Websites: , Jeff's Muscle Studio, Jeff’s Musclestudio Cafepress Store
Bio: I am an artist/writer whose work has appeared in Gay Comics, Strip AIDS USA, and Meatmen. As a freelancer living in Minneapolis, I worked for a wide spectrum of clients – producing cartoons for the GLBT newspapers Equal Time and GAZE and the budding skater/punk rock magazine Your Flesh, to creating animatics and storyboards for the Department of Defense and its Armed Forces cable channel. I also worked on animation projects such as the title for Fox TV's Spider-Man.
I currently live in the southwestern USA, and write and draw Hearts & Iron™, a self-published comic book and strip following the continuing adventures of two iron-pumping dudes in love. Books can be purchased at heartsandironcomic.com and on my website of bodybuilding and strongman inspired art, jeffsmusclestudio.com.
Hearts & Iron #5 (the comic book) is now available in a digital version! Order all 5 issues of Hearts & Iron full length comic books in pdf form.
I also write and draw the strips Ursa Major: A Werebear’s Tale and Paul Bunyan. The three strips appear on both sites. Hearts & Iron and Ursa Major also run monthly in Desert Knight News.
I contributed a six page comic story called "Muscle Meeting" to Muscle Men, an erotic anthology, from Cleis Press.
I (and my comic) are profiled in the August 2009 issue of Compete, in an article entitled "This Comic Strip Stands Out."
RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES
PRISM COMICS SHOWS ITS COLORS AT COMIC-CON 2003
[News, Posted 7/25/03]
All Photos by Ken Shelley. For more photos from the Con, click here.
This past weekend, Prism Comics made its first public appearance as an incorporated not-for-profit organization at Comic-Con International: San Diego and made quite a splash. The new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) comics advocacy group unveiled a stunning booth, gave away lots of prizes, added hundreds of names to its mailing list, provided thousands of rainbow stickers, sold thousands of dollars…
RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES
INTERVIEW: JEFF JACKLIN (HEARTS & IRON)
[Source: IMRU, Added: 12/26/11]
Hearts & Iron is a continuing comic book series about two men with big arms and big hearts. Carl Hanson and John Sullivan are two iron-pumping men who begin a life-journey together…
MONTH OF LGBT COMICS BONUS: HEARTS & IRON #4
[Source: Comics Should Be Good, Added: 3/27/11]
Jeff Jacklin’s Hearts & Iron is a strange comic, partly because I’ve only read issue #4 and Jacklin is obviously telling a long-form story, but also because it’s about two gay men in the present...
THIS COMIC STRIP STANDS OUT
[Source: Compete Magazine, Added: 8/1/09]
Illustrator Jeff Jacklin challenges gay stereotypes with Hearts & Iron.