Jay is an artist, writer and television producer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe community in Quebec. In comics, Jay has worked for several independant publishers and created the web comic POWER HOUR for Kevin Smith's Movie Poop Shoot site and also wrote and illustrated the graphic novel KAGAGI: The Raven, published by Arcana Comics.
More recently, Jay has also served as an Exectuive Producer, lead writer and designer on the animated series adaptation, Kagagi on APTN. Kagagi is a 13 episode, half hour series that is broadcast in Canada and can also be seen at aptn.ca/kagagi. Jay and his production company created three audio versions of Kagagi - one in English, one entirely in Algonquin and the one broadcast on television - English with 20% Algonquin dialog (with subtitles). Kagagi ranks among the only creator owned comics to be adapted for television (alongside Spawn, WildCATS, TMNT) and is one of the first, if not THE first Canadian produced and broadcast superhero television series.
In addition to his work in these fields, Jay is an activist, speaker and has worked in other creative endeavours such as children's book illustrations, having illustrated seven books published for the first time in Ojibwe, written by author Robert Munsch and has provided illustrations for a reprinting of Clive Barker's "The Midnight Meat Train."
When Jay's not working, you can find him spending quality time with his PS3 and PS4 or maybe back home in Kitigan Zibi, where he has spearheaded a graphic novel initiative at the K.Z school library - having donated over 150 graphic novels, available to any community member but especially valuable to students. Jay believes strongly in giving back to his community and working with First Nations youth and does so whenever his schedule permits.