Born in rural northern Pennsylvania to a cemetary caretaker and a coal-miner’s daughter, John Malloy began drawing at very young age. He later earned a background in old master’s style painting and has since been self-taught in fine art, illustration, comics, and design.

His illustrations have been featured in a variety of publications, including The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration and the ‘Illusive 3’ Book of Contemporary Illustration.

He has designed and illustrated sequential-art musician-interviews for the award-winning Lemon Magazine, and is presently at work on a semi-autobiographical graphic novel titled, “Queasy”, which appears in Image Comics’ PopGun Anthology #4.

He currently lives with Amy, his heroine, and Lucita, his steed [a chihuahua].

He is available for freelance.

Illustration clients include: Diesel Clothing, Hansen’s Beverage Co. [Peace Tea/Monster Energy], Business Week, Paste Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Minus The Bear, and more.


‘Another Dimension’ May 2010
group exhibition
Gallery 1988 | Los Angeles

‘Dublab: Into Infinity’ October 2009
online and physical group exhibition of hand-painted 12″ paper works | touring Tokyo, Japan & Los Angeles, CA

‘Tiger Translate’ May 2009
group global touring exhibition sponsored by Tiger Beer Asia

‘Semi-Permanent 2009’ February 2009
group exhibition and book sponsored by Design Is Kinky | Sydney & Brisbane, Australia

‘One Out of a Hundred’ February 2009
solo exhibition of paintings/mixed media works exploring drug side effects as a metaphor for consumer culture’s effects on the human condition
Art Whino Gallery | National Harbor, MD

‘The Grind 2.0’ October 2008
group exhibition/charity auction of hand-painted skateboard decks for Kennesaw Skate Park, GA
Rabbit Hole Gallery | Atlanta, GA
grind 2.0

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