Viola's cartooning, storytelling, and writing are top notch.
[Comics] with a skewed perspective that is truly original.
National Geographic Voices
Jason Viola is a writer and artist.
Jason began drawing comics soon after he learned how to hold a pencil. Finding inspiration from biology and through the lens of pop culture, he has written about manatees, amoebas, and flowers with a modern, satiric twist.
He's also written essays and reviews on independent comics, putting special emphasis on work that is often overlooked.
One of the organizers of the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (now in its tenth year), Jason lives outside Boston. If you are interested in having him visit your school, attend an event, or have a question, you can get in touch with him here.
Polar Bears: Survival on the Ice (written by Jason Viola and drawn by Zack Giallongo) is part of First Second Books' celebrated SCIENCE COMICS series! It follows the remarkable journey of a polar bear mother and her two young cubs as she teaches them how to survive in the Arctic. Her lessons are a virtual guidebook on polar bear biology, behavior, and habitat from the point of view of one of the world's fiercest predators and loving parents. Filled with advice and warnings, tips and tricks, and a lot of humor, this book celebrates the unique ways polar bears pass their knowledge onto their young.