Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jay's Shows

Jay has been busy doing comic and Geek shows with his company, LarsenGeekery.
He also blogs much more regularly at
And he is active on Facebook.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Recent Art Commission for me Amigo

Ole, I say!
I recently created a poster for Matthew C. Weiss' Internet Opera Project,
The Adventures of Don Carlos.
He wanted cheesy old time western in Spanish California with a musical theme.
Well at least the art is the color of cheese! 8-)
Matt's project is just getting started, so go check it out as it grows.
I hear there will be music and everything.
Viva Don Carlos, the cheesiest music teacher in the West!
-- Jay Larsen

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Heading to Montana

Yee Haw!  We're loading up the covered wagon and heading to Montana for a Science Fiction Convention.  MisCon - Montana's longest running Sci Fi Con.  We're even taking the dogs.

See you on the flip side!

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Iron Man 3 is this Weekend...Power Up the Reactors!

Looking Forward to Iron Man 3 this weekend

I have not seen the new Iron Man 3 movie yet, but I have my tickets to see it on Friday.
I’m excited and hoping it is a good movie.  Iron Man 1 was great, 2 was okay.  I’m hoping this one is a at least good.

Iron Man has always been one of my favorites ever since I was a kid of 7 and 8.
When I first started trading empty bottles for nickels and dimes and dimes for comic books, my favorites were Batman, Captain America and Iron Man. 

Batman in those days was a silly detective and the books would give you clues and you would try to solve the crime before Batman and Robin did.  Batman was fun in those days, not the psychologically burdened Dark Knight that he became later.  I liked Batman, everybody did.  He had a TV show and was super famous.

Captain America was pretty well known as well.  But Iron Man seemed to be somebody only I was reading about.  None of my friends knew Iron Man.  He had no TV show.  In my circle of friends and family, I was the only one buying and reading stories about Tony Stark and his crazy technological inventions.  Tony wasn’t a drunk or a psychological mess in those days either—he was a respected business man with a suit and tie with a secret identity and secret skills the people around him did not know about.  As a young Mormon kid, that was how I felt.  I had to be proper and wear a tie, but secretly I wanted to do things and learn things I wasn’t supposed to be doing and learning.  I dreamed about building a secret lab with secret planes and rockets and robots and stuff.  But mostly my secret life was filled with comics and books from the library full of stories I wasn’t supposed to be reading.

I also learned how to draw by copying the pictures in those comics.  Then I would put my own dialog on the pictures.  I’m still kind of doing that these days.

Later, as I got older, I started realizing that Iron Man’s armor was kind of a metaphor for all our technology.  I learned that no matter how we wrap ourselves in metal cars and planes and extend our senses with TV and satellites, that we are still biological animals with limitations and issues that cannot be solved with technology, that we are still scared little monkeys no matter how cool our toys and how powerful our inventions.  Tony Stark showed me a lot of that, and it has remained true even as I have learned a lot more than what could be slipped into a comic book.

Iron Man comics have been all over the map from horribly bad, to corny, to incredible (I’m looking at you Matt Fraction).  But even at their worst, they are always enjoyable.  I’m hoping this movie will be an addition to the “Incredible Iron Man” list.  But even if it is corny, I will still enjoy it.

See you at the movies.  And then let’s go save the world!
-- Jay
Don't forget, Next Week is LarsenGeekery's next show:
May 11 &12th 2013, Pacific NerdWest 13 - Bellingham WA
Games, Art, Vendors (including LarsenGeekery), and I hear Fargo from Eureka is going to be there!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day Greetings

Happy Earth Day, from Nebulus the Hungry and Baron Von Domino.
By Jay Larsen.
Consume Wisely.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Smokin in Bed

I hear it can be dangerous,

Smokin in Bed, by Jay Larsen

Monday, March 18, 2013

Do Robots Get the Flu?

Not many posts lately.  There has been an outbreak of Robot Warfare in the Pacific Northwest.  But several visits to the local mad scientist and a wizzo ray gun or two and things are starting to look up again.  I'm sure the Coast Guard or the Navy will be able to tow the hulking remains of the Japanese Super Robot out of Puget Sound without too much environmental degradation or negative impact to international shipping.  Oh, and before I forget, a big thank you to the Air Force for letting us modify that top-secret drone.  When it [REDACTED DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS], wow!  That was something!
Well, back to the old work-a-day routine, sans killer robots.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Emerald City Comicon Mashup 13

Comic Mashup Theater is proud to present:
A documentary in comic book style.
The true life adventures of Jay and Evelyn

ECCC was a huge show this year.  But very well done.
We saw so many great people and discovered some excellent comics.
The costumes were fantastic.
The vendors were great (and we knew most of them).
A sold out show, all three days!
I dressed up as Doctor Strange (the new black costume) and Evelyn dressed up as the Scarlet Witch (the new Uncanny Avengers costume).
Fun, fun, fun.
 -- Jay

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Emerald City Comicon...Blast Off....

Emerald City Comicon starts Friday, March 1st and goes through Sunday, March 3rd.
I am ready to go in my Doctor Strange outfit.
See you at the show!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Emerald City Comicon Mashup of Anticipation

Only a week until Emerald City Comicon 2013 here in Seattle WA.
It's going to be the biggest ECCC ever!
And I'm hoping that will be a good thing.
Because part of the joy of past ECCC's has been the intimate tone and accessibility of the artists and writers.
The Show has spread out to take on the whole Seattle Convention Center.
But tickets are selling out and crowds could be huge.
Let us all prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
In that spirit, Comic Mashup Theater presents:
The GARGANTUS Guide to Emerald City Comicon 2013!!!

Hey Ho, Let's Go!
Oh, and here's a link to last year's ECCC Mashup Madness.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blue You

Emerging from a blue dream. 
Submerging into the wild blue that is you. 
One more breath and then we shall sea.
 -- Jay Larsen, 2013