John-Paul Bal­met

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web:­bal­ Email: jp­bal­met@ya­ ME DIA: Pho­to­shop and graphite JP started on his art path in first grade with a pas­tel drawing of Bat­man. “Ev­ery Christ­mas I asked for art sup­plies, and I drew, painted and made my own comics un­til ju­nior col­lege, where I stud­ied graphic de­sign.” Af­ter he grad­u­ated from uni­ver­sity, Elec­tronic Arts hired the illustrator to pro­duce con­cept art for The God­fa­ther II, giv­ing him a ground­ing in hu­man char­ac­ter de­sign.

“My cur­rent gig is back with Lu­cas­film work­ing on Star Wars: Rebels,” he re­veals. “I’m with sev­eral of the amaz­ing artists from Clone Wars, and it’s a real treat to con­tinue to work with such great peo­ple who in­spire me ev­ery day.”

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