SF – Pareidolia Signing

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Artist James Jean (Fables, Umbrella Academy) appears at Kinokuniya Bookstore for a talk and signing on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 pM. There will be a short introduction on his latest release, PAREIDOLIA, followed by a Q&A session.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7625

CA – Pareidolia Signing

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Artist James Jean appears at Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Due to time constraints… YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY ONE OUTSIDE PIECE TO BE SIGNED (besides his books).

Pareidolia is a long-awaited collection of the art of James Jean, featuring works that span the majority of his career. As much of his art has previously only been available for consideration formatted as album covers or other specialized commercial art, this book holds many visual treats for fans across the globe. Bilingual introductions by contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and film director Guillermo del Toro! Includes supplementary poster.

James Jean is an award-winning artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He was born in Taiwan in 1979 and raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduating in 2001, he quickly became an acclaimed cover artist for DC Comics, garnering five consecutive Eisner Awards, three consecutive Harvey Awards, two gold and one silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. James has contributed to many national and international publications, and his clients include Time Magazine,The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, and Knopf.

Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore
214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9074

CA – Rebus Launch Party

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James Jean celebrates the release of a new monograph, REBUS, on Sunday, August 28 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

On display will be a selection of original sketchbooks and select works from Jean’s studio.

A limited edition silk scarf will also be available for sale.

Drinks and Appetizers | Free

RSVP on Facebook!

August 28th – September 7th, 2011
Art Catalogues
Ahmanson Building – LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

CA – Rebus Art Show

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James Jean’s first solo show in Los Angeles opens at Martha Otero Gallery on March 12th, 2011, from 6-9pm. The show will feature major paintings completed this past year and a special wall installation: the textures, color, and scale of the work is meant to be appreciated in an intimate setting, while strange narratives play out in giant triptychs, tondos, and ziggurats.

Martha Otero Gallery
820 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

CA – Fashion’s Night Out

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James Jean posts on his blog:

Fashion’s Night Out is this September 10th at 7pm, and Phillip Lim has invited me to create portraits of L.A.-based actors, musicians, and tastemakers that will be on display at their beautiful flagship store in West Hollywood. Proceeds from the sale of the portraits will benefit the LACMA Costume Council. Please contact Jaime Carcia, VP West Coast of 3.1 Phillip Lim, at jaime@31philliplim.com to be put on the list for the artwork. All pieces will be available for preview about a week before the show opens. The show will only be up for a few days, so I hope you can attend the opening! Be ready for music, food trucks, and an open bar sponsored by Patrón.

3.1 Phillip Lim
631 N. Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA

CA – Hint Mint House Opening

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James Jean appears at Hint Mint House on December 12th from 7 – 10pm, a pop-up gallery/event space/retail store in Venice, CA, introducing his latest collection of prints… but unlike any prints James has ever done before, these are all printed on metal!

The 3 new prints (each in an edition of 100), are based on the images James created for the 2009-2010 Hint Mint Limited Edition Artist Series mint tins. All the “Tinplate Prints” will be signed, numbered and available exclusively through Hint Mint.

But what is an art opening without a party? Oh yes, party there will be! For starters, there will be an open bar, DJ, Video Art, and surprise entertainment!

In the Gallery, there will be an exhibit detailing the process of how James’ original Hint Mint images were created. Along with this “process” exhibit, there will be a selection of other hand picked works which will be on display for one week only.

Last but not least, it is Christmas time! The Hint Mint House store will be open for you to get your shopping on with James Jean books and merchandise (including signed and sold out items). Supplies are limited so come early!

Oh yes… there’s more: During the event all James Jean merchandise will be 20% off (excluding art, prints, and signed items).

Saturday December 12th
7 – 10 pm.
Hint Mint House, 1650 Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

This event is free BUT, you must RSVP.
Email: sue@hintmint.com
IMPORTANT: Put JJ + your full name in the subject line


CA – JJ + Giant Robot Talk

James Jean speaks on Dec 11th

James Jean speaks on Dec 11th

Giant Robot and the Japanese American National Museum are proud to host an intimate conversation with artist James Jean and Giant Robot publisher Eric Nakamura on Friday, December 11, 2009, at 7:00 pm.

The talk will cover various aspects of the artist’s career and associations with the pop culture magazine.

A special limited edition print will be released on this date.

Programs are free for Members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are recommended by calling 213.625.0414 or by e-mail to rsvp@janm.org at least 48 hours prior to the event (please indicate name, number of reservations, date, and time of the event). Seating is limited.

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Comica (November 2009)

November 5, 2009 by  
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Kindling World Tour

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From James Jean’s newsletter:

Here is my schedule next month as I travel abroad to sign copies of Kindling, PR3, parchment, and flesh. I will also be speaking in Dublin, London, and Manila.


November 6-8th, 2009

OFFSET 2009 is a week long creative festival culminating in a 3 day conference taking place in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre from Friday 6th-Sunday 8th November. Bringing together the world’s leading creatives we are producing an event that will both showcase the best work being done today as well as engaging with the creative community at large for a week of celebration, debate and inspiration.


COMICA London: Join North American guests James Jean and Tara McPherson for an evening discussion and illustrated presentation, followed by signings.

November 12, 2009 from 4-6pm.
Orbital Comics
Signing with James Jean & Tara McPherson

November 13, 2009 from 7pm.
£8 / £7 Concessions / £6 ICA Members
Panel Discussion, Nash Room, ICA, The Mall


November 14th, 2009 from 16:00 – 19:45
Librairie Album
67 boulevard Saint Germain
75005 PARIS


Please join James Jean for an exhibition of drawings and a signing of his latest works at Librairie Brüsel.

November 18th, 2009 from 15:00 – 18:00
Librairie Brüsel
Boulevard Anspach 100
1000 Brussels


Details at www.fullybookedonline.com

November 22th, 2009 from 14:00
Fully Booked
Bonifacio High Street
858-7000, 7036-38

Hope to see you soon!
Details at ProcessRecess.com

CA – Process Recess 3 Signing

September 29, 2009 by  
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James Jean signs copies of his latest two books, Process Recess 3 and Kindling.

Oct 17, 6:00PM – 10:00PM

free refreshments provided

Kindling: A poster book featuring 12 brand new, never-before-published paintings by award-winning artist James Jean. Each of the 305mmx 406mm inch pull-out posters is bound into a paperback portfolio and features a full-color painting on one side and intricate sketches on the opposite side.

Process Recess 3: The Hallowed Seam collects the sketches of renowned artist James Jean, who has documented his life in drawings and paintings. From beautiful figure drawings to experimental paintings, Jean demonstrates a keen eye for humanity and a virtuosic handling of any medium.

Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

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