||Jay Fernandez, artist
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Born in San Antonio, Tex., Jay Fernandez attended Columbus College of Art and Design from 2007 to 2008, then transferred to School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. He graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts with a major in painting and drawing. He never got the chance to take any comic or illustration classes, so everything he currently does is self-taught through trial and error. His past work always possessed a narrative quality, so it just made more sense to say what he wanted to say through comics.
The Bonobo comics in particular spawned from his big group of friends who call themselves the Bonobo Boys, named for the bonobos, a type of chimpanzee that displays homosexual behavior and tends to have sex to resolve conflict instead of fighting. Which says a lot about them, most of whom are tattooed, pierced, and into some sort of fetish, but at the same time are smart, funny, understanding and loving.
As with any group of friends many strange and crazy adventures happen, which inspire Jay's Bonobo comics. They not only tell funny stories but say something about society, and often more specifically, gay society.
For more on the comics of Jay Fernandez,
see smokingnearchildren.blogspot.com .
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