McCrea was born and raised in Belfast, Ireland. He dropped out of a degree in Art and Design in Belfast. McCrea teaches in schools and colleges and is the lead facilitator in comic art for Hi8us, a sister company to Maverick Television. He works with charitable organisations and local authorities producing comics spotlighting issues such as children's rights, drug abuse, homelessness, safe sex and proper foot care. He currently lives in Birmingham, England.
John McCrea is an Irish comic book creator. He began his career in 1988 working for Fleetway on their title 2000 AD. His first work for DC Comics was in 1993 on the title Demon. He collaborated with Garth Ennis on various titles and together they created the team Section Eight. He has worked for DC and Marvel comics and other big publishers on characters as Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Spider-Man; Wolverine; Hulk; Judge Dredd; Star Wars and The Simpsons.
He works mainly for DC and Marvel Comics.
- John McCrea's Images as a Penciler
- John McCrea's Images as an Inker
- John McCrea's Images as a Cover Artist