Jason Tudor is the owner and operator of Atomic Bazooka Studios. The studio is responsible for creating the comic book Vorpal (formerly of Headshrinkers Press, Crazy Monkey Ink publishing), the Science Fiction Show podcast (with Keith Houin and Michael J. Wistock), the This Show is a J/K podcast, building the charitable military anthology Battlespace, Vol. 1 with 29 writers, co-writing the comic book Mercer with Gareth Skarka and Daniel Picciotto (Marvel Ghost Rider, Phantom); creating the early 2000s tabletop war game Counterterrorist (with Dan Rains, as Privateer Studios); the children’s book The Cat and the Wizard by Annabelle Tudor (2015, Lulu Publishing); and the short-story collection Seven from the System, based in his Vorpal comic book universe. The studio also ha a regular stream on Twitch and maintain this website.
He started his writing career as a fan of the James Bond movies, penning a 100-page book about a spy named Lucifer Castaway — in sixth grade. He also wrote many of his high-school friends’ “make-up” 500-word essays to save grades including ones on racquetball, cooking meatloaf and water polo. He’s also been drawing superheroes and comics since 9th grade art class.
A military Veteran, Jason served in the U.S. Air Force as a combat correspondent, deploying to war three times in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates. On assignment, he also traveled to Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Thailand, Vietnam and, most recently, Romania. and another 25 countries and 15 states. Raised as a military (Navy)brat, none of this travel and movement was unfamiliar to him. By his estimate, he’s interviewed more than 3,000 people and published more than 1,500+ stories, videos, radio stories and more.
Along with two military friends, Jason rallied the creation of charitable military anthology Battlespace, Vol. 1, and edited the book’s 29 stories and pieces of flash fiction. During that same time period, he wrote the initial draft of a script for the comic book Mercer created by Daniel Picciotto, and is credited for the story along with Gareth M. Skarka, who took over writing duties. Jason’s short stories are also part of collections The Undead that Saved Christmas (Undead in the Head Publishing) and the horror anthology No Rest for the Wicked (Rainstrom Press).
Most recently, the short story collection Seven from the System with stories from Jason’s comic book universe hit the shelves. He is also the publisher of two poetry books and served as editor in chief for two others.
Jason has also been a podcaster since the genre’s creation. His first podcast Life in the Passenger Seat, ran for two years and garnered 35,000 downloads. He’s also the co-creator of The Science Fiction Show, which interviewed science fiction and comic personalities from around the globe and garnered more than 178,000 downloads. During COVID, his podcast This Show is a J/K with his partner Keith Pannell garnered 60,000 downloads discussing the differences in how Europe handled COVID versus the U.S. and, later, pop culture.
When he’s not writing, Jason works for the U.S. government. He enjoys flying jets in DCS World, racing cars in Assetto Corsa, making music, drawing and traveling with his family.
Born in Rhode Island and having lived in Europe for almost 9 years, Jason calls San Diego home.