Jason Richardson is the Uber Geek in more ways than one. He has driven himself crazy in the pursuit of excellence in all of his endeavors, succeeding much more than he's given credit for. Meanwhile he drives his family, friends and fellow Tribbles insane with an unending stream of poop jokes, cat fascinations, miscellaneous pop culture trivia and Karaoke prowess.
Jason is a multi-talented artist and graphic designer dedicated to changing the look of geek in society. The early success of his original Angel Savior and Super Bounty J1 comic books, along with the Mega Ran: Random Lyricism graphic novel, paved the way to turning J1 Studios into the most exciting pop culture company in the Delaware Valley.
Sometimes the geek embraces you! That's been the unanimous response to J1 Studios events, from the Cosplay Prom to the music packed Musik Fest. But it all started with Jason giving the rabid Philly fans of manga and Japanese animation an event they can call their own - the annual J1-Con, Philadelphia's #1 Anime Convention (and rising with a bullet up the list of cons in general).
The hardwork paid immense dividends when the Black Tribbles (Streaming Media Project of the Year winners) joined a captivated audience in saluting Jason as the recipient of 2014 Geek of the Year honors at the Philadelphia Geek Awards. His acceptance speech about changing the face of geekdom left the audience in tears.
Jason has parlayed his fame just as any upwardly mobile geek would. He's stylin' and profilin'! From head nods with Mega Ran to bath tubs with James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) to flashing lights with Peter Shinkoda (Marvel's Daredevil) @ the 2015 Philadelphia Asia American Film Festival, Jay is everywhere and anywhere.
But when its all said and done, Jason is defined by the legion of friends (with a capital F) who relish his offbeat tales, endure his constant hustle and applaud his many achievements because he brings them with him every step of the way. And leading the charge is his raison d'etre, his wife Danae.
What's next for Jason and J1 Studios? Even he doesn't know. All he will say is that it gots to be funky. And have a litter box.