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MoA&A Interview #21: Jason Strutz

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website!

Today’s interview features one of my new friends from HeroesCon in Charlotte this year: Jason Strutz, whom I met while strolling the aisles, looking for a signal in order to run my Square transaction (as one does at such conventions).

Jason’s the artist for The Order of Dagonet comic (which I scored at the con, thank you), and, adorned with a hat, he bears a passing resemblance to a certain Mythbuster.

Welcome, Jason!

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Author or Artist?
I am an artist for comics, book covers, and concepts.

Who are your professional role models?
Drew Struzan Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Norman Rockwell, Brad Holland, Frank Frazetta. Getting into comics people, Chrissie Zullo, Jeff Smith, James Jean, Simon Bisley, Nic Klein, Lee Bermejo, are along my lines.

What’s your favorite writing/sketching weather?
I like a good fall storm, for drama.

Set your current playlist/musical device to “shuffle all” and hit PLAY. What’s the first song that comes up?
Tom waits – Bad as Me then Mastodon – Blood Mountain

If you could win any award, which would it be?
Anything that involves vast riches or lifetime supplies of something.

Would you rather have magical powers, or a spaceship?
Well my magical powers might involve flying through space. so magical powers.

What was your favorite book as a child?
There’s a Monster at the End of this Book.

What thing do you wish you could go back in time and tell your 10-year-old self?
stop playing so many video games.

What’s your favorite constellation?
Orion’s Belt, because it’s a belt.

What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Hansel and Gretel, pretty creepy,

What thing are you most proud of?
That I’m still working and haven’t given up yet.

The Colin Harvey Memorial Question: Name 3 things on your List of Things to Do Before You Die.
1. Grow old
2. Work 9-5 and then relax
3. Be able to look back on a lifetime of decent work that kept us fed.

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Find out more about Jason and his artwork at http://strutzillustration.com.

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