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Jonathan Sims is an artist, designer, comic creator, and illustrator living in Iowa City. Sims, a graduate of Coe College, has used his art and design skills in the professional world for over thirteen years. He has exhibited his work at many comic book conventions and has been a guest speaker at The National Czech and Slovak Museum, The Iowa City Public Library, The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and One Book Two Book, Iowa City’s children’s literature festival. Sims is currently the senior designer at Jonnie 5 Apparel, an Iowa City based screen printing and design firm. 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Bite Me, Juried Exhibition, Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2018
SNACK ATTACK, Solo Exhibition, Gravitate, Des Moines, IA, 2017
SNACK ATTACK, Solo Exhibition, Artisan’s Sanctuary, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2016
Taste Makers II, Juried Exhibition, Treat Gallery & Court Tree Collective, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
Featured Prints, Need Pizzeria, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2015-16
NOT REAL FOOD, Solo Exhibition, Times Club Cafe at Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, 2015
Floating BunnyHead Release Party & Art Show, Solo Exhibition, Raygun, Iowa City, IA, 2012
Like Club, Not Frozen, Group Benefit Show, Raygun, Iowa City, IA, 2012
Artists’ Mark It, Group Show, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA, 2011
Featured Paintings, Campbell Steele Gallery, Marion, IA, 2005
21 Paintings, Senior Thesis, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2005

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Illustrator, Millie The Duck, 2018
Exhibitor, I.C.E.C.R.E.A.M., Public Space One, Iowa City, IA, 2018
Guest Speaker, Superheroes of History Day, National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2018
Exhibitor, Cedar Rapids Comic Con, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2018
Creator, Artist, Writer, Floating BunnyHead #2, 2018

Exhibitor, Comic Book I-Con, Des Moines, IA, 2017
Visiting Artist, Willowwind School, Iowa City, IA, 2017
Exhibitor, I.C.E.C.R.E.A.M., Public Space One, Iowa City, IA, 2017
Exhibitor, Cedar Rapids Comic Con, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2017
Guest Speaker, Superheroes of History Day, National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2017

Exhibitor, Cedar Rapids Comic Con, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2016
Guest Speaker, Comic Book Confidential at 1 Book 2 Book Festival, Iowa City, IA, 2016
Exhibitor, I.C.E.C.R.E.A.M., Public Space One, Iowa City, IA, 2016
Guest Speaker, Superheroes of History Day, National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2016
Guest Artist, Warhol Wednesday: Donuts & Pop Art, National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2016
Kickstarter Project Creator, Snack Attack Food Art Coloring Book, 2016
Exhibitor, Midwest Comic Con, Des Moines, IA, 2016
Comic Book Letterer/Logo Design, Ahab Van Helsing VS Nosferatu Carcharodon, Des Moines, IA, 2016

Guest Speaker, Superheroes of History Day, National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2015
Guest Speaker, Teen Summer Reading Program, Making Comics, Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City, IA, 2015
Instructor, Creating Comics & Illustrating Stories with Ryan Bentzinger and Jonathan Sims, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2015
Exhibitor, Midwest Comic Con, Des Moines, IA, 2015

Exhibitor, Comic Book I-Con, Des Moines, IA, 2014

Guest Speaker, Making Comics, Willowwind School, Iowa City, IA, 2013
Exhibitor, Comic Book I-Con, Des Moines, IA, 2013

Creator, Artist, Writer, Floating BunnyHead Bonus Levels Collection #1, 2012
Guest Speaker, Making Comics, Burlington Public Library, Burlington, IA, 2012
Exhibitor, Comic Book I-Con, Des Moines, IA, 2012
Creator, Artist, Writer, Floating BunnyHead #1, 2012

 

EDUCATION

Coe College, BA, Cum Laude, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2005

 

PUBLICATIONS/INTERVIEWS/PODCASTS

Two Headed Nerd Podcast Episode 478 review of Floating BunnyHead #2 - 3/5/18
Little Village Interview, CRCC 2018 - 2/2/18
The Daily Palette coverage of PS1's Dear Future benefit art auction - 1/26/18
Panels & Pizza Podcast Interview During Comic Book I-Con - 1/17/18
The Doomcast Interview during Midwest Comicon 2016 - 11/16/16
Nerd Church Radio coverage of Midwest Comicon 2016 - 11/7/16
The Supercast with Nick Maida - 9/21/16
Study Aid Podcast with Marc Von Ahnen - 9/16/16
Indie Comics Ninja Podcast with Dexter Jacobs - 9/5/16
Damn Good Dish blog - 7/7/17
Brewed TV "NEED Pizza Episode" features a lot of my artwork - 2016
KRUI Coverage of Mission Creek I.C.E.C.R.E.A.M. Fest at Public Space One - 4/10/16
Cedar Media Productions recap video of Cedar Rapids Comic Con 2016 - 3/27/16
Daily Iowan coverage of One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival - 2/25/16
Iowa City Press Citizen coverage of One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival - 2/25/16
Gamer Breakfast Blog report on Cedar Rapids Comic Con - 2/6/16
Little Village Review of NOT REAL FOOD - April-May 2015
Little Village Coverage of Superheroes of History Day - 3/12/15
Daddy Mojo reviewed FBH #1 - 7/17/13
Review by Shawn Denney on IGN - 7/10/13 
Radio Free Latveria #3 - 3/15/13 
Two Headed Nerd #101 - 2/4/13
Pull List Podcast #252 - 11/28/12
Burnt Weiners Episode #139 - 11/20/12
Coe College Courier Fall 2012 - Pusha Da Pen 
Burnt Weiners vs Pull List vs Floating Bunnyhead Podcast Crossover! - 11/15/12
ReWind Aug/Sept 2012 Issue - “Artist Spotlight” - 9/1/12
Earth2 Podcast #115 - 7/29/12
Burnt Weiners - Indie Rack #4 - 6/4/12
North Liberty Leader - “Drawing a Crowd” - 5/15/12
Pull List Podcast #224 - 4/25/12
Pull List Podcast - Watch List - 4/17/12
Burnt Weiners - Whatcha Checking Out #4 - 4/11/12