About Axtellustration

jasoneaxtell-self_2011Axtellustration is Jason E. Axtell, an educator and graphic illustrator from Virginia whose work merges the aesthetics of traditional and digital media.

He has contributed to a variety of publications, including the comic adaptation of the Family Guy cartoon series by Devil’s Due Publishing, and the graphic novels “Wild Ocean” and “Colonial Comics: New England 1620-1750.” He self-published and illustrated “Unky the Duck” as well as “Strays ‘N Gates,” a collection of the serialized comic strip, written by Barry Kaufman and originally published by Savannah Morning News and Bluffton Today. He also illustrated “The Apprehension of Owen Sullivan” for the anthology “Colonial Comics: New England 1750-1775,” and “Act of God” for Matt Dembicki’s “Redistricted.”

Jason continues to work as an illustrator and designer and regularly attends numerous comic conventions (see below for current line-up). He also hosts weekly open drawing sessions and displays in the occasional gallery exhibition. He studied illustration at Virginia Commonwealth University, and earned a Master’s of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently resides in the northern Virginia area.

Current convention line-up as of November 2017:
Awesome Con – March 30-April 1 – Washington DC
Raven Con – April 20-22 – Williamsburg, VA
Tidewater Comic Con – May 11 – Virginia Beach, VA
FredCon – TBA – Fredericksburg, VA
All-Star Comic Con – July 15-17 – Tyson’s Corner, VA


Professional Portfolio – Downloadable PDF

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Design Portfolio – Downloadable PDF

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Student Samples Portfolio – PDF Only

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Fine Art America
Deviant Art
Sketchy Scribbles
Referral Key

Click here for the on-line interview I gave Mike Rhode


  1. Hi, I met you at Awesome con and I wanted to improve my drawing and am interested in joining a class at the Art Institute by Dulles Town Center. When are the next classes?

    – Sohail Hasnain

    • We hold free and open drawing sessions every Friday from 3pm – 6pm. These are not classes, but faculty and students are present and willing to offer advice if you ask. This week’s session, we will meet on-campus in room 116 and proceed outside to draw outdoors. The following week (and every other week from then on) will have a live model, which is my preferred drawing session. You are welcome to join us.

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