Tuesday, May 23, 2006

My first interview

Right so a couple months back I did the invite for a friend's 30th costume party (I went as Superman - no you can't see the photos... ok maybe sometime in the future). I don't usually do this sort of thing, the time it takes just isn't worth it and most people don't appreciate it. Neither of that was true for Brett. Thus the pic to your left.

Brett's standing on the fallen bodies of heaps of superheroes. You might be able to make out Superman, but Batman, Wolverine, Spiderman, Tomb Raider, Wonder Woman, Elektra, Daredevil and the Hulk might be harder to see. But they're there. Again, you're going to have to take my word for this.

The invite really did the rounds and found its way to a bunch of designers starting a new online magazine featuring Melbourne artists (thanks Michelle). They really dug my stuff and asked if I would do an interview and small portfolio.

Here it is. My first ever text interview (I've been interviewed on film for a bunch of things in the past):


I had fun and really appreciated the exposure. There's also some funky art from previous projects. If anyone sees anything they like there and wants to see more, drop me a comment and I will see what I can do.

NB the last pic is the INNOCENTS first cover with the Gwen Stefani head.


killeroo said...

I wanna see the SuperJase photos

jasonb said...

To be honest, I'm still trying to find some good ones.

That costume is absolutely unforgiving.

killeroo said...

yeah, and you're such a fat bastard too jase.


jasonb said...

Actually the problem is that despite lifting heavy, heavy weights for 4 months beforehand, doing a rigorous cardio routine I just ended up looking a little... runty.

Man, what I wouldn't give for that body padding... especially in the area where genetics let me down. =)

Mike Nason said...

"First ever text interview". what about the short piece in, um...what was it...FHM, or something like that. about people that get to use martial arts in real life situations...or was it about crowd controlers, help me out here, you must remember this one right?..OK, maybe you're only talking about comic interviews...forget I said anything...I'll go now...hey, I'm getting a pinup published in an IDW book...Cool,huh?. sorry, this is your blog, I forget these things...:) (and Hi to Mr Killeroo, someone actualy thouht I was you at the last months meeting!)

killeroo said...

hey Mike, I'm still waiting for you to email me that kroo pinup in its various forms :)

jasonb said...

Hey mike! Welcome!

Oh yeah, RALPH magazine. I did mean comic interview, but yeah, you're right.

Basically Ralph called me up and said, "We're doing interviews with black belt martial artists to get some fight stories. Can you give us a story about the last fight you were in?"

"I've never been in a fight." I replied.


"Can you make one up?"

killeroo said...

Heh, that's funny Jase, I remember when people found out I had a black belt in taekwondo, they're always so you must kickass in a fight yeah?

They're always disappointed when I tell them I've never been in a fight, and that one of the tenets of martial arts is - the best way to win a fight is not to be there.

They're like....... but you'd kickass right?

jasonb said...


That's hillarious.

One of the abilities I've got from lots of martial arts is to see fights coming. I take the people I care about and I leave.

I'm not Batman. It's not my job to punish the guilty. I let the idiots sort it out instead.