“If an artist does not spring to his work as a soldier to the breach, if once within the crater he does not labor as a miner buried in the earth, if he contemplates his difficulties instead of conquering them one by one, the work remains unachieved, production becomes impossible, and the artist assists the suicide of his own talent…The solution of the problem can be found only through incessant and sustained work…True artists, true poets, generate and give birth today, tomorrow, ever. From this habit of labor results a ceaseless comprehension of difficulties which keep them in communion with the muse and her creative forces.”
~ Honore de Balzac
"We hold no great secret except this: We know that all endeavor is art when rendered with conviction."
~Charles de Lint
I love Jerry Minor!
He’s one of Seattle’s best neo-romantic artists, graphic designers, and knife photographers. He photographed some of the finest examples of hand made one-of-a-kind custom knives, swords, and daggers by some of the most well known and respected knifesmiths in the world. He has helped create many original and haunting comic book stories including Rock Vixens, Bog – Swamp Demon, Power of the Golem, Return of Megaton Man, and the ekoostik hookah classic Alexander. He has also had a hand in the ink & paint animation department on Creepshow II and was an extra in several George Romero productions including the remake of Night of the Living Dead and the Dario Argento co-produced Two Evil Eyes.
I hate Jerry Minor!
He has gotten to hang out with the likes of William Gibson, Christopher Moore, Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, Charles Vess, and Brian Froud, amongst a host of others. He’s done illustrations based on some of his favorite author’s works such as Harlan Ellison, Elizabeth Hand, and Steven Brust. He is currently at work on a series of paintings based on the Tarot Major Arcana, which he has studied for over 20 years.
I fancy Jerry Minor!
He comes off as sarcastic and has a smart-ass attitude. He claims it's a natural defense against drama, bullshit, and stupidity. He swears he’s not sarcastic, just hilarious. He’s not annoying- just cooler than you.
He may be a bastard but it’s because he probably just doesn’t like you.
And he’s definitely not obsessed with your best friend.
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I’ve been a Seattle based artist/illustrator since February 2002.
I've professionally photographed for Knives Annual, Blade Magazine, Blades International, and Coltelli(Italy).
I’m also at work on illustrating my own Tarot deck.
Tracking The Beast:
My URL (Check it out, Maynard!)www.facebook.com/jerantino
Current Residence: Seattle area
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL
Print preference: 11" X 14"
Favourite genre of music: The good kind
Favourite photographer: Ira Meyer
Favourite style of art: illustration
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: I prefer paint
Skin of choice: Mine!
Favourite cartoon character: Spike Spiegel
Personal Quote: "Don't do anything I'd want to watch."