John Pearson is a British Comic Award shortlisted illustrator and artist based in Leeds UK.
John has built a reputation as an inimitable talent through his varied portfolio producing bespoke illustrations for a clients as diverse as Titan Comics, 2000 AD, 44Flood, Vice Press, Lionsgate Films, Rue Morgue Magazine, The Ray Harryhausen Foundation, Nuclear Blast Records and Kendall Calling Festival amongst many others. He is also an award-shortlisted comic book artist, self-publishing – with co-creator Owen Michael Johnson - the critically-acclaimed series Beast Wagon which The Guardian described as a ‘twisted zoological fable’.
John fuses traditional drawing techniques, digital painting and collage to produce highly-detailed and darkly compelling images across a range of printed media. Combing elements of photorealism, popular culture, abstraction and psychedelia to create a unique style and versatility in approach that appeals to a wide spectrum of audiences.
John has exhibited the UK and USA, organised extensive art experiences across the country, and producing live murals at high profile events both independently and as part of Leeds based art collective Snake Oil.
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