I’m Dylan Meconis,
a cartoonist, writer and illustrator
living in Portland, Oregon.
(Meconis is pronounced “Meh-KO-niss” and Oregon is pronounced “ORE-uh-gun.”)
I studied history and literature at Wesleyan University, graduating in 2005. My career as a professional comics artist began in college 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 full-time freelance and publishing career, beginning with online serialization and print publication of the first volume of my graphic novel Family Man.
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, and in 2014 Family Man was nominated for a Reuben Award in the category of Best Digital Comic – Longform.
My current project is a middle-grade graphic novel titled Queen of the Sea, forthcoming from Abrams in 2018.
When I’m not at the studio, I live in SE Portland with my wife, super-genius negotiation guru/freelance legal advisor Katie Lane.
I’m represented by Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary.
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
Department of Defense
Penguin Random House
Cards Against Humanity
Wizards of the Coast
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Multnomah County Library
Seattle Children’s Hospital