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Story on this Gecko, Man

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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I LOVE GECKO MAN!!!

Nice! I like it!

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..

It's nice to see Jason's personality imbued in a gecko designed by him. Cool, fitting, totally Jason lol. I like it!

This is so inspiring and great. I hope you continue what you're doing because you're amazing!



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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, is an American award-winning entertainer of Hawaii Chinese ancestry. More than meets the eye, he is also a speaker and life coach who engages through Jason Tom Academy's emphasis on "foundation" in the Word of God, mathematics and beatboxing. Tom coached Siri how to "boots and cats." Tom launched and publishes JASONTOM.COM that impacts 2.5 million page viewers and 2.4 million unique individuals and households to the top throughout our world.

 

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Too bad I missed it! I should have requested the day off.

Looking forward to it! Thank you for sowing into my friend Ruby & I.

Congratulations on having your video featured on TED-Ed! I won’t be able to make it because I lead a Connect Group at that time. I’ll have Siri watch it for me.

This is so awesome Jason! Congratulations to Hazel, Moriah, & Micaiah!

Awesome JT. You have many gifts, skills, and much talent. I think you have found another calling for yourself and another way to help people. Mahalo nui for sharing and continuing to inspire.