NASCAR/NBC Sports Artwork on Twitter!

My artwork I produced for NBC Sports/NASCAR last year is making the rounds again on Twitter. Cool to see it enjoyed by the folks who posed with the artwork. Maybe I’ll be hired to do more this year! Happy Birthday to one of the studliest @NASCARonNBC reporters I know, @RutledgeWood! 🎂 — JJ Yeley (@jjyeley1) April 23, 2016

Remembering September 11th 2001

An illustration I did as my way of remembering 9/11. I created the Twin Towers to match a New York City skyline stock graphic I purchased. That’s my character Jeff from my comic “1977” playing guitar.

Josie and the Pussy Cats Guest Art

I was asked by my friend Irma Eriksson to submit some guest art for her upcoming “Imy Vol. 6” comic collection. The theme was to include the character Imy’s cat Luna in the image. Being that Imy is also a rock chick, I immediately thought of Josie and the Pussy Cats. Imy is facing off with the Josie and the …

Manga Studio EX5 Time-Lapse Videos

I have received a lot of requests for videos of my illustration process. So, for my last pin-up for “1977 the Comic” I recorded the inking and coloring phases of my production techniques. In real-time it took just over two and a half hours to do the inking and coloring, but I’ve compressed them down to two 10 minute videos …

NASCAR and NBC Sports Illustrations

As you may or may not know, I’ve been drawing since 2007. I retired from my first career and taught myself how to draw comics. Along the way, I’ve also honed some skills in doing illustrations as well. I’ve done various types of illustrations for clients, but this article will focus on my latest job, and it all started with an …

Add Sub Tool in Manga Studio EX5

So, you just downloaded a ton of new brushes or pencil tools for Manga Studio. Where do you put them? If you’re like me, you want them organized so you can find them easily. Here’s how to do it! (All images and commands are shown using Windows 7 Professional operating system and Manga Studio EX5) There’s no menu command to …

Classic Rock Year

I have started a new series of illustrations that will mash-up one great band and one great car from a given year. I started with 1957, the year I was born. It was a great year for Chevys and Elvis as they both were rising stars on the American landscape. How can I do a series called Classic Rock Year …

C2E2 Comic Convention Review

Another great Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has come and gone. April 24th to the 26th saw record attendance for this relatively new comic con here in Chicago. I attended the very first C2E2 back in 2010 and it was my first convention as an artist. I chose a major event to kick off my career. It paid off …

Donut Day 2014

There are so many of these types of proclaimed days out there, it is hard to keep track, but this one caught my eye. My character Bud, from “1977 the Comic”, is enjoying his new inner tube.

Godzilla at the Movies

Godzilla 2014 hit theaters today, so I figured he’d be checking it out to see how the final cut went. Always one complainer in the crowd.