I had the pleasure to take part in the 'Homeroom' group show at Subtext Gallery in San Diego.
The show was curated by the lovely Christina Conway (Above image by Soey Milk). Homeroom attempts to rediscover the nostalgia of youth and innocent creativity. Each artist for this exhibition found a piece from their childhood and reinterpreted it in their current style.
Here are some process shots of my contribution:
Homeroom opens this Friday. 11•11•11.
To purchase artwork or inquire about the show, please contact: Dylan Jones email@example.com
Subtext 2479 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, California 92101 Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, November 11th, 6-10pm
In other news: Juan 'The Air Bison' Solon and I will be heading down to New York City tomorrow for Illustration week and the American Illustration Party. If you're going to the AI AP party, come say hi! We'll be the ones dressed in head to toe Uniqlo. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
It's that time of year folks, the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and kids are ready to d-d-d-d-d-d-duuuel! (....I was more of a Metabots kind of guy to be honest)
FANEXPO IS HERE!!! The Con opens tomorrow and runs for the next 4 days (August 25th-28th). This is my first year being seating in the professional section, which is very exciting! My table number is P004-B. I'll be doing sketches, ink drawings, and painting commissions all weekend, plus I'll have some new giclee prints, sketches, zines, buttons and more available. I will also be keeping very good company with the likes of Mike Del Mundo, Kagan McLeod, Kalman Andrasofszky, Juan Carlos Solon, Yuta Onoda, and a whole slew of other talented guys. Come on by and say hi! (and bring snacks if you can)
it feels like it's been long time since I've updated. I've been a little under the gun lately trying to get a lot of work done, so i decided to take a small internet hiatus. Things are nearing a finish so hopefully I'll be able to start sharing more regularly again soon.
But! I do have some things to share now!
Opening tomorrow is 'A taste of things to come' group exhibit at Spoke Art in San Francisco. The show has a pretty stellar lineup of artists including my wickedly talented pals Sam Wolfe Connelly and Rodrigo Luff, both of whom will be having solos with Spoke in the coming year.
I have some new and familiar pieces in the show.
graphite & watercolour on Rives BFK paper.
Framed and matted
11 x 14"27.9 x 33.6 cm
graphite on Stonehenge paper.
Framed and matted
20 x 22.5"51.3 x 55.5 cm
The little things
graphite on Stonehenge paper.
Framed and matted
20 x 22.5"51.3 x 55.5 cm
We had an ad for the show in the latest issue of Hi-Fructose which is super rad!
Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to announce
“A Taste of Things to Come.” This group exhibition features emerging
and distinguished artists whose work we will be showing throughout the
year. “A Taste of Things to Come” aims to give an introduction to our
personality and taste, while highlighting artists we find important and
intriguing. This worldly and diverse group of painters and illustrators
present their unique perspective while working within the new
contemporary art genre.
The wonderful folks over at Gallery Nucleus have an ongoing show called Power in Numbers, where they've asked artists to contribute works no bigger than 5" x 7". Much of the proceeds from the show will be going towards select charities such as the Red Cross, World Wildlife Fund, and Unicef. I was able to contribute a graphite drawing as well as a small ink study.
The price range for all the pieces in the show is very affordable, so please buy some art and take pleasure in helping a good cause. The piece should be up on the site soon, if you're interested in purchasing either of the pieces please visit the Gallery Nucleus site here or get in touch with the folks via phone or email.
Graphite and charcoal on BFK Rives + Digital, 11"x15"
I will be doing illustrations for Mike Carey's new book The Steel Seraglio, which is being co-written by his lovely wife Linda and their daughter Louise. I had the pleasure of having dinner with Mike and Linda when they were in town for a set of book readings. Just two of the most wonderful and interesting people!
Many of you might recognize Mike from his comic work with Marvel, DC, and most recently the Vertigo series The Unwritten, illustrated by Peter Gross and covers by Yuko Shimizu.
This illustration depicts one of the central characters in the novel, Rem, who is an oracle of sorts. The piece is part of a set of promotional prints for the book, which you'll be able to pick up at the readings for the book, as well as few conventions coming up.
It was really fantastic to hear about his experiences in the industry, and to discuss what the collaborative writing process was like for Sergalio. Getting to know clients and fellow creatives has to be one of the best perks of this lifestyle!
Issue 4 has been out for a few weeks now, and I couldn't be happier! I'm so proud of how this series has gone, and really happy to have been able to package such a wonderful story! Here's some of the process work for the cover.
Wolverine and Jubilee #4
Wolverine and Jubilee #4 - Line
Wolverine and Jubilee #4 - Roughs
Once again, a huge thank you to Kathryn and Phil for doing such a beautiful job with the story and artwork, and a huge HUGE thanks to C B, Jeanine and Jody for this opportunity! Can't wait to do more!
In this case my friends being Luerzer's Archive, Society of Illustrators, and American Illustration.
Some good news! My & piece was selected to be in this year's Luerzer's Archive - 200 Best Illustrators. I'm proud to be in the company of some pretty great artists including Kagan McLeod, Michael Byers, Yuta Onoda, and Joe Morse. You can pick it up in your look book shop.
It doesn't stop there! The piece seems to really have some legs, as it went on to be chosen for American Illustration 30 and the Society of Illustrators Traveling Exhibition. It will be traveling to schools all through out the States. Exciting!
I'll be posting some new work soon. Thanks for stopping by!
just wanted to do a quick post up and reminder that this weekend is Toronto ComiCON : Fan Appreciation Day. It's one of Hobbystars featured cons in Toronto, and this one is free admission! So come out and say hi. I'll be selling a lot of prints and merchandise, along with some original sketches and you can always commission a drawing or two as well. Here's a link to the event page where you can find all the information.
Also for those of you who aren't followers and those you are, Juan Solon, Chad Covino and I have started up Hawk and Squirrel again! We've been recording a lot of different material, for some more multimedia episodes, along with getting back to the podcast itself. It's been tough with all of us in different cities, but we're hoping to get back on that horse and have new episodes to share. Here's the latest episode we recorded,
Also the Quentin vs Coen show opened last night, to a great success I hear. The show is up for another 2 days in NY, so if you're in the area feel free to stop by Bold Hype Gallery. And if you made it out to the opening, feel free to share photos!
Issue 3 is now out now! I don't want to ruin anything for people who have been keeping up with the issues, but in this one Wolverine has to venture into a highly irradiated area to retrieve...something. It's pretty bad-ass!
Wolverine and Jubilee #3
Wolverine and Jubilee #3 - Line
Wolverine and Jubilee #3 - roughs
This weekend I'll be attending Toronto ComiCON this weekend, so if you're in the market for some prints and drawings, you should swing by, after all its FREEEEEE admission. Here's the invite.
I'm always a little hesitant to take on commissions these days, it feels like a gamble half the time. In some cases the direction can be so heavy handed that it really feels like labor. This was not one of those cases. The level of trust and freedom was great; given enough guidelines that I could build a nice box to work in and out of, and I was allotted the chance to pay homage to my favourite brotherhood, the Pre-Raphealites.
reluctant bride #002
graphite on BFK Rives, 20"x21"
I tried to consistently document the process of the piece, you can see some areas where I get caught up in a certain nuance and ultimately have to scrap it to make the image work as a whole.
I'm working on a few more of these dream projects right now. I can't wait to share them with you.
I wanted to quickly announce that for the next 3 weeks I will be donating 30% of all the purchases made from my store to the Red Cross in an effort to help in the rebuilding of the regions affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
Thank you all in advance for your support and thoughtfulness.
Hey everyone! Get your cloaks and wands ready, it's that time of the year again! Wingardium leviosa!! (get it, cause it's "Wizard" World? What else did you expecto patronum? eh? eh?)
I was really happy to hear from the folks over at Wizard World, who invited me to attend this year's Comic Con in Toronto. This is my first convention as an Invited artist, which is crazy! I'm really looking forward to it. Along with a lot of prints of my original illustration work, I'm going to have two new prints, zines, buttons, postcards and more. I will also be selling original sketches and drawings of some very and not so very nerdy things. Check out the Wizard world site here, for all the information on tickets, times and guests.
My table number is 611, I'll be there all weekend. Come by and say hi!
The second issue of Wolverine and Jubilee comes out today. I wanted to say thanks so much for all the messages and for everyone that went out to their local comic book shops and specifically requested my cover. The first issue SOLD OUT and has now gone into it's second printing (WOOOOO!), so you should be able to get your hands on a copy soon.
Wolverine and Jubilee #2
Wolverine and Jubilee #2 - Line
Wolverine and Jubilee #2 - Rough
Wolverine and Jubilee #2 - Thumbnails
A few other little bits of news,
I was recently invited to started blogging over at Illostop. There are a lot of really talented illustrators contributing including Chris Whetzel, Victo Ngai, Jason Raish, Edward Kinsella and many more. I'm really proud to be in such great company. I posted a few days ago discussing the process for the covers, feel free to check it out and have a read through the other articles.
Phil Noto, SPECTACULAR comic book artist, is having a solo show in NYC this month. Here's a link. If you guys could do me a solid and go check out the show in my stead, that would be really rad of you.
I'll be attending quite a few conventions and expos this year, along with a few shows in the works, and some really fun new projects, but more on that later.