Jeremy D Owen


MFA Student

Major: Animation & Game Art

Graduation Year: 2020

Artist Statement:

Jeremy Owen is a cartoonist whose work uses dark humor and the themes and symbols of the shadow self to enlighten and entertain. He uses humor, derision and existential philosophy to self-deprecate and critique culture through his three cartoons Hungry Hungry Hippocrates, Sidewalk Pirates and The Brothers Cerebellov. These each live respectively in their own cartoon universe and are made using single panel gag cartoons, animation and surreal painting. Jeremy has received the Martin Wong Scholarship in Painting from Humboldt State University and the Presidential Scholarship from Maine College of Art.


In 1989 Jeremy Owen was born in Los Angeles, California. Before Kindergarten began his parents moved their family to Karachi, Pakistan to continue their teaching careers overseas. After life became too tumultuous in Pakistan, the family again moved, this time to The Philippines in 1999. Jeremy was raised in the chaotic and beautiful capital city of Manila, and there developed both his athletic and artistic interests. After graduating High School, he returned to California and soon made his way to the beautiful lost coast of Humboldt County. It is here he decided to fully commit to art as a lifestyle and vocation.