Monday, December 7, 2009

DR. HORRIBLE - for sale and for charity

Republished 12/7/09 - Mercury now offering shipping on the package with my art. Details here

Hey, everyone. The Dr. Horrible comic book is out and has been getting good reviews. The most recent is from Erik Henriksen, who in addition to being a comics writer himself (anyone see his Warriors: Jailbreak comic last summer?), is an editor and writer at the Portland Mercury. It just so happens that the Merc is running a charity auction and they are auctioning off a packet of stuff from Dark Horse that includes the art for page 6 of the comic.

Check out the Dr. Horrible page 6 auction here! Though it says no shipping, they will send the items for an extra $25.

One of my other publishers, Oni Press, is also part of a package that includes every comic they'll publish in 2010, which one assumes will include Spell Checkers! Bid here.

For those who want to buy pages from Dr. Horrible, we still have some left. To determine which page is the one you want, start counting from page 1, and skip ads. If you want to be sure, a brief description when you e-mail joellejonesart[a] will make sure we know we are talking about the right page.

Price & Availablity - Dr. Horrible

$80 - pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 8
$90 - pages 15, 19, 20
$100 - pages 5, 13, 16, 24
$110 - pages 21, 23
$125 - pages 9, 17, 22

All art is approximately 11 X 17, black-and-white, no lettering.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

MADAME XANADU #20 in February


On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Joëlle Jones & David Hahn
Cover by Amy Reeder Hadley

Presenting the conclusion of guest artist Joëlle Jones’ flashback revealing Madame Xanadu’s earliest days. Squabbles with the young immortal’s sister Morganna intensify and turn bloody as the world of Fairy and Roman conquest vie for domination of pre-history Britain.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009


This piece was done for the Monsters & Dames benefit organized by Emerald City ComiCon. Jamie and I have a table at the show, which is March 13th and 14th in Seattle. Full details here.

For "Monsters & Dames"

Larger versions linked in the picture.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

DR. HORRIBLE preview at

Check out this early preview of the Dr. Horrible one-shot. The comic is on sale November 18.

More by clicking on the photo.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Both of these were done for the same collector.

Molly from Runaways...

Molly from the Runaways by Joelle Jones

Yorick and Ampersand from Y the Last Man...

Joelle Jones - Yorick from Y THE LAST MAN

Bigger versions through the jumps.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dark Horse NOIR - art for sale

My Etsy shop has just been updated with the four illustrations from the Noir anthology that Dark Horse put out last week.

You can buy any of the pieces here.

The anthology looks fantastic, with lots of great stories in it. Here are more details from the Dark Horse page. I did drawings to go with a prose story by Ken Lizzi.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

MADAME XANADU #19 in January

Comic Book Resources has the early release of DC's January 2010 solicitations before the Diamond catalogue comes out in a week or two. This includes Madame Xanadu #19, the first of my two-month stint as penciller on the title.

Amy Reed Hadley and Richard Friend are doing the covers to keep continuity for the full story arc. #19 and #20 are an interlude back in time that reflects on the larger story.

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Joëlle Jones & David Hahn
Cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend
After the shocking conclusion to the previous issue, a 2-part story by guest artist Joëlle Jones begins a storybook look back at Madame Xanadu’s earliest days in ancient, pastoral Britain. The Elder Folk confront the coming of mortal man, and the rivalry between two ageless sisters takes root.
On sale January 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Sunday, October 4, 2009


A commission featuring the Hindu goddess Saraswati depicted in a modern incarnation.

Saraswati (detail)

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Hey, all.

Busy times around here. Dr. Horrible is all done, and pencils for Madame Xanadu are well under way. Hence the lack of updates. It's all about the work these days.

In the meantime, Jamie has updated the side bar with more purchasing info. First, the art and commissions price list now includes all available pages for You Have Killed Me. Even the cover. [Edit: Never mind. The cover sold!]

We have also started a gallery at Comic Art Fans where you can look at the pages and see the prices. A bunch of pieces are already up, including pages from all the graphic novels and from the Popgun stories, same prices as they are in the sidebar pdf. Click on the link to the right, or just click here to see it. This gallery will primarily be used to display interior art, while the Etsy store will be more for single illustrations, etc.

Speaking of CAF, browsing around the "Joelle Jones" tag, this Dr. Horrible piece from Comic Con popped up:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Dark Horse's NOIR anthology

One of four illustrations done for Ken Lizzi's story in Dark Horse's Noir anthology, due in October.


More details here.

Thanks to Diana Schutz and Brendan Wright for bringing me on board. The drawings are spot illos for a prose story. The rest of the anthology features comics by a lot of talented people, including Eduardo Barreto, Sean Phillips, Ed Brubaker, Paul Grist, David Laphan, Brian Azzarello, and more.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


I now have a small shop on to sell some of my art. I am currently putting up stand-alone pieces, and I have just posted all of the remaining art from my "Seven Deadly Sins" sketchbook.

Please visit and bookmark my shop:

We're also preparing the You Have Killed Me pages for sale and should be posting prices next week. If you have one(s) you want, feel free to send requests now. We will be handling those sales directly and not through Etsy. E-mail joellejonesart[a]

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

DR. HORRIBLE - solicited for November 2009

Comic Book resources has the full solicitation for Dark Horse books shipping in November, including Dr. Horrible. All three of Kristian Donaldson's covers are featured in the link (including the one below). Kristian also has the covers on his blog.

Zack Whedon (W), Joelle Jones (P), Dan Jackson (C), and Kristian Donaldson (Covers)
On sale Nov 18
FC, 40 pages

From the Joss Whedon-helmed webmovie Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog comes the origin story of the next greatest supervillain of all time . . . DR. HORRIBLE!

In this one-shot comic, Zack Whedon and artist Joelle Jones (Token) establish how a young, impressionable, but brilliant Dr. Horrible was drawn into a world of crime. Readers are reacquainted with the charming, brawny, crime-fighting superhero extraordinaire Captain Hammer when Dr. Horrible crosses paths with his greatest enemy in an all-out showdown of immeasurable proportions. Special guest appearances include Dr. Horrible's love interest, Penny; his sidekick, Moist; and a meter man.

Fans of Joss Whedon and the smash-hit musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog will not want to miss this!

- Includes two alternate covers by artist Kristian Donaldson (DMZ, Supermarket) and a pin-up from superstar artist Gene Ha (The 49ers).

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The commission was for someone who was "like" Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald.

jazz singer

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Come to Floating World, starting at 6 p.m., to get a signed copy of You Have Killed Me and to enjoy the celebration for the gallery opening, "NUTS & BOLTS – The Artwork of Robopocalypse and Teenage Dinosaur." One of the Robopocalypse team is my good friend Terry Blas, whose coloring work has been seen on this blog before and who I trade drawings with all the time.

Press release.

Floating World Comics is located in Downtown Portland at 20 NW 5th Ave, across the street from Upper Playground, Ground Kontrol and Backspace. Open everyday from 11-7pm.

phone: (503)241-0227

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009


These are the character sketches I did as samples for the Dr. Horrible team. In November, Dark Horse will be releasing a one-shot comic book featuring an all-new story with the characters, which I will be drawing from a script by the awesome Zack Whedon.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Meltdown Gallery Show; "Seven Deadly Sins" online sales

Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles is currently showcasing twenty-five original art pages from You Have Killed Me.

You can read the full press release at their site.

They'll be selling the art and have plenty of books, but sadly, we won't be able to stop in. Too much work to be done post-San Diego, I've got to get to drawing.


Thanks to everyone who saw us last week at Comic Con. It was a very good show.

Now that I am home, I will be selling my "7 Deadly Sins" sketchbooks via the web for those who could not attend. The book is $3 plus $2 for postage. If interested, drop a line to joellejonesart [a] Please be sure to indicate if you want it signed and/or personalized.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lance & Sadie from THE EVERLASTING

I didn't do many con sketches at San Diego, though I was commissioned to do this piece featuring Lance Scott and his cat Sadie from Jamie's novel The Everlasting.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

SPELL CHECKERS vol. 1 from Oni Press

Oni Press made the official announcement today...

From their advance press release:

Spell Checkers: Mean Girls with magic. Buffy the Vampire Slayer without the do-gooder whining. The Craft without the crap goth clothes. The new graphic novel from the mind of Oni Press staple Jamie S. Rich, with art by co-creator Joëlle Jones and artist Nicolas Hitori de.

Look for it in 2010!

Cover colors are by Kimball Gray Davis, cover design by Keith Wood.

Friday, July 17, 2009


UPDATED 7/17: Check Saturday for Joëlle's new Dark Horse signing.

Here is the official San Diego Comic Con signing schedule for Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich.

We will be appearing at the Oni Press booth (unless otherwise specified) at the following times:

Thurs - 3:00 - Oni Press Panel, room 10
4:00 – 5:20 - signing at Oni booth

Fri - 4:00 – 5:20

Sat - 11:30 – 12:50
3:00 - 4:00 (at the Popgun booth)
5:30 – 7:00 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Joelle Jones (at the Dark Horse Booth, #2615)* [this is ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details]

Sun - 2:30 – 3:50

We will also be around for some of the Wednesday night preview night, depending on how quickly we can get from airport to hotel and get our badges, etc.

Our Thursday signing will immediately follow Thursday's Oni Press panel, which starts at 3:00 in room 10. We'll mainly be participating in the first half of that and will make our way down to the booth directly from there.

Additionally, on Saturday, we will be appearing at the Popgun booth from 3 to 4. Popgun is setting up right by Image Central, which is a big island of all of the Image Comics crew.

Mike Allred and Co. are also going to be at the Image island, and we may be over there from time to time. There is also a "Spotlight on Mike Allred" on Friday, 10 a.m., Room 8, and the description promises special guests. Y'know, just sayin'.

We likely won't be bringing original art, instead we will travel with notebooks featuring copies of pages Joëlle has for sale that we will ship out when we get home. If, however, you have a page you're interested in, please e-mail ahead to joellejonesart [a] and we can bring it along. Joëlle will be sketching at the show, and she will also be debuting her Seven Deadly Sins sketchbook.

* Infer from this what you will. No more will be said here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

7 Deadly Sins

I will be selling sketchbooks of the 7 deadly sins at SDCC swing by say hi and pick one up!

Monday, June 22, 2009

FOR SALE: Fables #59, page 11

Hey, all.

Jamie has put the page I drew for Fables up on eBay for me. With Comic Con approaching, it's time to raise some additional funds for the trip. Below is a scan of the page from the comic, and if you click on the picture, it will take you to the auction.

Please note that Madman pages are also still available, and they are mostly priced at $100. Please e-mail if interested.

Here also is a bonus Rose Red drawing, done at Emerald City in 2007. Sorry the scan is so light.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Con Sketch Sundays: Star Wars

Some old con sketches recently came our way, and so I'm going to feature some of them on intermittent Sundays leading up to my next convention appearance: Comic Con International in San Diego, July 22-26.

These two pieces were done at Emerald City in Seattle in 2007.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ATOMICS character sketches

Preparation for my story with Jamie in Madman Atomic Comics #16, which goes on sale today.

Thanks to the Allreds for having us on board. You can preview Mike's story from the same issue here.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Another piece for Rob Casteel as part of his project to have artists recreate favorite Sandman scenes. This particular painting is based on Sandman Special #1 by Neil Gaiman, Bryan Talbot, and Mark Buckingham. Bit of trivia: Alisa Kwitney, who wrote Token, was an assistant editor on the series at the time.

Sandman: Oprheus & Eurydice

Follow the link, and select "all sizes" to view the larger scan.

Watercolor on the back of bristol board, app. 11" X 17".

Sunday, June 14, 2009


For the upcoming Wasteland: The Apocalyptic Hardcover Edition, Vol. 1 by Antony Johnson and Christopher Mitten.

Click through to view larger versions.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


This was commissioned as a gift for someone whose favorite comics are 12 Reason Why I Love Her and Blankets. The basic concept was Gwen and Evan from 12 Reasons reading Craig Thompson's book. The final piece ends up using props from Blankets as background, too.

12 Reasons Why I Love Her/Blankets crossover

To go with the drawing, we also included signed copies of both books, and Craig drew in the Blankets:

It was tempting to forge his signature in a different copy and keep this one!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some more Endless

Rob Casteel has gotten multiple Sandman-related drawings from me, and his collection of art featuring Neil Gaiman's characters is extensive, maybe the biggest there is. You should check out the whole online gallery.

These two pieces haven't been posted here before.

This Death is from 2006:


This Delirium is from about a year ago:


Monday, June 8, 2009


This is the original pencil sketch for the Supergirl painting posted on Saturday:

This is another idea for it, but ultimately, the pose similar to the Wonder Woman painting won out, since that was what the buyer asked for.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

SUPERGIRL painting

Commissioned as a companion piece to the Wonder Woman.

Oil paints on hand-stretched canvas.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My first SPELL CHECKERS pages

Spell Checkers is the series Jamie S. Rich and I came up with, and though Nicolas Hitori de will be doing the main story, I'll be doing covers and the flashbacks. The first graphic novel will be out some time next year.

Here is page 3 and page 15 from chapter 1. Looking at Modesty Blaise comics for that commission I did inspired me to experiment with cross-hatching. (You can follow the links and select "all sizes" to view the bigger images.)

spell checkers - page3

spell checkers - page15

Nico's site is here, and Jamie has some teases on his blog.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


YOU HAVE KILLED ME gallery show - postcard front

YOU HAVE KILLED ME gallery show - postcard back

(Click images for bigger versions)


Comic Noir: The Art of Joëlle Jones
The Art Institute of Portland Gallery presents a first look at Jones’ newest work

May 26, 2009—
For the month of June, the Art Institute of Portland Gallery is hosting Portland comic book artist Joëlle Jones and writer Jamie S. Rich in a unique first look at their collaborated novel You Have Killed Me, due this summer from Oni Press. On view will be excerpts and original pages from the book, as well at the opportunity to speak to the artist and writer about the new book and the creative process behind it.

Jones and Rich first collaborated on the acclaimed comic book 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, and have since shown up as a team in the pages of Popgun, Portland Noir, and Madman Atomic Comics. Jones also did the cover and interior illustrations for Rich's novel Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?

Separately, they have multiple creative works between them. Jones has contributed to the long-running comic series Fables at DC/Vertigo, and she drew the Minx young-adult graphic novel Token, written by Alisa Kwitney. Rich has published four prose novels, including Cut My Hair, I Was Someone Dead, and The Everlasting, and wrote the comics series Love the Way You Love, illustrated by Marc Ellerby. He served as the editor-in-chief at Oni Press from 1999 until 2004 and has also worked on the editorial staff at Dark Horse Comics.

The June gallery show, titled “Comic Noir: The Art of Joëlle Jones,” will debut on First Thursday with an artist reception from 6-8 p.m. at the College.

Daily gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 27.

About The Art Institute of Portland
The Art Institute of Portland (, located in Portland’s Pearl District, provides undergraduate design education and is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Art Institute of Portland offers bachelor’s degree programs in Advertising, Apparel Accessory Design, Apparel Design, Culinary Arts, Digital Film & Video, Design Management, Design Studies, Design Visualization, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Marketing, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography & Design, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Visual & Game Programming, and Web Design & Interactive Media. The college offers a minor in sustainability and associate’s degrees for select degree programs.

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Please come out and see us!

Friday, May 22, 2009


This is just a reminder that there are still plenty of original art pages for sale from the books I have worked on. In the sidebar to your right, you will find a downloadable pdf of the pages and prices, as well as details on my commission prices. Right now is a particularly good time for me to sell art, as I am saving up to attend Comic Con. Like last time, too, I will take orders before the show for pieces I can work on at home and deliver to you there.

In addition to the art on the list right now, the next time we update it, the list will include the following, which have just become available:

* Portland Noir story - pages 1, 2, and 5-13 are all $50 each.

* Popgun volume 3 story, "The Jailhouse Swing" - pages 2-8, $100 each

The pages are black-and-white, no lettering.

Madman Atomic Comics #16 and You Have Killed Me pages will go on sale when the books do, so if you pick up the comics and see something you like, feel free to e-mail ahead.

Please e-mail regarding purchase to joellejonesart[at] so we can confirm availability of the art before settign up payment. (Most likely you'll end up talking to Jamie; sorry, that's the way it goes.)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Emma Frost part 2

My friend Kimball Davis just colored this for me as a surprise!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


The Full of Pryde show was a success. That's my piece in the lower left.

The art is going to hang at Floating World for the rest of the month, but you can bid on the original art now, with all the proceeds going to the Hemophilia Treatment Center at OHSU.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


From an as-of-yet unannounced project.