Monday, December 26, 2011


Some Gone with the Wind art for you this Boxing Day.

Monday, November 28, 2011


The Girl Who Owned a City adaptation, written by Dan Jolley and drawn by me, and based on the classic young adult novel by O.T. Nelson, comes out in April. This is the cover the publisher (Graphic Universe) put together:

You can read an early review here. It's very positive and non-spoilery.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Random doodle of the Gibson Girl, I was obsessed with the illustrations of her since I was a little girl. Fun to draw but nowhere near as good as Charles Dana.

By the way, I have also started a tumblr, if that's more your thing. It's just under my name: Joëlle Jones.

And don't forget, House of Night #1 went on sale today!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Comics Art Mob at Boise Art Museum, November 12

Next Saturday I will be attending an event at the Boise Art Museum, signing books and participating in a master class and a panel and lots of things. Jamie S. Rich and our friend Erik Henriksen will be there, too.

Full details are also on the BAM website, but here is my schedule.

Saturday, November 12, 2011 • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Workshop, Master Session and Evening Event
for Comics Fans, Novices and Professionals
Organized in part by BAM’s Teen Advisory Committee

10 a.m. – noon
Comics From Start to Finish: 2-Hour Workshop
(for ages 9 – 16)
Professional artists help you develop your own characters, storylines and finished comics.
$10 (BAM Members)
$20 (Non-members)

noon – 1 p.m.
Meet the Artists Book-signing
Meet artists Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich and have your copy of the recently released Spell Checkers 2, Vol. 2 signed. Regular BAM admission

2 – 5 p.m.
Make It A Career: 3-Hour Master Session
(for participants 17 and older)
Hear from collaborative team Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich and learn more about drawing, writing, publishing and pursuing a career in comics.
$15 (BAM members and college students w/ ID)
$25 (non-members)

Friday, October 28, 2011


Comics Alliance has some of my House of Night character sketches, as well as this video teaser for the series.

All the sketches and more info in the link.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


On sale today: this year's Liberty Annual, a charity book for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The 2011 issue was edited by Bob Schreck, and he hired me to draw two-pages written by Brandon Montclare. They are in color in the actual printed book, but here is the black-and-white art.

Buy the comic, support a good cause. More info here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

For Women of Wonder Day 2011

Created for this year's Women of Wonder event, being held October 30. I will be appearing at Excalibur Comics in Portland from 12 to 6 as part of the day. Stuff is going on all around the country. Check the Women of Wonder site for more detail on this charity endeavor.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SPELL CHECKERS vol. 2 - on sale now! Plus, Portland signing Friday.

Hey, everyone.

Spell Checkers, vol. 2: Sons of a Preacher Man is on sale today. You can buy it at any comics shop, or via Amazon or other book outlets.

I drew the cover and all the flashback pages.

Oni Press has a preview of the first chapter.

The interview with the entire creative team that ran at CBR also has quite a bit of my art in their exclusive preview, which is different than the one at Oni. Check it out here.

Also, Nico and Jamie and I will be appearing at Bridge City Comics in Portland, OR, this Friday!

WHAT: Spell Checkers Vol. 2 Release Party with Jamie Rich, Joelle Jones and Nico Hitori De
WHEN: Friday, September 30 from 6pm - 8pm
WHERE: 3725 N. Mississippi Ave.

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Spell Checkers Vol. 2 Release Party on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 6pm - 8pm! This event is free to the public.

In attendance will be the creative team of Portland locals Jamie Rich, Joelle Jones and Nico Hitori De! They will be signing copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 2 but sketches will be left to the discretion of the artists. Come join us for a night of fun, comics, try to stump Jamie Rich at 80's music trivia!

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 2 on hand for purchase during the event, as well as a copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 1 and assorted other titles from the creative team.

Bridge City Comics is located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave in North Portland. Please call 503-282-5484 or e-mail for more information.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


My submission for next year's Monsters and Dames collection put together by Emerald City Comic Con.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Comics Underground - happening tonight!

I will be part of the second Comics Underground reading event happening in Portland, OR, tonight. Come on out!

For those who can't be there, you can read this short questionnaire with me over on the Cosmic Treadmill site.

Comics Underground is a staged reading—only the performers read dialogue from their own comics, with images projected above them. Performers provide their own soundtracks, sound effects, live music—whatever they want, really. It’s in a bar, it’s pretty informal, and the last one featured extemporaneous guitar accompaniment and broken-window sound effects courtesy of a bottle scrounged from behind the bar.

Here’s a bit more info on this edition’s guests:

• Writer Jamie S. Rich and artists Joëlle Jones and Nicolas Hitori De collaborate on the Oni Press-released mean-teen-witch comic Spell Checkers. They’ll be reading from the new volume, and Rich will also present some autobiographical work.

• Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick has worked on a number of Marvel Comics titles, including the well-received Osborn miniseries. She’ll be presenting a comic from a recent anthology about New York venue CBGB, published by Boom! Studios.

• Artist Natalie Nourigat is a member of Periscope Studio and creator of Between Gears and Over the Surface. She’ll be reading some original autobiographical comics.

• Greg Rucka has written Stumptown, Whiteout, Queen & Country, The Punisher, and much more—as of right this moment, he hasn’t decided yet what he’ll be reading, but we’re pretty sure he’ll pull together something great.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SPELL CHECKERS vol. 2 - preview up at Amazon

Spell Checkers, vol. 2: Sons of a Preacher Man is being printed right now and it's hitting stores at the end of September. It's written by Jamie S. Rich, illustrated by Nicolas Hitori de, with flashbacks by myself. I also drew the cover, which was colored by Kimball Davis. Oni Press is publishing it.

Amazon has a short preview in their "Look Inside" area.

Give it a look, and order it from their site, or your local book seller or comic book shop.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

HOUSE OF NIGHT #1 solicited for November

This is what I am currently working on. Each issue has two stories, one drawn by me, the other by Karl Kerschl. It's being published by Dark Horse Comics.

New series—$1.00 first issue!

HOUSE OF NIGHT #1 (of 5)
Kent Dalian (W), P. C. Cast (W), Kristin Cast (W), Joëlle Jones (A), Karl Kerschl (A), Jenny Frison (Cover), and Steve Morris (Variant cover)
On sale Nov 9
FC, 32 pages

Until recently, Zoey Redbird was an average high-school student worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities have a way of changing when you are marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood.

- The magical world of New York Times best-selling authors P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast comes to comics!
- Five million novels sold and legions of loyal fans!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I have 9 complete sets of prints leftover from Comic Con, and I want to offer them on the blog first.

These are six prints, printed on nice photo paper, full color, and at a frameable 8" X 10" size.

They are numbered, and can be signed on request; however, the sets are not all matching numbers. We tried to put together as many matching ones in each set as possible, but I think only one remaining is a full run.

The price of each set is $100 plus $6 for postage/fees, etc.

If you are interested, e-mail us at joellejonesart[a]gmail[dot]com

Thanks for this photo go to Steve Sunu, who already has them hanging on his wall!

Also, check out who made the cover of the Portland Mercury this week. And while you're there, read the article by Sarah Mirk about Portland folks at Comic Con!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Back from San Diego and resting up.

Here is a commission from the show, a pin-up of Ralph Denny Apel's Cricket character. Check out his website for more information.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I didn't want to make an announcement until they were done, but I will have a limited run of 8" X 10" glossy prints of all six of my vintage ad parodies for sale at Comic Con.

Each print is limited to 25 only, hand numbered.

We are still debating price, so it is subject to change, but currently we are thinking $20 for each individual print, the whole set for $100.

Get them from me at Artist's Alley table #HH13. For my full schedule, go here.

If there are any leftover, I will set up online sales, but until then, I am only selling them at the show on a first-come, first-served basis.

Comic Con is only a day away. See you all there!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


This week is crazy commission week! I have a bunch of request from people prebooking San Diego art and I will be posting a bunch here because... well I don't know, because I can I guess, hope you like them!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Okay, so this should be a pretty accurate schedule for how things will be at the show. Most of the time will be split between Oni Press' booth, #1833, and my own table in Artist's Alley, #HH-13. The Oni signings will be with Jamie S. Rich. For more on his schedule, check his site.

Remember, you can order art now, prebook info is here.


* 1-1:45 - Oni Press Signing
* 5-5:45 - Oni Press Signing

NOTE: There is also a good chance I could be at the Tr!ckster "Drink n' Pen" event either Wednesday or Thursday, maybe both. Read up on Tr!ckster here.

* 1-1:45 - Oni Press Panel -Room 32AB - We aren't officially on this, but likely we'll be visiting if time permits.

* 3-3:45 - Oni Press Signing
* 5-5:45 - Oni Press Signing

* 11-11:45 - Oni Press Signing

* 2:30-3:30 pm - Art of the Graphic Novel Panel (ROOM 24ABC)

The Art of the Graphic Novel— Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum) talks with graphic novelists Chester Brown (Paying for It), Seymour Chwast (Dante's Divine Comedy), Eric Drooker (Blood Song), Joyce Farmer (Special Exits, A Memoir), Joëlle Jones (Troublemaker), Jason Shiga (Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not)), and Craig Thompson (Habibi) about their work in the genre that has elevated comics to mainstream bookstores all over the world. Room 24ABC

6-6:45 - Oni Press Signing

* 11-11:45 - Oni Press signing

* 2-3:00 - Spotlight on Joëlle Jones

Since her debut illustrating 12 Reasons Why I Love Her in 2006, Comic-Con special guest Joëlle Jones has been one of comics' most talked-about new artists. Get in on the conversation as Jones sits down with journalist Erik Henriksen and her long-time collaborator Jamie S. Rich to discuss her various projects from Oni Press, Vertigo, and Dark Horse and what it's like to draw Dr. Horrible, Madman, and Spider-Man. Room 4

* 3:30-4:30 post-panel signing - Autograph Area 7 (AA7)

Friday, July 8, 2011


All of the recent 1960s-style ads posted here are now hanging at the Clearing Cafe in Northwest Portland. They will be there through August, along with a new painting in a similar style. (A couple of process photos below.)

For more info, go to the Clearing's website.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Hey, everyone. Comic Con is two weeks away! I will be a special guest at the show this year. This means I'll have a table assigned to me (Artist Alley HH-13), some panels, etc., and that my time at the show will be irregular. This may make it even more important for folks to order sketches ahead. I only have 5 in my queue so far, so there is room.

Sketches: If you want a sketch, set it up through Jamie at golightly[a]gmail[dot]com. He will keep the master list. My convention prices are:

* $40 for black and white, one character - $10 each additional character
* $80 color - $20 each additional character

I will be there all five days, Wednesday through Sunday. I can take commissions and sketch in books at the show, but that will be depending on the queue of any given day.

Other Merchandise: I will also have some books to sell and am working on some goodies. I am hoping to have some prints featuring the recent fake ads I have been doing; depending on how the con goes, we will sell leftovers online. I am also looking into postcard sets.

Original Art: I'll also try to bring some pages, but if there is something you want specifically, it might be good to e-mail ahead to make sure.

Appearances: The full event schedule has not been posted yet, but I am on panels both Saturday and Sunday.

* Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm: "The Art of the Graphic Novel" with Chester Brown, Craig Thompson, and others in Room 24ABC
* Sunday, 2-3:00 pm: "Spotlight on Joëlle Jones," hosted by Erik Henriksen and featuring Jamie S. Rich in Room 4, followed by a signing in Autograph Area 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Of course, check the official schedule when it's out to make sure none of this changed. I will also post further updates, including the location of my regular table [update: Artist Alley HH-13) and any scheduled Oni signings to help people find me. Jamie's e-mail will also be good for getting in touch, as he will be checking it more regularly than I will once we are there.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Daily Doodle 6/8/11

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Life Drawing

Just got back from some life drawing with some Periscope folks, thought I would post some of the sketches that I did. It was really fun drawing side by side with such talented people!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sketchery: Pam from "True Blood"

This drawing of the character Pam from the True Blood series was done for the new Sketchery blog group. You can check out all the talented people contributing over on Tumblr. There will be new themes every week.

If you click on the preview image here, it will take you to the final, full-colored edition.

This version is the pencil rough:

This drawing is for sale for $125 plus $10 for postage. Please e-mail if interested, joellejonesart[a]gmail[dot]com. The image is on 11" X 17" paper, but please note the physical version does not have the background colors. The pattern and the texture on the wall were added digitally, while the figures and the other scenery were colored by hand.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Heading out to Abbey Road as Madman and It Girl.

Friday, May 27, 2011

"He will never complain..."

Daily Doodle: 5/27/11



For a collector who wanted the original Suicide Squad from the 1950s fighting a monster.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011