Posts Tagged ‘Jason Young’

Captain America #107

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Jack Kirby. Can you measure how much he contributed to the world of comics? Probably more than anyone in the history of the medium.

Here is my homage to The King. The expression on Cap’s face the same one I had upon hearing the news that my country had elected Donald Trump as president.

I try not to get too political on this site but he is the worst. Amongst the most racist, sexist, classist, ignorant humans that currently walk the Earth.

It is truly sad to think our friends and neighbors had a hand in getting him into a position of power.

We will survive his presidency but I fear there will be some lasting damage done by this entitled fear monger. I just beg everyone to realize he is wrong.

Hate is wrong.

Here is the original Kirby cover.

Christopher’s Exhibit

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

If you are in the Dayton area and would like to see some of my original artwork please visit Christopher’s Restaurant on E. Dorothy Lane in the Woodlane Plaza.

There are currently sixteen pieces of my art on display including illustrations and collages and most are for sale.

As if that wasn’t reason enough, Christopher’s has some of the best food in the city! So stop by, have a meal and look at my first solo art exhibit now through the end of February!

Crickets #4

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Crickets by cartoonist Sammy Harkham is easily the best ongoing comic series I have read in twenty years.

It’s not for everyone, but sometimes it genuinely feels like it was made just for me.

It looks like it could’ve been drawn yesterday or a hundred years ago (even though the story is set in the 1970’s).

It is big, magazine sized, and beginning with issue three tells the story of Seymour, a screenwriter working on the set of the b-movie ‘Blood of the Virgin’ who suddenly finds himself thrust into the position of the film’s director, a role he wasn’t ready for, to say the least.

Packed with great dialogue and characters, this is an amazing dark comedy by a master storyteller and cartoonist.

At times maniacal and at others subdued to the point of feeling oppressively quiet, Crickets is simply wonderful in a way few things ever have been.

I can’t say enough good things about it so I’d better just quit now.

The above is my recreation of the cover to issue four. Original cover by Sammy Harkham below.

Cheese Heads #4

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

This is a cover recreation I did of Cheese Heads #4 by Nick Craine published by Tragedy Strikes Press in 1992.

Cheese Heads is one of my favorite small press books. It has wonderful surreal characters, an atmosphere of mystery and quirky sense of humor that, coupled with Craine’s art, create a one of a kind comic reading experience.

I remember my brother and I were both big fans of the book as teenagers and had neither one managed to complete the five issue run because of the elusive fourth issue.

We were at Chicago Comic Con in 1993 when my brother found a single copy of issue four for sale for three bucks at a dealer table and snatched it up for himself.

Wanting it badly I begged him to sell it to me. He half-jokingly said “Ten dollars.” I had to have it so I paid his overinflated price and completed the series!

This marked the first time in my life I ever bought a comic book for “more than it was worth”. But it was totally worth it to me!

I reread the entire series and rejoiced in the amazing tale of the Cheese Heads (and the sweet back-ups by Craine and Carol Swain)!

Over a decade later I met cartoonist Nick Craine while attending the Toronto Comic Art Festival and purchased from him a page of original art from Cheese Heads issue four that is framed and hanging in my home to this day!

I don’t know if there was ever a collection of the series published but if you see a single issue for sale, I highly recommend checking it out.

Original cover by Nick Craine:


Friday, December 1st, 2017

The first photo is all of the published comics I’ve written or drawn in my forty years of being (five of which I only did half the artwork for with a friend/collaborator drawing the other half).

The second photo is of the anthologies and other publications where my work has appeared.

I’ve had a blast putting out my comics and working with some amazing collaborators over the years and look forward to the next forty years of publishing!

Thanks to all who have given me a chance to get my work out there and also a big thanks to everyone who supports small press comix!!