Hiya! My chosen name is Julian Jaymes, and I am a freelance artist from the Northern Virginia area in the US. I create manga-style comics, illustrate various projects, sell things on my Etsy shop, and also blog and vlog about everything from making manga to living with a disability to reading Tarot cards!
I’ve been drawing since I was 8 or 9, and it’s always been focused around comics – my very first art projects included drawing mini comic books and original manga. From the beginning, I was fascinated by manga – as well as the culture and lifestyle of “being a manga artist” – and I threw myself into it fully. You can read more about my comic art over at the Comics section.
Currently my biggest project is actually the creation of a Tarot deck, the Millennial Mystic Tarot. You can read more about it here. The Millennial Mystic Tarot will be available for purchase in June 2019.
My “Real Job” (day job) is twofold – three days a week I work as a receptionist at a small local business; the rest, I work from home for my other job, which is as a professional artist – I’m an art fellow at a tech company, and I do illustration and design for their various projects. For the same fellowship, I’m also learning 3D modeling in Blender.
My other interests include reading, hiking, birdwatching, and singing, especially songs from the 30’s and 40’s. I’m also a bit of a wannabe New Ager, with a strong interest in Tarot/oracle cards, crystals, and a truly unsettling collection of candles and incense. It’s a miracle I haven’t burned down my apartment yet. You can see some of this over at my Instagram.