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Joëlle Jones

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Joëlle Jones
Joëlle Jones at Stumptown Comics Fest, 2012
Born1980 (age 38–39)
Boise, Idaho
Official website

Joëlle Jones is an American comic book artist and writer, best known for her work on Lady Killer, a series published in 2015–2017 by Dark Horse Comics,[1][2] for her cover work on various Marvel Comics series, and for her work writing and illustrating DC Comics series including Supergirl, Batman and Catwoman.

Early life

Joëlle Jones is a native of Boise, Idaho.[3]

She attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art,[3][4] where she studied oil painting.[5] She left school to pursue comic book illustration.[6] She stayed in the Portland, Oregon area[7] for several years, where she worked as a freelance artist for Dark Horse Comics and Oni Press.[8]

As of 2017, Jones is based in Los Angeles.[7][9]

Career

Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con
Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con

Jones's professional career began when some of her illustrations were published by Dark Horse Comics in 2006.[3] That following year she did her first work DC Comics, illustrating "How are the new Three Little Pigs adjusting to being pigs?", a story that appeared in Fables #59, a fantasy book published by Vertigo Comics, an imprint of DC.[3]

Jones and writer/editor Jamie S. Rich collaborated on the 2006 Oni Press book 12 Reasons Why I Love Her (2006), Jones first major work.[10] She and Rich would later collaborate on other Oni series, including You Have Killed Me (2009),[11] and Spell Checkers (2010-2013).[12]

In 2010, Dark Horse published Troublemaker, a graphic novel continuation of Janet Evanovich's Barnaby series; Jones created the artwork. Troublemaker was released in two parts and then released as a collected trade paperback in 2011. In 2015 Dark Horse Comics published Lady Killer, a miniseries Jones illustrated and co-wrote with Rich about a 1960s housewife who moonlights as an assassin, later collected in trade paperback form. In 2016, Jones received three Eisner Awards nominations for her work on 'that series and on Brides of Helheim: Best Limited Series, Best Penciller/Inker, and Best Cover Artist.[13]

Jones worked on the Oni Press book Brides of Helheim in 2014 and 2015.[14]

In 2016 Jones wrote Lady Killer 2, a five-issue sequel miniseries to the 2015 miniseries, taking on sole writing duties on the title.[15] In September 2017, artwork styled like that of her arc was used as part of the runway backdrop at Prada's spring 2018 exhibition in Milan.[9]

In 2015 and 2016, Jones illustrated and sometimes drew covers for several issues of Marvel Comics's Mockingbird, Spider-Woman, Scarlet Witch, and Ms. Marvel.

Jones participated in DC Talent Development Workshop in early 2016 as a writer. New Talent Showcase 2016 #1, which featured her Harley Quinn story, was published that November.[16]

At the DC Press Breakfast held during the July 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, DC announced that Jones signed an exclusivity contract with the publisher.[1]

Between 2016 and 2017, Jones illustrated the four-part DC series Supergirl: Being Super written by Mariko Tamaki.[17]

On March 30, 2017, DC announced that her artwork would be used as the basis for a new series of statues in their Cover Girls line, making her the first female designer of the line. The first four statues were released in 2018,[18] depicting the characters Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Supergirl, Mera.[19] Subsequent statues were released of Catwoman,[20] Black Canary,[21][22] Wonder Woman,[23] and Huntress.[24]

In July 2017, DC announced that Jones would draw both the covers and interior art of for the DC Rebirth version of Batman, starting with issue #33,[25] making her the first female artist to draw covers and interior pages on more than two consecutive Batman-centric issues in the character's history.[26][27]

In April 2018, DC announced that Jones would write and draw a new Catwoman series.[27] The first issue was released on July 4, 2018, the same day as Batman #50, which depicted Batman and Catwoman's wedding.[28] The issue also featured the first appearance of the villain Raina Creel, the First Lady of Villa Hermosa.[29] Jones is the regular writer on the series, and also drew the first six issues.[30][31]

References

  1. ^ a b Arrant, Chris (July 22, 2016). "DC COMICS Announces Another Exclusive Creator". Newsarama. Archived from the original on April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Asselin, Janelle (March 3, 2015). "THE STORM OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS: 'LADY KILLER' BRINGS FEMINIST HISTORY TO LIFE". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on February 10, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Zalokar, Suzanne (September 3, 2015). "Joëlle Jones is killing it with comics". Street Roots.
  4. ^ Yates, Andy (July 13, 2016). "Comics Illustrator of the Week: Joëlle Jones". Illustration Age.
  5. ^ "Joëlle Jones Knows Why 'You Have Killed Me'". CBR.com. July 9, 2009.
  6. ^ Johanssen, Heather (October 9, 2015). "Interview: Joëlle Jones, the artist behind Lady Killer". Boing Boing. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Yates, Andy (July 12, 2016). "10 Questions With Comics Brewmaster Joëlle Jones". Comics Tavern. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Mirk, Sarah (July 23, 2011). "ComiCon Dispatch: Painting Batgirl with Joelle Jones". Portland, Oregon: Portland Mercury.
  9. ^ a b Brannigan, Maura (September 21, 2017). "Prada Sent a Punky Band of Rockstars Down Its Spring 2018 Runway". Fashionista. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  10. ^ Burgas, Greg (November 11, 2014). "Year of the Artist, Day 315: Joëlle Jones, Part 1: 12 Reasons Why I Love Her". CBR.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  11. ^ Harvey, R.C. (July 20, 2010). "You Have Killed Me". The Comics Journal. Archived from the original on December 13, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  12. ^ Elisabeth (April 6, 2010). "Jamie S. Rich & Joëlle Jones Talk Spell Checkers!". tfaw.comics. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  13. ^ Cavna, Michael (April 19, 2016). "2016 Eisner Awards: 'The Oscars of comics' announces record number of nominations for women". The Washington Post.
  14. ^ Robinson, Ashley Victoria (October 9, 2014). "Joëlle Jones Talks Brides of Helheim #1". Major Spoilers. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  15. ^ Jusino, Teresa (July 9, 2015). "Dark Horse's Limited Series Lady Killer to Return For Second Story Arc; Joëlle Jones Talks Future of the Series". The Mary Sue. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  16. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (November 17, 2016). "Inside DC's NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 19, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  17. ^ McMillan, Graeme (September 8, 2016). "DC to Launch New 'Supergirl' Origin Comic Book in December (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  18. ^ Marnell, Blair (April 7, 2018). "WATCH C2E2: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS HOSTS THE DC UNIVERSE PANEL". SyFy Wire. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  19. ^ Arrant, Chris (March 31, 2017). "JOËLLE JONES To Design Line of DC COVER GIRLS Statues". Newsarama. Archived from the original on April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  20. ^ Stone, Sam (April 6, 2018). "Joëlle Jones' Catwoman Joins DC Cover Girls Statue Line". CBR.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  21. ^ Desjardins, Jordan (January 8, 2019). "Toy News Tuesday: The Waters Getting Warm So You Might As Well Swim". ScienceFiction.com. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  22. ^ Cranswick, Amie (December 18, 2018). "DC Collectibles reveals new Nightwing, Black Canary, Harley Quinn and The Drowned statues". Flickering Myth.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  23. ^ Johnston, Rich. "The Full DC Comics Catalog for December 2018 + Solicitations". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019.
  24. ^ Aune, Sean P. (April 15, 2019). "DC Collectibles announces new figures and statues". Batman News. Archived from the original on April 16, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  25. ^ MacDonald, Heidi (July 20, 2017). "DC Breakfast News! Harley Quinn, Batman and Mister Miracle". Comics Beat.
  26. ^ Horne, Karama (April 9, 2018). "WATCH C2E2: Tom King and Joelle Jones on Batman and Catwoman getting married". SyFy Wire.
  27. ^ a b Estrella, Ernie (December 17, 2018). "JOËLLE JONES ON TAKING THE CAT OUT OF GOTHAM CITY". SyFy Wire. Archived from the original on December 17, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  28. ^ Adams, Tim (April 7, 2018). "DC's Catwoman Stars in New Monthly Series from Joelle Jones". CBR.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  29. ^ Spencer, Alex (July 4, 2018). "Catwoman #1 is an Ambitious but Flawed Debut". CBR.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  30. ^ "CATWOMAN (2018)". Comic Book Roundup. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  31. ^ "JOELLE JONES Steps Back From Drawing CATWOMAN #7". Newsarama. December 13, 2018. Archived from the original on December 14, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
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