jonathan arthur

ASHLEY

 

CHARACTERS & CONCEPTS

 

ILLUSTRATION & FINE ART

 

BOOKS

"It is truly wondrous... like nothing else that is currently being done."

-LEN BROWN,

CREATOR OF

MARS ATTACKS

 

“Space opera charm in a modern kid-sized package.”

-BCCB

(STARRED REVIEW)

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WATCH

THE

ANIMATED TRAILER

ANIMATION & MUSIC BY JONATHAN ASHLEY

LILY & KOSMO

in OUTER OUTER SPACE

(SIMON & SCHUSTER, 2018)

BROOKLYN, EARTH.  1949...

LILY LUPINO is going to be an astronaut when she grows up.  For now, she'll have to settle for listening to space adventure serials on the radio.  But when certified Spacetronaut KOSMO KIDD crash lands his wind-up tin rocket in Lily's kitchen, it's a chance she can't pass up!

Mistaking Lily for a boy, Kosmo agrees to fly her back to his floating treehouse in the stars, but it doesn't take long for the other Spacetronauts to figure out that Lily is a girl.  Kosmo has accidentally broken Spacetronaut Rule Number One: NO WIMMEN ALOWD!

Banished to the far reaches of Outer Outer Space, Lily and Kosmo brave exotic alien worlds, meet a menagerie of colorful creatures, and tangle with the vilest villain in space, THE MEAN-MAN OF MORGO.  But Lily's greatest challenge is proving to her new Spacetronaut peers that a girl from Brooklyn can hold her own among the galaxy's unruliest rascals.

Hilarious, inventive, and packed with beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, LILY & KOSMO will have you clambering for your own trip to Outer Outer Space.

 

Available in hardbound, paperback, and digital editions from:

AMAZON  BARNES & NOBLE  BOOKSHOP  BOOKS-A-MILLION  INDIE BOUND

 

FILM & ANIMATION

 

POSTERS & GRAPHICS

 

STORYBOARDS

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ABOUT

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As a kid in Arizona, Jonathan drew a lot, wore homemade costumes, and sometimes sculpted movie scenes from the leftover foil from his lunch.  (Indiana Jones running from the boulder was a favorite.)

 

He studied fine art at Boston's Museum School, then filmmaking at New York University.  His film Notes from the Acrid Plain screened internationally, and won 3rd Prize at The Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In 2009 he helped start The Shelter Theatre Company, and became the company's Creative Director.

In 2018, he wrote and illustrated the young reader novel Lily & Kosmo (Simon & Schuster), and is currently completing post-production on a live action Lily & Kosmo pilot.

 

From comics and video games to puppetry and play writing, Jonathan loves creating unique characters, and vivid worlds for them to inhabit.  He lives under the Manhattan Bridge, on the Brooklyn side.

 

CONTACT

JONATHAN ASHLEY

 

jonathanarthurashley@gmail.com

(917) 586-5443

135 Plymouth Street, #602

Brooklyn, NY 11201