Wednesday, October 01, 2014

FAN ART: Dr Who

I'm loving the new season of DR WHO, and also quite like the new 12th Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi.

Earlier this year, during the 50th anniversary celebration, I started a fan art cast lineup of all 12 Doctors, but got pulled away and only ever finished the first Doctor. Upon returning to work on it just recently, I decided it was best to work my way from the most current Doctors back in time. So, I've recently completed my take on number 12, the new Peter Capaldi Doctor...
And also Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor.
I'd watched a little bit of Doctor Who when it was on PBS in my youth, with the 4th Doctor, Tom Baker (he of the frizz fro and the impossibly long scarf). And I tried to watch it when the new series began several years ago and it was airing on Sci-Fi (back before it was SYFY)... but couldn't get into it. As the show went on however, I kept hearing folks rave about it, so when they rebooted with the new Matt Smith 11th Doctor regeneration I decided to give it another shot, and absolutely fell in love. It's truly a quirky, and very British, treat of a show, and Matt Smith was incredible in the role. That said, its great how the show reboots itself and casts new actors in the role, so I'm fine with the companions, and even the Doctor himself changing.

At any rate, here are the two I have fully finished, and I hope to get to the rest of the Doctors farily soon (David Tennant is already on his way)!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SDCC 14 wrap up

Just to record some stuff that I posted around the socials here on the blog for prosperity...

At San Diego this year, not only did Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple stop by the table and check out my fan art, he was cool enough to pose and endorse JMart ;)
Also, a fan took my cast fan art to be signed by all of the cast, and Lauren Cohan posted a shot of her (and Steven Yeun) posing with it to her Instagram...
And to finish off here with a Walking Dead wrap-up trifecta, here's a Daryl commission I did at the show (which is an homage to the classic Spider-Man issue featuring the first appearance of Punisher)...
It was the best show ever, and I can't wait to go back next year!

Be sure to check out my social feeds from late July for tons of cosplay and show floor pics!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Lucky number 11 for me.
Been exhibiting since 2003, it was in fact, my first show ever. Almost had a movie deal the first night. The show long ago doubled in size from what it was that first year for me, and has become such a giant chaotic beast, but I still love it. So many good times and good friends had and made.
I'll be in the small press area again, space L16.
This year I'm lucky enough to table next to my good friend and partner-in-crime Dave Dwonch.
Yep, look out San Diego convention center!!!
I'll have some brand new fan art prints, and most all of the Danger Zone books. As well as the debuting in mere hours Zombie Tramp issue number 1 - co-written by yours truly (and colored, and lettered).
So now I'm off to some last minute items and then in the air first thing tomorrow AM for sunny San Diego.
See you there!

Friday, June 20, 2014

TEE DESIGN: Kobra Phett 2.0

He's back... in black!
There's a new variation on my popular KOBRA PHETT tee design, available now for the limited time price of $14 on TeePublic

The shirt will be $20 after 72hours.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Zombie Tramp

I've been working on a new comic for some time that's starting to come out now, Zombie Tramp.

There was just a special origin story in the Action Lab: Danger Zone Free Comic Book Day book this past weekend, and there's a new ongoing monthly series due out this July, that you can pre-order now via comic shops. I'm co-writing, coloring, and lettering the book. And since it's Danger Zone, I'm also publishing it!

My buddy Dan Mendoza is the creator of Zombie Tramp, and you may recall, I previously published the book via my Super Real Graphics imprint a couple years back. Well now we're rebooting the book with some help for Dan (who's still writing it), including an amazing new artist, TMChu. I'll be helping Dan plot and script the book, and even have a stand alone issue that I fully wrote coming up with issue 5 (along with an old, and awesome, partner in crime on art).

I've been a fan of the book since I first read it (after initial skepticism at the title/concept), as it truly is an inspired mash-up of zombies, horror, fetish, grindhouse, and supernatural mythology. A super sexy uber violent fun time!

Here's a look at the issue 1 (regular) cover (note, these aren't my colors here)

and a page from the FCBD story, with lines by TMChu, and colors by me

I'm also excited to say the book features some variant covers by old friends and collaborators, Jerry Gaylord, and Josh Howard!

You can pre-order the brand new issue 1 in Previews now for release to comic shops this July - Diamond order code MAY14 0974

Or stay tuned to full info on the series at the Danger Zone tumblr HERE

Friday, March 28, 2014

Emerald City Comicon this weekend!

I'll be in artist alley - NN 01

I'll have the 80's Undead and some other Danger Zone trades, the Super Real sets, and fan art, lots of fan art... including this brand new Breaking Bad piece
Crystal Blue Devil
Was never able to fit this one in on top of the DVR load, but man, it was worth the wait. So had to do something Br Ba.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wizard World Portland tomorrow!

The 2nd annual Wizard World Portland starts tomorrow, and I'll once again be exhibiting in artist alley (B62).

I've created some new fan art just in time for the show... an updated Walking Dead cast shot.
I'll also have copies of the 80's Undead trades!!
The books look great, and it's really exciting to have a second book of mine to put on the shelf!

It's going to be a good show.


Wednesday, January 08, 2014

NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD trade IN STORES TODAY!!!


My latest comic, NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD, which I did with penciller Bill McKay, is collected into book format and in comic book shops today!

You can now pick up the whole 3 issue story in one handsome neon day-glo package, filled to the brim with 80's icons, coke zombies, valley girls, automatic weapons, bitchin' Camaro's, tubular tunes, and totally gnarly amounts of blood gore!

Get more info on the blog

Or you can even pick up the book digitally now too! HERE



Thursday, December 19, 2013

TEE DESIGN: Burgundy Man

Hey look, it’s a 70’s news reporter, with a fancy burgundy suit… in a super style, man!


It's my latest tee design, just in time for the legend to continue!

You can pick it up now on my RedBubble page HERE

This is a mash-up of the famous anchorman and the iconic Superman cover/image (from Superman 14)... replacing the man or steel with the man of salon quality hair!



Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - collected

My current comic series, Night of the 80's Undead, will see it's third and final issue ship in the next couple weeks, but you can also now pre-order the book collection.

The tradepaperback, collecting all 3 issues of the 1980's coke zombie horror comedy action extravaganza, will hit stores in January. So, here's all the info on that!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Kobra Phett on Graphic Lab


Head on over to GraphicLabTees.com to pick up my Kobra Phett design now. It's on the site for one week at the low price of $11 plus shipping!

Plus, they set up the design a bit different then I did, so hey, it's a new "limited" edition version of this galactic bounty hunter meets cartoon terrorist geek garment!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - TMStash review

Another solid review for issue two...

Ed Garrett of TMStash loves our second issue and writes, "This is about as much fun as you can have with the undead…don’t miss it!"

Check out the full review at TMStash HERE
Or click to read it below...

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - SequentialTart review

Another super cool review for issue two!

Reviewer Roz Young says, "The story continues to be an insanely creative and ridiculous blend of the best and worst of 80's pop culture and, well, some super gory shit." and gives the issue an 8!

Check out the full review at SequentialTart HERE
Or click to read it below...

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - BrokenInfinite review

Another great review for issue two...

Jeremias de Leon of BrokenInfinite writes, "Night of the 80s Undead is the dream of any old school horror fanand gives the issue a 9.5 out of 10 rating!

Check out the full review at BrokenInfinite HERE
Or click to read it below...

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - GeekRoom review

Another review for issue two...

Christian Mill of GeekRoom writes "I’ll just get this out of the way first and foremost, Night of the 80′s Undead is one of the most offensive, depraved comic book series I have ever read." ...but then proceeds to be won over by the book, "I’d definitely recommend Night of the 80s Undead #2 to anyone looking for an entertaining horror tale. It does exactly what it sets out to and will not disappoint your expectations in the slightest."

Check out the full review at GeekRoom HERE
Or click to read it below...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead 2 available now!

Issue 2 came out this week.

You can buy it (and issue 1), signed, from me in my store HERE (or in comic shops)


Or both books are on ComiXology digitally for only .99cents each
ISSUE 1
ISSUE 2

Get more info on the book HERE

Friday, October 04, 2013

NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD issue 2 out this week!

To celebrate the release of the totally debaucherous second issue of my coke zombie comic series, in all of your finer comic book shops Wednesday 10/9, here are some day-glo panels from the book to fry your brain-cells!!!




All amaze-balls artwork by Bill McKay.
(colors by me)

You can also get both issues 1 and 2 now (for only 99 cents!) on ComiXology HERE

And of course you can get more info about the book via ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead 2 - Horror Comic Roundup review

Hey folks, we've got our first review for issue two!!

Horror reviewer extraordinaire Decapitated Dan continues to pine for a more refined take on the concept (Well Dan, 80's Undead is full on gonzo day-glo coke zombie comics set to 11... no apologies!!!), but still likes NIGHT OF THE 80's UNDEAD #2 enough to give it a 3 out of 5... while his partner in gore-filled comic reviewing crime fully digs the book and gives it a solid 4 out 5!!

Saying, "Does this series make sense? Absolutely not. Is it a hoot? Absolutely."

Check out the review HERE

Night of the 80's Undead 1 - Reading with a Flight Ring review

And here's another recent review for issue 1, from the folks at Reading With A Flight Ring!

"Above all this was fun and more than a little silly but it just captures so much of what the 80’s were like that it’s nostalgic and campy and all kinds of goodness and if you want something that’s interesting and makes you laugh then ask your retailer to order this for you!"

You can see the full review HERE or click through below...


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead issue 2 available digitally today!

Starting today, my NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD issue 2 is available digitally via COMIXOLOGY... and for only .99 cents!!!
You can also pick up issue 1 there too.

Or, if you're waitign for print, watch for it in comic shops soon!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - Sequential Tart interview

Here's a really good interview for 80's Undead that was posted to Sequential Tart recently...

The ask some great questions and get really in depth!

You can find it HERE on their site, or click below to read it here...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rose City Comic Con this weekend!

I'll be at the 2nd annual Rose City Comic Con this weekend, at the (Porland) Oregon Convention Center! (Yay, another big local show)

I'll be exhibiting in artist alley, space M-04.

I'll have comics, prints, and Kobra Phett tees!
And I couldn't be more excited to see Sam Jones, Mr Flash Gordon himself!!!
I'll be bringing my Flash DVD and Blu-Ray and going full geek...

See you there!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - Splash Page review

And here's one from last year, via a limited edition version of the book we had at NYCC '12...

The Splash Page really dug it and gave it a 9 out of 10!!

"This book is low brow humor at its DEAD/ALIVE EVIL DEAD splat-stick best"

You can see the full advance review HERE or click through below...


Night of the 80's Undead - Comic Bastards review

And speaking of ComicBastards.com, they did a review for the book a bit back too...

They gave the book a 4 out of 5 and say,
"their take on the zombie genre is pretty damn cool"

(Also note, some of the advance reviews were working from an early unfinished version of the book, with only partial coloring)

You can find that HERE or just click below to read the full thing right here...

Night of the 80's Undead - Comic Bastards interview

Here's another cool interview I just did...

This time for ComicBastards.com

You can find it HERE or click below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Word of the Nerd review

In the effort of staying fair and balanced (what am I a journalist?), here's another reviewer that we just don't connect with...

Of course they qualify their opinion of distaste by saying,
"Unless you enjoy just seeing panel after panel of comic book boobs, drug snorting, and cartoon-like blood."
Soooo, who doesn't want to see that comic is my question?!? :)

Read the full review on their site HERE or click just below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Fanboy Comics review

Another positive review...

FanboyComics.net really dig it, and even compare Bill to... Frank Miller!?!?
"I dig McKay's art style very much; it reminds me a smidge of a young Frank Miller in that he can capture the essence of a well-known public figure without it becoming a caricature."

Full review HERE, or click to see it below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Florida Geek Scene review

Here's another review I found from a bit back...

 Florida Geek Scene give the book a 9 out of 10 and say,
"The short and skinny is that I had a lot of fun with the book, in the same way I have fun with Toxic Avenger, Army Of Darkness and Red Hot American Summer. Go read it!"

 Find the full review HERE, or click below for more...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - Hero Taku review

And another fab review, as Bill said, either HeroTaku.com really liked the book, or they much wanted to make the tradepaperback back cover as a pull quote!

"Simply one of the best comics I have ever read"

Full review HERE, or read it below via the click...

Night of the 80's Undead - Sequential Tart review

Another great review from a bit back for issue one...

This time it's Sequential Tart showing their love, giving it a 9 (out of 10 I assume), and saying,
"Sweet, glorious, carnage, Jason Martin's first issue of Night of the 80's Undead made me feel warm and fuzzy in the zombie loving parts of my brain."

You can read the full review HERE or just click below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Joup.com review

Here's another positive review from a couple weeks back...

From Thee Comic Column on Joup.com

"Flash bulb pastel and bright, solid colors create an electric 80′s backdrop for some of the most bad-ass debauchery to smack the era of Reagan upside its head since… well, since Reagan ruined everything for everyone."

Read it below the click, or on Joup HERE

Night of the 80's Undead - Geeks of Doom review

So yeah, most all of the reviews we got on issue one came while I was away at SDCC...

But hey, look, some people liked the book too!

"I would strongly recommend that you give it a look, because behind the cover you will find one hell of a good time!"

Review after the click below or on GeeksofDoom HERE

Night of the 80's Undead - FearNet review

Look, more hate mail!

Another review during Comic-Con, from FearNet.com's Bagged and Boarded, where the reviewer doesn't appreciate the fact that Night of the 80's Undead has the amp set to 11... among other things. Like calling it sexist and racist. LOL

1) They claim it's MILDLY racist. Which at first threw us for a loop... but then I remembered, the "Asian twins" are intentionally written in a stereotypical fashion, in keeping with the myriad of 80's movies that depicted them in that fashion. And having done that, I made sure to try and offset that with some cool (if completely stereotypical) character beats for them down the line. Being sure that the characters don't just exist to serve stereotypical means, they ya know serve the story and have genuine character arcs that to me transcend the way in which they go about that.

2) They claim it's VERY sexist, because, you know, gosh, comic books shouldn't exaggerate human anatomy... sorry, don't do photo realistic comics. And, to their point, the main character does not have "unnaturally large breasts"... they're naturally large, and I don't mean that tongue-in-cheek, I mean to say, that perhaps while their size is not common, or average, it's certainly well within the range of nature.

So yeah, if you can't have sexy girls in comic books, lock me up.
And if you don't like them in your comic books, then, well, you don't want my comic books.
My female characters are always the lead, always kick ass, and always look good doing it.
I know it's not universally acceptable, but to each their own.
I don't write bad girl comic books, and I'm not going to ugly up my characters, or have them drawn in ways to pander to a wider audience, no apologies there.

I normally don't feel the need to comment on reviews, but this one brought up some good points I felt were worth addressing.

Find the review HERE or after the click below...

Night of the 80's Undead - Aint It Cool News review

This is a review that we got while I was away at Comic-Con.
All I can say is... TO THE MAXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's 80's Undead, a full throttle roller coaster ride through pastel neon la la land... strap in, or get out of line!

Full review after the click, or go HERE to read it on AICN.

Night of the 80's Undead - Geeky Universe interview

I just did another interview to promote Night of the 80's Undead... this time with GeekyUniverse.com

You can see the interview HERE or below...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead 3 final cover colors

Here are the final cover colors by me, over Bill McKay's 80's-tastic pencil line art for the third and final issue of NIGHT OF THE 80'S UNDEAD - due out in November.

As you'll see, there are tons of 80's references jumping off in the art, as well as most of our gang of 80's teens fending off hordes of coke zombies!!

Here are his original pencils too so you can see the before and after...
You can pre-order the book now via comic shops.
Diamond order code: AUG13 0916

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Night of the 80's Undead - Part Time Fanboy podcast interview

I recently did an interview with the crew at PartTimeFanboy.com to promote Night of the 80's Undead on their podcast. You can listen to the interview HERE

Night of the 80's Undead - TMStash.com interview


I recently did an interview with Ed Garrett for TMStash.com to promote Night of the 80's Undead.

Originally posted HERE