Jason Heller

My first job was working in a comic book warehouse, from which I graduated to managing the Mile High Comics location in Glendale. During that time I became heavily involved in drawing and printing my own minicomics as well as contributing comics to various other publications around the country. Playing punk music took me away from comics for a few years, but I started reviewing comics seriously after I “grew up” and became a professional writer. I’ve written about indie comics for NPR, Entertainment Weekly, and The Onion’s A.V. Club, among others. Non-comics-wise, I’ve also written a novel (the alternate history satire Taft 2012, published by Quirk Books, the company that brought you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) as well as official movie tie-in books for Pirates of the Caribbean and Goosebumps. I’m also a huge science fiction and fantasy fan: I won a Hugo Award as part of the editorial team of Clarkesworld Magazine in 2012, and I curate and host two monthly film series, Science Friction and Fantastique, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. Oh, and I once spent a week sleeping in Neil Gaiman’s attic (true story!).