Hank Pym @ Wizard World St. Louis 2019: Walt’s First Cosplay Called “Wacky Comic-Con Fun.”

Appearances, Cosplay, Walt a Life

Walt Jaschek loved his very first Cosplay experience at St. Louis Wizard World 2019: as “Dr. Hank Pym,” of Marvel’s Ant-Man 1 and 2, he “re-united” with Ant-Man and the Wasp, and interacted with dozens of other heroes, friends and fans — many of whom recognized the character and asked for pics, to Walt’s relief. “I was afraid they’d just think I was an old guy in a lab coat.” Here are some pics of what Walt called “wacky comic-con fun.”

Dr. Pym (Walt Jaschek) re-unites with Ant-Man and the Wasp. Anybody know the name of these Cosplayers! Walt wants to re-unite for a video.

Is this a new super-group? If so, Disney just bought DC.

Wonder Woman was more interested in Scott Lang than Dr. Pym (Walt Jaschek). Figures.
Dr. Pym (Walt Jaschek) teaches Wonder Woman the thoughtful, hand-to-chin pose.
In this reality, Dr. Strange still has a gemstone not in possession of Thanos. Dr. Pym (Walt Jaschek) is relieved.


This Deadpoool was completely in character. When Dr. Pym (Walt Jaschek) handed him the action figure, Deadpool said, “Oh, the places I could put this.”
Mrs. Pym (Randy Jaschek) wore a t-shirt that Dr. Pym (Walt Jaschek) designed. It says: “I visited the quantum realm and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.”

Dr. Hank Pym (of “Ant-Man”) to Visit Wizard World St. Louis (If Walt Pulls Off His Cosplay Idea.)

Appearances, Cosplay, Walt a Life

Dr. Hank Pym, founder of Pym Technologies and creator of the Ant-Man suit, will be attending the Wizard World Comic-Con in St. Louis, Mo, on April 6, 2016. Joining Dr. Pym will be the new Ant-Man, Scott Lang, in miniature form.

There’s Scott in Dr. Pym’s pocket.

This famous physicist, known for his discovery of the Microverse and the Quantum Realm, could be of great service to the Avengers as they attempt to reverse the devastating effect Thanos had on…

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Oh, heck, who are we kidding? This is Walt Jaschek, of course, attempting to pull of a Hank Pym look for his very first Cosplay experience! He’s leaving for the con any minute. Wish him well — and hope that his attempted goatee grows out, fast!

(And visit the parody site Walt created just for the occasion: PymTech.info.)

#STLMADE Writer Walt Jaschek Showcases St. Louis Stories for TheSTL.com

Appearances, Content Writing, Walt a Life

Walt Jaschek and wife Randy at the launch of the #STLMade Movement and the website TheSTL.com, at Venture Cafe in St. Louis, March 14, 2019.

I’m Walt Jaschek, and I’m #STLMade: born and raised in St. Louis. I’ve built a blessed life here, and have enjoyed a decades-long writing career here. I crafted work of which I’m proud, and which gained some attention from peers and associates; in 2018, I was inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame. Needless to say, I dig this city like rock ‘n’ roll.

That’s why I was delighted to be invited to contribute articles to the new website TheSTL.com, part of the new #STLMade movement, which intends to “shine light on St. Louis thinkers, doers and makers.” A noble cause. I’m for it.

The site is now alive and my first article is published in it. Headlined Niche of Time, it spotlights a cool company in St. Charles, Masterclock, whose high-tech timepieces are sold globally. The firm is run by a dynamic CEO, John Clark, who is also, you will see, a one-man quote machine! Read the article.

Stay tuned for more articles as assignments arrive, and see what it means to be truly #STLMade. Like me. Meanwhile: Cheers!

Walt Jaschek Looks “Professorial” Promoting Webster U. Radio Class.

Appearances, Radio Commercials, Teaching, Walt a Life

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Come on, a little too professorial. The elbow patches are spot on, sure, but who lines up markers like that, and why would the guy who tries to simplify everything write so much sh*t on the board?

“Don’t blame me,” said Walt Jaschek. “I’m teaching radio advertising again at Webster University School of Communications during the Spring, 2018, semester, and a student at the end of class snapped at pic on my phone.”

At your own request?

“Well, sure,” Walt admitted. “I promote the class as a way for advertising majors to learn to strategize, write, produce, cast, direct and engineer a original, 3-spot radio campaign — — and I wanted to look the part.”

Walt’s slogan for the class, which is filled with mostly funny radio, old and new: “Laugh Your Ads Off.”

That might be better slogan than the one he had for his previous presentation to UMSL ad students about thinking big: “Let Loose the Large.”

Okay, “professor.” Just please don’t tell us you have a pipe in your pocket.

P.S. Hear funny radio commercials co-created by Walt.

Walt Goes (Or IS) Mid-Century Modern

Appearances, Plugs, Walt a Life

waltjaschek-midcenturymodernPopped into Porona Pasta in downtown St. Louis today. ❤️’d cool concept, delish food and Atomic Dust branding, including this wall: It’s mid-century modern! Like me! (In fact, my birth year, “55,” is in the photo. See it?)

Happy Comic New Year from Don Secrease, Sam Maronie and me

Appearances, Comics, Parties, Walt a Life

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That’s me, left, with two great, St. Louis comic friends and collaborators from Auld Lang Syne: Don Secrease, co-creator and artist of The Herobots™, Ned and the NudeMel Cool: Mall Cop™, and many more comics with me; and Sam Maronie, long-time comics and pop-culture journalist and author of Tripping Through Pop Culture. This was New Year’s Eve, 2015, at the home our mutual friend and ace comic creator, Paul Daly.  Ever been to Paul’s place? It’s like stepping into a movie set. Anyway, my point is: Happy New Year!