Hey there! I'm Jon Lightle, an illustrator, and designer who works in commercial, editorial, kids books, picture books, middle-grade, and graphic novel illustration.
I also make prints, cards, and self-published work for Whispy Studio on Etsy. I have exhibited Whispy Studio at ICON10, Art Loop of Toledo, Handmade Toledo, and GenghisCon.
I have a bi-weekly podcast called Whispers to Bravery, where I share my experiences and advice to artists starting out to be brave.
I currently live in Toledo, Ohio with my wife and three kids. I can’t shuffle a deck of cards, but I can spot Ikea furniture in backgrounds of movies, shows, and commercials.
GenghisCon | Cleveland, OH | 2019
Art Loop of Toledo | Toledo, OH | 2019
Handmade Toledo | Toledo, OH | 2019
The Illustration Conference ICON10 Roadshow | Detroit, Michigan | 2018
Spacebar | Sylvania, Ohio | 2018
Red Bird Art District | Sylvania, Ohio | 2017 - 2018
Jon’s lectures are from forty-five minutes to an hour. He is always looking for new places to share his story and connect with others at libraries, schools, and etc.
Features, Interviews, and etc.
Ten Paces & Draw
Creative Pep Talk (ep. 241) HitRecord soundbite