Jon Sommariva is an Aussie artist, currently living in Sydney, Australia. He has had work published by Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics and IDW. Jon has also worked as a concept artist and illustrator for companies like Insomniac, Upperdeck, Hasbro and Disney. He has also self-published a series of art books under the title Ozmosis Chills. He is sometimes known as "Red J".
Jon first into in to comics working on a back-up story in Jay Faerbers Noble Causes for Image comics. In 2002 and 2003 he spent some time living in Chicago working with studio mates Skottie Young and Greg Titus. It was around this time that Jon illustrated a Star Wars Tales story and was also working on Go Boy 7 for Dark Horse comics. Go Boy 7 was the flagship book for Dark Horses Rocket comics line. Go Boy 7 was also developed as an animated tv show by Disney and Jon was hired to do some of the concept art for the characters on the show.
Following Go Boy 7, Jon decided to try some creator owned comic work. He teamed up with his old friend Jay Faerber and they co-created Gemini for Image comics. From there Jon did some work for Wildstorm and DC comics. Published titles include Freerealms and Boo Bunny Plague.
Jon then went on to work on an original graphic novel series named Rexodus, a tale about Dinosaurs in Space. The book was published by Dark Horse Comics in 2015. He has also been working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics for IDW since 2013. He is currently the regular cover artist for TMNT: Amazing Adventures and is also drawing interiors from time to time.
Aside from his comics work, Jon has also been illustrating cut scenes for Wulverblade - a game due to be released on X-Box in 2016.
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