The Beagle and the Baron
by Jason Chalker
Tell us a little about yourself.
Jason Chalker is an illustrator, toy customizer and designer based in Dallas, TX. Jason was an animator on the Warner Independent film “A Scanner Darkly”, had art featured in “Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art” and the upcoming “Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art From the Underground”. He a freelance artist for Topps’ and recently did sketch cards for Mars Attacks: Invasion and the Star Wars Illustrated: A New Hope card sets. Jason has been featured on a number of toy and art blogs and has participated in solo and group art shows in Dallas, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Austin and Los Angeles.
If you were a sea creature, what would you be and why?
A killer whale. They're kind of jerks, but they're pretty much the top of the food chain since even sharks rarely mess with them.
Who was your favorite comic book character as a kid?
That's a tough one. I think it would be Spider Man.
What Theme song do you know all the words to?
I don't think I know any theme song in it's entirety, but I used to know Greatest American Hero and I still think it's a great theme song. I guess that probably dates me.
When are you at your most creative?
It always seems I hit peak productivity at night.
What was your first job? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
In high school I had a summer job as a file clerk/ gopher at a law firm in Dallas, annnd Yes.
What was your "break through" moment you knew you made it as a designer/illustrator?
When I got hired as an animator on A Scanner Darkly
You and who else trapped on a desert island?
Superman. He can just fly us back to civilization.