Parsons Illustration Alum Jonathan Jay Lee dropped us an email recently with some REALLY exciting news. Straight from his email, here are the details:
Just wanted to drop a note and mention that Strange Tales MAX hardcover book came out! It’s the short 4 page story I did while in my senior year (2007) for the anthology and should be available in Forbidden Planet or Jim Hanley’s.
Also, I’ve got a 3 spread article in the latest Peninsula Magazine, the issues focuses on Beijing Shanghai and HK, and they also specifically mention me graduating from Parsons in the article. It’s available from all the Peninsula Hotels…
Jonathan is right on the money that Strange Tales is available at Forbidden Planet and you can read the feature on him in Peninsula Magazine online (a screenshot is below)—it starts on page 40! Of course, it goes without saying that you should check out Jonathan’s work on his website.
Congratulations, Jonathan! Keep up the amazing work. And Illustration Alumni, keep us in the loop so we can feature your accomplishments on the blog. Stay in touch!
[top image: courtesy of Jonathan Jay Lee and Marvel Comics; bottom image: from Peninsula Magazine]
OPENING RECEPTION: 7-9PM TUESDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2009
Fresh from New York City, Jonathan Jay Lee has returned to Hong Kong to breathe new life into the local illustration scene, holding his first solo Hong Kong exhibition from February 10 to February 27 at the Fringe Gallery having worked in the U.S. for esteemed clients such as Marvel Comics.
“The illustration scene in Hong Kong is weak”, says Jonathan, “not because there aren’t a lot of creative people, but because clients aren’t willing to take risks with good ideas.” He believes that his exhibition will inspire and motivate viewers to venture into the illustrative unknown. Others agree; Singer Kary Ng, for whom Jonathan conceptualized and illustrated the Lady K comic book for, comments “Jonathan Jay Lee transformed and brought Lady K to life – one of the best artists I’ve worked with.”
Partnering with artist network Alive Not Dead, Hong Kong events organizer HK Clubbing, ultra-chrome printing specialists Giclee HK and monthly House event Opium Soul, artist Jonathan Jay Lee brings a new visual pleasure of aesthetic, with themes varying from Romance, Science Fiction, True Crime, Lonely Hearts to Zen Buddhism. “Hong Kong needs an illustrative kick in the ass,” Jonathan observes, “Let’s hope this event does just that.”
- Adjunct Faculty Neil Swaab tells us that the Russian edition of his book, Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles: Volume 1, has just been released. Get your copy here.
- Illustration Alum Philip Fivel Nessen has updated his portfolio with new artwork. See more images here.
- Illustration and Alum R. Sikoryak created the animation and archival images for the mockumentary, The Bentfootes, a loving skewering of 200 years of American dance. Catch a free screening:
Saturday and Sunday March 29-30, Tuesday April 1 @ 1:00 pmFestivalHUB @ Seaport | LMCC Swing Space210 Front Street at Beekman Street, NYC
- Illustration Alum Jonathan Jay Lee sent us an email recently saying, “I did some really exciting stuff in Hong Kong, I drew this comic book for this HK popstar called Kary Ng. She wanted to be a superhero, it was used for her concert and her new single. I did a cover for HK magazine, and I redesigned and painted the interior of this club in Lan Kwai Fong…If you get the chance, I posted links and pictures of my projects in HK at the end of my website.”
- Illustration Alum Dan Yaccarino is writing a screen adaptation of his children’s book, Where the Four Winds Blow as an animated feature for Fox/Blue Sky Studios, developing a new animated series based on his popular book Unlovable and writing and illustrating more childrens books.
Congratulations to all our faculty and alumni on their recent accomplishments!Want to see your news here? Email us!