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"We're baaack." Apologies for the long absence, but a chat with Jenny Frison will hopefully make up for it.
She's the Chicago-based artist who's been putting it down lately on IDW's Angel series (we posted about her before). She's also done work on The Dreamer, Voltron and Hack Slash—all three of those from Devil's Due Publishing.
Jenny is a part of the new wave of creators in comics today known exclusively as cover artists. She's done interior work before on stuff like Chicago 1968, but applying her illustrator's eye to the comic book cover is where her awesomeness really shines through. Fortunately for her, she figured that out early enough to well...get good early.
I was in my local comic shop here in Atlanta a few weeks ago, saw an Angel cover she did and just stopped. Very well composed, good staging, smart choices on the color palette and a pretty classic looking presentation.
Other items covered in our conversation (sorry), her art training at Northern Illinois University and The Kubert School, breaking into comics via alcohol (okay, it was a Drink & Draw—sorry, again), adapting to the life of a professional, and attending C2E2, Chicago's newest downtown comic convention. That's right, downtown, baby!
Jenny was an absolute joy to speak with and we'd love to talk to her again someday. Stop by her table in Artist's Alley at C2E2 and buy some stuff. She's the real deal, gang.
Jenny Frison's DeviantArt Page
**At the very end of this episode, there's a short talk between the three hosts about the life and career of Dick Giordano. R.I.P, Dick.