Will Jones is a freelance illustrator and SPACE prize winning comic book artist residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Being a product of the 90’s, he submerged himself in Disney animated films and Nickelodeon cartoons. Animation paved the way for his initial interest in art through character design and visual storytelling. Initially, comic books weren’t in his art spectrum because he’d never pursued them, mainly due to comics costing money an eight year old didn’t have. However, when he was exposed to his first issues of Thor, Spider-Man, and X-Men, he knew what kind of art he wanted to make.
Will is influenced by an array of comic book artists and illustrators such as Walter Simonson, Sergio Toppi, Alex Toth, Stuart Immonen, Eduardo Risso, Brian Stelfreeze, Mike Weiringo, and Mark Brooks. He spends his days reading far too many comic books. He spends his nights in hiding, hovering over his drafting table or staring into the soft glow of his computer. He graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2012 with a BFA in Illustration and teaches youth art classes at the college.