[EN] After 6 months in production, we proudly present to you 60 pages of new DARK SOULS inspired artworks. A worldwide collaboration between 32 amazing illustrators together in this artbook titled THE FIRST FLAME. Praise the Sun!


The Ferryman #2

“In the year 2051, the afterlife is for sale. Glory: A virtual paradise so perfect the dead are desperate to escape. Miles Armstrong is a recovery agent, downloading the dead on the graveyard shift, working for the day when he can buy his own way into Glory. Attacked and left for dead, his night’s collection of downloaded souls taken, he sets out to uncover the truth of what’s really lurking in the shadows of the new hereafter.”


Welcome to the online portfolio of SOMNI.

Here is a showcase of my illustration & design work; additional art and sketchbook pages are also available for viewing.

Contact me for rates and booking info.

 Thank you

Concept Art​

Pre-production character designs.


J.Liswed – Autodidact
Independent artist & designer

SOMNI 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 publishing 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, science-fiction, crime, horror and comedy but frequently moves out of his comfort zone to grow as an artist.

Creative Skills

promotional & cover artwork
Graphic Design & Digital Art Production
Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign/CLIP Studio
Sequential Art
interiors, lettering & production design
Concept Art
Characters, vehicles & environments

Technical Skills

Game Development
Web Design
Apps Development
THE FIRST FLAME • dark fantasy 
art book collaboration
design & production lead
Independent, May 2019

The Ferryman #2 • sci-fi / thriller
comic mini-series
guest artist, designer & letterer
Independent, Q3 2019

TBA • sci-fi / action graphic novel
TBA, Q3 2019

Snake Charm • sci-fi / noir
interactive fiction
artist & developer
independent, TBA 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
Aug 2017-Feb 2018

Gunpowder Witch #4 • historical fantasy graphic novel
guest pin-up artist
Stache Publishing
Feb 2018

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:


I occasionally take commissions depending on my availability.

Feel free to contact me with the details of your project and please specify whether this is for personal or commercial use.

You can hire me for:

  • comics/graphic novels/books
    • cover art illustration and design
    • interior sequential art illustration
    • sequential page layouts/storyboarding
    • lettering (depends on the project)
    • graphic & production design
  • concept art & design
  • spot, vignette and promotional illustration
  • personal art commissions
*subject to availability

Only Paypal at this time.