Jon Foster: Sci-Fi to the max (lecture 9)

Hope and Red Cover by Jon Foster
Hope and Red Book Cover

Jon Foster developed an interest in art at an early age, and was encouraged to continue to perfect his talent. He began pursuing illustration at Rhode Island School of Design from which he graduated with a BFA and leaped into the world of design.

Promotional Work for Teen Wolf by Jon Foster
Promotional Work for Teen Wolf (TV Series)

Foster has since received a few recognizable awards during his career, including several gold and silver medals from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art, and his inclusion in the Society of Illustrators annual publication. Currently, Foster travels to teach illustration at various schools and is a faculty member at The Illustration Academy.

Editorial by Jon Foster

Personally, I think Foster’s illustrations are captivating, full of motion and contrast.  His style is painterly and includes elements of storytelling, primarily sci-fi. This has served him well as he has worked with publications such as: Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Scholastic, Little Brown, and many others! I remember seeing book covers he illustrated on shelves as a kid and being immediately drawn to them, so I find his art very nostalgic as well.

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Book Cover of Mistborn: The Final Empire
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