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Great Nations now available!

April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Children of Gaia: The Great Nations of Rendaraia is now available! OMG! BIG NEWS EVERYONE! As many of you already know my partner, Lynsey G and I started a publishing company just over a year ago called Oneshi Press. We started it for two reasons: 1) We were working on several projects that we wanted to put out into the world, and 2) We want to eventually bring other people’s stories to [...Continue Reading...]
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Oneshi Press

April 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Progressive. Immersive. Gorgeous. Jayel Draco and Lynsey G have joined forces to co-found Oneshi Press, an independent publishing company. Our growing team of contributors and collaborators is a veritable cornucopia of talent and know-how. At Oneshi Press, our passion is creating stories that explore dark corners, shatter taboos, emphasize progressive ideals, and immerse you in intricate [...Continue Reading...]

Interview with my Nonna: Part 1

August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

So my nonna (grandmother), Alda Rose “Chichi” Hodgskin, was in town visiting our family out here in MT all the way from from NY, where I grew up and where much of my extended family still resides. At dinner she was telling one of her stories from a time long before I was born, like she often does. It occurred to me that her stories never seem to miss a beat and are so rich with detail [...Continue Reading...]

Oneshi Press – Launched!

May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Big News! Co-Founders Lynsey G and Jayel Draco have launched Oneshi Press and they’re just so excited to tell you all about it! What does this mean for you? More pertinent, socially responsible, progressive, and inclusive Visual Art and Narrative in your world! If you subscribe, you’ll have more of it in your life! The more people who subscribe and help spread the word, the more of it [...Continue Reading...]
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n2: Entrepreneurs in the Midst – published

March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Entrepreneurs in the Midst: Stories from Founders, Creators, and Builders Entrepreneurs in the Midst – Written by Renny McPherson and Joe Flood. Cover design and formatting by Jayel Draco. Editing and styling by Lynsey G. N2 – Entrepreneurs in the Midst – Book Cover by Jayel Draco. “Everyone who plans to start a business should read this first. There are many books that [...Continue Reading...]
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Numbers and Narrative

November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Numbers and Narrative – Podcast Website designed by Jayel Draco. Hey everybody, Just a quick note to let you all know about the slick new website I just finished building for Numbers and Narrative: numbersandnarrative.com. They’re a really interesting and entertaining weekly podcast with a book on the way possibly leading to a series of books from what I hear (but you didn’t [...Continue Reading...]
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“Rooftop Screamers – Talk About It”

August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you seen the music video that I animated for the Rooftop Screamers? “Rooftop Screamers – Talk About It” written by Mike Collins, produced by Rob Daiker, Music Video animated by Jayel Draco, Art. Enjoy! There is also a link to download the song if you’d like. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rooftopscreamers Mike is donating 50% of the proceeds to Rescue From The Hart. They [...Continue Reading...]
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Toshi Salvino as: Toh’Xee – Trexsitti Scout

April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Toshi Salvino the Dollfille came over to model for me and this is what we did Check out this video tutorial featuring music by Jack Shell – The Soundweaver, that I put together for Toshi Salvino’s awesome makeup effects. You can see her transforming into one of my tribal fae scouts from the Work in progress Children of Gaia by Jayel Draco and Christopher Covelli coming soon from [...Continue Reading...]

Illustrations for Publications

November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Howdy y’all, just wanted to drop you a quick update about something new I’ve added to the mix of projects that I’ll be working on. I’ve teamed up with the talented writer Lynsey G on quite a few projects already including PACK and Tracy Queen. Lynsey, in addition to several exciting projects as well as keeping her own periodical website lynseyg.com also writes articles for [...Continue Reading...]
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Tracy Queen – Site Launched!

January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Okay, so I’ve been super duper busy lately, and yet you may notice that I’ve only been posting a photo-manipulation every couple of months… sure I posted some photos of costumes to my facebook page (which went over really well btw) but really… It seems unequivocal how much work I’ve been doing vs. how much I’ve accomplished… Well, I’ll let you in on [...Continue Reading...]
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Nomsalot the Goat

February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

This Goat is for the kids 🙂 “Nomsalot the Goat” is a short cartoon/animation test by Jayel Draco featuring Nomsalot, the appetite driven goat on a brief but calamitous misadventure. This piece is just a short little animation about a goat who eats everything in his path like goats so often do. Eventually he gets to the end of the scrolling background, where he tries to eat a flower [...Continue Reading...]

Updates – Been A while. . .

May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hello, Thanks for reading my blog, I really do appreciate your interest in my updates. Without your interest, it would be meaningless. It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. Things have been quite busy.   Teaser images for “History Lessons” by Dinosaur Feathers To start with, the music video for “History Lessons” by the band Dinosaur Feathers [...Continue Reading...]

Marvel Fest 2009

October 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Gearing up for the big debut at Marvel Fest 2009! The Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic As many of you know, I have been working free-lance over at Neals Adams’ Continuity Studios for over a year now alongside some incredibly talented individuals. A large potion of that time has been spent developing sophisticated image manipulation techniques and employing them as “Motioneers” on [...Continue Reading...]
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The Astonishing X-Men – Rise Up – Marvel Music Video

October 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

X-Men Rise Up – Music Video from The Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic. Woah, so apparently someone from Marvel took clips from the “Motion Comic” we’ve been working on over at Neal Adams Continuity Studios and made a music video with them. It’s a good teaser for our yet-to-be released work (*as of 10/22/2009). The Motion comic is taken directly from the pages of The [...Continue Reading...]
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The Coney Island Film Festival playing “Cockroach Hotel”

October 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Coney Island Film Festival 2009 will be playing “Cockroach Hotel” as part of it’s lineup Full festival info is here. Something of a homecoming for the partially shot-in-Coney Island music video, “Cockroach Hotel” will be playing at the Coney Island Film Festival this weekend. It will be screening in the “made in Coney Island” program on Saturday, [...Continue Reading...]
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Progress on The Astonishing X-Men motion comic.

September 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Animating “The Astonishing X-Men” motion comic: As I pointed out in a previous blog entry, I have been subcontracted by the renowned Comic Book Artist Neal Adams of Continuity Studios to work on “The Astonishing X-Men” motion Comic as an Motioneer (type of animator using primarily vector warping and puppeting to animate still images). Progress has been swift in spite of the expansive work [...Continue Reading...]
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“Jayel versus Akuma”

May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Jayel vs. Akuma – The latest animation by Jayel Draco. “Jayel Versus Akuma” is a short animated parody expressing the power inherent in being an animator. This animation is a reel piece intended to show of some of my flashy animation and compositing techniques, as well as Corinnes character Illustration and Jacks music. Truly this was done for fun, and fun was had. Written, [...Continue Reading...]
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Neil Halstead’s – Elevenses – Premiere!

April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Neil Halstead “Elevenses” video has premiered! Today (4/30/2009) Neil Halstead’ “Elevenses” video premiered on 99dollarmusicvideo.com. This video was made with a $99 budget, 24 hours, and a production team consisting of: Christopher Piazza, Sara Blake, and Jayel Draco. It’s my pleasure to show you the music video for “Elevenses” by Neil Halstead (Slowdive). [...Continue Reading...]
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Cockroach Hotel Uploaded

June 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

The music video for the hit new song “Cockroach Hotel” by Jigsaw Soul has now begun flooding the web. You can find it in the VIDEO section of jayeldraco.com as well as Youtube, Vimeo, Vimeo Music Video Channel Front Page, Myspace, Singing Fool, Radar Music Videos, & Antville, Please rate it, view it, post it, share it, blog it, bulletin it, anything your savvy and schedule can [...Continue Reading...]
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Galapagos Art Space to debut Cockroach Hotel

May 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Cockroach Hotel – Debuts at Galapagos Art Space The Panopticon NYC’s music video “Cockroach Hotel” for Jigsaw Soul has just been completed and will have it’s debut this Saturday night (5/10/2008) at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg Brooklyn starting at 10pm After Jigsaw plays an amazing set. Shortly thereafter I’ll be putting it up on my website in the [...Continue Reading...]
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