Jo Chen at The Annapolis Comic-Con 2012, Saturday, March 24
| I will be a guest at The Annapolis Comic-Con 2012 in beautiful, historic Annapolis, Maryland Saturday - Sunday, March 24 and 25.|
I will be there on Saturday, March 24 ONLY but I will make myself available all day long to sign and perform portfolio reviews.
See you there!!!
Kull: The Cat and the Skull cover painting for issue #4
|I am a fan of the late Frank Frazetta's work, and was lucky enough to visit his home in East Stroudsburg, PA, 10 years ago, to see many of his famous originals that were housed in a small gallery on the grounds, next to his his house. I always wanted to try my hand at a Frazettaesque painting and my editors at Dark Horse were cool enough to permit me to lend my brushes to their 4-issue, 'Kull' series, entitled "Kull: The Cat and the Skull". This is my painting for the cover of issue #4.|
Meet Jo Chen at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, July 21 - 24
|Looking forward to seeing all of you wacky folks at SDCC 2011 in a few weeks. I have a couple of events scheduled including ta-da! "Spotlight on Jo Chen" hosted by non other than my Dark Horse editor, Scott Allie. Plus some signings at the Dark Horse and Image booths. You can also catch me hanging at the UDON Entertainment booth with my friends on UDON crew. Not to mention my attendance at the fantabulous "Whedonverse Signing" at the Dark Horse booth! It promises to be a busy con. |
Jo Chen's San Diego Comic-con 2011 Panel, Event and Signings Schedule:
Thursday – Sunday, July 21st – 24th for a couple hours each day
Jo Chen table at Artist Alley: #HH 12
Thursday, July 21st @ 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Spotlight on Jo Chen
SDCC Convention ROOM 7AB
Friday, July 22nd @ 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Samurais Blood signing
Image Comics: booth #2729
Friday, July 22nd @ 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Street Fighter, Darkstalkers and just plain, good chums signing
UDON Entertainment: booth #5037
Saturday, July 23rd @ 12:00 PM - ???
Dark Horse Comics: booth #2615
Sunday, July 24th @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
SDCC Convention ROOM 25ABC
Moderator Mark Evanier talks to special guests Ernie Chan (known for his incredible run of DC covers in the 1970s), Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer covers for Dark Horse and Runaways for Marvel), Alan Davis (numerous covers for Marvel), Dave Gibbons (his groundbreaking Watchmen covers and integrated interiors), Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL), and Ashley Wood (Popbot, World War Robot, Zombies vs. Robots) about their cover work and what makes a great cover.
Tiger&Bunny Fan book Guest Art
|This Tiger&Bunny illo is done for an art exchange between my BL circle G|P and Date伊�F’�}. It'll appear in her T&B fan book: Take Home Bunny. Visit her blog (where she has ample T&B) at: Peaceful world. This is a Taiwanese site and is in Chinese text only.|
I did 2 versions for sampling. Have any preference?
幫伊達朔弓虎兔本Take Home Bunny畫的友誼插花稿...由於咎某的優柔寡斷發作，無法決定該用哪種顏色，索性兩張都放！伊達朔弓網站Peaceful world
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 9 cover
|Dark Horse, Joss and I were all looking for an iconic opener for the impending Buffy Season 9 series. I hope I clinched it.|
Jo Chen at YAOI Con, Oct. 29-31 in San Francisco, CA
Maybe it's a little too late to mention this. But I'll be at YAOI Con
Oct. 29-31. This is their 10th anniversary so I'm sure it's going to be a lot of fun. Look for me at the dealer's room. I have new doujinshi, posters and prints available. See you there!
Samurai's Blood issue #1 cover
|To be published next year thru Image is a mini-series based upon the Samurai's Blood film series. This is the first of the covers I will be producing for the book.|
Jo Chen FABLE III package art for XBOX special edition
|This is one of two pieces of key art that I painted for the new FABLE III game due in October 2010. Todd Elhart of Hubris Studios, my art director on this, and I put a lot of crazy hours into this one. It will be worth the wait!!!|
原創漫畫In These Words [言之罪] Vol.1資料更新[CWT25]08-07/08 一樓特01時雨堂
[CWT25] 2010-08-07/08 一樓特01時雨堂名稱: In These Words Vol.1[言之罪 Vol.1 Vol.1]屬性：BL向R-18原創漫畫本
GUEST：九歌 & 河源花開
Spike revised - Buffy Season 8 issue #36 cover
|After a few comments were made on whedonesque.com about how I flubbed Spike's eye color on the latest Buffy Season 8 color, I conferred with editor supreme, Scott Allie, who confirmed that "Yeah, the eyes should have been blue..." and that the actor has some sort of scar on one of his brows. I never noticed these things, or if I did at one time have forgotten them. And nobody mentioned anything to me when I submitted the final painting. I think it may have been noticed by Dark Horse and JW but maybe they didn't wish to pester me to make such small changes.|
Miffed, I went back to look at my reference material and his eyes still looked brown to me but clearly the material was misleading. Night scenes, shadows, etc. So, now his eyes are blue and there is a hint of a scar on his brow.
I hope that everybody is happy or at least happier now. Can't please everybody at all points but I do my best. This should be more to everybody's liking. They were simple changes to make.
Serenity - "Float Out" cover
|I'm happy to post my recent illustration for the new Wash one-shot entitled "Serenity: Float Out" from Dark Horse Comics.|
Related news: Both Joss and Alan T. have been gracious enough to sign two 13x19" prints of this cover for me to donate to this year's CSTS auction. Just got them back from Joss yesterday. I'll add my sig and they will go to two generous bidders in the auction; a most worthy cause.
Watch for more news on this and other fab items that will go on the CSTS auction block for your consideration this summer.
My new cover for Marvel's "Girl Comics #3"
|I must say that I'm pleased with this one; that doesn't often happen but I was in the right frame of mind when I painted this one and I think it shows. It flows nicely and doesn't seem tired. For those who don't know, this one features Sue Storm from the Fantastic Four, Spider-Woman and Storm from X-Men.|
The original pitch for this cover was suggested to me by Adam Warren and was less serious; quite funny in fact. But Marvel nixed it. That's okay because I am happy the way this one turned out and I may paint the original cover idea anyway, just for giggles.
Jo Chen at Anime USA 2009 in Crystal City, VA on November 21 and 22
|I look forward to seeing yous guys during my annual guest appearance at Anime USA 2009 in Crystal City, VA on November 21 and 22 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.|
As always, I'll be there shaking more hands than a politician, signing just about whatever you put in front of me and looking at portfolios.
Also, as always, I'm not sure where my table is located but I'm sure to be listed on the program.
I'll have Darkstalkers and Street Fighter prints and posters, Buffy, New Avengers and Runaways stuff, copies of "The Other Side of the Mirror" and more!
See you there!
Retreat - Buffy Season 8 tpb and my departure from Buffy
|Some folks have written to me regarding concerns that I've left the Buffy series as the cover artist. Not so! I'm still onboard. I did have to take off a few issues for personal reasons but I'm back and in fact have already completed 4 new covers!|
I'm unsure how these things get started but it most likely stems from a simple misunderstanding or misreading of some statement or other.
Now that that is settled, here is a larger image of my cover illustration for Retreat, the most recent Buffy Season 8 tpb, from none other than Jane Espenson.
|Jo's playground is currently under construction. Please pardon our mess...
|Name: Jo Chen
Born in Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., Now living in the USA. Free-lance illustrator and comic book artist.
|02/||05||’||Jo Chen at The Annapolis Comic-Con 2012, Saturday, March 24|
|11/||28||’||Kull: The Cat and the Skull cover painting for issue #4|
|07/||09||’||Meet Jo Chen at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, July 21 - 24|
|08||’||Tiger&Bunny Fan book Guest Art|
|04/||21||’||Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 9 cover|
|10/||28|| ||Jo Chen at YAOI Con, Oct. 29-31 in San Francisco, CA|
|08/||23||’||Samurai's Blood issue #1 cover|
|07/||20||’||Jo Chen FABLE III package art for XBOX special edition|
|19||’||原創漫畫In These Words [言之罪] Vol.1資料更新[CWT25]08-07/08 一樓特01時雨堂 |
|05/||08||’||Spike revised - Buffy Season 8 issue #36 cover|
|03/||20||’||Serenity - "Float Out" cover|
|02/||19||’||My new cover for Marvel's "Girl Comics #3"|
|11/||17||’||Jo Chen at Anime USA 2009 in Crystal City, VA on November 21 and 22|
|09/||04||’||Retreat - Buffy Season 8 tpb and my departure from Buffy|
|02/||24||’||Jo Chen on Wonder Woman|
|08/||20||’||Jo Chen Appearing at Anime USA 2008 in Arlington, VA October 10 - 12 |
|07/||13||’||Jo Chen Appearing at Otakon 2008 in Baltimore, MD, August 9-10 |
|06/||19||’||Jo Chen at Can't Stop the Serenity screening in Arlington, VA on Sat. June 21|
|07||’||Buffy the Vampire Slayer issue #20|
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