Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jeff Krell


     Jayson is the original "gay Archie character." Drawn in a style very reminiscent of Dan DeCarlo,  Jayson debuted in 1983 on the pages of "Philidelphia Gay News." Jayson later became one of the cornerstones of the gay comics compilation series, "MeatMen," featured in nearly 20 volumes. Jayson was nationally syndicated in 1990 and today continues to entertain us with new adventures in every day life. 
I had the privilege of meeting Jayson's creator, Jeff Krell,  at this year's Bent-Con. Jeff would probably disagree, but Jeff is the living embodiment of Jayson. After meeting him and now having interviewed him, I feel that way even more so. You don't have to take my word on it, read his Q&A and let me know what you think.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bent-Con 2012 Recap

     So it's been two weeks since the extravaganza gathering of gay geeks, Bent-Con, occurred. The event is so overwhelmingly fun, it takes me at least a week to recover. 
Many of you already know what Bent-Con is, but for the benefit of those who don't, I'll explain. Bent-Con is an annual LGBT Comic Convention. It's technically 3 years old, but this is its second "official" year. Bent-Con gives home to artist, writers, directors, and anyone else showcasing queer work that usually is either overshadowed or more often excluded all together from other comic conventions. Fans can enjoy works they would normally miss out on as well as participate in cosplay they would usually not be free to or feel comfortable wearing. 
This year's show was packed with so many great panels, it was not easy picking which ones to attend. Celebrities like  Amber Benson, Tom LenkChristopher Riceand even Traci Lords got in on this years fun along with Celebrity creatives like Jane Espenson, Phil Jimenez, Wendy Pini, Marc Andreyko, and too many more to list without this looking like one of those linage books of the Bible. Here are a few highlights from the show...

Monday, December 10, 2012


Hey Everybody!
The end of 2012 is nigh! Can you believe it?!
The end of the world doesn't look like it's gonna be happening anytime soon, so I guess I have to get back to work. I'm just getting back into the swing of things after returning from my trip to Bent-Con last weekend, but first there are some birthdays that need to be recognized:

This month two fantastic artist will be celebrating the big 4-0! Boy Meets Hero's co-creator and colorist, Russle Garcia is celebrating on the 13th and Spanish artist extraordinaire, David Cantero, on the 29th.
Be sure to stop by their facebook page or websites and give him some Extra birthday love.

Ok, I have LOTS to share about Bent-Con! Instead of trying to sum it up with a few unjust adjectives and disclosures, I will be posting a review of the amazing event later this week.

The last few months have been stressful for me and the blog has suffered for it. Actually every since I returned from Japan, this Crazy year has been spinning in chaos. The combo of a much needed time out and the super rejuvinative aspects of Bent-Con have helped me bounce back. I have some long overdue fan art pieces to share with you in addition  to a celebratory JezzLoad Q&A with Jason's Jeff Krell

Happy Monday to all of you and make it a GREAT week!