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Story on this Gecko, Man

May 8, 2017 at 08:51AM

One of my early comic book character creations of approximately 25 to 27 years, during my second attempt at first grade when I moved to another elementary school and second grade through third grade, is Gecko Man. I drew Gecko Man then as a reflection of who I was as a child though in an adult body with a cape with superhero strength and capabilities like laser shooting powers from my hands with a superhero body spandex suit. Kind of like Spider-Man, Ice Man, Superman, and Batman. This Gecko Man character came to me when I put my hand on a pole and I felt warmth. I thought to myself, hmm, this doesn't feel hard like what a metal pole would feel like. Instead it felt soft and warm. So I looked under my hand was a gecko chilling on the pole even though I touched it. The gecko nor I were startled to my surprise, and I felt an immediate bond with this gecko. From there I felt like I had superpowers. I thought to myself then if I am to be an original superhero character, it would have to be Gecko Man. Geckos are known to make sounds, and I am also known to make sounds. I also associate geckos with positive thoughts and geckos are cool in my book. Then it hit me since last year, what if I am to revisit my Gecko Man character and have him be brought to life in this modern era as a reflection of who I am today as a musician, beatboxer and public speaker. Yes, Gecko Man, a music, public speaking and beatboxing mascot. So, though I am rusty with my doodling and drawing skills, I managed to sketch and doodle out roughly how Gecko Man could look today so that I could then have a better idea visually of this gecko character and then relay that over to the artist and muralist East-3 of Keep It Flowing Media, and I commissioned him with the great task to bring this gecko character to life.

Prior to this Gecko Man project that I am currently working on... I commissioned East-3 for the Jason Tom personal name logo as shown above. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many more.

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Nice! I like it!

Nice man, didn’t know you drew comics!

Great work Jason! Keep striving towards your goals and giving thanks to the one above. You got this bro!

I think this character is brilliant and quintessentially Hawaiian too. Plus geckos are awesome.:-)

nice☺︎i like it.
you have a lot of special gifts.
you should come to japan.and do some shows!

Looks good bro... I like it
Your character very characteristic

Very cool Tom I Injoy reading ur story very inspirational ; Love ur character should make t- shirts for ur logo character n if u do; I want one lol.. Man I so attempted​ to come back to Hawaii for a few weeks in the summer.. Anyway Tom all I could said just keep doing all the wonderful things u doing is all in the name of Jesus Almighty God.. So with this said want to wish u an amazing Bless Healthy Happy Thanksgiving.. God Bless..

It's nice to see Jason's personality imbued in a gecko designed by him. Cool, fitting, totally Jason lol. I like it!

This is so inspiring and great. I hope you continue what you're doing because you're amazing!

You are a man of many talents! A true renaissance man.
Every time I hear a gecko in my house, I feel a sense of peace. Gecko Man!



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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is an American professional beatboxer who is today reaching 2.1 million unique individuals and households throughout our world. He is seen and heard on TEDx TalksHi Session Musicians, Millennial Magazine, Beatbox Battle TelevisionKapiʻo News, Fame Magazine, Honolulu Star Advertiser, KFVE, OC16, Olelo, National Public Radio, 93.9 The Beat, Hawaii News Now.

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Congratulations on your 10th year anniversary of your amazing website! The Lord has blessed you abundantly. He has found favor in you! Continue to reach out to the millions of people who read your blog and continue to be the light for Him. I’m excited to see what God will put on your heart in your next blog post. Keep it coming!

Aloha Jason, congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! May God continue to bless you always!! You are an extraordinary soul and have worked hard to achieve great success. I have no doubt that you will have more blessings to come and that your greatest days are ahead of you.

Happy 10th Anniversary Jason!! You young man are such an uplifting human being. God has bless us all with you.

God bless you☝

I first saw Jason Tom perform at a Cultural night event several years ago, at the back-then renowned club "Oceans 808" and was very impressed with his beatboxing skills - with nothing but his own mouth! - and the cool Michael-Jackson-Style dancing he used along with them. Then I met him officially at the Word Of Life Church Honolulu years later, and we've known each other since. Very sweet and professional guy, always with a friendly and positive vibe. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, Jason! Thank you for using and dedicating your craft to the glory of God and the salvation of His people. Here's to another even more prosperous 10 years! Blessings.

I love 10-year anniversaries! Keep hustling!

Congrats on the 10th anniversary

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Congratulations Jason on your 10th year celebration of your website JasonTom.com. I can say without a doubt that I know God's best is yet to come for you because you're a MIGHTY MAN OF GOD. Auuuuright!

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! I am very tech challenged. I didn't know what to clic...clicked reddit cause I read it! :/ I am learning!

But I am excited for your drive for excellence for the Lord! Will tell my grand daughter and niece about you as they both Love drawing cartoons! Niece graduated in art with that focus!
My grand daughter draws everyday and.sells on eBay...and does some contracts for a few dollars..she is 13.

I know GOD HAS founded you in His WORD @ WOL! You have ALL GUNS FIRING for Jesus!+ HALLELUJAH!*

I'm so thrilled at your Span of Influence and am so thankful to God for you ART HEART!

GO JASON, GO!!!*+

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Your story is amazing Jason! It speaks life, it encourages and it gives people hope. Your blog reaches millions of people throughout the world and as you continue to share your peaks and valleys with your readers, so many lives will be touched. You are making a difference in people’s lives and it challenges us to want to be better people. You have overcome your struggles because you never gave up. That’s so inspiring!

“Real love is self-sacrificing, unconditional, eternal, and intentional” I love da phrases! Hope you find your valentine already Jason:-) Happy valentines!!

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