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Art Prints and Exclusive T-Shirts by Bots & Babes

Posted by Jay Ju on Mar 19, 2013 in My Words

If you’re interested in any cool funny t-shirts please check out my new website.
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-Jay

 
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starting to update my twitter.

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 29, 2012 in My Words

decided to finally start using twitter. so if for some reason you want to keep up with my public ramblings in 140 characters or less.

then follow at your own risk:

Jay Ju/Bots & Babes Twitter

 
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Snow and the Samurai

Posted by Jay Ju on Dec 24, 2011 in My Words

My new comic project Snow and the Samurai goes live this Holiday Weekend Christmas 2011.

It will be an exclusively online webcomic that will be updated every week until the story is complete.

Snow and the Samurai is a supernatural revenge story that takes place in a fantasy realm with magic and samurai.

While the title character is named Snow, like Snow White, you’ll soon discover that my story is not exactly based on the Snow White fairy tale. It’s kind of an anti-fairy tale.

This has been a story I’ve been wanting to do for many years. Originally I wrote it as a film treatment that I registered with the WGA in 2002 as The Legend of Snow White. Finally, I can share it with everyone in comicbook form. I haven’t done comics in years since working on Iron Wings and David and Goliath both published by Image Comics. So it’s actually lots of fun to be writing and illustrating comics again.

Releasing it in this online format is new to me and is an exciting experiment so that everyone can have a chance to enjoy it. I hope you will read it, follow it and share it with everyone you know. You can read it from the beginning here: Snow and the Samurai: Chapter One Thanks!

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a quick digital sketch.

Posted by Jay Ju on Aug 15, 2011 in My Art, My Words

a quick digital sketch by jay ju.

 
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Embarrassing Superhero Origin

Posted by Jay Ju on Jun 19, 2010 in My Art, My Words

He’s no Michelangelo… poor thing did the best he could…

 
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new art: Assassins at the Ball

Posted by Jay Ju on Apr 9, 2010 in My Art, My Words

Two undercover Assassins attend a Masquerade Ball and only one will leave alive.

I just thought Venetian masks would be a perfect fit if the worlds of James Bond met Spy Vs Spy met Sin City.

Black and white with no color, because I wanted to humbly pay tribute to some of my favorite artists that have used black and white masterfully, like Alex Toth, Will Eisner, Mike Mignola and Frank Miller to name a few.

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trouble focusing

Posted by Jay Ju on Mar 16, 2010 in My Words

lots of inspiration around, so many notes for this and that, just need to focus, pick something to do and get down and do some serious work.

 
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oscar night 2010

Posted by Jay Ju on Mar 7, 2010 in My Words

Rooting for:

Best Picture:
1)The Hurt Locker
2)Inglourious Basterds
3)Avatar (won’t be surprised if it wins)

Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow (come on, doooo iiit!!!)

Best Original Screenplay:
Quentin Tarantino

Best Actor:
Jeff Bridges

Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz

Best Actress:
Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actress:
Mo’Nique

Best Animated:
Up

 
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Dan Black Feat. Kid Cudi – Symphonies Remix Music Video

Posted by Jay Ju on Feb 10, 2010 in My Words

digging this song. big cudi fan. and i love the visuals of the video. awesome.

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kick-ass comic final issue #8 out on wednesday

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 25, 2010 in My Words
i rarely read comics anymore, i find it hard to keep up with all the crazy crossovers, continuity and forever ongoing story lines, but kick-ass is a great, self-contained series. only seven issues to date, but finally the last issue is scheduled to come out 1/27 on wednesday.
hitgirl and kickass

hitgirl and kickass

this book is surprisingly graphic and violent considering it is drawn by john romita jr., one of my favorite artists, whose work i grew up on in spider-man, daredevil, iron man and x-men. i guess he did do punisher for a while, which is more violent. but kick-ass is a refreshingly original take on the tired super-hero genre and believe me, that’s hard to do. and jr jr. is a classic, master storyteller and focuses more on storytelling than flashy pin-up style artwork which is rare these days among the younger comic artists. mike millar’s writing is smart, funny and walks that fine line of cool and outrageous. the plot is solid and certainly holds my interest.
congrats to mike millar and john romita jr. for a quality series.
i hope the new film coming out in the spring based on their comic does it justice and is a hit at the box office. i’m just curious if they are going to keep it as graphically violent as the comic.

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the hurt locker

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 23, 2010 in My Words

I love this film. so suspenseful! everyone must watch this. best film about modern warfare in the middle east. all the other ones like jarhead are forgettable. but this is going to be a classic. new found respect for director kathryn bigelow.

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two new nick hornby books: slam and juliet, naked

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 4, 2010 in My Words

the last nick hornby book i read was in 2005: “a long way down”. i remember getting it the day it came out and reading it in one-two sittings.

nick hornby is known for books like “high fidelity”, “about a boy” and “fever pitch”, which all got turned into films.

but he just popped into my head today and i started to wonder if he had written anything new.

to my surprise, he had come out with two books since i last checked!
a novel called “slam” in 2007 and a brand new book, “juliet, naked” just three months ago. i guess it’s pretty clear i’m not exactly keeping track of the latest book releases. plus, 2007-2009 has been a crazy distracting period for me.

so i just ordered both of them in hardcover! and i’m glad “slam” is still available in hardcover even though it’s from 2007.

i have a thing about preferring to read hardcover books over the paperback format. the print is larger and easier to read and the book’s spine and cover won’t get all cracked and scratched after one reading. this habit about book quality probably started with my obsessive comicbook collecting when i was younger. i liked keeping my books in good condition and while i’m not that anal or much of a collector of things anymore, some old habits die hard.

anyway, i’m excited to do some serious catching up. it’s been too long since i read something from one of my favorite contemporary writers.

 
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happy 2010!

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 1, 2010 in My Words

this is from 20 years ago. wow. so be it. talk hard.

 
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first snow dec 2009 nyc

Posted by Jay Ju on Dec 20, 2009 in My Photos, My Words

 
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avatar comes out tomorrow!!!

Posted by Jay Ju on Dec 17, 2009 in My Words

12 friggin’ years for james cameron to do another movie! finally!

i can’t believe avatar is finally here!

 
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jameson is “the man”. so says this commercial!

Posted by Jay Ju on Dec 16, 2009 in My Words

i had a “wow, i wish i made this” moment after watching this. :P
love it. well done!

 
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c is for cookie. why? cause i say so! :P

Posted by Jay Ju on Dec 10, 2009 in My Words

no real reason for this, except it makes me smile. cookie monster is the shiiit!

 
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oh word? word!

Posted by Jay Ju on Nov 27, 2009 in My Words

word!

update: this has now been taken down and plastered over. glad i shot the pic in time.

 
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happy thanksgiving!

Posted by Jay Ju on Nov 25, 2009 in My Words

gobble gobble!

 
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pim & francie comic strip art book. bizarre, disturbing and wonderful.

Posted by Jay Ju on Nov 23, 2009 in My Words

i checked out the “pim and francie” hardcover art book at barnes and noble. i want to add this to my art book collection. the drawings are just beautiful and the black and white line work is skillful.

it looks pretty innocent on the cover but inside it has some strange subject matter, nothing perverse, but very weird. which is probably why it stood out to me.

the old school cartoon style envokes memories of classic Disney and cartoon strips from our childhood and even more so from our parent’s childhood. but take those dreamlike images and twist it into a LSD nightmare. and i mean that as a compliment.

zombies. dismembered body parts. but i was really disturbed by a smiley faced guy that dices pim on a kitchen cutting board and dropping francie in a meat grinder, labeled kiddie grinder. uuuh crazy.

the only thing i wish the book had was some narrative or something to explain the strange images.

but the artwork is beautiful and original. definitely something i would want on my bookshelf.

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