Jason Jagel has always been one of our favorite artists, even before we knew who he was. We saw the MF Doom covers, and became fans of the images, the style, the whole package. It wasn’t until later, when we received his beautiful mongraph, 73 Funshine, that we pieced it all together and realized the man making these paintings was also the man behind the album covers. It all made sense.

With Jason’s new show, I’ll Fly (Into Your Heart), opening at FIFTY24SF Gallery on April 1st, we get a few words in to Jason about more broader subjects of his art and career. The specifics of the show come in Part 2. —The Citrus Report