Jay P. Fosgitt is the creator of the all-ages comic book BODIE TROLL that comes out April 17th, 2013 from Red 5 Comics. Jay is also the creator of the graphic novel DEAD DUCK, which was originally published by Ape Entertainment in 2009 and is now an ongoing web comic. Jay’s other creator-owned projects are NECRONOMICOMICS, a single panel comic that lampoons horror films, which is published monthly in Rue Morgue Magazine. Jay’s has also produced licensed comic book work, contributing illustrations to DREAMWORKS ANIMATION MAGAZINE, and contributing writing and art for the forthcoming SESAME STREET comic book, both published by Ape Entertainment. Also for Ape Entertainment, Jay was the writer/artist on the all-ages comics LITTLE GREEN MEN, DINO DUCK, and OLD MCMONSTER’S HAUNTED FARM. He was also the character designer on the comic book SCOUTS. Jay has contributed artwork for such sketch card series as STAR WARS GALAXY 5 for Topps Entertainment and MARVEL: DANGEROUS DIVAS, MARVEL UNIVERSE 2011, and MARVEL: BRONZE AGE for Rittenhouse Archives, and ARCHIE, SABRINA, and HACK/SLASH for 5finity Productions. Most recently, Jay’s artwork has been featured in the book TEAM CUL DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, alongside other professional cartoonists who drew characters from Richard Thompson’s comic strip “Cul De Sac”, with proceeds going towards a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Jay will also be the letterer on comic creator Guy Davis’ upcoming comic, The Marquis and the Midwife, to be published by Dark Horse Comics. Jay is a member of The National Cartoonists Society. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Laura and cats Goonie and Tika. Visit his website at: www.jayfosgitt.com.
About The Comic
In the fairytale village of Hagadorn lurks Bodie Troll, a fuzzy little grump who wants to be big and scary, but is doomed to be cute and cuddly, and no help from his Fairy Godmother-employer, Miz Bijou, or his barmaid-best friend, Cholly, can change that. But what Bodie lacks in terror he
makes up for in mischief, and silly and suspenseful adventures await just beyond his bridge!
Created, written and drawn by Jay Fosgitt
Coming April 17th 2013 from Red 5 Comics.
Jay’s creator-owned graphic novel about a minion of Death and his sidekick, Zombie Chick, as they collect the dead in all their weirdest and wackiest forms. Previously published by Ape Entertainment in 2009, Dead Duck is currently re-run as a web comic.”
Why do you smell so good? Do you bathe in some sort of expensive soaps? – Brian
We had a chance to read Bodie Troll on our digital devices. What are your distribution plans? – iTunes? Comixology? Independent PDF? – Joel
In the same line of thought, have digital platforms (iPad, android tablet, retina displays) influenced your layout? Joel
Is is a spoiler to ask how Bodie became employed by Miz Bijou? Joel
I love all the names for the characters in the story so far. How did you come up with them? Do you have a secret sauce for naming your characters in general? Joel
I already love the style of Dead Duck, but it seems like you kicked it up a level for Bodie Troll. How much time does a page for each take? Matt
Is Bodie going to be an ongoing series? Please say yes. Matt
I could gush about your artwork all night. Who are some of the artists you would gush over? Matt
Intro Music: Found on Looperman.com
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