Jim Massara, N2EST, drew some of his earliest professional cartoons for QST Magazine while working as an assistant editor at Marvel Comics. Over the years he’s worked in publishing, graphic design, comics and animation.
Jim has drawn more licensed cartoon characters than he can count, including contemporary characters like The Simpsons as well as classic characters like Droopy, Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound. He also designed a character that was a finalist for mascot of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Jim’s most recent amateur-radio related work was providing illustrations for the new Extra Class license guide by master instructor Gordon West, WB6NOA, with Eric Nichols, KL7AJ. The book, which covers the latest question pool through 2020, can be ordered through the W5YI Group or by calling 800-669-9594. Jim also works with Laura, KC7LOK, at Hip Ham Shirts.
Jim lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he’s a member of the Atlanta Radio Club and the Alford Memorial Radio Club.