About me

John Pearson is a British Comic Award shortlisted illustrator and artist based in Leeds UK.

John has built a reputation as an inimitable talent through his varied portfolio producing bespoke illustrations for clients as diverse as Image Comics, Titan Comics, 2000 AD, Heavy Metal Magazine, 44Flood, Vice Press, WWE, Rue Morgue Magazine, The Ray Harryhausen Foundation, Nuclear Blast Records and Kendall Calling Festival amongst many others. He is also an award-shortlisted comic book artist, self-publishing - with co-creator Owen Michael Johnson - the critically-acclaimed series Beast Wagon which The Guardian described as a 'twisted zoological fable'.

John fuses traditional drawing techniques, digital painting and collage to produce highly-detailed and darkly compelling images across a range of printed media. Combing elements of photorealism, popular culture, abstraction and psychedelia to create a unique style and versatility in approach that appeals to a wide spectrum of audiences.

John has exhibited in the UK and USA, organised extensive art experiences across the country, and produced live murals at high profile events both independently and as part of Leeds based art collective Snake Oil.


Character Design, comic books, Digital Art, Fine Arts, Illustration, mural painting, Photoshop, sequential art, Storyboarding, Teaching / Lecturing, Visual Layout

Sector Experience

Arts, Computer Games, Film (Feature), Film (Short / Documentary), Fine Art, Painting & Sculpture, Magazines & Comics, Music, Point of Sale


2000 AD, Bluedot Festival, Circus Records, Heavy Metal, Image Comics,, Kendal Calling Festival, Lionsgate, Netflix, Nuclear Blast Records, Titan Comics, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies, Wizards of the Coast, WWE

On the web
Freelance, Remote
Skill Level
Junior, Middleweight, Senior
Creativepool member since 13 January 2020