So, here’s where I blah blah blah about me.
Hi! TL;DR version first:
Jason Tudor started writing as a pre-teen, penning his first book, “Lucifer Castaway,” a spy novel in the theme of James Bond. He served in the military where he was a multi-award-winning combat correspondent, photographer and illustrator, and deployed for war three times. His current project is as creator, writer, artists, colorist and letterer of the independent comic book Vorpal. Previously, he served as producer/co-host of the podcast The Science Fiction Show and served as the editor-in-chief for the charitable military science fiction anthology Battlespace: Vol. 1 (he was also a contributor). He has lived in California, Germany, Midway Island, New York, Portugal, Rhode Island, and Texas, but currently calls Augusta, Georgia home. When he’s not serving Veterans in his day job with the federal government, he plays guitar, Xbox One (VorpalWarrior88), golfs when his knees work, and is an avid reader.
“I’ve wanted to be in the comics business writing or drawing since I met Shel Dorf in a comic book store in Point Loma, California. I started a bit late, but Vorpal and the ability to independently publish has given me the opportunity to finally realize that dream.”
Now the expanded version:
I am an award-winning writer and illustrator of comic books, screenplays, short stories and novels. Most recently, I wrote, penciled, inked, colored and lettered Vorpal: Shoot Between Heartbeats (with collaborator Keith Houin). The book was originally published by HEADSHRINKER’S PRESS in January 2016. It received rave reviews for its complexity and depth of story. I’m preparing to launch Vorpal: Your Sins be as Scarlet by December 2017 (ATOMIC BAZOOKA STUDIOS).
I’m also the creator, producer and co-host of the Science Fiction Show podcast, which had more than 85,000 downloads in its first run from 2011-2016. SFS was also feature on Second Life twice in the SciFi Expo created by Joshua Johnson. We’ll be reviving the podcast in January 2018 with me and co-host Joshua Gray and occasional guests and former hosts Keith Houin and Michael J. Wistock. Previous guests have included Bruce Boxleitner (TRON), Paul Sammon (FUTURE NOIR: THE MAKING OF BLADE RUNNER), Grant Imahara (MYTHBUSTERS), Steve Rude (NEXUS), Eric Trautmann (VAMPIRELLA/CRIMSON SKIES/HALO) and Mike Baron (NEXUS/BADGER).
I served as editor-in-chief for Battlespace: Volume 1 (KNIGHTWATCH PRESS), a military science fiction anthology that included short stories and flash fiction from 28 authors. Released in 2011, the book helped raise money for wounded US Veterans through a Washington DC-based charity. It included a forward by former head of fan relations for Lucasfilm, Ltd., and president of Rancho Obi-wan Stephen J. Sansweet. The book has been re-released and includes an accidentally omitted story from the first run I wrote called “Fleeing Longbranch.” The book is still a not-for-profit endeavor (priced at cost) and available on Amazon.
I am the co-creator (along with Dan Rains and Mark Kinkade) of the short-lived “Counterterrorist” (PRIVATEER GAMES). It was Warhammer 40K meets special forces in close-quarters battle. The game included a 128-page rule book, two 10-sided dice, a 4-foot tape measure and 12 pewter figures. The terrorists versus counter-terrorists motif was loosely based on our LAN parties in San Antonio, where we played Rainbow 6: Rogue Spear and Unreal Tournament until ungodly hours of the morning.
I’ve also edited or written three poetry books. Go figure.
I was recently a featured author at “Arts in the Heart” in Augusta, Georgia, USA, and spoke to attendees at the BOSS Comic-Con at Fort Gordon, Georgia, USA. I have also been a panelist and speaker at Operation: SciFiCon in Spangdahlem, Germany twice.
I am a former combat military journalist and have reported from Denmark, Germany, Hawaii, Iceland, Iraq, Kuwait, Norway, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam. During that time, I’ve been privileged to fly through hurricanes, pilot fighter jets and report on the U.S.-partner country war efforts during three military deployments. Along the way, I earned three first-place Pentagon-level ‘Thomas Jefferson Awards‘.
My painting, drawing, digital illustration has been display in art galleries in Panama City, Florida, Denver, Colorado and in Dayton, Ohio, at the United States Air Force Museum. I was most recently a featured author at Augusta, Georgia’s “Arts in the Heart” and a guest speaker for the Fort Gordon BOSS Comic Con in 2017. I have performed freelance work in writing, editing, design, logo creation and more for almost 30 years.
A U.S. Navy brat and U.S. Air Force Veteran/Retiree, I live in Georgia, but call California home. For fun, I play guitar, suck at Rocket League and Rainbow Six on Xbox One (VorpalWarrior88), golf when my knees work, and am an avid reader.
I’m a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Lakers and Oakland Raiders. I also follow FC Barcelona and Newcastle United. I have been known to watch and obsess about curling.