I’m Dylan Meconis, a cartoonist/writer/illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. (Meconis is pronounced “Meh-KO-niss” and Oregon is pronounced “ORE-uh-gun.”) I grew up in Seattle and was raised on a steady diet of classic cinema, Disney animation, and every book within reach.
I studied history, literature, philosophy, and French at Wesleyan University, graduating with Honors from the College of Letters in 2005. My career as a professional comics artist began in school with the online publication of my first book, Bite Me!. After graduation I spent two years as a visual communications consultant and designer before embarking on a fulltime freelance and publishing career.
I’m a member of Periscope Studio, the largest studio of freelance comics professionals in North America. In 2012 my short story Outfoxed was nominated for an Eisner Award in the category of Best Digital Comic.
When I’m not at the studio, I live in SE Portland with my wife (super-genius negotiation guru/freelance legal advisor Katie Lane) and more animals than can rationally be accounted for.
SELECT PRINT PUBLICATIONS:
AS PUBLISHER (Elea Press):
Flight Vol. I, ed. Kazu Kibuishi, Villard, contributor
Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love, written by Jim Ottaviani, GT Labs, artist
The Fifth Musketeer (Twisted Journeys series), Lerner Books, artist
Welcome to Bordertown, ed. Ellen Kushner & Holly Black, Random House, “Fair Trade”: artist (written by Sara Ryan)
Comics non-fiction features, Portland Mercury, writer/artist
Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, co-illustrator with Bill Mudron
SELECT CONSULTING & COMMERCIAL CLIENTS:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
XPLANE (Dachis Group)
Multnomah County Library