Guest Q&A: Jason Copland

Jason CoplandComic book artist Jason Copland (pronounced “cope-land”) is making his debut appearance at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival. The Vancouver, B.C.-based illustrator is the co-creator of Kill All Monsters with writer Michael May. He also collaborated with Curt Pires on the Dark Horse series POP and is currently working with Fabian Rangel, Jr. on the STELA series Santos. You can catch Jason at 10 a.m. on the “Building a Career in Comics” panel and get drawing tips from him in a “How To Draw Monsters and Robots” workshop at 2 p.m.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Hanging out with my wife and son.

2. What is your greatest fear?

I have a very real fear of failure.

3. On what occasion do you lie?

When talking about my age.

4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Have more self-confidence.

5. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My son.

6. What do you most dislike about yourself?

My “cup half-empty” personality.

7. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Awesome.” “Cool.”

8. What is your most treasured possession?

My framed New Mutants poster by Bill Sienkiewicz.

9. What do you most value in your friends?

Loyalty.

10. The quality you most admire in a person?

Compassion.

11. What supernatural gift would you most like to possess?

Teleportation.

12. What is your favorite food?

Ham and pineapple pizza.

13. What is your favorite color?

Red.

14. Who is your favorite fictional character?

Maude from the film Harold and Maude.

15. Who is your favorite person in history?

William Wallace.

16. Who is your favorite artist?

Frank Miller.

17. Who is your favorite musician?

David Bowie.

18. DC, Marvel, Lovecraft or Whedon Universe?

Marvel.

19. What is your present state of mind?

Stressed.

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