Photo: Janet Sung

Photo: Janet Sung

Hey, I'm Arielle! I'm a freelance illustrator, comic artist, and art educator based just outside of NYC.

I make narrative illustrations, usually with very 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. 

In my free time, I organize collaborative zine projects, including the Hamilton: An American Musical themed #Ham4Pamphlet and the Kickstarted Ladies of Literature: Volume 2 (co-organized with my good friend, Janet Sung.)

I also help young writers make graphic novels at Writopia, an awesome non-profit that runs creative writing workshops for kids and teens.

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

TUMBLR • INSTAGRAM • TWITTER ETSY

 

    REPRESENTED IN THE USA & NORTH AMERICA BY ILLUSTRATION LTD.
     

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

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

     

    CLIENTS

    Audible
    Little Brown & Company
    Oni Press via Rosy Press
    IDW Publishing
    Stēla
    Frederator


    COMIC WORK

    Hero by Sarah Kuhn for New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei
    The Stolen Smile by Jeremy Lambert
    School Spirit by Kate Leth for Fresh Romance
    Jem and the Holograms Outrageous Annual #1 by Kelly Thompson


    SELECTED ANTHOLOGIES & ZINES

    #Ham4Pamphlet
    Ladies of Literature, Volumes 1 & 2
    QUARTER LIFE ZINE
    TERRESTRIAL
     

    GALLERY SHOWS

    Color Anthropology at Light Grey Art Lab, 2017 (US)
    TOBEYOU at Light Grey Art Lab, 2017 (US)
    MOON PRIDE 20th Anniversary Exhibit, 2014 (Italy)
    I'm The Art Show, Deal With It!, 2013 (US)


    PRESS

    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