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Aaron John Gregory
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Eye of the Shoal - cover art by aaronjohngregory, visual art

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GODZILLA: Rage Across Time - Issue 2 RI cover by aaronjohngregory, visual art

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Spinosaurus by aaronjohngregory, visual art

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Marine Reef Aquarium by aaronjohngregory, visual art

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SPIRALS IN TIME by aaronjohngregory, visual art

Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
My Bio

I am a freelance illustrator and graphic cartoonist who specializes in marine-biology and paleontology illustration. My clients have included The Smithsonian Institute, The Science Channel, Aquarium of the Bay, Bloomsbury Sigma, Storey Publishing, IDW Comics, DIVE Magazine, WKB Industries/Netflix, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Aqualab, and Translation Loss Records.


For hire inquiries, please contact me via aaronjohngregory.com


I graduated cum laude and class valedictorian from the Academy of Art, University with a Bachelor's in Fine Art Degree in Illustration. I'm also an alumnus of the legendary, Kubert School of Graphic Art, in Dover, NJ where I studied from 2009-2010.


I'm the founder/owner of a boutique t-shirt company called Cotton Crustacean based in Pacifica, CA; featuring my scientific illustrations of prehistoric marine life, printed on premium tees. Visit us at www.cottoncrustacean.com!


I'm also a part-time illustration instructor at my alma mater, the Academy of Art, University in SF, and an Artist-in-Residence at a public high-school, the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, where I teach graphic design in the Architecture and Design department. And along with all of the above, I manage to hold down a day job as a Branding Consultant for TOHO International, the Los Angeles based office of the legendary Japanese movie production company, TOHO STUDIOS (Toho Co., Ltd.) where I oversee and approve all Godzilla related merchandise.


When not drawing, I play bass and sing in the JAWS themed, synth-sludge band, SQUALUS, and was the frontman for the doom-rock band, GIANT SQUID. Both can be found at (thissongisaboutsharks.net)


Current Residence: Sharp Park, Pacifica, CA


Favourite Visual Artist
Somewhere between Moebius, Mark Schultz, Geoff Darrow, Barry Windsor Smith, and Doug Wildey
Favourite Movies
Jaws, Three Amigos, Monty Python's Holy Grail
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Subhumans, Neurosis, Tom Waits, Pleasure Forever, Black Heart Procession
Favourite Writers
John Steinbeck, Peter Benchly, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore
Favourite Games
Oregon Trail, Metal Gear Solid
Favourite Gaming Platform
NES, Atari 800
Tools of the Trade
2B, kneaded eraser, Rafeal 2, black indian ink, Cintiq, charcoal, acrylic, oil, watercolor
Other Interests
Comic books, Kaiju movies, music, SCUBA diving, archery, SAAB cars, sharks, paleo-anything, Westerns, the California Gold Rush.
Super honored to have been featured in this killer Atlas Obscura article - The Delicate Art of Illustrating Ancient Sharks! http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/shark-illustrations-aaron-john-gregory
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So totally honored by this... Sci-Fi Japan ran a cool feature on my comic book cover art for Godzilla: Rage Across Time, allowing me to explain my process of creating it, from concept to finished art. Check it out if you want to get nerdy about illustration or Godzilla! ARTICLE HERE
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SPIRALS IN TIME, a book I illustrated about mollusks, specifically those who make seashells, has finally come out in the states today, via Bloomsbury Publishing. Written by the brilliant and hip British marine-biologist, Dr. Helen Scales, it's jam p...
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