Jessica Jimerson is an artist from the USA specializing in comic book art, game design, books, and digital paintings. Inspired by her mother and grandmother to purse art, she decided to combine her love for gaming and art to pursue digital art in the form of comic books, game design, books and digital paintings. You can read more about Jessica on wikipedia, view Jessica’s work and contact her through her portfolio on Deviant Art, her website, and twitter.
ExtraImaginary: Please give us a background of yourself and your journey with art.
Jessica Jimerson: Well I grew up in a fantastic art culture, thanks to my mother (Annette Jimerson), and late grandmother (Jessie Jimerson-Philips). Both amazing fine artist who have been around the country in galleries and shows, with their work. So I knew from a very young age I wanted to be an artist too. I’d go around drawing character designs, and dragons all the time, but as I got older (around the age of twelve) I realized I wanted to take that and combine it with my love of gaming, in becoming a game designer. Another major fuel factor at the time, was so that I could bring respectable female characters to the gaming scene, because even a child of twelve could see the differences in how the female characters were dressed, compared to their male counter parts. Or their repeat roles as helpless damsels in distress.