Christopher Jones at Geek.Kon 2015!


I’m on the road to Geek.Kon in Madison, WI this morning! This is my second year as a guest at this fun little multi-genre Wisconsin convention. I had a great time last year meeting all the great fans at Geek.Kon, and am excited to be back again. This year should be even more epic as my friends and comics collaborators Greg Weisman and Mark Stegbauer will both be guests as well!

I will be at my table in the Dealers Room unless I’m on a panel (in which case, come to my panel!) Here’s my full Geek.Kon 2015 schedule:


3:00pm – Dealers Room Opens

5:00 to 5:50pm – Opening Ceremonies – Wisconsin Room

8:00 to 8:50pm – From Batman to Young Justice: The Comic Art of Christopher Jones, Green Bay/Milwaukee Room

9:00 to 9:50pm – Tales of Con Horror (18+), Mendota Room


10:00am – Dealers Room Opens

10:00 to 10:50pm – Diversity in Animation and Comic Books, La Crosse Room

6:00 to 6:50pm – Young Justice Panel, Green Bay/Milwaukee Room


10:00am – Dealers Room Opens

12:00 to 12:50pm – Gargoyles is Super Cool, Geneva Room

3:00 to 3:50pm – Closing Ceremonies, Wisconsin Room

Oh and exciting news! I have a couple new $5 black and white Young Justice prints unveiling this weekend! Feast your eyes on Miss Martian and Aqualad (or, better yet, bring them home!)

Aqualad print - prev Miss Martian print- prev


Of course, I’ll have the rest of my prints available for purchase as well, including this year’s new favorites…

Nightwing’s Butt! ($5)

Nightwing's Butt

Go Team Batgirl! ($20)

Go Team Batgirl!

And, of course, Bat Wolf! ($20)

Bat Wolf Art Print


You can check out the rest of the prints I’ll have available in my Etsy store, or else just stop by my table in the Geek.Kon Dealers Room. Which reminds me, don’t forget to show me that you follow me on twitter or you like my Facebook page to get your FREE mini-print!

Wonder Woman Flying her invisible jet mini-print

Lastly, Ever since Greg Weisman (creator of Disney’s Gargoyles and was co-producer of the Young Justice) and I worked on the Young Justice comic book together, we look for any opportunity to appear at a convention together or work on a new project together. I created a promotional poster as a stretch goal for Greg’s kickstarter to produce a full-cast audio adaptation of the first novel in Greg’s Rain of the Ghosts series.

Rain of the Ghosts - Kickstarter RGB prev

For the first time, I’ll have 11″x17″ full color hardcopy versions of my Rain of the Ghosts print available for sale for the special Geek.Kon price of just $5 – so be sure to pick one up and get it signed by both Greg and me!

Okay ‘Sconie geeks! See you at Geek.Kon!

See Christopher Jones at Science Museum of Minnesota’s “Superhero Science!”

Superhero Science Logo

Thursday, August 6, 2015 I’ll be taking part in “Superhero Science,” part of the “Social Science” series at the Science Museum of Minnesota​. Social Science is an adult night at the Science Museum of Minnesota, welcoming those 21+ to grab a drink, enjoy the museum, and experience innovative programming around a given theme. This month’s theme is superheroes! (How could I stay away?)

You must present a valid 21+ ID to gain entrance to the museum.

The event runs from 6:00pm – 11:00pm and is $15 for Science Museum and MPR Members and $17 for non-members. I’ll be presenting The Art of Superheroes from 6:30-7:15pm, and will be available afterwards for questions and conversation and folks awkwardly standing over me watching me draw while they sip their cocktails. Though I much prefer conversation, any of the above is absolutely fine.

I’m not able to have any of my comics or prints for sale at the event, but I WILL have my free mini-prints & buttons available, so make sure to follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

Free mini-prints and buttons

Here’s the full schedule for the evening:

Level 3 – Auditorium

6:30-7:15pm Christopher Jones—The Art of Superheroes
Christopher Jones is a Twin Cities-based illustrator and comic book artist, having worked for comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics and many more. Christopher has drawn many well-known titles including Batman ’66, The Batman Strikes, Young Justice, and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

7:30-8:15pm James Kakalios—The Physics of Superheroes
James Kakalios is the author of The Physics of Superheroes that explains physics principles in a fun, easy-to-understand, and often humorous, manner. He served as a consultant for the movie Watchmen and, most recently, was one of the science advisors for the 2012 Marvel Entertainment movie, The Amazing Spider-Man.

Level 5 – Omnitheater Lounge

8:45pm – 9:30pm Emily Reese – Video Game Soundtracks
Emily Reese is on-air host for Classical Minnesota Public Radio. She is also the host and producer for Top Score, a podcast about video game composers, and has created MPR’s Learning to Listen series. Emily lives in Twin Cities and loves gaming – with or without friends.

9:45 – 10:30pm Barry Kudrowitz – Everyday Superpowers
Barry Kudrowitz is an assistant professor and director of product design at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying humor, creativity, and idea generation.

Costumes are encouraged! We already know you’re super cool, so feel free to flaunt with flair at this special event.

No masks at the door, please. This is a 21+ event. A valid photo ID is required to gain admission. Don’t worry: our friendly, neighborhood officers will protect your secret identity…

Please leave all weapons—even fake ones—at home. We’ve called a truce among heroes and villains. This is an event for all super beings to gather, mingle and be merry.




Now Taking Commissions by eMail – Limited Time Only

I get a lot of requests to do sketch commissions by mail from people that don’t have the opportunity to get one from me at a convention. I currently have a short window in my schedule that will allow me to do a limited number of sketches for fans.

I’m trying to do as many of these as I can in a limited amount of time so I need to keep it simple. Comic book heroes and villains only, sketches will be done in ink on 9″x12″ bristol paper. No sketch covers at this time.

Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $40 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60

Because this is being done by mail, I there will be a $10 addition to your total to cover shipping.

If you would like to request a sketch (or more than one), email me at Tell me the character you want. Many characters have more than one look, whether it be different costumes or designs for animation (i.e. Young Justice, Batman: The Animated Series, etc.) Be specific about what you want. If you choose the Full Figure option I’ll draw your character in an action pose of my choosing, unless you specify what you want (leaping, running, throwing a punch, etc.). If you choose the Head Sketch option, I’ll try to come up with an expression that conveys that character’s winning personality. :)

If I’m able to do the commission you ask for, I’ll let you know by email and provide you with the PayPal payment information and confirm the price. You would then provide me with your shipping information when you make your payment.

I’ve only got so many slots available, so it’s first-come, first-served for as long as this window of opportunity lasts. I’ll post an update to this blog entry with the commission list is closed.

Examples of Figure Sketches:

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Sketch - Aquaman & Mera NYCC 2013 Dickbabs Sketch - The Punisher figure
Sketch - Harley with Hammer Sketch - Miss Martian 277203_438146876222913_1703459975_o

Examples of Head Sketches:

Sketch - Darkseid headshot Sketch - Deadshot Sketch - Composite Superman headshot
Sketch - Batman classic headsketch Sketch - Superboy & Drake Robin Sketch - Nightwing Headshot
CCE13 Sketch - Artemis CCE 2013 Joker CCE13 Sketch - Vader

CONvergence 2015 Guest of Honor Badges

Since co-founding the first CONvergence in 1999, I’ve drawn unique, custom badge art for every CONvergence Guest of Honor, every year. It’s time consuming, but I believe—both as a convention runner and as a frequent guest at conventions myself—that it creates a powerful first impression towards CONvergence being a unique convention experience.

I usually try to reference something from a given guest’s body of work in a clever way, as well as try to incorporate our mascot, Connie, on badges for Guests who have been to CONvergence before and are already familiar with the character. Here are the custom Guest of Honor badges I created this year for our CONvergence 2015 Guests.

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Wesley Chu

Wesley Chu

It’s always a challenge designing a badge for author guests if I don’t know of a recognizable visual “hook” associated with their work. But when I saw multiple references by Wesley in various bios and interviews to trying to perfect his “Blue Steel” look (he’s a big Zoolander fan), I knew what I had to do. Upon meeting him, Wesley said to me about his badge “How did you KNOW?”

Follow Wesley Chu’s blog at

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Nicole Dubuc

Nicole Dubuc

When I read that Nicole Dubuc had not only written a Flash comic but had voiced Iris-West Allen on Young Justice in addition to writing episodes of the series, I was tempted to do something with that theme for her badge art. I was worried that it was just my Young Justice bias showing, though, so I instead decided to work with the bigger milestones of her career. Kim Possible was one of Nicole’s first writing gigs and she developed the recent Transformers: Rescue Bots. She told me at the con that Chase happens to be her favorite Rescue Bot! Now if only we’d had more time to talk Young Justice

You can follow Nicole Dubuc on Twitter as @NicoleDubuc.

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Chad Frey

Chad Frey

Chad Frey has been a set designer and art director on more films that I could even begin to work with, and I didn’t really know which were favorites or his level of contribution to each beyond the job title. I ended up focusing on his design work for Oz the Great and Powerful and had elements from his other films swept up by the cyclone, including references to Transformers, Cloverfield, The Green Hornet and even Mad Men.

Learn more about Chad Frey on his website,

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Charlotte Fullerton

Charlotte Fullerton

While I try not to over-use Connie on our Guest Badges, I knew it was safe with Charlotte. She’d been to CONvergence before when her late husband (the great) Dwayne McDuffie was a Guest of Honor, so she knew who Connie was. It was kind of a no-brainer to dress Connie up as Ben 10, as that franchise has dominated much of Charlotte’s career for several years, including her role as story-editor on Ben 10: Omniverse.

You can follow Charlotte on Twitter at @TheCFullerton and on Facebook at The Charlotte Fullerton Page.

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Lee Harris

Lee Harris

Lee Harris is an author and editor, currently Senior Editor for the new Novella imprint at, which presents the usual issue I have with finding a visual hook for someone known for work in a non-visual field. I ended up going for a fun graphic treatment of a picture of Lee himself, which seems to have worked. Lee commented “You must be a great artist. You managed to make me look cool.”

I have to note that Lee was fantastically funny our annual, very silly SMACKDOWN! panel. It was great getting to spend some time chatting with Lee over the con weekend!

Learn more about Lee Harris at his blog,, and follow him on Twitter as @LeeAHarris.

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Jennifer Ouellette

Jennifer Ouellette

Sadly Jennifer is the one Guest of Honor I never managed to meet face-to-face over the convention weekend. All you really need to know about Jennifer’s badge art is that one of her books is titled “The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse.” I feel like I nailed 3 out of 4 elements of that title. All four if you consider bits of a zombie being missing as weight loss.

Jennifer writes the blog, Cocktail Party Physics for Scientific American.

You can learn more about Jennifer Ouellette on her website,, or follow her on Twitter at @JenLucPiquant.

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Gordon Smuder

Gordon Smuder

I’ve been friends with Gordon for many years and have been lucky enough to collaborate with him on a few projects. I flat out asked him if he had a preference for what he wanted on his Guest of Honor badge. I swear I thought he said “No puppets,” which baffled me because Gordon is best known for his puppet building and for puppet-based projects like Transylvania Television and his upcoming Vermin (Featuring MST3K Alumni Trace Beaulieu). So I went with something I knew was one of Gordon’s great fandoms: The Herculoids. Gordon said he LOVED the badge, but that he’d told me “No MUPPETS.” Why the heck would I ever have considered putting Jim Henson Studios characters on Gordon’s badge? Ah, well…

You can see many more of Gordon’s puppet creations at
Learn more about the Vermin web show and its Kickstarter at

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Toni Weisskopf

Toni Weisskopf

Another stumper: Toni Weisskopf, publisher of Baen Books. I didn’t want go to the “portrait” option for a third time, so instead I did a fun graphic treatment of the Baen logo. I lucked out again as Toni loved it. I don’t think I ever saw her face-to-face again after the Guest Reception on the night before the convention properly began, so I hope she had a great con weekend!

CVG 2015 GoH Badge prev - Bryan Thao Worra

Bryan Thao Worra

And finally, Bryan Thao Worra was another 2015 guest I’ve been lucky enough to have been friends with for a few years. When I asked him about badge art preferences he mentioned a couple of options, including adding something to his collection of Naga artwork. So for a multi-year attendee CONvergence panelist, one more Connie. This one being Connie as a Naga, with each of the Medusa-like crown of snakes sporting their own Connie-style antenna.

You can learn more about Bryan Thao Worra at his blog,, and follow him on Twitter as @thaoworra.

So that wraps up all of the CONvergence 2015 badge art. You can check out my 2014 blog posts featuring the CONvergence 2014 Guest of Honor Badges and the CONvergence 2014 membership badge art as well! And if you’re interested in checking out more badge art from previous years, I’ve got most of it posted on my blog under the “Badge Art” tag – click here to check it out!

I’ll be at Comic Card on Saturday June 27!

If you’re in the Twin Cities area and want to see me to have me sign your books, to buy one of my prints or comics, or to even have me draw a sketch for you, you’re in luck! On Saturday June 27 I will be a guest at ComicCard along with fellow comics creators Paul Pelletier, Erik BurnhamDave Wheeler, Frank Fosco, and Dave Strong.

ComicCard brings the best of comic books, sports cards, memorabilia and pop culture collectibles under one roof, and will also feature sports guests including former Vikings Jake Reed and Keith Millard.

New Prints Since Last Year 

I’ll have my usual selection of prints from my 11″x17″ full color prints for $20 each or 3 for $50, and 8.5″x11″ black-and-white prints $5.

Bat Wolf Art Print discowing Go Team Batgirl! print
Wonder Woman 77Nightwing's Butt print
You can see the rest of my prints in my gallery.
ComicCard Sketch Rates 

I will be doing sketches during the convention. Stop by my table, U10, on Friday or Saturday to get on my list! Here are my at-the-con sketch rates.

Full Figure: $60 for the first character + $40 for each additional character
Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $40

CCE 2013 Joker NYCC 2012 Miss Martian NYCC 2013 Dickbabs

In addition to selling comics and artwork, I’ll also have free mini-prints for my Facebook and Twitter followers!

Wonder Woman Flying her invisible jet mini-print

Admission to ComicCard is only $5 and kids get in free.
10:00am – 4:30pm  at the Bloomington Armory
3300 W. 98th St., Bloomington, MN [Directions]