A fanciful interpretation of the Saami goddess Beiwe derived from this description:
"The Saami, indigenous people of Finland, Sweden and Norway, worship Beiwe, the sun-goddess of fertility and sanity. She travels through the sky in a structure made of reindeer bones with her daughter, Beiwe-Neia, to herald back the greenery on which the reindeer feed. On the winter solstice, her worshipers sacrifice white female animals, and with the meat, thread and sticks, bed into rings with ribbons [sic]. They also cover their doorposts with butter so Beiwe can eat it and begin her journey once again."
Requested sample art for a possible comic adaption of Karen Cushman’s book Catherine, called Birdy.
Art done in Manga Studio and Adobe Photoshop.
Illustration for the article “Three Strikes, You Shout” written by Philip Michaels about the effect of the book Moneyball 10 years down the line. First appeared in the 27th issue of The Magazine.
Done in Adobe Photoshop.
Select pages and panels from my long running webcomic, Dicebox.
Done in pencil, Manga Studio and Adobe Photoshop
Hi-fi Sci-Fi Wedding Invitation
Custom comic for the wedding invitation of Stefan Krzywicki and Emily Wagner, written by Stefan and with lyrics from "Orange Colored Sky" written by Milton Delugg and Willie Stein.
Done in Manga Studio, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
Dicebox Book 1 : Wander
In 2011, I produced the first collection of my serialized graphic novel,Dicebox, Wander, a 316 page book in both hardcover and softcover editions. I handled all the design and layout work as well as working with the printer in prepping the files for production.
In addition, I created two pieces of art specifically for this book, one for the wrap around cover and the other for an introductory spread.
Illustrations for a field manual on Low Impact Development Stormwater Operation and Maintenance for the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. Topics illustrated ranged from a quick explanation of the water cycle, to how evaluate and improve an existing a bioswale site, to planning a new facility, as well as what you need to in order to create and maintain a new bioswale.
Done in Adobe Photoshop
Into the Woods
Shaenon Garrity, the artist of the popular webcomic Skin Horse asked if I might do a piece of art for the second collection of the same; being a fan, I was delighted to. This piece references a specific storyline with in the comic which has allusions to werewolves as well as "Little Red Riding Hood" which inspired the story book vignette treatment of the art.
Done in Adobe Photoshop
This series of illustrations was done for a previous incarnation of jennmanleylee.com, from 2009 to 2012. Beyond supporting the design, I wanted to demonstrate my range of skill in handing a variety of subjects within a simple but stringent set of constraints; the monotone approach and champagne glass silhouette.
Visual support for a Metro presentation to Portland public middle school students to increase awareness of common toxins found in the home and the impact on the environment.
Done in Adobe Illustrator
A selection of decorative designs I've created over the years to be used on t-shirts, wine labels, booklets and the like.