Illustrator/designer, co-creator, & co-publisher of Tracy Queen
(he/they) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and storyteller. Along with Lynsey G, he is the co-founder of Oneshi Press. As the co-creator of the epic sci-fi-fantasy series Children of Gaia (COG), he wrote and illustrated COG: The Great Nations of Rendaraia and co-illustrated COG: War & Horses. He has also worked on several short COG comics, with many more COG projects lined up. He’s the co-creator and illustrator of both Tracy Queen and PACK, two comic book series written by Lynsey G. He is the writer, designer, and lead illustrator of the zom-com caper comic book Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter.
While studying at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he received his BFA in illustration in 2003, he began his 20 years of professional experience as an art director, illustrator, animator, graphic designer, VFX technician, writer, and web designer. His animation work for Wagner’s Die Walküre (conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert LePage) was shown at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and his animation work for Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men (written by Joss Whedon, illustrated by John Cassaday, and directed by Neal Adams) was projected onto the side of a building in Union Square at MarvelFest. In 2015, Jayel left a salaried position as an illustrator, animator, VFX technician, and web designer at Neal Adams Continuity Studios to focus on developing Oneshi Press with Lynsey G.