Jay Fabares on webcomics, true crime, and writing mysteries

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Jay came by to talk about her webcomic the Pale. We covered a lot of ground ranging from her origin story, to the nature of creativity, and writing realistic fiction for digital comics.

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Guest Bio

Bringing humor to her art and storytelling, Jay has a fresh, expressive art style that shines in her personal work.

She has worked professionally as a flash artist for various social gaming studios, as well as a development artist for companies such as Disney and Warner Bros. Her love for comics has also led to her working on various projects with Valiant Comics. Most recently, Jay has been working for James Patterson’s book line for kids (Jimmy) , on the Max Einstein series.

When she’s not freelancing, she’s almost always working on her own comic, The Pale. The Pale is a supernatural crime drama that readers often describe as Twin Peaks meets Arizona. It can be read as webcomic and has been posting since 2015.

In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, listening to true crime podcasts, and birding.

Jay currently lives in San Diego with her husband and two dogs, Dee Dee and Rocko.

Project Description

In The Pale, an FBI agent teams up with a Navajo Police Officer, a Sheriff and his deputy as they investigate a mysterious body found in the Arizona desert. Often compared to Twin Peaks and Fargo, it’s a supernatural mystery with heart. In Chapter 6, our crew gets a taste of just how sinister this killer can be.

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