Oct 24, 2020 • 50M

Jay Stephens: From Tutenstein and The Secret Saturdays to his new "Cute Horror" comic: Dwellings

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In the 1990s Jay started doing black and white comics like SIN, JETCAT, LAND OF NOD and ATOMIC CITY TALES in Canada before taking some of his ideas into animation.

He can call cartoonists like The Tick’s Ben England, THB’s Paul Pope and Scud the Disposable Assassin’s Rob Schwab contemporaries of the indie comics scene of the mid-90’s.

His mix of Groovy and Ghoulie artwork and storytelling attracted the world of cartoons and before long he brought the Mummies and Frankenstein inspired Tutenstein to life in 2003. The series ran for 3 seasons and won two Daytime Emmy Awards.

In 2008, he brought out a new show called The Secret Saturdays, the story of a family of cryptozoologists that work to keep the truth about cryptids from getting out, to protect both the human race and the creatures themselves to Cartoon Network.

An inspiring chat with a guy who accidentally got into comics, accidentally got into animation and then had a mental breakdown and spent months recovering before getting back into comics and back at the drawing board with his new series DWELLINGS which is in its final days on Kickstarter having beat its crowdfunding goal in 3 hours.

Join me and Jay Stephens inside The Hyper Room!

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The Hyper Room: https://www.thehyperroom.com
Jay’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaypopgun/
Dwellings on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackeyebooks/dwellings-a-brand-new-horror-comic-by-jay-stephens
Black Eye: https://www.blackeye.ca
Dejects: https://www.blackeye.ca/product-page/dejects-2nd-edition
Secret Saturdays: https://secretsaturdays.fandom.com/wiki/The_Secret_Saturdays_Wiki
Tutenstein: https://tutenstein.fandom.com/wiki/Tutenstein_(character)
Tutenstein full episodes from Yippee TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCQro_dkc44TOAUi_nK6uA
Secret Saturdays meet Ben 10 https://youtu.be/k-BKa_i8B_c
Jetcat on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E2HC2I5IYdw
The Aqua Teen Hunger Force publicity stunt that got everyone fired: https://www.engadget.com/2007-01-31-aqua-teen-hunger-force-viral-ads-cause-boston-bomb-scare.html