Photo:  Janet Sung

Photo: Janet Sung

Hey, I'm Arielle! I'm a freelance illustrator, comic artist, & art educator born & raised in New York. 

Currently, I'm an Artist-in-Residence at Redbubble in San Francisco writing and drawing a workplace comedy comic about Filipina-American witches.

I make narrative illustrations, usually with fashionable young people wearing clothes I wish I had. My comic work has been featured in the Eisner and Harvey nominated anthology Fresh Romance, among other publications. Most recently, I did a series of variant covers for the Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Giles mini-series by Joss Whedon & Erika Alexander.

When I'm not drawing, I organize collaborative zine projects. In 2016, my Hamilton: An American Musical themed zine #Ham4Pamphlet was featured in The Huffington Post, Vox, and Broadway.com. In 2015, I successfully kickstarted Ladies of Literature: Volume 2 with my good friend, Janet Sung.

Outside of work, I love sitcoms, showtunes, superheroes, succulents, sartorialism, and storytelling structure. (Also alliteration, apparently.)
 

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For commercial illustration & project inquiries, please contact my agents at howdy@illustrationweb.com

For private and personal commissions, questions, and everything else, contact me directly at arielle.jovellanos@gmail.com
 

CLIENTS

Audible, Little Brown & Company, Dark Horse Comics, Under Armour, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Washington State iCAC, Oni Press, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Bitch Magazine, Hella Pinay, Japanese American National Museum, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Stēla, Frederator


FOR AN EXTENDED LIST OF COMIC WORK CREDITS CLICK HERE.


PRESS

Interview with Redbubble (2017)
Interview with Light Grey Art Lab (2017)
Interview with Inverse (2016)
Interview about Fresh Romance on Autostraddle (2016)
Interview with Angry Asian Man (2016)
Video Interview with Audible's #StoriesThatSurroundYou (2015)
Interview with CHAPTER89 (2015)
Fresh Romance preview on Entertainment Weekly (2015)
#Ham4Pamphlet on Vox (2016)
#Ham4Pamphlet on The Huffington Post (2016)


EDUCATION

BFA Illustration & BA Fiction Writing from Parsons School of Design