Jason Lutes

Jason  Lutes

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.