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Story on this Gecko, Man

May 8, 2017 at 08:51AM

One of my early comic book character creations of approximately 25 to 27 years, during my second attempt at first grade when I moved to another elementary school and second grade through third grade, is Gecko Man. I drew Gecko Man then as a reflection of who I was as a child though in an adult body with a cape with superhero strength and capabilities like laser shooting powers from my hands with a superhero body spandex suit. Kind of like Spider-Man, Ice Man, Superman, and Batman. This Gecko Man character came to me when I put my hand on a pole and I felt warmth. I thought to myself, hmm, this doesn't feel hard like what a metal pole would feel like. Instead it felt soft and warm. So I looked under my hand was a gecko chilling on the pole even though I touched it. The gecko nor I were startled to my surprise, and I felt an immediate bond with this gecko. From there I felt like I had superpowers. I thought to myself then if I am to be an original superhero character, it would have to be Gecko Man. Geckos are known to make sounds, and I am also known to make sounds. I also associate geckos with positive thoughts and geckos are cool in my book. Then it hit me since last year, what if I am to revisit my Gecko Man character and have him be brought to life in this modern era as a reflection of who I am today as a musician, beatboxer and public speaker. Yes, Gecko Man, a music, public speaking and beatboxing mascot. So, though I am rusty with my doodling and drawing skills, I managed to sketch and doodle out roughly how Gecko Man could look today so that I could then have a better idea visually of this gecko character and then relay that over to the artist and muralist East-3 of Keep It Flowing Media, and I commissioned him with the great task to bring this gecko character to life.

Prior to this Gecko Man project that I am currently working on... I commissioned East-3 for the Jason Tom personal name logo as shown above. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many more.

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That gecko drawing looks like you. You're right, geckos make sounds and so do you. It makes sense. What a brilliant idea! The gecko is wearing a cap and so do you. He's even wearing your shirt. How cool is that! :)

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This is a great drawing and definitely an inspiring story keep doing what your doing your great at it Jason

I am impressed with this old-school character. Jason is like a Chameleon/Gecko/Lizard. Always changing (with the times) and evolving.

Thank you Kevin!

Thank you Ashton! You're the best and I appreciate you!

Hi my friend !!! Peace !! Is that your own logo to represent your style ? If so you have to perform as your logo i mean alls of your beatbox will flow like a eclectic style like the gecko in the real life !!! Go for it that 's a good idea anyway !!! Peace bro !!! ZULUTE 4 france ! .

Looks good. Maybe add your zhongwen mingza in hanzi under your real name on shirt

I love the little beatboxing gecko mascot. He's so cute!!! I totally can see him being a reflection of you. Good job Jason ^_^

Nice! Are you going to make t-shirts with the gecko design? I'd wear one!



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Nice man, didn’t know you drew comics!

Great work Jason! Keep striving towards your goals and giving thanks to the one above. You got this bro!

I think this character is brilliant and quintessentially Hawaiian too. Plus geckos are awesome.:-)

nice☺︎i like it.
you have a lot of special gifts.
you should come to japan.and do some shows!

Looks good bro... I like it
Your character very characteristic

Very cool Tom I Injoy reading ur story very inspirational ; Love ur character should make t- shirts for ur logo character n if u do; I want one lol.. Man I so attempted​ to come back to Hawaii for a few weeks in the summer.. Anyway Tom all I could said just keep doing all the wonderful things u doing is all in the name of Jesus Almighty God.. So with this said want to wish u an amazing Bless Healthy Happy Thanksgiving.. God Bless..

Thanks Jason for sharing ur videos. I enjoy seeing you throughout the community doing ur thing. Hawaii has a lot of talented people. I especially like seeing the smiles of the children on stage with you. God bless you brother!

Thank you for honoring our Veterans and for sharing your stories. I want to thank my dad for serving in the 442nd.

Awesome! What a great blog. Mahalo to all our veterans, we are grateful for your service! And Thanks Jason for all u do! So cool to see all the keiki learning how to beatbox. Keep up the good work! Much luv and respect!

MaHaLo for sharing awesome stories Jason

I like the ones where you collaborate with people! Skill Roy 19, 4, 20, and 3!

Excellent post @jasontom! Paying homage to those who paved the way for us, your personal family members and or veterans. As well as teaching and building the next generation. You show love and respect to both the past and present. Keep doing what you're doing Jason Tom!

Wow you have so many awesome videos!!! I love all your performances:-) You always ROCK!!!

Nice bro, keep being you, and keep inspiring!

Wow you are all over the place!! My favorite is when you throw the hat!!!
I also like the way you moonwalk, you make it your own its more like moon-running!!

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