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J. G. Jones

American comic book artist
The basics
Occupation Comics artist
Education Louisiana State University, University at Albany
Authority Library of congress id VIAF id
The details

J. G. Jones is an American comic book artist, known for his work on titles such as Wanted and Final Crisis.

Early life

Jones hails from Walker, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University and the University at Albany, SUNY where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree.


Jones is best known for his work as cover artist on various comic book series, including a stint on Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man and for DC Comics, the six-issue limited series Villains United written by Gail Simone, as well as all 52 covers for the maxi-series 52.

In 1999, Jones and writer Devin K. Grayson introduced the Yelena Belova character in the Black Widow limited series. The following year, Jones collaborated with writer Grant Morrison on the Marvel Boy limited series.

Jones' interior art credits include Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia written by Greg Rucka and Mark Millar's Wanted published by Top Cow Productions.

Jones was intended to be the sole artist on the Grant Morrison DC limited series Final Crisis. Due to delays, Jones was assisted by artists Carlos Pacheco, Marco Rudy, and Doug Mahnke for issues #4–6, and replaced for issue #7 by Mahnke. Jones noted that "Any problems completing the series are my own. I love Doug Mahnke’s art, and he would have probably been a better choice to draw this series in the first place."

Since then, Jones has been mostly providing covers for DC Comics, on titles such as Batman and Robin, Doc Savage, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and Mister Terrific. Before Watchmen: Comedian, written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Jones was published in 2012-2013. Jones and writer Mark Waid produced Strange Fruit for Boom! Studios in July 2015.


  • 2006: Nominated for "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award, for Codename: Knockout and Transmetropolitan
  • 2006: Nominated for "Best Penciller/Inker" Eisner Award, for Wanted

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