In between projects I've been trying to update my YouTube, social media and website. It had been quite some time since I spent time on updates. What motivated me was my latest publications and the success of my streaming show and latest comic.
Over the past year, I've been working on two LEGO Books - LEGO I Love You To Pieces and LEGO Eggstra-Special Easter Special. Both of these books are published by Penguin Random House and were a joy to work on. I'm really looking forward to see what you all think of them. I worked very hard on them and it was very difficult not to talk about. I'm hoping to have some behind the scenes stuff for my Patreons within the coming months.
The Jason May Draw Club House was a child of the Covid epidemic. Last year I started doing some live streams for kids so they could have some access to art while stuck at home. A few weeks into this endeavor I invited my friend and illustrator, Chris Gugliotti. At nearly 100 fun filled episodes, the show has grown substantially, both fan base wise as well as quality. And all of that is thanks you our viewers. Thank you all so much.
Lastly, Helmights! issue #1 came out just after I started working on LEGO I Love You To Pieces, so I apologize that #2 isn't ready. The good news is that Helmights! #2 is almost roughed out and I hope to start on the pencils and inks soon. Check me on social media for up to the week updates, join my mailing list for the very occasional updates and head over to the YouTube channel if you'd like to interact now and then. Or if you're doing the dishes. Just toss it on the ol'device and zone out as you scrub away.
I am so excited to release my first book of 2022 with Penguin Random House. Last month LEGO I Love You To Pieces came out and I couldn't be more excited. Pre-order today and receive the book next week. I had a great time illustrating the story of Duncan. I don't want to give too much away so I'll give you the synopsis.
Bring any of my published works to one of my appearances and I'll be happy to sign it and do a quick little doodle in it. Thank you all for your support!
A delightful Easter storybook starring LEGO® minifigures!
Duncan’s favorite day is Easter, and his dreams come true when the Easter Bunny needs his help delivering eggs. But it’s a big responsibility and he’s not sure he can do it. Will a little confidence and some LEGO® creativity get the job done? This sweet and silly storybook is the perfect gift for LEGO fans ages 4 to 7 on Easter or any day!
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, and the Minifigure are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. ©2021 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.
Today was the first day of the HopArts Trail. We will be displaying again tomorrow from 10am-4pm at 5 Lakeside Drive Extension located in Hope Valley Rhode Island. This year is the fifteen year of the event and the inaugural year for me. Drop by tomorrow and say hello.
I'm happy to say that people came out in droves today and purchased a lot of art and books. I feel very supported by my community and I thank you all. It was nice to meet some new faces and expose people to my work. Not many people in my town know how many artists are sitting in their studios producing art that surrounds them on a daily basis.
Thank you so much to Mike Lynch for hosting me and to all the people who came out and showed their support.
Hello Jason May fans! Next month on the Jason May Draw Club House our theme will be Thunderbolts and Lightening (and Fireworks). Please comment below or head over to our Discord server and start giving us theme of the week ideas. If your theme is picked, you will get a shout out! Each month I will continue to add to show. We thank you for your support so far, because we would not be doing it without you!
And in other news- I just put in a one hundred count print run of my self published book Helmights!. There will be more information regarding the book soon. Stay tuned if you want to get your hands on a first printing of issue #1. I'm currently working on writing issue #2 while tackling my freelance work and planning the show. Again, thank you for all of your support! I'll see you all Wednesday night at 7pm EST. I'm looking forward to drawing with you! If you can't make it during the live stream, please check out our re-runs. Leave a comment and let us know what you think on each video. We really appreciate it!
Hey guys! Sorry I've been radio silent on here for a bit, but I've been working on a lot of stuff. If you watch the weekly YouTube stream you should be fairly caught up. If not, here's a little info for you:
Last week I ordered the final proof for Helmights! issue #1. As soon as the proof is cleared, I will be printing up a limited number of books for the first printing. The book will be available to my Patreons first and then will be available shortly after on my website.
I will also be attending the Mohegan Sun Comic Book Convention - Terrificon! I should be sitting next to my pal, Franco all weekend. I'll let you know the details as the show gets closer.
There is a secret project brewing! I have been hired to work on a book, which I am not at liberty to discuss right now, but the art will take me well through the summer. As soon as I can elaborate on that project, I will. The fastest way to get information on any of my projects would be via my Patreon or my weekly Jason May Draw Club House show on YouTube.
"But, Jason - what about Beamed, Robotic Madness and all your passion projects?" Don't worry, they are all still in the works. They may be taking a while among all of my paid gigs, but I am still working on them diligently in my free time outside of my work and family.
Jason May is currently putting together a crowdfunding campaign for his new book, Helmights!. He would love it if you shared your ideas and suggestions for rewards, perks and add-ons. The best place to make suggestions would be on the Jason May Draw Discord server. If you'd prefer to contact him via social media, you may do so on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Be sure to watch Jason May Draw Club House every Wednesday night at 7pm EST and here the latest information about Jason May and Chris Gugliotti's projects. Be sure to bring some pencils and paper along and draw with us too!
As always- thank you for taking your time and drawing with me! Please spread the word by sharing, liking and subscribing.
Join us tonight for episode 40 of Jason May Draw Club House! Thank you so much for joining us on this journey and helping us grow the show. We are looking forward to providing you with entertainment an imagination throughout the new year. I encourage you to share the links you see and spread the word. Hopefully, we will see the return of some comic conventions in 2021 and we will be able to meet up in person.
Please join me on the Jason May Draw YouTube channel and comment to let me know what type of videos you like best. I recently made it even easier to get to my YouTube channel by using a custom URL. youtube.com/jasonmaydraw.
Thank you again!
Slated for pre-order in 2021, Helmights! promises to be an adventurous and thrilling tale by the author and creator, Jason May. Jason is self publishing the book and will be offering a couple different purchase options. Be sure to follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or TikTok to get the latest information!
Take a look at the brand new trailer. Be sure to like and subscribe!
Shardice and Fred stumble upon an unspeakable power and their world will be forever changed.
A mysterious relic is unearthed and unkowingly activated, causing an unusual group of creatures to come looking for the object. Sister and brother must figure out how to escape, but one of them has become trapped.
If you've been watching Jason May Draw Club House every week then you know that Chris Gugliotti and I both have comics coming out soon. I have been writing and drawing Helmights! over the past year and it is ready for the printer.
I will be offering a few packages soon as soon as I figure out all of the costs. I'm very excited to share this new story with you and look forward to showing you updates on issue #2 when I see you during one of our live streams!
You can watch Jason May Draw Club House on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook each week at 7pm EST.
“I’m so disappointed in HelMights. The story is ENGAGING, the art is FUN and BRIGHT, the characters and setting are INTERESTING and NEW. What is so disappointing is I WANT MORE and don’t have it yet. I can’t wait to see where this story goes!”
Last week, Chris was on vacation up in Maine and you all joined me for a solo show where I sat at my digital drawing board and created a throne. With your help we cobbled together an interesting menagerie sea and beach inspired iconography, but we didn't have time to color it. So, as promised, I have colored the image and edited together an entertaining little video for you. Thank you for everyone who is supporting the show and my artwork. I look forward to hearing what you think of it. Please comment, like and subscribe. Thank you!