Jason Lutes was born in 1967 in New Jersey and grew up reading superhero and Western comic books. He found Heavy Metal magazine and the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons in the late 1970s, both of which had a significant impact on his artistic growth. Lutes earned a BFA in art from the Rhode Island School of Design, and in 1993 he began creating Jar of Fools, a weekly comic strip for Seattle's The Stranger. Lutes teaches comics at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, where he lives with his partner and two children.
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