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Gotta find a spot for it but so stoked to add a spinner rack to the studio to display some highlight pieces of the @jimleeart collection. Inspired by @robliefeld 's pic of his new studio posted earlier today, found one online super cheap and picked up this afternoon! πŸ€“πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #spinnerrack #studio #jimlee #jimleecollection #jamiejohnsonillustration

When I say that I'm a life long Phantom fan, I meant it. I've uncovered these old sketches.. some from as early as 1996... 21 years ago! Most of them are me copying and trying to emulate artists like Sy Barry and Glenn Ford... They're SO bad haha! But now you know how much it means to be able to leave my mark on this character.. a legacy that has continued since 1936! From these sketches to my next cover coming out next week.. pinch me! #dreamcometrue #lifelomgfan #comics #cover #comicart #sketches #humbleneginnings #terribledrawings #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #jamiejohnsonillustration

Proof this was once clean part 2. Odd shaped room.. hard to get everything in the pic lol #thebatcave #studio #jamiejohnsonillustration

Finally decided to invest in a set of @prismacolor premier pencils (150 set).. Will play around with these.. Any tips/techniques are welcome! 😊 #prismacolor #colorpencil #artporn #ocddream #jamiejohnsonillustration

Just a reminder, Instagram's newsfeed algorithm changes tomorrow. I'll be running some giveaways around @freecomicbookday and closer to my convention appearances as well as opening up my commission list. If you would like to participate or just keep up to date with my art, click the 3 dots at the top right hand corner of the screen, then click 'Turn on Post Notifications'. Thanks again for the continued support! Jamie 😊✌🏼️ #jamiejohnsonillustration #quickdraw13

And that's a wrap on Sydney @supanovaexpo 2016! I have to say that being my first time behind a table I was honestly overwhelmed by the love and support I received, especially from The Phantom fans! Huge thanks to my sidekick @dancarter54 for all his support.. Wouldn't have been able to do it without him! I'm about to hit the pillow.. HARD! JJ.. out! ✌🏼️ #supanovasydney2016 #phantom #ghostwhowalks #jamiejohnsonillustration

The space has definitely changed in 7 months. Just came across this pic. #HumbleBeginnings #studio #jamiejohnsonillustration

Getting my signing hand ready.. Around 150 to get through! Wish me luck! πŸ€“βœπŸΌ #phantom #frewpublications #signatureseries #jamiejohnsonillustration

That's a wrap! πŸ¦‡πŸ€˜πŸΌπŸŽ¨πŸ€“ #coopiesroom #mural #batman #gotham #jamiejohnsonillustration

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Last trip down memory lane, to where it all began. I literally had no creative control over my first cover. The previous editor/publisher was very old school, but that was probably a good thing because as you can see I had no idea what I was doing. Pictured is the original inks (my first time using India ink and brush.. obviously). If you swipe across you can see the form letter with the layout instructions from Jim (publisher at the time) and some color guides (which I had no hand in) Thanks to Glenn Ford for recovering these when he took over operations of Frew Publications!
As limited as my creativity was on this cover, I am forever grateful for the opportunity, and glad I have had the chance to improve upon this! You never forget your first time! πŸ˜‰ #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #firstgig @noidea #inks #comicart #frew #originalart #jamiejohnsonillustration

WARNING: Long, personal.. probably a little incoherent post ahead. But well worth the read! πŸ€“πŸ˜‰ .... When I was a kid, my Godfather, Glenn Ford was a cover artist for The Phantom comics, which was one of the major factors that made me want to get into comics. He also started a chain of comic stores in the 80's called @thephantomzone and each Birthday he would load me up with whatever I was currently collecting. Coincidentally, it was Glenn that inadvertently got me on to @jimleeart.'s work via the X-Men trading cards. I was always drawn to his art (pardon the pun) but didn't realize how much of an influence it would become in later years! Anyway, i digress.. Glenn was also gracious enough to fuel my passion for comic art by sketching for me whenever I would see him (usually birthdays). Watching him transform a blank page with quick strokes of a pen, sharpie or whatever I had laying around, really captured my imagination! The fact that he was one of my dad's best friends (Dad passed away when I was 7) it means a lot that we now get to work together.. in fact, we will be sketching side by side at The Phantom Zone on @freecomicbookday this year. It's that kind of full circle stuff you only read about in books! Anyway these are some examples of the Birthday sketches which I stumbled across tonight. They are on scrap paper with remnants of blu-tac on the back corners, but they are among my most prized possessions! NOW... If you are reading this.. congratulations.. you survived! πŸ€“πŸ˜ #thephantom #freecomicbookday #theghostwhowalks #sketches #glennford #jimlee #jamiejohnsonillustration

When I say that I'm a life long Phantom fan, I meant it. I've uncovered these old sketches.. some from as early as 1996... 21 years ago! Most of them are me copying and trying to emulate artists like Sy Barry and Glenn Ford... They're SO bad haha! But now you know how much it means to be able to leave my mark on this character.. a legacy that has continued since 1936! From these sketches to my next cover coming out next week.. pinch me! #dreamcometrue #lifelomgfan #comics #cover #comicart #sketches #humbleneginnings #terribledrawings #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #jamiejohnsonillustration

My latest wraparound cover for Frew 'The Phantom' issue #1782- Pirates of the Red Dragon Part 2 (of 3) with title treatment. Big thanks to @jskipper_colorist for lending his talent and bringing my inks to life! Hitting newsstands and comic shops next week in Australia! Keep an eye out. As always please tag me if you pick up a copy! πŸ€“βœπŸΌ #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #coverart #cover #comics #comicart #madewithwacom #jamiejohnsonillustration

I've been a fan of The Phantom ever since I was gifted a comic by my godfather (Aussie Phantom artist) Glenn Ford in 1989, Frew issue 640 'Pirates of the Arctic', however is wasn't until I stumbled across a comic in a showbag in 1995 (age 11) that I actually started collecting the comics and became an avid reader. I used to copy the images and try to create my own style ;many an unfinished drawing). Fast forward to 2012, I got my first paid drawing gig. Had NO idea what I was doing.. as you can see from the first image back in 2012 right up until today, I'm still finding my own style and searching for my own definitive version of the character. It's embarrassing to look back, but it's good to track progression over the years! More covers to come! Thanks for the support! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ’€βœπŸΌ #frew #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #timecapsule #memorylane #olddrawingsareembarrassing #jamiejohnsonillustration

Was feeling creative. A bit of a 90's tangent. Reminds me of the old Davenport boxer shorts etc haha #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #jamiejohnsonillustration

Here's a character I haven't drawn before haha! Working on the next Phantom piece. So strange, 20 years ago that is all I used to draw.. now I get to see my drawings in print! πŸ€“πŸ™ŒπŸΌ With each piece, I'm constantly refining my style. Getting closer to my definitive version of the character.. only took 20 years or so! #retrospect #wacom #cintiq #digital #inking #comics #comicart #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #frew #wip #jamiejohnsonillustration

Repost from @quickdraw13
My 'Phantom By Gaslight' cover in all its glory. @mentalstudios CRUSHED the colors on this one!!.. turned out better than I could have ever imagined! πŸ€“πŸ™ŒπŸΌβœπŸΌ #thephabtom #phantombygaslight #variantcover #conventionexclusive #coveeart #comics #comicart #comicartist #wacom #cintiq #mentalstudios #thomasmason #jamiejohnsonillustration

MAAAANNNN... that movie was FUN!! GOTG Vol 2. See it. ASAP!! So much better than the first movie.. and I loved that film! So good, I just HAD to draw this rascal before bed! #starlord #guardiansofthegalaxy #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 #gotg #marvel #chrispratt #babygrootisthebest #wacom #cintiq #digital #sketch #jamiejohnsonillustration

So honored to contribute a cover in the same story arc as @mrwahl's.. kind of relieved he went AFTER me too! Easily the best illustrator in Australia, I've been a fan of his art since the mid 90's when I collected Phantom trading cards and I stumbled across his incredible take on the character. Easily in my top 5 fav artists. If you don't already, give him a follow.. you're in for a treat! πŸ€“πŸ™ŒπŸΌβœπŸΌ #chriswahl #phantom #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #coverart #digital #wacom #cintiq #comics #comicart #frew #jamiejohnsonillustration

My 'Phantom By Gaslight' cover in all its glory. @mentalstudios CRUSHED the colors on this one!!.. turned out better than I could have ever imagined! πŸ€“πŸ™ŒπŸΌβœπŸΌ #thephabtom #phantombygaslight #variantcover #conventionexclusive #coveeart #comics #comicart #comicartist #wacom #cintiq #mentalstudios #thomasmason #jamiejohnsonillustration

Needed some color. Kid Phantom from Frew Publications, new all-ages comic out next week (in Australia). Illustrated by Paul Mason. #phantom #kidphantom #frew #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #digital #warmup #sketch #wacom #cintiq #jamiejohnsonillustration

Kid Phantom digital warm up sketch. About to do layouts on my next 3 covers.. trying to keep up momentum. #frew #phantom #kidphantom #digital #warmup #sketch #wacom #cintiq #jamiejohnsonillustration

All I'm gong to say is HOLY S**T!! Teaser of finished colors by @mentalstudios. (With apologies to @jimleeart for 'borrowing' yet another epic pose Haha) #phantombygaslight #thephantom #theghostwhowalks #comicart #coverart #digitalinks #colorist #thomasmason #mentalstudios #jamiejohnsonillustration

"MY EYES.. ZE GOGGLES DO NOTZING!!" Went in on the goggles with some metal and reflective detail. Off with the colorist.. stay tuned! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #Gaslight #noir #steampunk #jacktheripper #london #thephantom #thephantombygaslight #jimlee #batman #darkknight #homage #comicart #coverart #wacom #cintiq #mangastudio #jamiejohnsonillustration

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