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Look There: Most of the Sci-Fi digest illustrations by Jeffrey Jones, published from 1967 to 1975

THE GOLDEN AGE


BONUS LINK:

After I posted the above link, the thought occurred to me that many of those illustrations by Jones are exactly the right proportion for bookmarks. So I used Irfanview to quickly assemble a panoramic image of five of the nicest family-friendly images, added some light grey guidelines so I could cut them out with a box cutter and a metal ruler, printed them off at the highest quality on a full sheet of glossy photo paper, carefully sliced along the guidelines, and basked in the glow of my very own Jones bookmarks.

DIY Jones Bookmarked - trimmed and untrimmed

Here’s my file for you to download and print some bookmarks for yourself, too. Give it a try! If you keep your expectations low, and you have a good printer and good photo paper at your disposal, you just might be pleasantly surprised how nice the bookmarks look when you’re done.

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Look Here: WORLD WITHOUT END by Jeffrey Jones

Jeffrey Jones’s “four seasons” portfolio, World without End, was published by S.Q. Productions in 1980 in a signed-and-numbered limited edition of 1000. The choppy but controlled hatching style here — the antithesis of conventional comic-book rendering/feathering — was typical of Jones’s work at the time; for more examples, see “I’m Age,” the wonderful one-page strip by Jones that appeared in Heavy Metal from 1981 to 1984.

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A cheaper, “unlimited,” unsigned edition of World without End was also published, but that one did not include the black-and-white plate displayed above.

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Look Here: “Erebus Odora” by Jeffrey Jones

Two studies in red conté along with the final painting, which was published in Epic Illustrated #30:

One of the main frustrations of the various books on the art of Jeffrey Jones is the lack of documentation regarding mediums, supports (e.g., masonite, mounted canvas, stretched canvas, whatever), sizes, dates, etc. Trouble is, Jones himself never kept proper records of his work, and his publishers apparently have not had the wherewithal to locate the works in order to fill in the gaps

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Connections: Jones, Jones, Jones

I believe the oil painting is called The Puritan and was one of a series of paintings by Jones that were based on Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane.

I gave readers a “Heads Up” back on 25 July 2010, and now the regular hardcover edition of Jeffrey Jones: A Life in Art (IDW Publishing, 2011) — a 256-page collection of Jones’s “personal favourites” from a long and celebrated career — is available for purchase at a bookstore near you. I haven’t received my copy yet, but it should be here soon…

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Look Here: Wonder Woman covers and pencil drawings by Jeffrey Jones

I don’t have any dates for the drawings; however, the first pencil drawing below was likely a prelim for Jones’s well-known covers for Wonder Woman #199 and #200 (1972), while the second looks to me like it’s from much later in Jones’s career, perhaps around the time of the story I Bled the Sea.

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Look Here: Four variations on a “meaningless gesture,” by Jeffrey Jones

This post is a sequel to a previous effort that featured two Zebra-Kensington REH covers, with art by Jeffrey Jones (as usual, click the image below to view a larger version):

jeffrey-jones_variations-on-a-meaningless-gesture

“After a few years in NYC a friend of mine, a great artist, much older than me, the late Roy G. Krenkel, told me that I was the Master of the Meaningless Gesture. Well, I do this in my art because I don’t want to tell anyone anything. Also in my words, like my poem. I want the people to bring themselves to the work, based on their own experience.”
— Jeffrey Jones, autobiography


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Look Here: A tiger, burning bright, by Jeffrey Jones

Back in 2009, art collector and big-time Jeffrey Jones fan, Rob Pistella, generously invited me to use scans from his Comic Art Fans gallery on RCN. The first item I highlighted was a letter by Jeffrey Jones dated 7-20-73. The second is right here: