Jason Fischer-Kouhi aka Jason Fischer aka JFish aka Studio JFISH aka...
Oh wow, you're still reading! Thanks for visiting my website! I've been active in illustration, cartooning, design, publication, and other avenues relating to art and comic books since 2006, when I exhibited for the first time at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. Since then I've worn many hats and travelled far and wide for my cartooning.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, I decided to move to Portland, Oregon in 2008 after only recently immersing myself online in the comics community. There, I met a plethora of cartoonists, many I would collaborate with over the years to come. In 2009 I joined the Pony Club Gallery in Old Town Chinatown, where we curated monthly art shows featuring artists from around the world.
Perhaps you're wondering, "What is a BURGERMANCER?" More likely you're asking yourself, "How did I get here?", or, "Why does this guy have so many names?", or, "When's he gonna get to the point?"
Hello! My name is Jason Fischer (he/him). Since 2006 I've gone by the nickname JFish. The handle for my self-publishing outfit and social media was Studio JFISH. Since 2020, this identity felt like it'd reached its natural end. Even earlier, I'd begun to incorporate my Iranian family name into my artist name, thus:
Jason Fischer-Kouhi. Seeking a new handle to contain my multi-faceted artistry under one meaty umbrella, I turned to my previously published love letter to burgers, the burger lover's zine, Burgermancer. Being an artist who makes many burgers come to life, this name felt absolutely, deliciously right!
Hence, it's me: Jason Fischer-Kouhi, the Burgermancer!
As the years passed, after publishing several comics and attending many conventions, I began working with Portland publisher Oni Press; I was brought onto several of their series such as Zander Cannon's Kaijumax as a color flatter/color assistant.
Around this time, Bryan Lee O'Malley reached out to me to work alongside him as a drawing assistant on his graphic novel Seconds. I was to draw and ink the majority of the background art, props, and effects, besides helping to design several spaces, buildings, and environments. It was my first experience drawing comic art on a professional level, besides also at such a volume and rapid pace, no less! Thanks to this opportunity I really cut my teeth for cartooning.
After Seconds, and after publishing my "behind-the-scenes/making-of" comic Seconds Helping, I premiered my first character-driven series Terra Flats. This allowed me to continue learning the art of storytelling, which I hope to apply towards my future comic projects.
As of writing this near Halloween 2022, I'm awakening and emerging from a long sabbatical. I spent the last difficult couple of years sheltered and in quiet, reflective introspection. While I did not produce much new artwork, I read many books and reformatted my graphic novel-in-progress, Tabouli Bros.! My desire to bring this work to life is rekindled, and I hope dearly for you to read it someday soon!
FREELANCE PUBLISHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Power Button Vol. 1 - Drawing Assistant
Space Trash - Color Assistant
Kaijumax Season 6 - Color Assistant
My Own World - Color Assistant
Gudetama: Mindfulness For The Lazy - Color Flatter
Kaijumax Season 5 - Color Assistant
Gudetama: Adulting For The Lazy - Color Flatter
Gudetama: Surviving The Holidays - Color Flatter
Gudetama: Love For The Lazy - Color Flatter
Snotgirl Volume 3 - Color Flatter
The Secret Voice Vol. 1 - Color Assistant, Comic Illustrator of "Dr. Xilm And The Wrongness"
The Willows - Letterer
Long Road to Liquor City - Color Flatter
Kaijumax Season 4 - Color Assistant
Kaijumax Season 3 - Color Assistant
Snotgirl Volume 2 - Color Flatter
Kaijumax Season 2 - Color Assistant
Lake Of Fire #5 - Cover Variant Artist
Snotgirl #5 - Cover Variant Artist
Snotgirl #4 - Cover Variant Artist
Snotgirl #3 - Cover Variant Artist
Snotgirl #2 - Cover Variant Artist
Jonesy #1 - Cover Variant Artist
Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers - Color Flatter
Kaijumax Season 1 - Color Assistant
The Bunker - Color Flatter
The Bunker #10 - Colorist
Kaijumax #1 ECCC - Cover Variant Artist
Seconds - Drawing Assistant
Down, Set, Fight! - Color Flatter
Terra Flats #3
Swimming With JFish
Terra Flats #2
Terra Flats #1
Une Petite Romance
Jaephisch & The Dark Rainbow #2
Jaephisch & The Dark Rainbow #1
Studio JFISH #2
Studio JFISH #1
Alternative Press Expo
Brave & Bold Tokyo
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
Comic Art Brooklyn
Comic Art Tokyo
Emerald City Comic Con
Kaigai Manga Festa
Olympia Comics Fest
Rose City Comic Con
San Diego Comic Con
Small Press Expo
Tokyo Comic Con
Toronto Comic Arts Fest
Blood Is The New Black