Jon Aedyn King (aka Aedyn Jak) is a multimedia artist and a writer and director, from Malta and Northern Ireland.
His work crosses a variety of fields and media. His writing includes screenplays, short stories and varied poetry. In December 2015, he published his debut book, Disquiet Milk. The book's high-contrast illustrations with its parasitic poetry and seething short stories earned it an interview in the Times of Malta and the limited publication earned an immediate audience. On the wings of Disquiet Milk, his second book, Magic Rope received a contract with a New York agent in 2017 and moved into a digital market. Jon finalised his third publication PostHuman Blaze in December 2018, a blend of future 'download' poetry and illustrated photography (for more, check out the "latest" page). He is currently writing his first novel in the future dystopian genre and compiling his 4th poetry/art book.
His art varies between high-octane colour to monochrome - from gothic ink illustrations to acrylic paintings. His art is included referentially in his publications. As a pure pasttime, he also paints on wood (for more about his art, check out the "art" page).
He wrote and directed his first independent feature film, a mystery called; Case At Riddle Crossing in Tennessee in 2014. Following that, he wrote and directed a short film A Mocking Mile Tale in February 2018 - in collaboration with the Malta Film Commission which premiered in June 2019. Jon also hosts a YouTube channel he created jonkingx; a mixture of short video narratives, tongue n' cheek social commentary and poetry montages. The channel has amassed well over 350,000 views.
Jon studied in both Malta and Australia, receiving a BA in Psychology & Communications and an MA in Film & Digital Image. Magnetised to places far-away, he has spent a good portion of life living away from Malta; the US, New Zealand, Brazil and Lithuania to mention a few. With a thirst for adventure, he seeks out nature and archaeology, active exploration and an adrenalin rush now and again. He has a keen interest in science-fiction, alien theory, music and the spiritual.