Freelance illustrator and concept artist Jason Caffoe works on a number of projects for which he can’t show or talk about his recent work, but his blog does have some work from older projects, along with engaging images from personal projects.
There is one current project that he can discuss, his contributions as colorist, background painter and concept artist for the second and third books of Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet graphic novel.
The first two books of Amulet are now available, The Stonekeeper, and The Stonekeeper’s Curse . The third book is still in production. You can see some of the pages from book 2 on this interview with Kazu Kibuishi on Newsarama that also references Caffoe’s involvement with the project. (For more see my posts on Amulet and Kazu Kibuishi.
Caffoe also did some color art for Jake Parker’s Missle Mouse (here’s my post on Jake Parker).
Among Caffoe’s personal pieces on the blog are landscape concepts, fantasy themed drawings and dinosaurs, a subject always of interest to me (grin). Though his site doesn’t include an online portfolio, one is available in PDF form from links on the splash page or sidebar.
Caffoe is a co-founder with Matt Kohr of the collaborative blog Concept CoOp.
He also contributed to the Terrible Yellow Eyes project that I reported on here, (my post included his piece for the project at top). He was included in the Gallery Nucleus show for the project.
Caffoe’s work is currently part of another group show at Gallery Nucleus, Lift Off: The Art of Airships (image above, top) that runs to February 1, 2010.
Lift Off: The Art of Airships, Gallery Nucleus, to 2/1/10
4 Replies to “Jason Caffoe”
Jason has done a lot of illustration work for me – his work is great and I really enjoy working with him, and he’s a really nice guy too. Great to see his art featured here!
Way to go, Jason!
(And anyone who hasn’t checked out Amulet totally should, it’s terrific and I’m eagerly awaiting book #3.)
I taught him everything he knows!!!
Actually, I was one of Jason’s instructors at SCAD, but I always knew he had talent.
He’s certainly showing it here.
Good luck, sir.
Professor (yeah, right) Tom Lyle
Thanks for the comments, Tom.
For the benefit of other readers, Tom Lyle is a comic book artist who has worked for DC and Marvel, and is currently teaching sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design. You can see his blog here.
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