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Hi all, This is a short excerpt about me, Doing art as a hobby for now, Very busy raising the last of the Blackford Hoard so to speak. Having ten kids has been an experience to say the least. With three still at home. One, She is 15 going on 25 (nuff said) a 13 year old that has the answer for everything and a 11 year old that talks about Morawind and Phalcore like they are best friend... More
John's Blog: Free coloring pages and Cartuneman's Art works - Recent Posts
11/9/2013 (0 Comments )
Please check out My Kick Starter Project   I would love for you all to be there this is going to be AWESOME!!!here is your link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/225421633/sierra-comicon Hope to see you all there!
6/20/2013 (1 Comments )
Wow it's been so long!!!I Gotta start posting here more often! So here is what I've been up too. Here are a few sketches and stuff....     If you have questions as to what what drawing was for what please leave a comment and ask!... Read the rest of this post
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1. The Secret of Willow Ridge: Gabe's Dad Finds Recovery (Paperback)
    Illustrator: John Blackford
    Publisher: Central Recovery Press
Ages 9-12 02/01/2010
2 Reviews  
2. Jolly the elf (Perfect paperback)
    Author: Jo Shepherd Ripley
    Illustrator: John Blackford
    Publisher: jshepherdripleysiudiollc.
All Ages 09/10/2009
8 Reviews  
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1. Jolly the elf (Perfect paperback)
    Author: Jo Shepherd Ripley
    Illustrator: John Blackford
    Publisher: jshepherdripleysiudiollc.
All Ages 11/5/2009
John tagged as: I illustrated , I recommend , Inspired me
8 Reviews  
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here is another spot. this was a great job and had a lot of ...

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this is a short clip of some of my animation please enjoy
Profile Comments
Comment by Gail Fattori on 3/8/2013 at 6:36 PM:
I am still loving your art... good luck my friend.
Comment by Mario Cortés on 1/18/2013 at 1:47 PM:
the illustrations for your sky pirate project are looking great!
Comment by Vicki-Ann Bush on 12/26/2012 at 10:28 AM:
Merry Christmas to you too John...
Comment by Timothy Schenk on 12/25/2012 at 3:25 PM:
Happy Holidays to you as well John.
Comment by Leo Brown on 8/12/2012 at 3:02 AM:
Thank you John, hope you agree It's a wonderful feeling staring at a blank sheet of paper and before long a character is playing out his or her own story.
Comment by William Palacio on 7/23/2012 at 10:38 PM:
Great new paintings John!
Comment by William Palacio on 7/19/2012 at 12:17 AM:
Love your fantasy illustrations! I'm addicted to science fiction and fantasy so they really appealed to me. Excellent work.
Comment by Kirsten Laurie on 6/18/2012 at 1:11 PM:
I finally figured out the friending thing! Thanks for the support and your artwork is great!
Comment by Melissa Schooling on 4/20/2012 at 12:54 PM:
Thank you for the warm welcome! I love your work, amazing!
Comment by silke Piel on 2/20/2012 at 2:16 PM:
Thank you so much for your words on my wall. I like very much. you write books and for that the people need many fantasy. i think i dont have enough fantasy for that, because that i liked more to paint with acryl and doing pictures with camera. So i wish you all the best. Greetings
Comment by Brian Bowes on 2/20/2012 at 8:36 AM:
Howdy John, Thank you for the kind comments on my profile!

Comment by Lauren Lawrence on 2/19/2012 at 11:58 PM:
Hey John! Nice to meet you on JF. Cool poster!
Comment by Lou Bradshaw on 2/10/2012 at 8:41 AM:
John, if art is a hobby, I can't wait to see what happens when can devote more time to it. Great work. Very impressive. You've obviously spent some time studying figure.
10 kids? I could barely raise one, and thought I had my hands full. lou
Comment by Delfin Barral on 12/12/2011 at 6:37 AM:
Fantastic work, John! :0)
Comment by Elizabeth Parkinson Bellows on 12/1/2011 at 8:26 AM:
Hi John! Delighted to meet you! Thank you for taking a look at Alexander Drake :) 10 kids... WOW! I'm writing this with a great deal of respect!!
Comment by Rebecca Warren on 6/20/2011 at 10:32 PM:
Hi John,

Wonderful work! Love the animation (the frog is fantastic).

Thanks for saying hello!

Comment by Marty Qatani on 4/10/2011 at 10:32 AM:
John... thanks for the repy.. excellent point of view, thanks for putting it in a different light for me.
Comment by Amanda Francey on 4/10/2011 at 2:21 AM:
Thanks for your lovely comment John. Your art is amazing, so many styles. And multi-talented too. Your kids are very lucky to have a dad with such a creative carpentering talent.
Comment by Shelley Krum on 3/18/2011 at 8:53 AM:
Hi John, thanks for the welcoming comments. And yes, Virginia City is on my list to visit!
Comment by Lisa Chaikin-Johnston on 2/19/2011 at 10:17 AM:
Hi John. I meant to say before that your pencil drawings of the Fairies are some of my favorites. Have a Dragon story? They have such life to live.
Comment by Lisa Chaikin-Johnston on 2/8/2011 at 8:46 AM:
Hi John., I appreciate your comments about my illustration. I too love to use color! Your work is drenched in rich color. Wonderful "eye candy" indeed.
Comment by Ann Mcivor on 12/24/2010 at 4:22 PM:
thanks John..All the best in 2011
Comment by J.D. (Jan) Holiday on 12/20/2010 at 2:36 PM:
Hi John,
Thank you!
Happy holidays to you too!
Comment by Mario Cortés on 9/5/2010 at 12:26 PM:
Thanks John, and sure this work is the elixir of eternal youth!,
Comment by Wendy Sefcik on 3/24/2010 at 5:11 AM:
Nice to meet you John! Thanks for the comment :)
Comment by Frank Amthor on 1/3/2010 at 4:42 PM:
Thanks so much for your encouragement and ideas. Your "real" art is really appealing. I'm going to forge ahead and write some illustrated ya stories in ebook format and see what happens.

Comment by Timothy Schenk on 12/30/2009 at 6:23 PM:
Resolution: To see my books in print.
Comment by Medeia Sharif on 12/25/2009 at 4:18 PM:
I hope you're enjoying your holidays.
Comment by Timothy Schenk on 12/24/2009 at 9:48 AM:
Thanks John, Merry Christmas to you as well.
Comment by Ann Mcivor on 12/23/2009 at 5:36 PM:
Merry Christmas to you John and congratulations on your success!
Comment by J.D. (Jan) Holiday on 12/20/2009 at 10:01 PM:
You are welcome, John.
You just have to tell ME you want to be a member of Illustrator's Workshop!
It's easy!
Are you on Facebook? That's where we have a fan page, but I can email you when we are to post for one of the members event. Members email me when the have a 'work in... more
Comment by Monika Godsmark on 12/15/2009 at 9:26 AM:
Hey John, thank you for the lovely comment! Your work is amazing! What a range of styles! I'm just getting started and trying to get my foot in the illustration-door. :o) May I ask you: has Jacketfalp helped you at all? Getting jobs or contacts? I would be great to hear from you again.
Comment by Medeia Sharif on 12/14/2009 at 9:34 PM:
Thanks for visiting my website. It's hot and humid right now where I am. I wouldn't mind snow.
Comment by L.J. Boldyrev on 12/13/2009 at 6:31 PM:
Hi, John. In answer to your question, my husband takes care of all my website needs. Thanks for checking it out! Love your artwork!
Comment by Tea De Santis on 12/12/2009 at 12:59 PM:
thanks for the welcome and compliments for your work!
Comment by Mary Manning on 11/28/2009 at 8:47 PM:
Congrats cowboy ;)))
Comment by Donna Pellegata on 11/27/2009 at 12:45 PM:
Hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic John!
Comment by Cindy Lovell on 11/26/2009 at 1:40 PM:
Happy Thanksgiving, John!
Comment by Medeia Sharif on 11/11/2009 at 6:41 PM:
Forgot to add that your gallery is wonderful. I'm an amateur artist. I wish I was at that pro level.
Comment by Medeia Sharif on 11/11/2009 at 6:38 PM:
Thanks for your interest. :D I need to update my website with more info, though.
Comment by Greg Holt on 11/11/2009 at 2:56 PM:
hey thanks for the comment John and congrats on your publications! great work man
Comment by Hilary Wagner on 11/11/2009 at 1:22 PM:
Hi John! Thanks for your nice note! Your work is great! Some pics are so fun, while others are simply beautiful!!!
Comment by Sunni Hearin on 11/8/2009 at 3:01 AM:
Hi John!! Thanks for the shout out and the welcome to JF. ~ Sunni
Comment by Sheilah Lyles on 11/6/2009 at 11:34 PM:
Hello former Indy guy! I know you are going to miss the great winter we will have coming our way soon. Here's to those cold nights, a warm fire, and a creative spirit.
Comment by Tom Hannah on 11/5/2009 at 6:17 PM:
Hi John-You have a great gift and i am glad to have connected with you. My best to you always. Tom H
Comment by Timothy Schenk on 11/4/2009 at 8:11 PM:
Sweet contest mind if I tell some of my little JF friends?
Comment by Connie Troupe on 11/3/2009 at 12:09 PM:
Sooo Cool! I love your haunted house!!! Congrats on all your success this year, I'm working on my graphic novel/ traditional hybrid, lots of work before it is finished!!!!! EEEEEGADS!
Comment by Lorraine Florido on 11/3/2009 at 10:20 AM:
Okay John...But can I enter the coloring contest?
Comment by Shannon N on 10/14/2009 at 1:23 PM:
Thank you for the warm welcome!
Comment by Peggy Mercer on 10/8/2009 at 4:48 PM:
Hi John, thank you so, so, so Much for the warm welcome. I look forward to knowing more about you and your great art!

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