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Back in Black

Posted in CCS on September 8, 2010 by jonfineart

So now that I’m back at the Center for Cartoon Studies for my second year, I thought it would be an appropriate time to update this blog.  Here are several pages from my last year’s mini-thesis, titled Studio Laffitte, which will be receiving a massive overhaul as part of my year-long thesis work.

Also, here are some additional sketches from the N-Man project, a pinup of everyone’s favorite Cold War Cockroach and an inked version of that commie canine, Gulag Dog (Laika + Marx + Lenin + Stalin)!



Posted in CCS on March 14, 2010 by jonfineart

A short piece which was executed as part of a monologue exercise.  Here, actor Francisco Fernande (no, he’s not real) dramatically interprets the final radio address of Salvador Allende.  With gusto!

Fistful of Awesome

Posted in CCS on February 26, 2010 by jonfineart

The front cover (by the illustrious Pat Barrett), the back cover (a papercraft Colodny building by Lena Chandhok and yours truly) and a sample page from my story, The Cashout, in the newly-released anthology, Tales from San Papel.  This western-themed project was based on a fictional town, built from a papercraft set, and situated in the former New Mexico Territories.  Want a copy?  Shoot me an email.  But hurry!  Supplies are limited and going fast!

Now Hear This!

Posted in CCS on February 26, 2010 by jonfineart

The cover for our first (and only) issue of EARSHOT, a hero conceived in a fit of exhausted mania during the CCS second semester golden age project.  Many thanks to my badass team members Corey Middleton, Beth Hetland, Ben Horak, Carol Thompson and Jesse DuRona (as well as esteemed editors Paul “Stardust” Karasik and Alec “Weezer or Death” Longstreth) for coming together to make one hell of a faux-1950’s comic book and the flagship title of the Solomon Comics line.

The Birds, The Beasts and the Bayeux

Posted in CCS on February 22, 2010 by jonfineart

The cover and some sample pages from an adaptation of the fable ‘The Birds, the Beasts and the Bat,”  rendered using a format similar to the Bayeux Tapestry.  (Note on French translations:  Oreillard: long-eared bat; Fauve: beast; Oiseau: bird)


Posted in CCS on January 13, 2010 by jonfineart

A strip which appeared in the SHORTS! bonus material for PANTS: An Anthology.  I started with a Gary Larson caveman prototype and ended up, somehow, with Matt Groening neanderthals.  Go figure.

Bloomers Excerpt

Posted in CCS on January 13, 2010 by jonfineart

The first two pages of my story, ‘Bloomer Girls.’  This appeared in the self-published PANTS: An Anthology, which also featured fellow CCS comrades-in-arms Ben Juers, Nomi Kane and Emily Sauter.  Please contact me (or any of the aforementioned individuals) if you are interested in purchasing a copy.