23 Facts About John Cassaday


John Cassaday is an American comic book artist, writer, and television director.


John Cassaday is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed Planetary with writer Warren Ellis, Astonishing X-Men with Joss Whedon, Captain America with John Ney Rieber, and Star Wars with Jason Aaron.


John Cassaday has received multiple Eagle and Eisner Awards and nominations for his work.


John Cassaday first attended film school and directed television news for five years.


John Cassaday spent one summer working a construction job while working on his portfolio.


John Cassaday showed his portfolio to popular comic book writer and editor Mark Waid at San Diego Comic-Con International 1996.


John Cassaday quit his construction job and left Texas for New York.


John Cassaday worked on multiple Captain America projects, including an issue of Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America written by Jeph Loeb, "Captain America Lives Again" and "Captain America: The New Deal".


John Cassaday based his cover art on World War II propaganda posters.


John Cassaday has created covers for comic books featuring The Phantom, for US publisher Moonstone Books and the European Egmont, as well as covers for Joss Whedon's Firefly spinoff comic Serenity: Those Left Behind, and Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper.


John Cassaday handled covers and art direction on Dynamite Entertainment's The Lone Ranger comic-book series.


From 2004 to 2008, John Cassaday illustrated the graphic novel trilogy Je suis legion by Fabien Nury from Les Humanoides Associes.


John Cassaday has written stories for Hellboy: Weird Tales, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Rocketeer Adventures, X-Men: Alpha Flight, Bela Lugosi: Takes from the Grave, and Union Jack.


John Cassaday wrote drawing instruction articles for Wizard Magazine's Wizard: How to Draw.


John Cassaday appeared in the Captain America 75th Anniversary television special on ABC in 2016.


John Cassaday is the artist of the upcoming Captain America comics special anniversary issue.


John Cassaday headlined the highly successful 2015 Star Wars revival at Marvel Comics.


John Cassaday's art appeared in an episode of HBO First Look, a 2003 documentary about the making of the Daredevil film.


John Cassaday worked as a concept artist on the film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic graphic novel Watchmen.


John Cassaday directed "The Attic", the December 18,2009, episode of the TV show Dollhouse, which aired as the tenth episode of that series' second season.


John Cassaday's art was used extensively in the Futureal Studio documentary Adventures into Digital Comics.


John Cassaday himself appeared in a Wizard World-sponsored documentary in 2002.


John Cassaday appeared in Generation X: The Comic Book History of the X-Men, a 2006 DVD documentary about the X-Men franchise.