Jonathan Hill

India Downes-Le Guin

Jonathan Hill is an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist, illustrator, and educator living in Portland, OR. In 2003 he graduated as valedictorian of the Savannah College of Art & Design with a degree in Sequential Art. After graduating, he moved to Portland, Oregon. Some of his clients include the Portland Trailblazers, the Viet Nam Literature Project, the Willamette Week, Fantagraphics Books, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics,, Lion Forge, The Believer Magazine, and Powell’s City of Books.  His first graphic novel, Americus, was published by First Second Books in Fall 2011. Jonathan’s short story ‘Jeremiah’ was selected as part of the 2016 Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Annual exhibit and publication. His second book, Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate was published by First Second in 2019. His third book, Odessa, will be published in November of 2020 (Oni Press) and he has another forthcoming book True Tales of a Seventh Grade Lizard Boy in 2022 (Walker Books). Jonathan also teaches comics and visual narrative for various organizations around Portland. He is an associate professor in the Illustration Department at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, taught comics and illustration classes for youth programs at the Oregon College of Art and Craft from 2010-2018, and was Writer in Residence through Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools program from 2012-2016. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Literary Arts and chairs the Youth Programs Advisory Council.