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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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Hey Jason,
Glad to see you still performing! Keep up the good work! Hopefully, you'll come back to the Bay area soon!

love the caption "Her math tutor can dance". :)

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! He must be so proud of you. Thank you for your labor of love to your students and to the community.

Happy labor day,
Interesting read.

Jason you are awesome, so focused and committed to your craft and compelled to share and educate others. Human Beatbox Academy?!?! WHAT!?! Amazing, I didn't even know. Keep it up, look forward to our future encounters my friend.

Amazing performance of dance using sound and body. Your have an amazing flow.
Keep sharing that talent of yours!

Yup bro yu are awesome as I am big fan of beat box and yu ar beatboxer as I am fan of yu tool.

That was amazing!!! Beatboxing and doing the moonwalk at the same time!!! Mind-blown dude!

Amazing job. proud of yah bud. keep it up

Way to go my friend! So proud of you Jason!!!

I'm so glad I got to see you perform Jason! You were awesome!

Dawg u get um no worries keep doin wut u love braddah

It was great seeing you perform and meeting new people.

Nice job! It's great seeing you do what you love!

Aloha Jason,

I can't thank you enough for sharing the work that we do for Kapi'o with your fan base. We appreciate when we get to share the stories of others with us, but also have more appreciation for when they share it with their loved ones and closest friends. Mahalo for all of your support, stay blessed!

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