CREATING A UNIVERSE

BRINGING A CHILD'S IMAGINATION TO LIFE

When a centuries-old intergalactic war between the sinister Goblins and the peace-loving Trolls finds its way to earth, A young boy gifted with amazing superpowers embarks on an epic adventure to discover that he's the galaxy's greatest hope for survival. Join Jake, his best friend Julia, and Marrz the Troll as they travel the globe in search of other superpowered individuals to aid them in their battle against the nefarious Goblin Queen! 

 

The New Adventures of Jake Jetpulse is an awesome comic book universe created by the imaginative refrigerator drawings of my son Jacob who is on the autism spectrum. The story follows Jake and his friends Julia and Marrz the Troll as they protect the earth from evil forces that threaten the galaxy.

Jake Jetpulse is the first Afro-Latino Superhero on the autism spectrum.

ENCOURAGING HIS SPECIAL INTERESTS

It all started when my son Jacob was in Pre-K. He was around 3 1/2 years old when he was diagnosed. His Teachers noticed how he struggled a lot in class and started falling behind the other students. 

 

All he ever wanted to talk about was superheroes. That was his special interest It got to a point where his special interests became problematic for him and his classmates.

I needed to find a way to connect with him and help him learn. I turned to all of Jake’s drawings as my way into his world. Jake was always incredibly creative. He would draw his own comics books where he was the main hero. I took his stories and made comic book panels out of his creations.

By creating the main hero in Jake's likeness, I was able to pull Jake into learning.  Communicating through our love for superheroes paved a way for jake to understand, create, and discover.

 

INSPIRATION THROUGH IMAGINATION

Jake Jetpulse's first appeared in the pages of the very rare "Mega Ultra Jake" comic that was written and illustrated by Jacob. This is the first of many amazing adventures that Jake and I used to build this incredible universe.

Jacob really loves superheroes! Just give him 5 minutes and Jake will tell you everything there is to know about them. His closet is full of costumes, enchanted hammers, magical capes, and utility belts.

I was impressed with his vision and it inspired me to sit with him and join him. After several weeks, I got the idea to translate his drawings into comic book-style characters that he could relate to. To help him learn,  I incorporated his daily school assignments with my artwork to make flashcards.

 

Using sight words, I was able to help Jacob learn to identify words before moving on to larger sentences

 

THE BIRTH OF A HERO

In April of 2018, Jake and I printed the first in a series of children's easy readers focusing on basic sight words.

 

The reading workbooks became an instant hit with the children at P.S. 170 elementary school in Brooklyn, New York.  The Jake Jetpulse™ comic workbooks would go to be featured on Channel News 4 New York

 

WHAT MAKES OUR STORY SO UNIQUE?
Our story highlights learning difficulties (often thought of as a weakness) into a young boy’s source of power.
As a superhero on the autism spectrum, we follow Jake on his journey as he learns to adapt to the behavioral and social challenges that are the hallmarks of autism spectrum disorder.
 
By introducing a cast of diverse, heroic characters who share cultural and social situations,  the characters become grounded and familiar. Children who live outside of urban areas need to see the world from a different perspective. Seeing the world from another point of view fosters understanding.  Understanding creates empathy, and empathy closes the gap of fear and indifference as stereotypes begin to disappear. 

What also makes "The Adventures of Jake Jetpulse" so exciting is its intelligent storytelling.  Not only does it fuse all the elements of pop-culture and sci-fi; It also provides the viewer with an intimate glimpse into the imagination of a child on the autism spectrum.

 
 

 THE JETPULSE CREATIVE TEAM

LED BRADSHAW

VANESSA LAUREANO-ACOSTA

JOVANNI IBARRA

CREATOR

Led A. Bradshaw is making a name for himself as one of New York's up-and-coming black comic book illustrators. 

As the creator of Jetpulse Comics, his Flagship title “The New Adventures of Jake Jetpulse” is a comic book adventure story that was inspired by his son Jacob who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of four.

Since 2018, Jetpulse Studios has published “The New Adventures Of Jake Jetpulse: Reading & Math Activity Book”, “The New Adventures of Jake Jetpulse: Beginners Reading Book”, and “The New Adventures Of Jake Jetpulse: Hidden Heroes Workbook”.

Bradshaw’s first mainstream project came in April 2015 when he was asked to create a comic book story line that would be attached with the “Iron Hell-Met” album for Darkstarz Records; an independent record label. The comic book story is based on the Kung-Fu and science fiction influences in the album.

The collaboration received great praise and also gave Bradshaw the confidence to showcase his work on a larger scale.

Led and his team is currently seeking financing to continue the Jake Jetpulse Animated Series that halted production in July,2020.

SCREENWRITER

Vanessa Laureano Acosta (V.A.L) is a novelist, screenwriter, and children’s book author, based in NYC. Vanessa discovered a love for writing at an early age and honed her skills in her teenage years, by writing short stories and poetry. 

 

Her first short story “A Lyly Beneath the Tree” was met with great success and gave her the confidence to write more challenging and authentic stories. Her other works include, "Vessels,” “Doors,” “What Did You Eat,” and “The Song.” 

SCREENWRITER

Jovanni is a New Jersey-based screenwriter and script editor. His script for 'Kevin Keating: Vampire Hunter' won Honorable Mention at the TERROR Film Festival.

His work on the film "Highway 68"  also won 'Best Ensemble Cast' and the 'People's Choice Award' as the audience favorite film from the Golden Egg Film Festival, and 'Best Ensemble Cast' at the Golden Egg Film Festival - International leg of the festival. 

His film short "Redemption" went on to win the 'Grand Jury Prize - 1st Place' at the 37th Annual New Jersey Young Film and Videomakers Festival, and screened in competition at the Big Apple Film Festival.

Brooklyn, NY 11220 United States