|Title||Graphic novel artist |
Graphic novel colorist
|Date of birth||10 July 1975|
Jason is the illustrator of Top Cow's Zero G, as well as Emperor, Fisher: Cathexes, Issue #3, and the photo-realistic Phase. He also created the cover for the first issue (The Beginning) of David Wohl's The Innocents series. In 2009, Jason's art was featured extensively on the crime mystery television show Castle (starring Stana Katic). Jason's art is frequently colored by Annette Kwok.
- According to his blog, Jason was hired by NBC on a Saturday afternoon, and created Road Kill by the following Friday.
- Jason originally was told that the War Buddies series was going to be illustrated by one artist. When he happened to email Frank Mastromauro of Aspen Comics, he was informed that the original artist had backed out. Jason was offered the job immediately.
- According to his blogger profile, Jason is also a personal trainer and martial artist, and owns two personal training studios in Australia.
- In 2004, Jason was nominated for four Ledger Awards for Killeroo Book 2.
- Jason says he draws digitally with a Wacom tablet.
- In an interview, Jason Badower lists Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Adam Hughes (especially his linework), and Brian Bolland among his influences.
- Jason is the first Heroes graphic novel artist to also color a graphic novel.
Jason used this image of Sylar to announce his first gig with Heroes.
He also drew Ted...
By far, Jason's most popular request was Hiro...
...including this version, which he sketched for a the winner of one of his competitions.
He also prepared a special diptych of Noah...
At the 2007 Armageddon Comic-Con, Jason drew Sylar.
Jason donated this piece of art to Sarmy to benefit the Give Life Foundation.
Graphic Novel Art and Comments
Heroes Characters Portraits
Following are Jason Badower's renditions of some Heroes characters:
- Jason's weblog
- Interview with Jason Badower by MelbournePixel.com, Jan 2005
- 3 Heroes Podcast interview with Jason Badower, 6/23/07
- 3 Heroes Podcast interview with Jason Badower (Part 2), 8/26/07
- Interview with Jason Badower and Mark Sable at Heroes Wiki, 9/11/07
- Interview with Jason Badower, Oliver Grigsby, and Zach Craley at Heroes Wiki, 7/24/08
- Interview with Jason Badower (Parts 1, 2, 3) at House Petrelli, 10/6/08