our childlike faith and playfulness. May God continue to bless you, Kim, and your ministry (for that is what it is, A MINISTRY).
Peace of Christ to you and Kim!
Ian Tyrrell says
just wanted to thank you for the book you sent me. It wasn’t a life-changer for me, but rather a life-clarifier.
Now when people tell me I’m acting like a child and I should grow up, I have something to point at them and say “But that’s a good thing!”.
Keep up your encouragement of others, and your positive attitude. It is a (really big) breath of fresh air in an increasingly stuffy world.
Debbie Fields says
I first met you when you came to our church’s craft-fest at Christmas a couple of years ago. The kids enjoyed drawing with you so much! I’ve also loved your cards and cartoons over the years. They’re funny and still clean!
I’m so appreciative of good humor- it does much to brighten my days.
Hey Jason, Keep up the good work. I love to wake up in the morning and knowing I have a Kim and Jason waiting for me in my email. It makes my day to read it and get something out of it. I do hope u keep working hard and keep them coming.
Jason & Kim, you’re doing great work and making an impact. I encourage you to not only look at the impact that you’re making with trying to cure adultitis, but also your impact on treating the world for a greater problem. The problem only the Doctor above has the remedy to. Keep directing people there as well. Your site, strips and blogs are a daily inspiration to many.
K&J slaps people in the face and says “Hey! How about you forget being so adultish and have a little fun with life?” The more comics like that we have, the better the internet and life is.
I like the blog as well because, unlike 99.99% of internet blogs, it’s interesting! It’s not a vessel for public self-pity (49.995% of blogs), nor is it a venue for “Hey, how cool am I for showing you this link first!” (the other 49.995%). I can read it and not wish I had those five or ten minutes back.
In short: thanks!
Tammy & Walt says
Jason (& Kim!),
I have to agree with the above comment wherein it was stated that this website (your book, as stated above) was more of a life clarifier. It helps us to appreciate the small things. Thank you so much for taking our minds away from the GREAT BIG issues at hand (if even for a meager five minutes while we read a comic!)!!
With Love, Tammy & Walt, T.C., MI
Kurt Kaczmarek says
Jason, your vociferous attacks on adultitis (of which I have a moderately severe case; witness my convoluted writing) fill a void in my life. The comics challenge me to see beyond my to-do list to the things that make life livable and memorable. I’ve often secretly (and in my better moments with my children, overtly) longed to be a child again, when I pursued my most creative ideas with nary a care for whether they succeeded or failed—in the doing and trying was the reward. I’m not sure if you consider this a compliment or not, but I put Kim & Jason right up there with Calvin & Hobbes, the only other comic I know of that is really honest about childhood and what adults can re-learn about it. And your book… I can only say that reading it yielded a steady stream of “well, duh!” moments—those bits of wisdom that we all instinctively know, but have suppressed following many years of “maturing.” Keep up the good work.
I think Kim & Jason is a wonderful strip, and I LOVE comic strips. The best thing about it is every time I read it, it brings something to mind from when I was a kid, of the way I was as a young boy, and the way my friends were. Keep up the good work, people like me, who forgot what it was to be a kid, need it!!
Dennis Kunkel says
Kim & Jason is breath of fresh air to my day. It helps me to keep real my ministry to youth and really helps me to stay grounded. It is so easy to get caught up with all the work e-mails that when Kim & Jason come up its like time for a break. A time to reflect. I really can’t image a day without it. For me no matter how busy I am I always open up Kim & Jason and I am not the type of person that reads very many of the chain letter stuff that comes, in fact I usally delete it at first glance, but Kim & Jason has style and class and just a lot of great stuff that helps me get through the crazy days that come around here weather it with my own children or the young people or even the older people of the parish in which I work.
Thanks Jason for being the spark that helps to feed the fire of Church ministry.
Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry.
Church of the Resurrection
Margo Leslie says
I read Kim & Jason at work every morning. It starts my day off with a good chuckle.
For several months I accessed it via “thinks.com”, my favorite website. Now I get it directly via my work e-mail.
I miss getting the week-end strips, for which I would have to be a member. However, I’m reluctant to establish a membership via my work e-mail. So I’m just going to endjoy the week-day strips.
Susan Smith says
I just want to say, I love Kim & Jason.
I love the cartoons, they make me smile. Keep up the good work.
Donna Mitchell says
The artwork is very good, the story lines are consistently funny, and you’re doing a very good job!
hey i really enjoy Kim and Jason, it seems the years fly by fast and all the pressure’s on me to grow up and act my age, but i’ve got the comics to remind me to act their age instead, (and a child shall lead them) keep it up, God bless.
I love to read Kim and Jason every morning. I read it so that my day starts out good. I constantly read them so that I can relax and throw away my problems. The comic strips make me relax and make me laugh. Thatnks a lot!!!!
Rebecca DeMarco says
The best part about Kim and Jason is that it really brings me (and those around me) back to reality. Sometimes we get caught up in things and think we are just so complicated and life is so hard. This brings us “back to the basics” where it is okay (and expected) to laugh and enjoy life and not take every moment so seriously. This comic and its products have been great icebreakers, a great reason to smile and giggle, and in general a great way to bring people together. Keep us the great work!
Mary Beth says
I first heard about this site from The Peoria Diocese Catholic Post. And from years of knowing Kim and her family I had to check it out. What a great little find. I look forward to the email everyday to see what Kim and Jason are up to.
I’ve bought many prints and other items from the site, both for myself and to give as gifts. I’ve never been disappointed in any purchase I’ve made.
I read the book and found myself laughing out loud, along with wanting to take note.
Thanks for starting all this joy and childhood. Keep it up!!!
Toni Brown says
I know that you are going to get tons of feedback on how wonderful your book is and your artwork, in all its forms, are such uplifting additions to a stressful adult life. I would like to comment on your personal touch. It is so rare that you send an e-mail and actually get a “personal” response back or the little extras you pack in our orders. OR when you go out of your to make my order personalize to what I want. I could go on and on. I enjoy revisiting your site, as opposed to others, because I know that there are real people at the other end who actually acknowledge that I am also a real person on this end of the computer. I would also like to add that you are genuinly “good” people too and that makes a difference to me. Best wishes for much success and happiness in 2006
J – I remember when you were just getting started with this little company of yours. I was excited then about its potential and i am still so excited about it today as it continues to grow and succeed. When my girlfriend tells me that I’m acting like a kid (which is frequent) I can smile and say that it’s true. I know that there is a place like K&J where people can go to Escape Adulthood. Thankfully I’ve learned many ways of doing that and you and Kim provide the inspiration to never stop. Ironically, ‘Faith Like a Child’ is playing on my iPod as I write this. May you always be inspired and blessed to keep up your wonderful work!
Kim and Jason, even though I am still young, reminds me of those adolescent days, where you would come up with crazy ideas, travel to far-off places, and have your parents give you the “look” that Jason always gets. Thanks for bringing back the memories!
I like to read the comic strip every day – it always makes me giggle and it makes me feel less silly because sometimes I feel like a kid trapped in an adult body and it is nice to know I am not the only one LOL!!