Author Archives: Luke Pearson

Adventure Time


I did some storyboards for Adventure Time a while ago! If you are unfamiliar with the process, it basically involves taking a paragraph describing what happens in a given scene and then coming up with exactly what will happen, how it will look, how it will move and what the characters say. It’s probably the most satisfying thing I’ve gotten to do so far and I’m extremely grateful to all involved for giving me a shot. I’m hoping I’ll get to do some more in the near future.

I worked on the episodes Candy Streets and Frost & Fire alongside Somvilay Xayaphone and was responsible for about half of each one. I thought I’d share a couple of shots I’m particularly proud of, my original crappy drawing and how it looks once the designers, animators and background artists have had their way with it. I also designed the title cards, which were then painted over and made to look cool.



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Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humo(u)r

I did a few strips for The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humo(u)r Volume II: The United Kingdom Edition. This is one of them. I don’t think the other ones I did were very good so I’m not putting them online, but you can judge for yourself if you buy the book. The other comics in it are good.

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Slate Book Review

I did a series of illustrations for the Slate Book Review in April 2013. It was fun getting to such a varied bunch of stuff all under one brief, but the turnaround was tight so I’ve excluded some of the ropier ones.  See below each image for a link to the article or review they accompanied.


The Curious Incidence of Dogs in Publishing by Daniel Engber


Thesis Hatement by Rebecca Schuman


First We Stake Manhattan (Review of The Measure of Manhattan by Marguerite Holloway)


Perfect Game (Scott Korb’s review of Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton)


The Way of the Egghead is Hard (Rebecca Onion’s review of Aaron Lecklider’s Inventing the Egghead)

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Foxing Quarterly

A strip that appeared in Foxing Quarterly 2. You can buy it here.

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New Republic

Illustration for an article called Hey Vegetarians: Congress Doesn’t Like You in New Republic.

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Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin


A couple of pieces for Germany’s SZ-Magazin, the Friday supplement of Süddeutsche Zeitung. The cover is from October 2013, the other piece is from an issue earlier in the year accompanying an interview with Cornelia Funke.

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