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Jon Gray is a cartoonist from Birmingham, Alabama who currently lives in East Orange, New Jersey. He's just as goofy and fun as you'd expect him to be. :) For a more detailed bio, please see my about page: http://www.jongraywb.com/bio-about-me/

Principles of Cartooning II (Spring 2022): Syllabus

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Hello to all my returning students (and to those new)!

First of all, welcome. I hope you’re enjoying your first days of Winter-Spring semester!

As we discussed in class–you can find your new, updated full-color class syllabus (as a PDF) as well as a proper breakdown of my office hours to the left sidebar. Alternately, you can also download the PDF here.

Should you need to contact me directly: while email is good, the Discord that I established last semester for our class is much quicker. Also, it will also allow you to collaborate with your fellow students on anything you’ll need. Please utilize it at your convenience. See you in class and I hope you all have a prosperous new year!

Take care!

Massive Update: Principles of Cartooning I (Fall 2021): Syllabus + Portfolio & Solicits

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Hello to all my new students and to everyone else who happens to see this update!

It’s been a LONG pandemic and with everything and anything that’s happened since our last update, I’ve admittedly let my website fall a bit behind. Time to rectify that!

First of all, to my new students, welcome! I hope you’re enjoying your first days of school!

As we discussed in class–you can find your new, updated full-color class syllabus (as a PDF) as well as a proper breakdown of my office hours to the left sidebar. Alternately, you can also download the PDF here just in case.

We should be able to discuss everything that we’ll need in both Canvas and our weekly Zoom meetings. If you have any questions, please check the discussion module created on our Course homepage, ask me in class, or email me directly! Let’s make some great comics!

As for everyone else — there’s been some key updates to the portfolio portion of my page. I’ve added the bald covers for Sonic 31 and 37, as well as the raw inks for 37 as well! Enjoy!

Also, the sidebar solicits have been updated entirely. As IDW no longer has the rights to standard Disney comics, that section has been completely removed. In its place I’ve updated all the Fantagraphics Disney Masters with all the four most recent books that I’ve localized and translated to date. I’ve also updated all the IDW Sonic solicits up to 37. A new one is coming, but I can’t post it for a while.

As far as webcomics go — Chip and Walter and Time Trouble will remain on pause probably until the month is up. By then I should have my deadlines done and completed. Then I’m going to start working on it again as well. Updates wont resume for a while but if I can get the backlog that I have in placed colored they’ll most likely resume before years end. And that’s that!

Take care! I hope you all have been well while we each personally deal with what’s happened in our lives lately. I hope my little corner of the internet brings you some joy.

Take care!

Principles of Cartooning I (Fall 2020): Syllabus

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Hello to all my new students!

First of all, welcome. I hope you’re enjoying your first days of school!

As we discussed in class–you can find your new, updated full-color class syllabus (as a PDF) as well as a proper breakdown of my office hours to the left sidebar. Alternately, you can also download the PDF here just in case.

We should be able to discuss everything that we’ll need in both Canvas and our weekly Zoom meetings. If you have any question, please check the discussion module created on our Course homepage

Take care!

✪ Portfolio Updates + Sonic & Disney Solicits

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Hello all! Bunch of new updates today!

For the portfolio portion of my page I’ve added the bald covers for Sonic 24, 25, and 27, as well as the inks for some of my more intricate covers — not only the ones listed above but also issues 11 and 14. Enjoy!

For the sidebar solicits, in addition to updating the Fantagraphics Disney Masters covers, I’ve also updated all the IDW Sonic solicits. I’m going to be drawing the interiors for a story in the Sonic 2020 annual (I don’t want to say what it is just yet) and also I’ve done at least 3 new covers for the main book!

As far as webcomics go — just before I hit the pause button to work on Sonic, several Chip and Walter pages went up and I’m currently working on several Time Trouble pages for one massive update. And that’s where I am currently!

Hope y’all enjoy!

New Disney Masters Solicits!

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Hello all!

The latest solicits for Fantagraphics’ Disney Masters series are now up on the sidebar. You can see “Donald Duck: Scandal on the Epoch Express” and all four chapters of “Mickey Mouse and The Ice Sword Saga” (Books 1 and 2) on the sidebar!

My contributions are Chapters 1 and 3 for the Ice Sword books, and several assorted stories for the Scandal book. Click on the images to order directly from Fantagraphics’ website! Enjoy!

Hey! It's Me!

Portfolio! (And Other Updates)

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It’s been a long time since my last website update but I’ve finally got my new portfolio up and ready on my website as promised! You can either click the hyperlink or access it via the main menu across the top.

It took me forever to build this but the ultimate goal was to move all of my most important artwork from Behance and DeviantArt to a more professional, personal area where I can keep better control of it. Right now only the pictures (with credit descriptions) are up. Within a few more weeks I’ll gradually add more detailed descriptors.

The other nice thing about this is that all of my current work from IDW Sonic is here (plus a few other things that weren’t available on the previously mentioned unlinked sites). Not everything will migrate over because I want this to be a professional sampling of my best works.

For those that may have popped in here from time to time, you’ll also notice that the right sidebar has been updated with my latest works from Disney Comics/Fantagraphics and IDW Publishing. I’ve been updating it here and there for anyone who finds their way to my page. This includes having updated my Published Works page to include more info on IDW Sonic.

Please enjoy and I’ll note here when other updates are made. I’ll most likely try to update “Chip and Walter” and “Time Trouble” again once things settle down. Take care and thanks for visiting!

Principles of Cartooning I (’18-’19): Syllabus

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Hello to all my new students!

First of all, welcome. I hope you’re enjoying your first days of school!

As we discussed in class–you can find your new, updated full-color class syllabus (as a PDF) as well as a proper breakdown of my office hours to the left sidebar. Alternately, you can also download the PDF here just in case.

I’ll be experimenting with Canvas to try and see if I can send out mass emails to alert you in a more succinct manner as well as establishing a possible Discord chatroom for us to talk privately and discuss your projects throughout the year! We’ll go over details later in our next class. if you have any other questions, my school email is located to the left.

Take care!

✪ Principles of Cartooning II (’18-’19): Syllabus

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Hello to all my students!

First of all, welcome. I hope you’re enjoying your first days of Winter-Spring semester!

As we discussed in class–you can find your new, updated full-color class syllabus (as a PDF) as well as a proper breakdown of my office hours to the left sidebar. Alternately, you can also download the PDF here.

Should you need to contact me directly: while email is good, the Discord that I established last semester for our class is much quicker. Also, it will allow you to collaborate with your fellow students on anything you’ll need. Please utilize it at your convenience. See you in class and I hope you all have a prosperous new year!

Take care!

✪ Principles of Cartooning I (’17-’18): Syllabus & Class Hours Update

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Hello to all my new students!

First of all, welcome. I hope you’re enjoying your first days of school!

As we discussed in class–you can find your new, updated full-color class syllabus (as a PDF) as well as a proper breakdown of my office hours to the left sidebar. Alternately, you can also download the PDF here just in case.

I’ll be experimenting with Canvas to try and see if I can send out mass emails to alert you in a more succinct manner as well as establishing a possible Discord chatroom for us to talk privately and discuss your projects throughout the year! We’ll go over details later in our next class. if you have any other questions, my school email is located to the left.

Take care!

It's a Patreon Post!

✪ Patreon is a GO!

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Hiya, gang!

As promised, in addition to today’s Time Trouble update, I’ve finally finished the second part of my website launch and opened my Patreon! You can find a link to it here and on the right sidebar of each page!

From now on, when you see the symbol to the right located anywhere on the comic, you’ll know that there’s a corresponding patreon post that will go with it!

Beyond that, everything that you need to know about my Patreon is on the page itself! I’ve taken the time to outline all my current goals and reward tiers. In addition to that, the first blog post is free to everyone! This way you can get a good idea of what to expect from it, and me, in the future!

I hope everything there is sufficient and up to snuff. If you have any ideas or special things you’d like to see on it, please respond and let me know!

I hope Labor Day finds everyone well. take care!

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