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Jason Aaron is an Eisner and Harvey Award nominated comic book writer whose current work includes the critically-acclaimed crime series "Scalped" for DC/Vertigo and "Wolverine," "Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine" and "PunisherMAX" for Marvel. He was born in Alabama but currently resides in Kansas City.
His beard is bigger than yours.
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This week, Jason puts into words the difficulties that can pop up and derail a day's worth of writing, from distractions that knock you off course to not saving the perfect idea you have right before bed and more.
Jason Aaron shares a few words on the importance of location, location, location, explaining how becoming a part of your local comic book community can help aspiring and professional creators in their careers.
This week, Jason looks at his comic book collection, decides that this is the best era for quality comics in the history of the medium, offers his favorite series being published today and asks for your picks.
This week, Jason Aaron explains why he's perfectly happy to be writing "Wolverine" alongside "Scalped" and why he feels corporate vs. creator owned comics is the wrong battle to choose in today's comics industry.
Jason Aaron is joined by some of his comic book friends to illustrate the importance of having your own work space when you live a freelancer's life, be it a room in your house, an office park rental or something else.
Responding to a controversial quote from "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky, Jason provides some solid advice for screenwriters looking to bring their scripts to comics with a ten-point checklist of things to look out for.
Jason tackles a less controversial topic this week, turning to the WHERE THE HELL AM I? mailbag to answer a reader question with tips on self-management for aspiring writers, especially those who are full-time parents.
Jason Aaron rings in the new year with good wishes for friends and fans and a message for Alan Moore in response to the legendary writer's comments last year about the state of comics and talent level of modern creators.
This week, Jason Aaron dips into the mailbag and answers the age old question: What the hell does a comic book editor do? The answer is, quite a lot, actually, from maintaining continuity to shaping stories and more.
Jason looks at Marvel and DC's current pricing strategies and weighs the pros and cons of both approaches, explains the motivation behind the "Wolverine" back-up stories and the difficulty in writing a 20 page comic.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Jason Aaron discusses one of the pitfalls of being a comic book professional - the danger of gaining weight - and enlists his fellow pros in his quest to stave off the pounds.
This week, Jason Aaron discusses living in the world of being a freelance comic book creator, offers advice on how to navigate the business aspect of your career choice and offers a glimpse at his personal headquarters.
This week, Aaron interviews friend and fellow Kansas City comic book writer Dennis Hopeless, discussing the process of breaking into the comics industry, Hopeless' various projects currently in development and more.
Jason Aaron gives aspiring comic writers tips on the art of the pitch with the help of some of the biggest editors in comics. Plus, his pitches for a "Joker's Asylum" one-shot and a Vertigo zombie series.
Jason Aaron spoke with CBR TV about "Where the Hell Am I," his career in comics to date, developing "Ultimate Comics Captain America" with Ron Garney, his favorite artists to work with and much more!
Jason Aaron took New York Comic Con by storm, meeting his "Scalped" co-creator R.M. Guera for the first time, signing for fans, doing interviews and making announcements and through it all, he kept a Con Journal.
Jason Aaron returns this week with some pre-New York Comic Con advise for aspiring creators on how to find their dream editor and woo them with the goal of developing a long, loving creator/editor relationship.
This week, Jason Aaron gives aspiring writers some simple advice on how to break into comics, points readers in the direction of more industry tips and explains why his first pro work is also his most important.
Jason Aaron takes CBR readers through a week in the life of a professional comic book writer: namely, himself, as he balances the challenges and rewards of working from home and with numerous creative partners.
It's the debut of Jason Aaron's new CBR column, WHERE THE HELL AM I, and he takes the opportunity to give aspiring creators some advice with the harrowing tale of his journey to professional comic book writer.