Jason Metcalf | Cover Artist
ZE: How long have you been working in comics?
JM: I started collaborating with others over 15 years ago, but wasn’t involved in anything published until about 10 years ago, doing ink assists for Joe Weems on some Top Cow pages, most notably an issue of the Darkness set as a medieval fantasy over David Finch pencils. That owl in the tree was 100% my doing.
ZE: What age did you realize you wanted to be an artist as a career?
JM: I WANTED to since I was about 13 or 14, but couldn’t wrap my head around HOW to make that happen until I was almost 30.
ZE: What artist has most inspired you?
JM: It has to be Frank Frazetta.
ZE: What time period and where would you visit if you had a time machine? Why?
JM: The late 15th century, Florence, Milan, and Rome, Italy. I’d assist Leonardo Davinci.
ZE: What would the title of your autobiography be?
JM: The Persistent Protagonist
ZE: What would I find in your fridge right now?
JM: Lots of organic, non-dairy, gluten free stuff.
ZE: What is the best compliment you ever received?
JM: I like it when people look at my art, some character I’ve drawn, and say things like, “I don’t normally like (so and so character) but the way YOU draw them makes me want to be a fan.”
ZE: What is your favorite band of all time?
ZE: What comic con do you most enjoy traveling to?
JM: New York Comic Con.
ZE: If you could switch places with someone for a week, who would it be? Why?
JM: Kim Jong-un. I’d free North Korea.
ZE: Who is your favorite comic book character of all time?
JM: The Bat Man.
ZE: You can choose any one super power. What is it? Why?
JM: Super Speed – c’mon, have you been watching the Flash? Think of the possibilities.