Comic book artist and writer of Southern Bastards and Spider-Gwen
Jason Latour’s current projects include the co-creation of and art duties on Southern Bastards (w/ Jason Aaron) at Image comics. As well as scripting the upcoming Spider-Gwen at Marvel comics.
Jason Latour’s past projects include art on DJango Unchained, Sldegehammer 44, Wolverine and Scalped. He also had writing duties on Loose Ends, Winter Soldier, Wolverine and the X-Men (Vol. 2).
Charlotte, NC is where Jason learned to draw!
The Comics Journal asked Jason latour:
…TCJ: The reason I brought it up is because you had this concerned tone …, as if we were losing this center. I thought you were worried about losing something that was never really there. I don’t think that the primary concern of editors and fans is great storytelling.
LATOUR: I think it is.
TCJ: I think only cartoonists care about this stuff. In that same post, you wrote that good storytelling is important to everyone “from the most pretentious arteest to the most cold, hard, numbers minded businessman”, but I don’t believe that’s the case.
LATOUR: Here’s the thing. I think most people working in comics, especially the mainstream, really do love what they do and they want to do good things. What happens is that it’s commerce, it’s a job. People go in with the best intentions but at the end of the day you have to pick what you can fight for and what you can’t. And it’s up to the readers, the consumers to some extent, to vote with their wallets. From time to time, something that’s mostly considered universally good work gets done. I think that speaks to how much some of these people working at these companies actually do care, that those things actually do get made. They could just be in the widget business, and you can probably say that they are, but…
TCJ: [laughter] You can.
LATOUR: But there’s enough evidence to point that these people love comics. You can argue subjectively about what’s good or bad but there’s enough stuff to make the argument that they’re not solely in the widget business. …
More on Jason Latour:
Official Website: http://jasonlatour.blogspot.com
Deviantart.com Gallery: http://jasonlatour.blogspot.com
Southern Bastards website: http://jasonlatour.blogspot.com
Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, Worst Comic Podcast EVER!Friday May 20, 2016 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cullen Bunn, Matt Hawkins, Dennis Hopeless, Jason Latour, Worst Comic Podcast EVER!Sunday May 22, 2016 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm