Jason Mojica is a Peabody Award-winning producer whose news and documentary work has taken him to more than 30 countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea. He is the co-host of The Modernist Society, a podcast spinoff of a storied Washington, DC gathering.
In 1989 at the age of 15, Mojica started publishing small press comics out of his parents’ basement in Cicero, Illinois under the moniker Rocco Comics. Rocco later grew into a publisher of zines (co-publishing with Maximum Rocknroll the DIY resource guide Book Your Own Fuckin’ Life #3), and a punk rock record label. During the late 1990s in Chicago, Mojica co-founded the iconic Jinx cafe, as well as cult video store Big Brother. During that time he also served as editor and publisher of the Chicago-centric independent film magazine Spectre.
In 2006 Mojica and friends successfully crowdfunded, produced, and directed Christmas in Darfur?, a film about the humanitarian crisis on the Sudan/Chad border. For the next twelve years his career focused on hard-hitting news and documentary films covering politics, crisis, and conflict for Al Jazeera English and Vice Media.
In 2018 he started Xylophone Media to help bring provocative films, podcasts, and comic books kicking and screaming into existence.
His hobbies are writing in the third person, and starting super PACs. Here is a photo of him after his last haircut, sometime in 2018…