Like most artists out there in the world, Jason Platt was known as that kid in the class who could draw. Jason was the one who could mimic Charles M. Schulz or Jim Davis’s characters on a dime and make the other kid’s smile. And as he grew older his tastes changed too. Jason became enthralled with Mad Magazine‘s Mort Drucker and, famed movie poster artist, Drew Struzan. With Drucker’s work Jason would always pick up his copy of Mad at the Eagle grocery store and study his amazing line work before Jason even read a line of copy. And with Struzan, Jason would find himself admiring his work for, what seemed like, ages wondering what adventure the movie was going to be about. This was pre-internet days, and it wouldn’t be until years later that Jason realized that his first name was Drew, and not his last.
And being a kid who also loved to write, Jason would often find himself imagining what would happen in the book he was holding after his eyes feasted on its cover art. And, at times, would find himself liking the stories he had created by looking at the covers more than the actual book itself.
You could say that Jason was that person who would buy a book for it’s cover. That and a natural born storyteller.
Working his way as a professional actor and puppeteer (yes, those jobs actually exist), Jason focused on the art of illustration and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD for those in the know).
Jason is particularly drawn to the art of humorous and children’s illustration (pun not intended), but he’s done other types as well. Including paintings, technical illustration and portraits. But, since being a kid Jasonhas always taken to the humorous illustration.
Visit Jason’s website at Plattinumpictures.com.