Hi, I'm Jon St. Amant. I am an artist and art teacher who loves a good story. I also love the prospects of the future, because a) We'll all be robots who live forever, so I'll finally be able to catch up on all the great books, movies, and video games in the world, b) Scientists will be able to slow the Earth's rotation and create 48-hour days, allowing twice as much time to create art, and c) Hover boards will actually hover! But I digress. Since childhood, I have been imagining and creating worlds through writing and art. After earning a B.F.A. in drawing and painting and dabbling in the world of fine art, I returned to my passion of creating narrative illustration. My favorite thing to do is character design. I am inspired by the works of Rumiko Takahashi, Kerascoet, Jonathan Cantero, the Etherington Brothers, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Craig Thompson, Noelle Stevenson, Iain McCaig, and Raul Trevino (to name a few), anime, RPGs, nature, and the limitless imaginations of my sons and students.
Soon after moving to Fullerton, California, I leveled up my backyard tool shed and made it my current art studio--check it out here--which is where I brainstorm ideas and work with traditional media. Nowadays, I find myself working more digitally than traditionally, having been lured from my studio to the unlimited capabilities of apps like Procreate and Clip Studio. In addition to teaching middle school art and savoring family life with my wife and two sons, I enjoy hiking, surfing, collecting comics and graphic novels, traveling, gardening, playing my PS4, brewing beer, and trying unique food.
I am currently working on a few graphic novel manuscripts. Want to see more? Connect with me through social media, and click "like" on EVERYTHING I post: