About Y

Hello! My name is Jayson, aka Y.  I am an artist, animator, marathoner and sometimes a musician.  I have been working alongside these characters since 2003.  I started drawing with a piece of charcoal taped to the end of a wire hanger.   I didn’t have a plan as to what I would be sketching, but through this experiment birthed Y.

Soon I took the basic concept of Y and primarily used MS Paint to draw him. I invented more characters for him to interact with, most notably Blob.  They evolved greatly throughout the years, and now I either hand draw them or I use a mouse in Photoshop.  I recently got a Bamboo Tablet, so I’m thinking of taping my pen to the end of a wire hanger …

Every Christmas for the last three years, I have mailed postcards out to those who requested one. When 2011 rolled around, I decided to take upon a project: Every month, I will mail out postcards to everyone who wants one. Some are hand drawn, some were created in photoshop, some involved the participation of the recipient. Since 2011, I have mailed over 3,000 postcards!

If you would like to receive a postcard every month in 2013, you can sign up at my Etsy Shop.
It’s only $10!  Whenever you sign up, that’s when your year starts.

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14 thoughts on “About Y

  1. Uncle Scott says:

    Jayson, pretty good stuff. Where did you come up with the stick man idea?

    Uncle scott with two T’s as opposed to Jayson with a Y

    • Hey! In 2003 I had a drawing class in college. I decided to take a straightened wire hanger and tie a piece of charcoal on the end of it. I used that to draw and these are the figures which came from it. At the time I didn’t have any drawing programs on my computer, just Microsoft Paint. So I recreated them in that program and here we are today. I’m glad you like them!

  2. Uncle Scott says:

    Hey Jayson what cha doing? googled you to find some stuff. looks pretty good bud. keep posting them

  3. Ed with a d says:

    This is good stuff!

  4. Cole Lone says:

    Hey this is Cole from ISU, how ya been?

  5. suzanneme says:

    hi, just found your blog. I liked the few stories I have read so far. I’ll come visit again.

  6. Sara says:

    I love your blog, but especially love the title of your blog. I was in Taco Bell last year when I saw written on the hand dryer below the instructional illustrations: “push button. receive bacon,” and I laughed. And laughed.
    I told people about this only last week coincidentally, and they just stared at me. I said, “I guess you had to see it.”

  7. Sara C says:

    Keep sending them my way, I have lined my office with them!

  8. Love your whole concept ❤

  9. I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, because you and your blog is awesome! See here for more details: http://literarydormouse.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/youve-won-a-versatile-blogger-award-there-must-be-some-mistake/ and by clicking on the green versatile blogger logo picture you can go over to a blog describing more of it! Happy New Year!

  10. Can I just say, what a great name for a blog ! I love it!

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