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At 44-years-old, Jason Young BComm'01 hasn't lost his sense of play. Despite working as a chartered professional accountant for a large grocery chain, his creative endeavours as a freelance graphic designer have presented him with the opportunity to revisit a piece of his childhood.
“It’s my escape from the business world,” says Young, a Halifax, N.S. resident who began drawing while in junior high school.
“Something that's fun, light, colourful—something that's not, you know, business.”
However, business is precisely what Young got himself involved with recently. The artist earned bragging rights for working alongside international toy brand Mego Corporation, designing product packaging for action figures, including Stan Lee, Michael Myers, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde. With his designs debuting alongside the company's new wave of figures at the New York Toy Fair in February, it’s a feat he never imagined.
Notoriety shouldn’t be a problem, given the figures will be shipped worldwide. The toys are currently available for pre-order and will even be on shelves in stores such as EB Games. In the Halifax Regional Municipality, they will also be available at Sunrise Records, Giant Robot Comics, and Strange Adventures. Target will carry the toys in the United States.
Congratulations to Lloyd and Sonya Taggart who welcomed their first baby, Hannah Marie Taggart on August 20, 2014.