Jhonen Vasquez Biography
Birthday: September 1, 1974 (Virgo)
Born In: San Jose, California, United States
The creator of the super hit animated series ‘Invader Zim’, Jhonen Vasquez, the cartoonist and comic book writer holds a very special place in the hearts of his millions of young fans who relive their lives through the adventures of their comic book superhero. He considers himself lucky that he gets to do what he loves for a living. Drawing is definitely his first love. Even as a school student he spent much of his class time in drawing and sketching. He frequently drew for his high school’s student newspaper and created his comic character Johnny C during this time. He submitted comic strips for publication in the school newspaper and created comical characters and stories for his friends. He was an avid reader of superhero comics and was especially influenced by ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ comics by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. A highly creative individual, he enrolled at De Anza College to study films but soon quit to become a professional cartoonist. His first comic book was ‘Johnny the Homicidal Maniac’ which was about the adventures of a young man named Johnny C. Jhonen went on to produce other comic books before moving on to create animated television series ‘Invader Zim’ which airs on Nicktoons.