Jake Thomas is always looking for something ridiculous to do. After double-majoring in the extraordinarily ridiculous fields of Theatre (yeah, that's right, with an 'RE') and English Lit he defied the odds by finding a job, after years of grunt work, in a field that somewhat relates to his studies. As an editor for Marvel Comics Jake has worked on X-Men, Avengers, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America titles, and currently edits a number of the Guardians of the Galaxy and "Street Level" titles, such as The Punisher and Black Widow. The only flagship title he has yet to work on is Spider-Man. Give him time.
He started two theater companies that are no longer terribly operational. One was The 7th Sign, which did a number of incredible shows, including Julius Caeser, Happy Birthday Wanda June and The Just Assassins. Within that company Jake held the title of Creative Director and, at various times, produced, acted and directed.
He created the second theater company, Centaurface, in order to facilitate the production of original material by himself and his cohorts. The two primary offsprings of this endeavor were the weekly variety show Professor Top's Old-Timey Radio Hour and the mind-meltingly absurd sketch show Trumpet.
Other theater credits include writing and performing in the UrbanErotica series, co-hosting the live theatrical dating show Love Ahoy at Galapagos Art Space, reading original stories at the Applewood Review, performing with downtown theater troupes such as Ateh and Thirsty Turtle, and many projects with the exceptionally funny and deviant humorists Polly Frost and Ray Sawhill. In 2014 he wrote and produced a theatrical, multi-disciplinary horror anthology show, The Dead Dream Machine.
Jake has written many sketches and reviews, once wrote a short story every week for a year, has two completed screenplays and more in the works (see the YEAR OF THE CAT blog for further details!) and filmed a "pilot episode" of his web series, Monster Shorts. He has other completely foolhardy pursuits in the works as well, and is always looking for more. You can find some of their nascent beginnings on this very website.