Matman & Brian from Secret Identity Podcast were kind enough to give me a shout-out during a piece on the upcoming MoCCA fest here in NYC. Secret Identity is a twice-weekly show they do to ostensibly escape their wives and nerd out on comics for a while. They're going to come by my table for an interview during the show. They both seem like laid-back friendly & funny guys, so I'm looking forward to it. Plus, they compared my work to Tony Millionaire, so I'm predisposed to like them.
Here's a transcript of what they said about me (but don't be lazy, click on the link above and listen to the show):
"One of the great things about the MOCCA Art Festival is walking into the show with about 200 creators. Most of them you don’t know who they are or what they do, so you are introduced to a ton of new and unusual stuff. At the same time the worst thing about this show (from an interview standpoint) is being overwhelmed by all the new faces and their creations.
One of the new faces (at least to us) at this years show is artist / writer J.T. Yost. The more we dig around about J.T. the more we like. J.T. is an animal lover who does Peculiar Pet Portraits. These are paintings of your beloved pets in cool poses. Not only are they cool, but proceeds go to animal friendly organizations. He is a gifted writer, whether it be his comics or his blogs. He is an exausted new father and he is a brilliant artist! J.T. has a very untraditional look that serves whatever project he’s working on. In his book ‘Losers Weepers’ he reaches down visually to the pits of human despair (drug addiction) yet in ‘Tales Of Good Old Snoop Doggy Dogg’ he draws with a much more humorous look. But whatever the project is; comics or sketches on his website, it all has the same fun feel and style. He is very much in the Kyle Baker or Tony Millionaire (Maakies and Sock Monkey) mold of visual storytelling.
On his site, you’ll find a bit of everything. Not only does he do peculiar pets, but will also paint your beloved (animal or human) with incredible detail. He has a great collection of holiday and greeting cards and some incredible prints including one that could help your marriage."