Jon Sommariva has been drawing since he first arrived on this planet. His first professional comic assignment in 2002 was drawing a back-up story in Jay Faerbers Noble Causes for Image comics. Jon quit his comfortable day job and the journey to become a freelance comic book artist began.
Jon is an Aussie artist, born and working from Sydney, Australia. In 2002 and 2003 he spent some time living in Chicago working with studio mates Skottie Young and Greg Titus. It was around this time that Jon illustrated a Star Wars Tales story and was also working on Go Boy 7 for Dark Horse comics. Go Boy 7 was the flagship book for Dark Horses Rocket comics line. Go Boy 7 was also optioned by Disney and Jon was hired to do some design work for the animated series. Unfortunately the show never made it out of development.
Following Go Boy 7, Jon decided to try some creator owned comic work. He teamed up with his old friend Jay Faerber and they co-created Gemini for Image comics. So far there have been 4 issues of Gemini, with issue 5 in the works. Jon also worked on the comic book version of Sony’s popular online game Free Realms. The comic was published by Wildstorm/ DC comics.
In June 2015 Jon will have an original graphic novel published by Darkhorse comics called Rexodus. He is also currently working on covers for IDWs TMNT (ninja turtles!) comics based on the animated tv show.
Aside from his comic book work, Jon is also working on art for Wulverblade, a 2D side scrolling hack and slash game to be released on Xbox in the near future. He also has a series of art books which he self publishes under the title of Ozmosis Chills.
Jon looks forward to meeting all his fans in Sydney in June 2015, and will participate in signing sessions on Friday (2:30pm to 5:30pm), and throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm). Please see the event guide for times and locations.
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