Here Comes The Howellman

  • Jay Howell
Opening Reception: 07/21/2018 @ 7:00 PM

“I’m an enthusiastic person with a street dog.” – Jay Howell

Subliminal Projects is pleased to present Here Comes the Howellman, new works by Los Angeles-based illustrator, artist and cartoonist Jay Howell. Featuring new mixed media works on paper, a limited edition print release, and an exclusive new zine release.

Exposed to punk music and skateboard culture at an early age, Howell immediately identified with their shared DIY ethos, inspiring him to self-publish his own zines, cartoons, animations, and skateboard graphics. Best known for his work as the character designer for Fox’s hit show, “Bob’s Burgers,” and as the co-creator, art director, and executive producer of “Sanjay and Craig,” an animated children’s show for Nickelodeon, Howell’s unique line-style, eccentric characters, carefree wit, and no-permissions-asked artistic approach has been exhibited around the world and garnered collaborations with brands such as Vans, Gucci, and Playboy.

Howell’s refreshingly simplistic yet subversive existential narrative in, Here Comes the Howellman, takes the viewer through a non-sequitur comic jumping from the adventures of his diverse gang of characters, to unfiltered musings, personal vulnerabilities, and just some downright silliness.

This exhibition was made possible by the support of Vans.


Jay Howell is a Los Angeles-based illustrator, artist, and cartoonist who lives with his dog, Street Dog. He created the main characters for such hit television programs as Bob’s Burgers and Sanjay and Craig, the latter of which he was the executive producer, co-creator, and art director for. His unique style, irreverent humor, and funny characters are recognized internationally and have been exhibited around the world.

For more information, please visit or follow him on Instagram ( @punksgitcut ).


SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is a multifunctional gallery space promoting diverse forms of art while providing a forum for contemporary dialogue. It was established by Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin in 1995 and played an integral part in introducing skateboarding culture and design to the art world. Now located in the historic neighborhood of Echo Park, SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS continues to offer a platform for artistic exploration and innovation. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 pm.

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