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Jon Adams is an illustrator, designer and writer. He’s produced work for MTV, Bloomsbury, McSweeney’s, Chronicle Books, Wired, Electronic Arts, ... more


How did you get started in illustration? Like most, I started drawing as a kid, and fortunately I never stopped. My father is an illustrator, so I felt very encouraged. He would archive and date my earliest scribbles and write a description on the back, like “face” or “apple,” on things that looked like hairballs. My first real work came when I was seventeen and I started drawing for a local comic company. A year and a half later, they closed up shop, and I moved on to eventually write and draw my own comics and get my feet wet in commercial illustration.

What personal experiences or circumstances have most influenced your work or style? I think of myself primarily as a storyteller, whether it’s through ... more


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