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John Trumbull
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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  • Deviant for 16 years
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My Bio
I'm a freelance cartoonist/illustrator living here in Weird NJ. I'm a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. I've done several jobs for the DC Comics licensing department (the coloring books Batman: Swinging Into Action, Superman: Jailbreak! and Krypto the Superdog: Test Pilot Puppy). My work has also been featured on the websites Comic Book Resources, Comics Alliance, i09, Superpunch, The Dork Review, The Mary Sue, and The Aquaman Shrine.

I've written several articles for BACK ISSUE magazine from TwoMorrows Publishing. As of this writing, they are:

BEYOND CAPES: Nemesis: Balancing the Scales (BI #64, May 2013)
FLASHBACK: A New Beginning… And A Probable End: Batman #s 300 & 400 (BI #69, Dec. 2013)
BEYOND CAPES: 221B at DC: Sherlock Holmes at DC Comics (BI #71, April 2014)
PRO2PRO: Watching the Detective (Comics): Mike W. Barr & Alan Davis (BI #73, July 2014)
FLASHBACK: Shrinking Roles and Shorter Features: The Atom in the Bronze Age (BI #76, Oct. 2014)
FLASHBACK: Swords, Sorcery, and Size-Changing: The Sword of the Atom (BI #76, Oct. 2014)
PRO2PRO ROUNDTABLE: Niven's Tale: Larry Niven, The Green Lantern Bible, and the Guardian Known as Ganthet (BI #80, May 2015)
FLASHBACK: DC Comics Deluxe Reprint Series 1983-1988 (BI #81, July 2015)
FLASHBACK: Crisis on Infinite Crossovers: The Post-Crisis Crossovers of DC Comics (BI #82, Aug. 2015)
BACK IN PRINT: Marvel Special Edition Reprints, 1982 to 1985 (BI #86, Feb. 2016)
FLASHBACK: A League Divided: Justice League of America #200 (BI #87, Apr. 2016)

More articles are coming in upcoming issues, #91, 95, 96, 97, and 99.

I also have a text piece in COMIC BOOK CREATOR #2 (Summer 2013) about my former instructor Joe Kubert.

You can order all these issues and more at:

I'm a periodic contributor to the weekly feature The Line It Is Drawn on the Comic Book Resources Website. You can check it out every week over here: goodcomics.comicbookresources.…

The Line It Is Drawn DA Group page is here: the-line-it-is-drawn.deviantar…

Favourite Visual Artist
Bruce Timm, Darwyn Cooke, Steve Rude, Dan Spiegle, Dave Stevens, Doug Wildey, Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, José Luis García-López, Hergé
Favourite Movies
Superman the Movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Back to the Future, Goldfinger, OHMSS, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, The Third Man, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Rocketeer, Some Like It Hot, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Favourite TV Shows
Community, Star Trek, Jonny Quest, Homicide: Life on the Street, MST3K, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, The Monkees, Freaks & Geeks
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Elvis Costello, R.E.M., The Beatles, Weezer
Favourite Books
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, High Fidelity, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Sex, Drugs, & Cocoa Puffs
Favourite Writers
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harlan Ellison, Douglas Adams, Nick Hornby, Chuck Klosterman, Mark Evanier
Tools of the Trade
Blue pencils, 2H pencils, Pitt pens, Photoshop
Other Interests
Drawing, Art, Comic Books, Acting, Directing, Stand Up Comedy, Improv Comedy
Just logged in to DA for the first time in about two years. Sorry for all the comments and correspondence I've fallen behind on. I appreciate every one! To answer what seems to be a frequently-asked question, I'm not taking commission requests at this time. I'm doing a lot more writing than drawing these days, and that and my day job eat up most of my time. Thanks for the interest in my art, and if anything changes I'll let you know here. In the meantime, you can follow my writing over at or in BACK ISSUE magazine from TwoMorrows Publishing. If you want to follow me on Twitter, you can find me under the handle "TrumbullCo
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Hello again! Sorry it's been such a LONG time I've updated my journal on here, but I have some exciting news:  Next weekend I will be at the New York Comic Con for ALL FOUR DAYS of the Con, Oct. 10-13! I'll be sharing Table 1262 with my friend and fellow Line It Is Drawn artist Bill Walko ~BillWalko ( Here's a sneak peek at all eight NEW prints I should have for sale: I'll also have a few left of some of my older prints, including: All prints (except for the Aquaman one) are either 11x17 or 11x14.  Prints will be $10 apiece, or 3 for $25.  I'll also be doing sketches as time & energy allows.  You can add us to your NYCC Show Planne
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Yeah, I know the con is ACTUALLY running this entire weekend from 10/11-10/14, but I'll only be there on Thursday and Friday.  I'll be helping out at BOOTH 607 (Listed as Absolute Comics & Statues) all day from 3-9pm Thursday, 10/11 and and 10am-7pm Friday, 10/12.  I'll also be selling prints of some of the Line It Is Drawn pieces you've seen here on DA this year, stuff like: :thumb279050271:, :thumb290567334:, :thumb297178458:, :thumb319409978:, and of course the viral internet sensation :thumb327006067:. 11x17 prints are just $10 apiece, or 3 for $25.  Quantities are limited, so buy early and buy often! &
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Do you do commissions?
Your artwork is absolutely sensational and hilarious. You are the fan boy's fanboy who can draw. Great stuff!
Thanks very much! I appreciate it!
You're more than welcome!
Hello John, Jake here! Glad you've got a dA page, I just added you to my watch! :thumbsup:
Thank you very much, Jake!
I would ask if you could do a LIID of One More Day, but considering how its so well known with out bad it it, might make the idea way too obvious to do lol