Jay Bevenour's editorial illustrations and cartoons have appeared in many national and international publications. After receiving his BFA in Graphic Design from The Tyler School of Art, Jay spent eight years in New York developing the unique style and point of view of his illustration work, focusing largely on satirical portraiture.
Jay returned to Philadelphia in late 2000, and in addition to his free-lance work, he developed the editorial cartoon "Hoagie Dip", which ran in each issue of the Philadelphia Weekly from 2003 until late 2008. The cartoon dealt with local politics and culture and received both local and national recognition, including the Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists' First Place in editorial cartooning in 2005 and 2008.
Jay continues to work for a variety of print and online publications and his work has been featured in American Illustration 29, a publication honoring the best illustrations of 2009.
While most of his work is created by hand, (pen and ink, watercolor, gouache) he has also developed a digital fluency that allows him to combine his traditional work and digital processes in order to create art in a variety of styles and methods.