Jonathon Dalton
Jonathon Dalton at Stumptown Comics Fest 2009.jpg

Dalton at Stumptown Comics Fest, 2009
Born September 16, 1977 (1977-09-16) (age 43)
Occupation Comic writer, Illustrator, elementary teacher
Nationality Canadian
Period 1997–present
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, speculative fiction
Notable award(s) 2010 Xeric Award

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Jonathon Dalton (born September 16, 1977) is a Canadian artist specializing in comics and webcomics. He was described by the National Post as one of Canada's "most under-appreciated comic artists working today".[1][2]

Beginnings

Dalton was inspired to create comics at an early age. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria.

In 2003 Dalton began writing his now-weekly science fiction webcomic A Mad Tea-Party.[3] He teaches Elementary school in the town of Mission on the outskirts of Vancouver.[4] He is the director of communications and co-founder of the Vancouver-based comics society entitled Cloudscape Comics.[5]


Achievements

In 2010 Dalton won the Xeric Grant for his book Lords of Death and Life.[6] Lords of Death and Life was also nominated for Outstanding Environment Design in the 2007 Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards. The following year, in 2008, he was presented with the award for Outstanding Long Form Comic. Dalton's work has been published in Cloudscape anthologies[7] and the 2008 Fablewood anthology from Ape Entertainment.[8] His 2009 short story "Lil' Ulysses in Chicago" was listed as a Notable Comic in the 2010 edition of Best American Comics.[9][10]

References

  1. Mark Medley (May 7, 2010). "Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2010: Jeff Ellis, Cloudscape Comics Collective". National Post. http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/afterword/archive/2010/05/07/toronto-comic-arts-festival-2010-jeff-ellis-cloudscape-comics-collective.aspx. Retrieved 2011-07-15. "Who’s the most under-appreciated comic artist working today? My friend Jonathon Dalton, that guys a machine! Plus he has some really interesting stories to tell. Mad Tea Party, Lords of Death and Life, plus all his work for Cloudscape. I’m excited for him to start work on Maida Kilwah" 
  2. Mark Medley (May 3, 2010). "Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2010: Miriam Libicki". National Post. http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/afterword/archive/2010/05/03/toronto-comic-arts-festival-2010-miriam-libicki.aspx. Retrieved 2011-07-15. "Who's the most under-appreciated comic artist working today? I'm not sure what that means. The artist whose work I can’t get enough of, & whom hardly anyone has heard of (yet) is my fellow Vancouverite Jonathon Dalton. He won’t be at the con, but he has work in the Cloudscape collective’s anthologies, who are exhibiting." 
  3. de Vlaming, Kevin (July 14, 2010). "Artist Interview: Jonathon Dalton of a Mad Tea-Party and Lords of Death and Life". The Fabler Blog. The Fabler. http://thefablerblog.com/kevins-column/artist-interview-jonathon-dalton-of-a-mad-tea-party-and-lords-of-life-and-death. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  4. Boyd, Kevin (March 3, 2010). "Visions of an Icon: Wolverine and Jubilee by Jonathon Dalton". The Joe Shuster Awards. [[wikipedia:Joe Shuster Awards|]]. http://joeshusterawards.com/2010/03/03/visions-of-an-icon-wolverine-and-jubilee-by-jonathon-dalton/. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  5. "About - Cloudscape Comics". Cloudscape Comics. http://www.cloudscapecomics.com/about-2/. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  6. "Xeric Foundation Self-Publishing Grants for 2010". Xeric Foundation. http://xericfoundation.org/comicbooks/2010.html. 
  7. "Jonathon Dalton's biography". Cloudscape Comics. http://www.cloudscapecomics.com/cloudscape-artists/jonathon-dalton/. 
  8. "Fablewood Anthology - Table of Contents". Fablewood Anthology. http://fablewoodcomic.com/read/?p=97. 
  9. "The Best American Comics 2010 Details Page". [[wikipedia:The Best American Comics|]]. http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/hmh/bestamerican/comicsbookdetails. 
  10. Abel, Jessica (Feb 15, 2011). "Notables 2010: Jonathon Dalton". Drawing Words and Writing Pictures. http://dw-wp.com/2011/02/notables-2010-jonathan-dalton/. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 

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Category:Canadian comics writers Category:Canadian webcomic creators Category:Canadian schoolteachers Category:Living people Category:People from Mission Category:1977 births

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