Jay P. Fosgitt is the creator of the all-ages comic book BODIE TROLL, published by Red 5 Comics.
Jay is also the creator of the graphic novel DEAD DUCK. Jay’s other creator-owned work is NECRONOMICOMICS, a single panel comic that lampoons horror films, which is published monthly in Rue Morgue Magazine.
Jay has also produced licensed comic book work, contributing artwork to Boom's ADVENTURE TIME and THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL comic books, and Ape Entertainment's DREAMWORKS ANIMATION MAGAZINE. He's done design work for the PEABODY AND SHERMAN comic for IDW Comics, and has been a contributing writer and artist for the SESAME STREET comic book, published by Ape Entertainment. Jay has done licensed artwork for trading cards based on ARCHIE (5finity Productions), STAR WARS (Topps), and characters from MARVEL COMICS (Rittenhouse Archives). And Jay has worked on the POPEYE license through King Features Syndicate, designing products with the hamburger-mooching Wimpy on them.
Jay's artwork has been featured in the Eisner Award-nominated 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's comic BODIE TROLL has been nominated for awards as well--best all ages comic in the 2013 Shel Dorf Awards, best creator-owned comic in the 2014 Kids Comic Revolution Awards, and best comic book in the 2014 Reuben Awards.
Jay is also a member of The National Cartoonists Society.
Jay lives in Plymouth, MI with his cat, Goonie. Visit his website at: www.jayfosgitt.com.
Favourite Visual Artist
Sleepy Hollow, Little Shop of Horrors, the original Star Wars trilogy (especially Empire), Lilo and Stitch, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Watchmen, Citizen Kane, An American Werewolf in London, The Great Muppet Caper
Favourite TV Shows
Scrubs, Freaks and Geeks, Firefly, The Office, Peter Gunn, The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Mystery Science Theater 3000, King of Queens, Three's Company
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater revival, Queen, Journey, Chicago, Sting
The Godfather, American Gods, IT, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, the Harry Potter series
Neil Gaiman, Mario Puzo, J.K. Rowling
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Tools of the Trade
Pitt markers, Bristol board, mechanical pencils, white plastic erasers and Photoshop
movies, acting, puppetry, photography, reading, and long walks in my favorite towns