About my work:
John Linton Roberson has been an independent cartoonist, writer, and illustrator for over 25 years, and has produced 22 publications as Bottomless Studio since 1998. Most recently the lush anthology of comics, art, poetry and prose THIS SICKNESS #8, featuring 100 pages by 8 creators, including a new cover by Molly Kiely, available at Amazon in print and kindle.
He is the adapter of Frank Wedekind's Lulu (Book 1 available at Amazon & Comixology), the creator of Martha, Vladrushka, and Suzy Spreadwell, among others, and the co-creator (with John E. Williams) of Uncle Cyrus. In addition he has also been published by Journey Magazine, Fantagraphics Books, Seven Stories Press and Martian Lit.
Pages from his Lulu were exhibited in Munich's Deutsches Theatremuseum as part of their 2014 Frank Wedekind retrospective. Occasionally he is heard, usually at length, on Tim Young's Deconstructing Comics podcast.
Online you can find him at jlroberson.org.
Past Clients and Projects include:
THIS SICKNESS vol. 2 #8 (ISBN 1523626968)
Anthology published by Bottomless Studio
Editor, publisher, publication design/set-up for print & digital, and contributed 60 pages of content.
Anthology of eight creators, encompassing comics, fine art, fiction, poetry & illustration. 100 pages.
"Memoir of a King" a novel by Robert Leitz
September -November 2013
Private illustration commission for Mr. Leitz, the author. Contributed ten black & white illustrations and a color cover.
Illustrator/Graphic designer (freelance)
Project: Portrait illustration for HD+ CEO for award certificate.
LULU Book 1 (ISBN 1481949756)
Graphic novel published by Bottomless Studio
Adaptation in writing & art, all interiors & cover, publication design & set-up for print & digital. 75 pages.
West Coast Prints
San Jose, CA
Graphic designer (freelance)
Design and editing of images for t-shirts and other screenprinted items.
September 2012-February 2013
Office manager/proofreader/editing assistant
Proofreading and editing of annual and other reports, website updating, PDF design.
Seven Stories Press
The Graphic Canon Vol. 3
"Strange Fruit", three-page full color adaptation of Billie Holiday song. (published 2013)
Illustrated "Just One Look," short story by C.W. DeWildt
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Interim program assistant
Photo cataloging, research, modification; presentation/graphics design.
November 2008-April 2009
Regular illustrator for humorist David Volk's column, and other pieces. Sole illustrator for bimonthly publication.
Sign Yes Pro
Graphic design, illustration and production for print of local sign co. advertisement.
Fantagraphics Books Inc.
August 2003-November 2006
Wrote and drew four stories for publisher and designed covers.
Theater O' The Absurd
November 2002-July 2004
"Suspension of Disbelief" (play)
Board of Directors (Member)
November 2002-February 2003
Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" (play)
Publisher, Editor, Designer, Contributor
"Working For the Man" Graphic anthology (benefit), 125 pages, 28 contributors. Illustrated 3 stories in pen, ink & digital; editing and publication design.
Note: First e-book comics anthology ever published.
San Francisco, CA
Drew monthly strip "Slash & Burn."
Print, web design, content and administration. My self-publishing imprint.
Quarterly comics anthology.
Quarterly comics anthology. Eight issues published
Graphic novel serialized in 12 chapters in Plastic.
"Wedekinds Welt: Theatre, Art Provokation"
July -September 2014
The Robert Daniel Gallery