Show Notes: Katie Jones was born in Memphis, TN and studied at the Memphis College of Art for her BFA in Painting and a Masters of Art in Teaching in Art Education. A majority of her time is spent making classroom examples or lesson plans but at the request of her therapist she is allowing herself to be “Katie the Artist” again in her life. Her childhood was spent growing up between Frayser and Raleigh in North Memphis and would often draw to escape the harsh reality of growing up without a father in her life. Katie was also greatly influenced by the southerwestern artist Ted DeGrazia and Keith Haring. She would often focus on the way people sat or moved with each other than what they were wearing or their faces, and developed her own style of often faceless figures.
Katie is a member of Artists’ Link and the Mid-South Cartoonists Association. She recently had her art featured in the MSCA’s “SPAMalittle: Knights Of The Drawing Table” art show at Germantown Community Theatre. She will be part of Playhouse On The Square’s 45th Annual Original Art Auction on April 22nd, and the upcoming Memphis Libraries’ Comic Con on Free Comic Book Day– Saturday, May 6th.
When not teaching high school art she can be seen at various MSCA events such as our monthly dinner meet-up at Garibaldi’s Pizza…
…and our Sat-Art-Days at 901 Comics East out on Macon Road. She is also the social media coordinator for MidSouthCon here in Memphis and is a veteran con vendor/artist/panelist and programming coordinator.
There’s also some MSCA news included such as our next dinner meeting on Tuesday, April 4th at Garibaldi’s Pizza from 6-8pm, and Lou Ferrigno’s appearance at 901 Comics East on April 4th starting at 4:30pm. Give a listen for more details.