Welcome to the official site of cartoonist J. Dejah Payne, where you can get the scoop on all her latest projects and happenings.

Upcoming Appearances & Events

No appearances currently scheduled for the convention season.

Read Princezz, updated Mondays Cupcake Cabal comic. New Comic Every Thursday

About Jason Dejah Payne

portrait of Jason Dejah Payne, artist

Dejah Payne is a cartoonist known for her expressive style and offbeat characters. Her narrative works explore themes of personal identity, often through a comedic lens, as exemplified in the ongoing series PRINCEZZ and her latest anthology series THISTLES. Dejah primarily publishes under Syrup Pirates®, her micro-press imprint.

In her spare time Dejah enjoys pizza, gardening, vinyl collecting, classic cinema, retro-gaming, long walks, Go, meditation, miniature golf, and hobbyist computing.

Selected Works

For the last 20 years, J. Dejah Payne has self-published her works electronically and in print, much of which was branded under Syrup Pirates, her micro-press publishing imprint. A typical physical print run is between 12 and 50 copies. Below are a few select titles from more recent years.


Thistles #1 cover
PKD's Tony and the Beetles cover
Pizza Fright #1 cover art
PRINCEZZ graphic novel cover
Tiny Todd & Janis cover
Dogwalk autobigraphical comic cover


Killer is NEAR Game cover


Contact Dejah

For fan mail and general inquiries
Send email to dejah@artofpayne.com