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Welcome to DRAWNATHAN, home for the art, animation, film and writing of Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Ashley.

As a kid in Arizona, Jonathan drew pictures, wore homemade costumes, and sometimes sculpted movie scenes from the leftover foil from his lunch.  (Indiana Jones running from the boulder was a favorite.)


He studied fine art at Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts, then filmmaking at New York University.  His film Notes from the Acrid Plain screened internationally, winning 3rd Prize at The Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In 2009 he helped start The Shelter Theatre Company, and served for several years as its Creative Director.

In 2019, he wrote and illustrated the young reader novel Lily & Kosmo (Simon & Schuster), and is currently completing post-production on a live action Lily & Kosmo pilot.


From comics and video games to puppetry and play writing, Jonathan loves creating unique characters, and vivid worlds for them to inhabit.  He lives under the Manhattan Bridge, on the Brooklyn side.


Book-related inquiries may be directed to:


Mark Gottlieb

Trident Media Group

(212) 333-1506

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