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Meet Jay Fabares

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jay Fabares.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Like most artists, I have been drawing my whole life. I really enjoyed story telling from the movies and animation and for a brief while, wanted to go into animation. Eventually my husband and I moved from San Diego to Los Angeles where I became a game artist while freelancing on the side for some show pitches for Disney Jr and Warner Brothers.

I read comics as a kid, but never really considered the medium until 2008 after picking up a comic that caught my eye– and fell in love with it. My husband and I both love comics and storytelling, so when the right idea really captured us, we decided to try to write a comic. We’ve been developing The Pale since 2012 and started posting pages online 2015. We’re really excited about the response we have from readers and reviewers and hope to build our audience in the years to come!

Please tell us about your art.
My main focus right now is our indie comic The Pale, a southwestern mystery that takes place in small town Arizona. I’m the co-writer and artist and my whole process is digital using Clip Studio EX. I wanted to use my art for a story I really wanted to tell and the comic medium is such a fun way to express that. You can enter comics at any skill level and you can always level up from there. There is something for everyone in comics!

We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Follow artists you like on twitter, connect with them by liking their posts, responding etc. Make an effort to get to know them. Depending on the circles, maybe a discord chat, or forums. Be sincere!

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
If you enjoy the story, share it with your social circles! The best way to show support for artists is to share and talk about their work, because you never know who else might be interested. Also, finding ways to monetary support the artist helps immensely.

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