J. G. Jones

J. G. Jones

Jones at the 2013 Wizard World New York Experience in Manhattan
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works
52 (covers)
Final Crisis
Marvel Boy
Awards 2006 Cover Artist of the Year (Wizard)

J. G. Jones is an American comic book artist, known for his work on titles such as Wanted and Final Crisis.

Early life

Jones hails from Walker, Louisiana[1] and attended Louisiana State University and the University at Albany, SUNY where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree.[2]


Jones is best known for his work as cover artist on various comic book series, including a stint on Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man[3] and for DC Comics, the six-issue limited series Villains United written by Gail Simone, as well as all 52 covers for the maxi-series 52.

In 1999, Jones and writer Devin K. Grayson introduced the Yelena Belova character in the Black Widow limited series.[4] The following year, Jones collaborated with writer Grant Morrison on the Marvel Boy limited series.[5]

Jones' interior art credits include Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia written by Greg Rucka and Mark Millar's Wanted published by Top Cow Productions.

Jones was intended to be the sole artist on the Grant Morrison DC limited series Final Crisis. Due to delays, Jones was assisted by artists Carlos Pacheco, Marco Rudy, and Doug Mahnke for issues #4–6,[6] and replaced for issue #7 by Mahnke. Jones noted that "Any problems completing the series are my own. I love Doug Mahnke’s art, and he would have probably been a better choice to draw this series in the first place."[7]

Since then, Jones has been mostly providing covers for DC Comics, on titles such as Batman and Robin, Doc Savage, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and Mister Terrific. Before Watchmen: Comedian, written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Jones was published in 2012-2013.[8][9] Jones and writer Mark Waid produced Strange Fruit for Boom! Studios in July 2015.[10]


Interior work

Cover work



  1. Renaud, Jeffrey (January 27, 2011). "J.G. Jones: Man of Bronze". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 8 November 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013. One of those creators, J.G. Jones, is about to fulfill a fantasy he's held since he was a young boy growing up in Walker, Louisiana.
  2. "J. G. Jones". Wizard Entertainment. 2013. Archived from the original on 9 September 2013.
  3. Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. With distinctively painted covers by J. G. Jones, Yorick's quest to reach his fiancé, Beth Deville, in Australia proved gripping right up to its touching and thoughtful conclusion.
  4. Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1990s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 294. ISBN 978-0756641238. Devin Grayson...made the switch to Marvel in order to orchestrate the first Black Widow miniseries alongside artist J. G. Jones. This new three-issue series pitted Yelena Belova...against Natasha Romanov, the defender and originator of the Black Widow name.
  5. Manning "2000s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 301: "Writer Grant Morrison and artist J. G. Jones introduced a new Marvel Boy in this six-issue Marvel Knights miniseries."
  6. Cowsill "2000s" in Dolan, p. 334: "The main series, with art by J. G. Jones (joined on later issues by Carlos Pacheco and Doug Mahnke), had a visually dramatic conclusion as an army of pan-dimensional Supermen teamed up to save the world from the effects of Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation."
  7. Renaud, Jeffrey (October 21, 2008). "J.G. Jones Apologizes For Unfinished Final Crisis Work". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 25 October 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2008.
  8. Nissim, Mayer (February 7, 2012). "Before Watchmen is a bad idea, fans say". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013.
  9. "DC Entertainment Announces Official Publication Date for Before Watchmen". DC Comics. March 12, 2012. Archived from the original on 28 October 2013.
  10. Towers, Andrea (June 30, 2015). "Mark Waid and J.G. Jones preview powerful historically based comic, Strange Fruit". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015.
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