Bill Jaaska
Born(1961-06-22)June 22, 1961
DiedNovember 9, 2009(2009-11-09) (aged 48)
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works
The New Titans

William C. Jaaska (June 22, 1961[1] – November 9, 2009)[2] was an American comics artist.


Bill Jaaska's first published comics work was a Skywolf story in Airboy #11 (Dec. 1986).[3] He worked with Peter David on The Incredible Hulk. David has commented that Jaaska's art on The Incredible Hulk #380 was crucial to the impact of the story.[4]

Jaaska is best known for his work on The New Titans published by DC Comics.[2] After leaving The New Titans with issue #113 (August 1994), Jaaska's final new work in the comics industry appeared in Turok, Dinosaur Hunter #23 (May 1995) published by Acclaim Comics.[3]

In 2005, Anthem Pictures used Jaaska's Terminator artwork to create The Terminator: Hunters and Killers a unique "Digital Comic DVD". The product uses art from the original comic books combined with actors reading the dialog, to create a flowing story that does not have actual motion in the traditional sense of animation, but is not static, in that the screen moves across the panels, and focuses on elements considered important by the director. The result is a comic that can be watched on a video screen as opposed to being read.[5]

Bill Jaaska died November 9, 2009[2] in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[6]


Acclaim Comics[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Eclipse Comics[edit]

First Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]


  1. ^ "William C Jaaska, 9 November 2009". United States Social Security Death Index. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Bill Jaaska". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 5, 2009. Archived from the original on September 16, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Bill Jaaska at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ David, Peter (April 26, 1991). "But I Digress: One Little Death". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on June 9, 2012. Bill Jaaska's art was so effective that...
  5. ^ "The Terminator: Hunters and Killers DVD Comic Comes Home". July 20, 2005. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012.
  6. ^ Spurgeon, Tom (March 22, 2010). "William Charles "Bill" Jaaska, 1961-2009". The Comics Reporter. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010.
Preceded byTony Salmons Jon Sable, Freelance / Sable artist 1988-1989 Succeeded byDave Hoover Preceded byTom Grummett The New Titans artist 1993-1994 Succeeded byRick Mays