Artist Spotlight: Jenny Frison

by Matt Tuck

122121B-1024x536 Artist Spotlight: Jenny FrisonJenny Frison fans, unite! Today’s spotlight is dedicated to one of the hardest working artists in the comics world, and she’s only getting started.

Jenny-Frison-picture-300x258 Artist Spotlight: Jenny FrisonFor over a decade, award-winning artist Jenny Frison has been impressing collectors with her covers.

Her artwork has dominated the independent publishing landscape, and she has made her mark on the big two – Marvel and DC Comics – as well.

Today, let’s take a journey through the creative world of Frison’s art with these standouts from her prolific career.

Voltron-Legend-Forged-194x300 Artist Spotlight: Jenny FrisonVOLTRON: A LEGEND FORGED #1 (2008)

Should 2008 really be 13 years ago? It’s hard to believe that Frison’s covers have been turning heads for so long.

When it comes to the artist’s work, it’s hard not to love this one. For the Frison collectors out there, Voltron: A Legend Forged #1 is a must-have because it is her first cover art.

A Legend Forged is a fitting title, since this issue of Voltron helped catapult her comic career. 

Hack-Slash-of-OZ-14-Frison-variant-195x300 Artist Spotlight: Jenny FrisonHACK/SLASH OF OZ #14 VARIANT (2008)

Technically, Frison’s first commissioned comic art was this variant for Hack/Slash of Oz #14. Voltron gets the most attention because it was published first, but Hack/Slash has its place in the artist’s history.

The title itself has a cult following on the independent scene with its horror roots and surprise guest appearances.

Clean-Room-1-195x300 Artist Spotlight: Jenny FrisonCLEAN ROOM #1

For the speculators out there, Clean Room #1 is an issue worth a closer look. Published in 2015, this was a collaboration between Frison and famed comic writer Gail Simone. While Frison is known for her beautiful cover art, she handled the interior pencil work for this issue as well. The story is a play on the self-help gurus that have taken over the public consciousness in the past decade. Published under DC’s Vertigo imprint, the Clean Room is where a sadistic guru reveals people’s deepest and darkest fears. 

With so many offbeat comics getting the live-action treatment and Clean Room already being under the DC/WarnerMedia banner, it’s not unreasonable to think Frison and Simone’s concept could find its way to the screen.

Ms-Marvel-1-hip-hop-variant-193x300 Artist Spotlight: Jenny FrisonMARVEL #1 HIP-HOP VARIANT

In recent years, Marvel’s hip-hop variants from 2016 have grown increasingly popular, and they’ve become more valuable in the process. Frison lent her talents to the theme with Ms. Marvel #1. This particular issue was a play on Lauryn Hill’s classic album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

While we don’t hear much from the musician these days, Frison’s adaptation for the album art is only getting more famous thanks to comic collectors.

Don’t forget that she also did a hip-hop variant for The Mighty Captain Marvel #1 based on the Kanye West album The Life of Pablo.

SIKTC-6-1-in-25-Frison-variant-200x300 Artist Spotlight: Jenny Frison

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #6 VARIANT

Reportedly, this is one of the rarest of the SIKTC #6 covers.

This particular issue was a 1:25 ratio variant, meaning a local comic shop would receive one Frison variant for every 25 copies of the standard cover the LCS ordered.

So many of the SIKTC issues and the ensuing variant covers earn notable price tags, and Frison’s 1:25 is one of the most expensive. It’s also a beautiful piece for any of the SIKTC fans out there.

Future-State-Wonder-Woman-1-193x300 Artist Spotlight: Jenny FrisonFUTURE STATE: WONDER WOMAN #1 VARIANT

In recent years, Frison has stunned audiences with her variants for Wonder Woman. These have quickly become some of her most popular pieces and for good reason. Instead of this particular issue being a portrait of Diana, Frison brought to life the Wonder Woman from DC’s epic Future State, Yara Flor.

If Yara becomes the Wonder Woman of the DCEU, it will put a bigger target on her key issues, and the Frison variant will be leveled up.

GREAT THINGS TO COME

With so many comics over her 13-year career, there’s no way I could list all of them. Did I miss your Jenny Frison favorites? Sound off in the comments.

000080221A_Games_2-Footer Artist Spotlight: Jenny Frison*Any perceived investment advice is that of the freelance blogger and does not represent advice from GoCollect.

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3 comments

Aaron January 3, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Her Wonder Woman and Red Sonja covers were amazing and I would pick over many of the covers here.

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Warren S January 3, 2022 - 12:59 pm

She did several BRZRKR variant covers as well. I really like them.

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Vexsor January 8, 2022 - 4:59 pm

Astonishing Ant-Man 10 Variant is my favourite of hers

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