Today we’d like to introduce you to Jason Casey.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
When I was eleven, my father and I were stopped at a gas station to pick up snacks for a two-hour car ride to my Aunt’s house. This was back in 1991 and there were comic books on a turnstile rack near the counter. I was immediately attracted to an issue of Amazing Spider-Man (#353) and asked my Dad if I could have it. He bought it for me and I read it over and over again during the car ride. When we arrived at my Aunt’s, I immediately asked her if she had some paper and a pencil. I spent the majority of that day trying to recreate Mark Bagley’s artwork from the comic. Thus, began my journey into becoming an artist…
Please tell us about your art.
For many years, I’ve mostly been interested in making fan art. I love to create works of art that relate to characters that have affected me throughout the years in film and comics. Lately, though, I’ve begun to illustrate animals as well as my own fantasy characters and worlds. My primary mediums are graphite and ink.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
I believe that art and the supporting of the arts is at its most crucial in the current climate that we live in, not just politically but socially as well. We all as humans need a creative outlet; I believe it gives people a sense of purpose and accomplishment knowing that you created something today that did not exist the day before.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Jason Casey Fan Page (Facebook)
- Website: www.etsy.com/shop/JasonCaseyArt
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @JasonCaseyArt
- Twitter: @JasonCaseyArt
The picture of myself was taken by @DanteLuna