This is the art portfolio of J.Liswed (Somni).
Here is a small sample of works most clients are interested in seeing but additional artwork and sketchbook pages are also available for viewing.
Contact me for rates and booking info.
Independent artist/illustrator & Designer
James Liswed is a professional illustrator and designer that has a passion for visual storytelling. An active collaborator since 2015, he has been developing ideas and realizing them in print. In previous work he has taken on a wide range of roles in comic production but works primarily with visuals such as art and design. Along with years of experience working with private and commercial clients, he brings a distinctive visual style rooted in western traditional illustration and Japanese manga.
Most of his work ranges from fantasy, sci-fi, crime, horror and comedy but James frequently moves out of his comfort zone to grow as an artist.
The Ferryman #2• sci-fi / thriller comic mini-series: artist TBA, Q1 2019 TBA • sci-fi / action graphic novel mini-series TBA, Q1 2019 TBA • horror comic anthology: artist Independent, TBD 2019 The Ferryman #1• sci-fi / thriller comic mini-series: guest artist & designer Independent, Sept 2018 LUCKY #2• crime drama graphic novel series: cover artist (special variant) Stache GR1ND/C.Cippolini/T.Patrick, July 2018 Grimwood Crossing Vol. 1/2 • western/horror GN trade collection: cover artist & merch Independent, Aug 2017-Feb 2018 Gunpowder Witch #4• historical fantasy graphic novel: guest pin-up artist Stache Publishing, Feb 2018 Silver Skin #0 • slice of life/fantasy series comic: cover artist Independent, October 2017 Oneshi Quarterly #2 • anthology – various comic anthology: illustrator (seq) • Confidence Game Oneshi Press, October 2017 Last Call #1 • dark comedy/superhero ashcan: lead illustrator (seq) & letterer 303 Publishing, Mar 2017 Under the Streetlight • anthology – noir comic anthology: cover artist Stache Publishing, Oct 2016
If you would like to inquire about a collaboration or assignment, feel free to email me directly at:
You can hire me for:
- cover art illustration and design
- interior sequential art illustration (pencil/ink/color)
- sequential page layouts / storyboarding
- page finishing
- lettering (depends on the projects)
- concept art & design
- spot, vignette and promotional illustration
- personal art commissions
Yes I do take commissions. Feel free to contact me with the details of your project and please specify whether this is for personal or commercial use.
Only Paypal at this time.