Jun 1

benjeremy:

Strangers has been in the making since 2008, but is now a realityFelix Kramer’s 55,000 word+ manuscript has been completed, reviewed, and is now officially scheduled for print development and release for summer 2015 via BenJeremy.com. Both Felix and I have been so amazed with the support and feedback the project has received over the years; being able to take it to the next level as a published volume is a dream come true.

Strangers is an illustrated prose project revolving around fictional entities that straddle the line between humans, animals, inanimate objects, and natural phenomenon. This edition will be released next summer as a hardbound physical volume, and wide digital release as an e-book. In the interim, you can expect to see other exclusive media as we begin leading up to spring pre-orders.

Apr 25

benjeremy:

Hey all! Benjeremy.org is now online, and with it I want to open the floor for collaborative projects of all stripes - whether it’s a one-off series of prints, stickers, a ‘zine, apparel designs, short stories or something a little bigger like a book in print, an in-depth conceptual treatment, or an album. Heck, want to get a group of people together, rent a studio apartment abroad and workshop a two-week novelette? Form a collective and get an agent? Demo a bi-annual anthology? A deck of custom cards? If you’ve got an idea about something you’d like to do together somehow, I’m all about it—maybe we can get to know each a little and make something. Give me a shout here via the “Collaborations” form - I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

www.benjeremy.org/samples

I’ll be gradually adding more sets of sample work as I put together new work and projects. If you’re on Tumblr and want to be updated when things like this happen or a new project gets scheduled, you can follow this account (benjeremy.tumblr.com).

Over the years, I’ve worked under a lot names, hats, and clients—it’s been nothing short of an incredible experience that has literally taken me all over the world, primarily as an illustrator. The whole point of the next two years is to break away from my commercial work to pursue independent projects with some of the amazing people that I’ve met along the way. If that’s something you’d like to be a part of, I can’t stress enough how much I’d like to start a dialogue with you.

At the risk of becoming a broken record, I can’t thank you for all enough for your collective enthusiasm and interest. It’s been, and continues to be, an incredible privilege to be able to do this type of work and be party to so much support.

If this is something you, or someone you know, think you might be interested in and want to reblog, please go right ahead! At the very least, I’d like to organize some kind of giveaway to show my thanks in turn, so stay tuned for that.

Mar 11

More images by jennadelle from the development of “Empire of the New Sun”.

Jan 23

More images by jennadelle from the development of “Empire of the New Sun”.

Dec 17

From http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1587442222/anonmal-volume-i-a-modest-bestiary

Home stretch: production on Volume I has officially started!

Not only did this project reach its minimum funding goal within its first 72 hours, but also met its Volume II stretch goal. Thank you so much for the huge outpouring of support - you guys came from all corners to help make this first step possible, and I hope you enjoy this first glimpse of what’s to come.

Finally, with only a few days left until the final funding deadline, I’ve updated the pledge packages with options that include both Volume I (spring 2014) and Volume II (fall 2014). Your pledge can be changed to one of these new rewards at any time before 10AM EST December 19th.

Please note - though print editions of Volume I will be still be purchasable through Benjeremy.com and select vendors after this Kickstarter concludes, signed/sketched editions will not be.

See you all again in April! If you have questions about your order or this project, please feel free to contact me at any time via ben@benjeremy.com.

Dec 12

More commissions by commissionsbyj.

Oct 20

Promotional images from Ben Jeremy’s Anonmal: Volume I book Kickstarter.

Oct 20

> From http://www.furaffinity.net/view/11877868/

The Kickstarter for my first personal project is now live.

Wow, this is it - the big one! From here forward, I’m transitioning out of my career in commercial work to full-time, professional pursuit of my personal projects.

While the work I’ve done professionally has been nothing short of tough and fulfilling, I think it’s time for something new. Over the years, I’ve met so many amazing people - professionals of all kinds, ‘amateurs’, and everything in between - who I want to work with. This title - and new brand - is my hope to make that possible. You’ve got an idea? A short story, a ‘zine, a treatment, an interactive world? Need an illustrator, a director, a producer? With my background in a little bit of everything, I want to work with you, make it happen and put it into the world together. Rai, you want to make your Volk narrative some kind of interactive reality? Man, let’s find a way to do it. E, I’d love to make short-form comics with you. What about short films? Treatments? 3D printing? Clothing? There’s so many of you who have known me as “jennadelle” that I hope to approach one day.

Finally, I know I’ve said it before, but thank you all so much for having me. Over the years, and every week since I put up this account, I’ve received some unbelievable, supportive letters about your experience with my person or my work. Some of you have been following this alias for close to ten years now, and have been nothing but kind. Regardless of whether or not you choose to support this new direction financially, thank you for being here. I think it’s entirely possible that I wouldn’t be where I am today, pursuing this direction if it hadn’t been for many of you.

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Like it says on the Kickstarter page, I’m doing as much as I can do fund this out of my own pocket to make sure this happens, but anything you can do to help get this off the ground helps. So, in addition to the Kickstarter pledge rewards, I will be offering unlimited slots for icons for 10USD until the end of the year, and there will be an auction for bigger commissions slots coming later this week. All profits will go towards the ANONMAL: VOLUME I fund. If there’s any other way you want to support that isn’t explicitly listed on the Kickstarter page, please just give me a shout via my e-mail - commissionsbyj[at]gmail.com. This is kind of my dream, so please don’t be shy: I’m all ears.

From http://www.furaffinity.net/view/11846055/

Okay, so the date’s set for the announcement mentioned in this submission - this Sunday should be the “big update”. In the meantime, I hope you don’t mind if this non-commissioned piece to keep things alive (and that some of you might get a blast-from-the-past kick out of it).
Oct 16

From http://www.furaffinity.net/view/11846055/

Okay, so the date’s set for the announcement mentioned in this submission - this Sunday should be the “big update”. In the meantime, I hope you don’t mind if this non-commissioned piece to keep things alive (and that some of you might get a blast-from-the-past kick out of it).

Sep 4

More images drawn by jennadelle during the development of Empire of the New Sun, a collaborative project with the artist “sulacoyote”.

Sep 4

Images drawn by jennadelle during the development of Empire of the New Sun, a collaborative project with the artist “sulacoyote”.

From jennadelle.livejournal.com:

The work I’ve shared under this alias has been largely for my own pleasure, and has never meant to represent professional rates (just enough for me to make the time!). If there’s something you’d like, just let me know your budget and I’ll see what I can do. Everything is open, whether it’s on this old list or not! Please don’t be shy to ask if there’s something you’d like to have made—the people like you who have supported this journal have given me a lot of very fun, wonderful opportunities to make images that I couldn’t have done otherwise.

Thank you all very, very much.

Aug 22
Aug 22
Aug 22

(So many portraits! Over 200 in these alone were fulfilled during my stay; thank you all!)

Aug 22