Sep 25, 2015

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Jonathon Rosen

Jonathon Rosen an illustrator, artist, animator, graphic designer, and bookmaker who creates smart, provocative, engaging imagery with highly original style and accomplished technique. He makes comics, editorial illustrations, drawings, art projects, animation, exhibits, books and book covers, and much more, and his work appears in a wide array of publications, galleries, performance spaces, and other venues. Rosen also teaches illustration, cartooning, and visual narrative at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

“Drawing is number one. I love pen and ink,” says Rosen. That’s obvious when you look at his illustrations, which are masterful examples of both detail and creative imagination.

Rosen describes his work as “an ongoing experiment in boundary blurring in both media and context.” His latest project is the book Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema, which he co-wrote and designed. The book is a beautiful, psychedelic hand-colored collection of images from early silent films. There’s a book party and illustrated lecture by Rosen celebrating its release on October 5 at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn.

Jonathon Rosen is the subject of my latest American Illustration Profiles interview. See the full interview here.