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It's been a minute since my last journal entry but I'll try my best to capture a few highlights of my work life, specifically pertaining to my Comic Book work and my Automotive Design work - my two different worlds.

In one world, I'm a Comic Book Artist, started back in 1992 with Image Comics, then Marvel Comics and currently with DC Comics.

I was thrilled that our BATMAN: Earth One book was a great success. Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, myself and the rest of the team are ready to tackle on Volume 2.

In another world, I'm an Automotive Artist involved in creating a design and style for builders and tuners as well as my own personal car.

I had a few cars that I got to design that made its debut at SEMA last year one of which is the FR-S GT designed for Daniel Song.

But there's a rare moment when both of my Comic Book work and Automotive work worlds collide.

And this was for the DC COMICS collaboration with KIA Motors in support of the "We Can Be Heroes" charity campaign.

It was a great honor working with the legendary artist JIM LEE to design 3 of the 7 Justice League-themed cars for this project. The characters we based the designs on are Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman.

Green Lantern based on the KIA Soul revealed at the 2012 SEMA show.
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Superman based on KIA Optima revealed at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show
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Wonder Woman based on KIA Sportage revealed at the 2013 New York Auto Show
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I have to give credit to MV Designz, AutoKonexion, Source Interlink Media, BOWLS LA, DC Comics and KIA Motors for making this build a reality.

We have a few projects lined up this year but when both of my worlds collide like this, it's certainly an experience I will not soon forget
  • Listening to: crickets
  • Reading: bunch of words
  • Watching: my screen
  • Playing: around


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NemoJunglist Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't see your 500c from a couple years back.... I was commissioned to design a Dodge Super Duty to accompany it, but there was no time for the build. Your render of the 500 C was very good, so I was surprised to see it was not here!!
ThePhelp Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Hi Jon,

Thanks for visiting my page and adding the faves!  I looked through your work, and it's great.  I'll have to dig up my old collection to see if I have any of your ink work (all buried in boxes since we moved!)  Love the cars, too!
TR45 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm a big fan of your work. Especially on Captin America vol.2.
jmig3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, I've been a big fan of your work!! I also love that Dodge Challenger you got, I came across it on, needless to say I've become an immediate fan of yours. It's awesome that you're on dA too!!

I love the car designs you put out, not much words can describe how epic they are! :D
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