Jason Fabok

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Jason Fabok
Jason Fabok on The Riley and Kimmy Show.jpg
Fabok in 2018
Born (1985-04-14) April 14, 1985 (age 36)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Batman, Justice League, Detective Comics
AwardsEisner Award for Best Short Story

Jason Fabok (born April 14, 1985) is a Canadian comic-book artist. He has worked almost exclusively for DC Comics for the entirety of his career. His work has been featured in acclaimed series such as Batman, Detective Comics, Justice League, and the Eisner Award-winning Swamp Thing: The Talk of the Saints short story.

Comics career[edit]

Fabok graduated from St. Clair College's Tradigital Animation program in 2007.[1] He then attended the Word of Life Bible College in Owen Sound for a year, an experience that furthered his interest to pursue a career as a comic artist.[1] After becoming aware that legendary illustrator David Finch lived in his same town, Fabok sent him his portfolio. Finch agreed to mentor him and put him through a six-month-long "boot camp", teaching him everything from anatomy, to backgrounds and buildings. After six months Finch suggested Fabok sending his new portfolio to DC Comics.[2]

His first published work were issues #70 and #71 of Superman/Batman.[2] He subsequently penciled the full 2011 series of Aspen Comics's Soulfire, his only work outside of DC Comics to date.[3] Fabok's big break in the industry happened when David Finch asked him if he was available to pencil issues #4 and #5 of Finch's own mini-series Batman: The Dark Knight.[4] Within two weeks DC had offered Fabok a two-year exclusive contract.[4]

After drawing the first annual for Scott Snyder's Batman, Fabok became the regular artist of the freshly relaunched New 52 run of Detective Comics with issue #13. He ended his stint on the book with oversized anniversary issue #27.[5]

Fabok went on to draw several issues of weekly limited series Batman Eternal, among an all-star team of pencilers that included Dustin Nguyen, Guillem March and Mikel Janin.[6]

Following a one-off drawing the annual for Justice League International, in 2014 he succeeded Doug Mahnke as main artist for Geoff Johns' Justice League, from issue #36 to issue #50.[7] In 2016 he also penciled the first issue of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad.

The following year he illustrated both the Batman issues of the Batman/Flash crossover The Button, which served as a teaser for Geoff Johns' Watchmen sequel Doomsday Clock.[8]

In 2018 Fabok provided art for Tom King's Swamp Thing one-shot The Talk of the Saints, featured in the Swamp Thing Winter Special, which went on to win an Eisner Award for Best Short Story.[9] The same year he collaborated with other top DC artists on Brian Michael Bendis's The Man of Steel mini-series, which served as the prelude for Bendis's Superman relaunch.[10] He reunited with writer Geoff Johns for the three-issue prestige-format mini-series Batman: Three Jokers, released in August 2020.[11][12]

Bibliography[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Aspen Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "St. Clair College's Jason Fabok – Colleges and Institutes Canada's 150th" (in American English). Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  2. ^ a b Carl (2019-09-27). "Jason Fabok: Making God Happy One Comic at a Time". Comic book reviews and interviews with creators by a kid who loves comics (in American English). Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  3. ^ "jayfabs User Profile | DeviantArt". www.deviantart.com. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  4. ^ a b "Jason Fabok - St. Clair College Alumni of Distinction 2014".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Detective Comics (2011 - 2016) from DC Comics". leagueofcomicgeeks.com. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  6. ^ "Batman Eternal (2014 - 2015) from DC Comics". leagueofcomicgeeks.com. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  7. ^ "Justice League (2011 - 2016) from DC Comics". leagueofcomicgeeks.com. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  8. ^ ComicBookWire (2020-03-30). "Review: Batman/The Flash- The Button". ComicBookWire (in American English). Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  9. ^ "2019 Eisner Award Winners List". Den of Geek (in American English). 2019-07-21. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  10. ^ "The Man of Steel (2018) from DC Comics". leagueofcomicgeeks.com. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  11. ^ "DC Reveals First Details on Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's 'Three Jokers'". DC. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  12. ^ "Batman: Three Jokers Artist Making 'Tweaks,' 'Changes' Thanks to Delay". CBR (in American English). 2020-06-01. Retrieved 2021-08-09.

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