This is a follow-up to my post months ago featuring some art from my Tiki / sci-fi comic book. This time around it’s a character study of my protagonist, a hard boiled private investigator, caught up in a series of paranormal incidents.

I’m still developing the story, and it’ll be a while coming before I start further panel work. I love the idea though. It’s a mash-up of California tiki culture in the 1950s, mixed with film noir, science fiction and UFO lore. Right now, I’m feeling very influenced by Ed Wood (both the man, and his movies) and Dave Stevens phenomenal “Rocketeer” graphic novel series. More on this as it develops.

Galaga Pinup Girl
My latest pinup. It’s been a while since I’ve put my nose to the grind and really worked on my art. I’m enthusiastic about this one though, and I believe it will help me to get back on task.
I love video arcades, and Galaga is one of my all time favorite games. It seemed only natural to create a Galaga pinup.

Swim Suit Model Before

I found this photo at an estate sale recently and figured it would be a fun little restoration project. Click the images for more detail.

A friend of mine, William Flood, has a very cool site called Neon Roadside. Bill’s site focuses on a variety of mid-century themes, including Airstream trailers, neon signage and retro architecture, all fortified by photos from his travels. Watch his stuff with interest.
Incidentally, if you like the logo and banner work for Neon Roadtrip, that’s a little of my handiwork. Feel free to drop me a line if you dig my style and would like some work done.

Ken Plume and Dana Snyder discussed the print on the most recent Snydecast at about 40 minutes in. Much discussion on possible familial connections between Dana and I. There aren’t any.
Listen to the show: Ken P.D. Snydecast, 12/17/2010

Dr. Weinerbreath (if that’s his REAL name) has written up my little illustration, “Hitchhiking Chutzpah” on the official Ken P.D. Snydecast blog. Read the article here.
Thank you Dr. Weinerbreath. I hope you’ll excuse me if I stick with my regular family practitioner.

eames chair pinup
Original art by Jason Snyder
Here’s my latest pinup. Major mid-century modern influence here, with the Eames Chair (Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman). I painted this entirely in Photoshop.
If you’d like to purchase a print of my Eames Chair Pinup in various sizes check the Buy Jason’s Art page.

tiki pinup sexy seductress
Original art by Jason Snyder
Here’s my latest pinup.