Jon graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Art in 1990. Since then, aside from running Kiwi Studios, he has:
* Taught classes in cartooning through various civic arts programs, the Fort Mason Art Center and the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
* Written and illustrated eleven issues of the comic book "Smith Brown Jones: Alien Accountant" (which was nominated for an Eisner Award, the "Oscar" of comic books.)
* Done the lettering (for six years) for the nationally syndicated comic strip Dilbert by Scott Adams.
* been a member of the Board of Directors for the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
* been the Santa Cruz chapter president of the Graphic Arts Association.
* seen every episode of The Simpsons.
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1967
San Francisco, California
Website: http://www.kiwibean.com/E-mail: KiwiStudios@Charter.net Favorite Creators:
Jon Hastings - 'Bean' is a favorite creator of 1 userAwards:
- 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: (for Smith Brown Jones [Kiwi Studios])