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Jon Foster

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Jon Foster graduated form Rhode Island School of Design in 1989 with a BFA In illustration. His works have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tor Books, Simon and Schuster, Harry S. Abrams Books, Boston Globe, Underwood Books, Knopf, Delacorte, Del Rey Books, Scholastic, Fox Atomic, Little Brown, Nightshade books, Subterranean Press.

As well as inclusion in the Society of Illustrator annuals he has received two silver and three gold awards from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. Jon also was awarded the David P. Usher/Greenwich Workshop Memorial Award in the Society of Illustrators annual 43, has been nominated twice for the Chesley Awards, and was winner of the 2008 Dark Scribe Quill Award for Best Cover.

Jon teaches part time at Rhode Island school of design, travels to lecture at various schools around the country, and is the newest member of The Illustration Academy Faculty. He presently lives in Rhode Island with his dogs.


Jon Foster is an American freelance illustrator, penciler, and sculptor.

He is best known for his comic book covers (DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics) and other works featured in Dungeons & Dragons and Alternity.

Jon Foster studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1989. His paintings are oils on canvas and are known to have a dark or muted color pallet. Typically, they incorporate subject matter like good vs. evil, anger, and adventure. Before a project is complete, Foster scans his paintings into a computer to add digital effects.

Earlier in his career, Jon collaborated with artists such as Rick Berry and Dave Dorman (well known Star Wars artist).

Foster has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.

Some of his achievements include multiple awards from the prestigious Spectrum sci-fi and fantasy art publications.

Jon lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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