Talk about putting us to shame. In less than 10 years this talent has maaged to win severals awards, published 4 books, worked for DC Comics, The New York Times, Spin, Target, Prada just had his first solo exhibit in Jonathan LeVine Gallery and is just old. I feel weird to be inspired by someone so young, but if you’ve seen the body of work James Jean has accumulated, you would become an instant fan also.
This may also depend on the type of art you love. Mr. Jean draws you in with colors and animation, if you take a longer look, the dark story behind some of his piece starts to show. With the colors and his use of children or animated characters, most likely kids will be attracted to James creations, but his pieces are definitely not G rated.
If you visit the bio page on his website, there is nothing except for the year he was born (1979-). It is obvious that he is not one for many words, but his art says everything. We should look forward to seeing you pretty often in the future Mr.J.