John Hirst

John “JD” Hirst is an illustrator who writes comics as his primary form of expression. His creation, Big Hero 101, is the tale of a great hero, Ace, who unites with alien creatures of all different races and breeds to fight against an evil darkness that is plaguing the galaxy. JD combines elements of anime, classic American superhero legends, Greek mythology and biblical references to tell a story of acceptance. He uses graphite on paper to make an entire universe of good, evil and the forces that unite them.

Exhibition History

2022

Open Door Art Studio Collection – 1600 Watermark

2021

Holiday Hoopla – Shadowbox Live Theater

The Writing is on The Wall – Carnegie Gallery

2019

Open Door Art Studio Collection – Upper Arlington Public Library

Holiday Hoopla – Shadowbox Live Theater

2018

Open Door Art Studio Collection – Blackburn Community Center

Holiday Hoopla – Shadowbox Live Theater

Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark

Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

2017
Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark
Alladin’s Exhibition
 – Alladin’s Eatery

Key Skills

Figurative Painting
Drawing
Self-Advocacy

Mediums

Acrylic
Colored Pencil
Graphite

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