Jay Howell has shown and worked nationally as an artist, cartoonist and illustrator for close to ten years. Although he now makes Los Angeles his home, he spent a great deal of time in Sacramento and San Francisco where he cut his teeth in illustration. He has released countless versions of his zine Punks Git Cut over the years and has worked commercially with brands like Vans, Burton, and Anti-Hero Skateboards. His work was developed for Fox to be used in the animated show Bob’s Burgers and he is currently developing a show for Nickelodeon
The Dark Wave tells the story of a black metal band's disenchanted lead singer. After succumbing to a panic attack on stage during a show, he flees into the night and quickly finds himself surrounded by the great wild. We follow his journey around the bend and out into the ocean - All dictated to us in vivid black and white, with Jay Howell's sublime background artwork filing out the palette of grays. The Dark Wave and his journey to find it, relates to us that even during murky periods of loathing, strife and doubt, we will all find what we are looking for and learn how to stand on our own two feet.
50 pages, Saddle-Stiched
Black & White Offset Printing
5.75" x 8.75”, Thick Stock
Limited edition of 500