J.D. King is an American artist best known for his commercial art illustrations for companies including Absolut Vodka, Atlantic Records, Condé Nast Publications, Sony, and others.
Biography [ edit ]
J.D. King began his career in the late 1970s with contributions to
underground press magazines such as Stop!, , and Weirdo Comical Funnies. [1 ]
King's illustrations have appeared in
, The Boston Globe , The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal . In addition to book illustration (Martin McIntosh's The Washington Post Beatsville), he has contributed to numerous magazines, including , Adweek Rethinking Schools, , Bicycling , BusinessWeek , Entertainment Weekly , Fortune Kiplinger's, , MacWorld , New York , The New Yorker , Newsweek and The Progressive . Time Beastniks, a comic strip inspired by beatniks, ran in and Drawn & Quarterly Twist during the late 1980s and early 1990s. [2 ]
J.J. Sedelmaier Productions animated King's eccentric cartoon characters for a
Nick@Nite promotional film, and Curious Pictures also animated King's creations for a U.S. Cellular phone commercial. [2 ]
His artwork has been displayed in awards
annuals, including , American Illustration Communication Arts and the annual of the Society of Publication Designers. He authored the Foreword for [2 ] The Curiously Sinister Art of ( Jim Flora Fantagraphics Books, 2007).
King is also a guitarist. His band, J.D. King and the Coachmen, recorded
Ten Compositions: New Frontiers in Free Rock and American Mercury. [2 ]
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