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Joshua Janes
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm a 1996 graduate of The Joe Kubert School, located in Dover, New Jersey. I was trained in advanced commercial illustration and design techniques, by professional artists working in the field today. I have over 17 years as a proffessional digital illustrator using Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and many other programs.

During my career I have worked with many well known companies on high profile projects. Including: Looney Tunes, Winnie the Pooh, Star Trek, Batman, the Wild Thornsberrys, Everything for Early Learning, the Complete Book of series and many others.


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RAM-Horn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the watch!
MsJoyKillar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
jAllenRatz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome gallery!
Super-Chi Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
SneakyDad Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stuff! Thoroughly impressed :)
yolkum Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Much appreciated!
Lunapocalypse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow dude, I still totally fail to realise just how much work you've done in the industry. Over the past two decades how much have things changed? I was a young tyke or something back in 1996 and wouldn't have a clue what the illustration industry was like back then. Too busy playing Resident Evil probably. Have things gotten easier with the advent of digital heavy media and the internet? What's the demand like for freelancers?
yolkum Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Miles, I haven't been on my profile here in quite a while. So sorry for not responding earlier.
Dang brother, you're making me feel old... Guess it has been two decades and oh yeah, I am old. HA.

Yeah I've been in the children's publishing industry from pretty much the beginning of my career. After I graduated from Kubert I was broke and the comic bubble had just burst. I was roaming from comic book publisher to comic book publisher and getting no where. Guys that had been drawing for ages were out of work, so I moved back to my old stomping grounds and did construction for about 9 months until I got my first full-time gig with Landolls Children's Publishing. Over the years I did a few children's books and tons of covers & spot art. I enjoy it. I'd rather draw zombies, but kids cartoons are cool. I still work full-time for a publisher based out of Greensboro, NC.

As far as Keep Turning LLC, I freelance on whatever rolls in. I don't go out of my way to pull in freelance. I'm pretty much word of mouth for that work, so it's kind of like a roller coaster. It had been on a down hill last year. I had a big project with google end after a little over four years and I was beat. So I started the Lost Dogs MC comic and really put no effort into finding new work. Which was nice. My bank account was not pleased with it, but I got to spend some much needed time with my kids and draw some things I wanted for a change.

The internet has helped a lot with freelance and since I live in Ohio my cost of living is a lot lower so that is nice when I'm doing projects for California or New York based companies. It's also let me work a full-time job from home for the children's book publishing so that has been nice too.

Really freelance, like most of the art industry is all about who you know. It's crazy how small such a large industry 
really is. Even when it comes to self publishing web comics. I stumbled across your book and got hooked on it and end up friends with you on smack-jeeves. Then come to find out that you know Leah, who grew up in the same town as me and graduated from the same high school just years later. What are the odds that I meet a guy from Australia that already knows some from my home town? Frig'n crazy. 

Well I better get to work. I got to design a t-shirt for a biker club. My kind of work.  You have a good one and keep the pages coming. Really impressed with the look of your latest issue. Can't wait for more. 
stupidglide Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Just stopped by to get a fix of some tasty artwork. Gotta say- stuff is off the hook- dig the style, very fresh, and original. Nice twist on the Zombie Apocolypse.
Well, gotta organize, before they rise!!!!!
I'll be stoppin' by to catch a dose from time to time, gotta feed the soul, right?
yolkum Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you sir. Good to see you on here.
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