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Jason Metcalf

Jason Metcalf is a comic book artist of titles such as Eternal Descent, Aliens vs. Zombies, Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales, Robyn Hood, Warlord of OZ and Zombies vs. Cheerleaders, and Wrath of the Titans.

Jason grew up in the Pacific Northwest, always wanting a career in comics and fantasy art projects, but in his teens and twenties, could not find a way to make that a viable option; So he utilized his degree in Construction Management and became part of several notable construction projects in and around Seattle for over 10 years, all the while honing his illustration skills at night and on weekends. During this time, Jason attended several comic conventions in Seattle, Portland Oregon and Vancouver Canada; toiled through a handful of failed (or posponed) comic project partnerships; briefly worked with Top Cow doing ink assists on the Darkness and Magdelina, bought a house and got married.

It wasn’t until 2008, while at his table at Emerald City Comicon, that he was approached to pencil a comic project: Wrath of the Titans, for Bluewater. Knowing it was a totally unpaid assignment, but also knowing that being associated with a Ray Harryhausen project would be a good stepping stone, Jason negotiated a flexible deadline and put his pencil to paper, still maintaining his construction career. That was it, the moment the possibilty of transitioning into a comic art career took hold. Wrath led into another project, IDW’s Eternal Descent – a gritty, dark yet slick yarn about angels, demons, rock & roll, and a girl caught in their spiral. Jason soon left his construction career behind, with it’s spreadsheets, schedules, contracts and blueprints to forge his own path in art.

Since his IDW run, Jason has continued to build his resume, with work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, the History Channel’s Vikings, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, several Marvel trading card series, and World of Warcraft card game art. Jason is currently a monthly regular providing cover art for Zenescope Entertainment on titles such as Aliens vs. Zombies, Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales, Robyn Hood, Warlord of OZ and Zombies vs. Cheerleaders. This summer, his first DC work appears in the form of a Batman vs. Joker & Riddler children’s book. And, word is, he’s whittling away at a personal high-fantasy comic project, soon to be trickled out to the masses.

Jason Metcalf will be appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He will be located at Booth # 411 in the exhibition room.