Tak (from Invader Zim) wears clothes similar of Johnny The Homicidal Maniacs (another of Jhonen's work). At least the shirt.
Jhonen has stated that he believes his work, as well as other comics and graphic novels, shouldn't be called 'goth' comics. He believes that it stereotypes the works in the category.
Much of Jhonen's work has been influenced by Franz Kafka, H. R. Giger, and David Cronenberg. In fact, Kafka's idea of metamorphosis was used in a few episodes of Invader Zim and on occasion in his comics.
Jhonen's cartoon art often depicts gothic, misanthropic, and even satanic philosophies, though most of the spooky elements in his works are meant to be satire. His work also contains many references to animals like moose and piggies.
His favorite band is a punk band called Mindless Self Indulgence. He even directed their "Shut Me Up" music video.
Jhonen's favorite Invader Zim episode is "Backseat Drivers From Beyond the Stars."
Jhonen often appears in the background of many scenes of Invader Zim, alone with some of his comics characters. Johnny made an appearance in the Halloween episode.
Though Johnny the Homicidal Maniac was considered for an Eisner Award, the judges thought that Jhonen's lettering was to hard to read. In the end, it was never nominated.
He goes by two pseudonyms, Mr. Scolex and Chancre Scolex.
Created comics such as Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Fillerbunny, and Squee!.
Jhonen Vasquez: So many years ago, [my little romantical friend in high school] was the unwitting reason Happy Noodle Boy was created. [She] always asked me for comics. But I couldn't draw as fast as she requested. Thus, I tried to create the worst abomination of a comic that I could, so as to make her not want comics anymore. That abomination, my friends, was Happy Noodle Boy.