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Owner & Illustrator
I've been extremely lucky in my life and got the opportunity to make the thing I love to do into a career. You just really can't ask for more than that. I grew up, caused chaos, fell in love and graduated high school in Northeast Ohio. I then pulled up stakes and moved to Dover, New Jersey for formal training in illustration/design/narrative art at the Joe Kubert School. I was fortunate enough to be trained directly by the comic book legend himself, Joe Kubert.
After my graduation in 1996, I returned to Ohio and married my beautiful wife and immersed myself into the children's publishing field. Over the next twenty years I had the pleasure of illustrating for a multitude of publishers including McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Tribune Publishing, School Specialty Publishing, Landoll's Children's Publishing and Carson-Dellosa Publishing.
Along this path I traveled I also have been able to dabble in many other illustration fields. I have created images for the internet, movies, and concept production art, just to name a few.
I currently reside in Ohio with my wife, Angie, and our three children. When my evenings are not chocked full with my children's piles of homework and busy social lives, I enjoy taking cross country trips on my motorcycle with a national riding club. I've also been indulging my passion for narrative art in the form of my independent comic book.
The Lost Dogs MC, a story that spans the generations of a motorcycle club formed in the ashes of the apocalypse. The members of the Lost Dogs MC fight to survive as the trumpets of judgment sound and the dead rise. The Apocalypse is upon them and it will stop at nothing to bring them low.
I have worked with Josh for over 20 years and found him to be an invaluable asset. Besides being a talented and capable illustrator, Josh’s impeccable work ethic and ability to meet deadlines has made Josh my go-to-person. His work is not only admired by the general public but those in the creative field as well.
If you are in need of a talented and capable illustrator, you need look no further than Josh.
I hired Josh to do a cover for my comic book, Undead State. Not only did he deliver it well in advance of the deadline, but it was absolutely amazing!!
Synergy Studios Publishing
Josh is a terrific illustrator and has done work for my companies for 20 years. Not only does he do design and illustration, he has created company logos for me. He can do it all! I highly recommend Josh for any project.
President & Publisher
Josh Janes hits it with all cylinders running. He nails any project thrown at him with professionalism, efficiency and pretty pictures to boot! Should be your first and only call.
Film/TV Storyboard Artist
I am always amazed at the level of imagination, skill, and pepsi drinking that Josh has always put into his illustrations. It’s a lot of pepsi, trust me. Literally every piece he illustrates is an amazingly inspirational piece of art.
He now owes me 100 bucks.
universe K, LLC
Not only is Josh responsive, energetic, and a pleasure to work with, he is a master when it comes to dynamic illustrations. He has proved invaluable in transforming preliminary ideas into clean, creative, vibrant designs!
Verve Graphic Services, LLC
I can’t say enough about Josh and the project he completed for us, it was planned and executed with passion and the end product was more than we could possibly asked for. Josh beat our dead- line and came in under budget! what more can a company ask for.
Director of Prepress
How the F--K should I know?
I don't have time for this sh-t!
Retired Creative Director
Currently Full-time Fisherman
Josh is pleasant, professional and prompt. I have always been very pleased with his work.
Range Solar & Wind
Creative, innovative and original are only a few words to describe Josh's work! His attention to detail and precision is incredible. Smart and clean designs are a hallmark of his work. His ability to bring characters to life through his illustrations are outstanding.
Judy L. Harris