ABOUT

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Vannotes is a cartoonist and illustrator based out of Idaho. They have self-published many publications and worked for clients as diverse as Scholastic, Boom! Studios, King Features Syndicate, and ZEAL.

 

In 2016, they received their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and they are currently working towards their Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Eastern Oregon University.

To contact Vannotes for professional inquiries or just to say hi, please email vannotesbooks@gmail.com.

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Below is a list of their featured work by year.

2020

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Bendy Crack-Up Comics Collection

Writer

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"World's finest"

fancomic

Author and Illustrator

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"Second Garden"

Author and Illustrator

This collection of vintage 1930s-1940s Bendy comic strips is a must-have for those wanting to peek into the silly, scary world of Bendy and his friends!

For those dying to know more about the simple, darkly funny cartoons produced at Joey Drew Studios, look no further than this illustrated collection of comics based on the exploits of Bendy, Boris the Wolf, Alice Angel, and all their friends! This collection of vintage comic strip adaptations brings to life the best of the many cartoon features produced by Joey Drew Studios. Fans of all ages won't want to miss this never-before-published romp that brings to life the world of Bendy!

Written using Scrivener writing software.

A Superman/Batman fancomic featuring Lois Lane and the Joker. This was my best attempt at a classic 8 page adventure.

 

This comic was drawn using Pentel brush pens and various ink materials on Canson Watercolor paper.

A comic written and drawn after streaming way too many cult documentaries and reading too many Chick Tracts.

This comic was drawn using Pentel brush pens and various ink materials on Canson Watercolor paper.

2019

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ENIGMA AGENTS ISSUE 2

Author and Illustrator

"isla_N"

Illustrator

Popeye's

cartoon club!

Writer and letterer

Illustrations for fellowship expansion

Illustrator

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Enigma agents issue 1

Author and Illustrator

The second issue of Enigma Agents features King Catarrhine and his army of evil apes attacking the Enigma Agents. To beat the villains, the player must choose-your-own adventure to save the day!

This 16 page issue came with 4 exclusive trading cards and a personalized drawing. 

A short comic about ongoing narratives unfolding over a night on social media. You can find more of Alice's work at http://pussygoesgrrr.com.

 

This comic was drawn using Pentel brush pens and ink wash on Canson Watercolor paper and colored using Procreate for iPad. 

Written for King Features Syndicate's celebration of Popeye's 90 anniversary. The strip was drawn by Maddi Gonzalez, a dear friend and cartoonist extraordinaire.

Written using Scrivener software and lettered using Procreate for iPad.

Drawn for Fellowship a tabletop RPG game about going on an adventure, in the same vein as Lord of the Rings or Wakfu or The Legend of Zelda.  The system is loosely based on the Apocalypse Engine, but the game does not feature the typical Game Master that many other tabletop games do.

 

These illustrations were drawn with Uniball Air pens and colored using Procreate for iPad.

Do you miss fun loving comic books for all-ages, featuring classic heroics and dastardly villains? Do you love having puzzles to solve and exclusive bonus swag with each issue? Then Enigma Agents is the perfect comic book for you!

 

The first issue features Baron Encrypto, the robot armed villain who battles the Enigma Agents with his Encrypto Bot.

2018

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"Marceline the Derby Queen"

Writer

Wrote "Marceline the Derby Queen", illustrated by Reimena Yee, for Adventure Time Comics #20, published February 2018.

 

Story written using Scrivener writing software.

Collected in Adventure Time Comics Vol 5.

2017

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"Lakitu's Hook"

Author and Illustrator

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Cover for Adventure time comics #11

Author and Illustrator

An autobiographical comic exploring Mario Kart's Kalamari Desert. This comic was drawn using Pentel brush pens on Canson Watercolor paper and colored using Adobe Photoshop. 

 

This comic was funded through Patreon under the ZEAL project. ZEAL aims to provide high-quality criticism of rarely discussed games and comics, and showcase the talents of exciting new writers and artists. For details and information on how to donate, please check out their Patreon, where you can also get exclusive video content for $5+!

Illustrated the cover for Adventure Time Comics #11, published May 2017. Illustration drawn using Pentel brush pens and ink washes on watercolor paper and colored using Adobe Photoshop.

Collected in Adventure Time Comics Vol 2.

2016

Babel

Author and Illustrator

Senior Project for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's BFA in Comic Art program. Completed and presented in May 2016. 

 

This project was drawn in a Pentalic sketchbook with brush pens and colored using Adobe Photoshop.