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Jess Escamillas (b. 1979) is a freelance artist currently living in exciting Austin, TX. Born in Fontana, CA, his family soon moved to his grandparents ranch in southern Arizona. 80's creature features, comics, and on overly active imagination helped fuel his passion to create "cool" drawings for a living, but als… Read More
Jess Escamillas (b. 1979) is a freelance artist currently living in exciting Austin, TX. Born in Fontana, CA, his family soon moved to his grandparents ranch in southern Arizona. 80's creature features, comics, and on overly active imagination helped fuel his passion to create "cool" drawings for a living, but also spurred a curiosity for adventure.

After the events of Sept 11, 2001, he dropped out of an animation program at a local art school in his hometown of Tucson, AZ, and joined the U.S. Army. The adventure began at Fort Knox, KY where he completed basic training to become a "Tanker" (M1A1 Abrams Tank crew member), and it was the best job he ever had. He was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany and completed a combat tour to Iraq in 2004. He received an honorable discharge and soon returned home where he immediately began woking towards rediscovering his talents for art and illustration.

In 2009 he attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), in beautiful Savannah, GA, and received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sequential Art. Besides being trained in the ancient arts of comic book creation, he is also skilled in traditional and digital illustration techniques, storyboarding, concept design, and creative writing. His interests include hunting down animation art books, creating his own comic book worlds, hiking, trying to get a hole in one at disc golf, and just living and learning as much as he can on this crazy planet we call home. Read Less
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