Self Portrait 2016


Chicago-based illustrator, cartoonist,  muralist, and handpoke tattoo artist

Through geometrically calculated designs, maximalist rendering, and working in multiple perspectives simultaneously I distort elements of everyday life in order to amplify their inherent natures that may often go under-appreciated.

The most fascinating concept to me is not using art to project narratives, but using it to project emotions that people can use in conjunction with their own memories to create narratives.


For any inquiries on purchasing any originals, prints, stickers,  comics, or anything else, please contact me via email at mclujohn(at)

Currently I have work for sale at these Chicago locations

  • Armadillo's Pillow, 6753 N Sheridan Road

  • Bric-A-Brac Records, 3156 W Diversey Ave


  • Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W North Ave

  • ShopColumbia, 619 South Wabash Ave

  • Uncharted Books, 2620 N Milwaukee Ave


  • Mobius, 2018, Comic on the topic of endlessness and isolation formatted as a mobius strip, 4"x15", Self-published for Linework Comic Anthology 8

  • Life-Defining Moments, 2017, Memories of the mundane are dissected to realize that they play more of a role in shaping personality than seemingly major moments, 7.5"x5.5", Self-published

  • Business Box, 2017, Four independently drawn surreal panels are combined on each page to create an abstract narrative, 4.25"x5.5", Self-published

  • Cute and Nice, 2017, A comic in the form of a passed note about some dudes, 5.5"x8.5", Self-published

  • Exquisite Corpse: A Collaboration of Friendship, 2017,  Mix and match book in collaboration with Olivia Olsen and Maggie O'Brien, 8.5"x11", Self-Published

  • Hollinndagain, 2017, A comic reimagining of Animal Collective's 2002 album, 11"x14", Self-published

  • Linework Comic Anthology Vol 7, 2017,  Anthology under the direction of Ivan Brunetti, 10.5"x14", Editor

  • Chaos Theory, 2017, Collection of b/w one page comics, 8.5"x11", Self-published

  • Hi There, 2017, Typography based mini comic, 4.25"x5.5", Self-published

  • Linework Comic Anthology Vol 6, 2016,  Anthology under the direction of Ivan Brunetti, 8"x10", Contributor

  • Bus Stop, 2016, Stream of consciousness semi-wordless mini comic, 5.5"x8.5", Self-published

  • Bees?, 2015, Collection of illustrations, 5"x5", Contributor 

  • The Kitchen Katastrophe, 2007, Children's mystery picture book with talking food, 6"x8", Illustrator


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