John Jude Palencar

N A R R A T I V E • B I O G R A P H Y

John Jude graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1980
with a BFA degree. In that same year, he won a scholarship to the
Illustrators Workshop in Paris, France as well as the top cash prize
presented by the Society of Illustrators National Student Competition.
Primarily a book illustrator, John Jude’s work has graced the covers of
hundreds of books for major publishers such as Bantam, Dell, Penguin
USA, Simon & Schuster, TIME/LIFE Books, National Geographic Television
(Europe and Asia) and many others. He moves easily into advertising and
corporate illustration with noted clients Anheuser-Busch and Paramount
Pictures and he was commissioned to create a promotional poster of Clint
Eastwood for the inception of Pale Rider Ale (Plank Road Brewery/Miller
Brewing Company), Mr. Eastwood’s new business venture. (Read more...)


Teot's War



Lovecraft Interior

Cactus for King's Desperation


Lovecraft Interior

Finished Pieces

Becoming Human


Cover for Wild Reel

By John Brandon, TOR

Cover for Eragon

By Christopher Paolini, Knopf

Other Projects

November 2004: Descent into the Maya Underworld, National Geographic


Simulacrum did a nice interview in Issue 9


If you would like to contact John Jude Palencar, drop me a line (sara at and I will forward the message.

All images copyright John Jude Palencar.