Four Illustrations by Jon Read

*Ed.’s Note: click images to view larger sizes.

Smoke Signals


Inside Fun Lake


Mutant Love


Mutant Attack




A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jon Read is a graduate of Kent State University. His style is influenced by visionary folk art and neo-expressionism. His paintings portray a strong narrative, telling stories heavily influenced by comic books, cult films, science fiction, mythology and religion. On the performance stage, he is also known as The Wiggins, a one man band crafting music that has been said to have an “end of times” sound, fusing rockabilly guitar riffs, punk rock overdrive, and heavy hip-hop beats. He currently lives in Houston, Texas.

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