Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson, the husband and wife duo behind the podcast, Geek History Lesson, have teamed up for this new spark of joy, Jupiter Jet. Just who is Jupiter Jet? She’s a teenager anyone can relate to, is in over her head with problems. With the jetpack she inherited from her late father, a determined younger brother, and a lot of love to share, Jupiter Jet begins her adventure on the comic shelves tomorrow. She faces obstacles we can all relate to as she grows up, with an unexpected twist! The threat Jacky must take down, may, or may not be of this world.
They have really outdone themselves with this creation, and I was lucky enough to get a few questions in with Jason!
Q: To start off, I have to know. What was the inspiration behind Jupiter Jet? I’ve read the first issue that was sent out to us, and I’m eager to know more about Jacky.
A: We were having lunch one day and Ashley said, “I have an idea for a comic book, but all I have is a name and it’s Jupiter Jet.” Instead of telling Ashley that she was a crazy person, I lit up with ideas – a lot of which are highlighted in our first issue. When you collaborate with someone and they get as excited about something as you are, that is a very powerful feeling and you want to run with whatever crazy thing you’ve dreamed up.
Q: What an awesome way to begin the story. Were the changes made to Jupiter Jet huge? Did she go through several different stages?
A: Jupiter Jet through the first five issues has basically stayed consistent with what we decided on that first meeting. Which is kind of crazy when you think about it.
Pausing for a moment: When you’re writing a story, the protagonist or characters in general, tend to change drastically. The fact that Ashley and Jason nailed this on the head immediately, is very exciting and promising for Jacky’s blossoming premiere.
Q: That’s a really nice crazy thought, though. You struck gold with her concept. What surprises can we expect from Jacky as the series evolves? I have to admit, I’m excited to find out all I can about her.