David Jay


MONDOCON 2016 ~ Sat/Sun October 22-23
(more info here http://mondo-con.com/)
VERY HAPPY to be back to the third edition of one of the COOLEST cons in the country! And very happy to get back with the Mondo peeps (Rob, Jay, Mitch, David, Justin, Mo, & co) and all you guys in beautiful Austin, TX - I feel like I just left ;) 

Here’s all my info for this show.

Location: I’m at Table T2 at the Marchesa Theater, Anthony Michael Hall

Convention Commissions

Yes, I will be doing what I call mini-commissions at the show: will take a list on Sat and one on Sunday: spots are limited (probably no more than 5 a day) so come on early if you want to get on the list.

The commissions at the show will be 9x12 Bristol, single-figure, some background, done with pencils, inks and washes, and will cost $400.
I take cash or credit card (assuming this iPad gizmo works).

Prints: I’m happy to announce I will debuting 2 new prints exclusively at MondoCon!
The first is ALIENS, a limited edition of 300, 16x24 screen print officially licensed from FOX to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie. This is my very own first screen print release so I’m pretty excited about it.
The other is ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW’s Frank N’Furter, limited edition giclee, 13x19″, (late) celebrating the 40th anniversary of this CULT movie.
I will have also a variety of other prints and possibly some APs of my Mondo (and others) 24x36″ screenprints. Limited amount, some MIGHT be remarqued, first come first serve.

In addition of the prints, I plan to have a very limited amounts of my VERY rare and hard to find limited edition artbooks, SCHERMOSCURO Vol.1 and CHIAROSCURO Vol.1 -
I won’t have many copies of each, so definitely something you might want jump on early.

Saturday Oct 22 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art of Toy Making
A behind-the-scenes look at the Mondo collectibles line with Creative Director of Toys/Collectibles Brock Otterbacher, sculptor Phil Ramirez and artists Matt Taylor and Francesco Francavilla. This panel will give fans a first look at a few upcoming releases and insight into the toy-making process!

I will sign books and prints for free and will have a little donation bucket for a charity of my choice: if you like to donate a buck or two that would be greatly appreciated!Signing time is the last 10 minutes of each hour
(i.e., 10.50 to 11 am, 11.50 to 12pm, etc.)

If you have a lot of books and there’s a long line, I may ask you to let me do it in batches just to be considerate to others.

For STOP&CHAT and handshakes, pls feel free to stop anytime, as long I am at the table ;)

See you guys there!



It’s impolite to stare. But when it comes to severely injured soldiers, maybe we don’t look enough; or maybe we’d rather not see wounded veterans at all.

That’s the message you get from photographer David Jay’s Unknown Soldier series. Jay spent three years taking portraits of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but before that — for nearly 20 years — he was a fashion photographer. His stylish, artful images appeared in magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

“The fashion stuff is beautiful and sexy — and completely untrue,” he says.

Truth became the focus of Jay’s work for the first time about 10 years ago, when he started The SCAR Project, a series of portraits of women, naked from the waist up, with mastectomy scars. Around the time he was taking those photos, he was also trying to comprehend the news coming from Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We hear about ‘this number of men were killed’ and 'this many were injured,’” Jay says, “and we think of them — maybe they got shot — or we don’t really picture what these injured men look like.”

It’s Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

Photos: Courtesy of David Jay/Unknown Soldier

Sexuality is like any other activity. There are people for whom skydiving, chocolate cake and soccer are their world. But some people don’t like skydiving, chocolate cake or soccer. There’s no reason to focus your energy and attention on something you feel no reason to do anything about.
—  David Jay, founder of AVEN

Variety reports “Suicide Squad” Cast Revealed

  • Margot Robbie  as Harley Quinn
  • Cara Delevingne as The Enchantress
  • Jared Leto as The Joker
  • Will Smith as Deadshot
  • Tom Hardy as Rick Flag
  • Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang

Suicide Squad will be directed by David Ayer [Training Day, End of Watch] and is set to be released on 6th August 2016.