Festus, by Canadian artist and illustrator Jason Logan, is another gem published by J&L Books that we are particularly stoked about having in the & Pens Press shop currently.
Published in 2010, this handheld hardcover publication depicts the classic figure of the frontiersman in various incarnations.
Logan made these works while traveling to the Klondike Institute in the outer reaches of Yukon, by the Alaska border.
Loose, colorful and confident, these thirty-five variations on the frontiersman carry through the book in different forms as the hustler, magician and logger just to name a few. Feeling like a mixture of incantations and studies Logan’s characters feel simultaneously iconic and refreshing. He’s traveled in his own path and loving this work feels like rooting for the underdog.
Available in the bookstore here.