Pro Se Productions, a leading independent publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, announces the addition of Jeff Hayes to the fantastic art staff at Pro Se.
Jeff Hayes was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he continues to live and work today. He began his graphic design career working as a pen and ink illustrator for a role-playing and strategic gaming company and worked several years as a commercial illustrator for a retail grocery chain. In 1989, he changed careers and has served as a law enforcement officer for over 23 years. During this time he has continued working as a part-time illustrator and graphic designer, focusing primarily on audio, television, and film entertainment promotions. He has provided a number of productions one-sheet promotional posters, pitch packages and pre-production concept art for television and film, and has worked as a set photographer and scenic artist on independent film productions.
A fan of diverse subject matter, his core interests remains science fiction, fantasy, western, and not surprising - crime dramas. Hayes is inspired by such classic illustrators as J.C. Leyendecker, James, Bama, Bruce Minney, Bob Peek, Drew Struzan, and comic book artists like Jim Steranko and Neil Adams. Most recently, Hayes has provided hundreds of illustrations for audio drama covers, covering a wide variety of classical and contemporary subjects. Working in the digital realm, primarily to maximize time and save money on art supplies, he accomplishes most work with a combination of traditional media and digital painting in Photoshop and Corel Painter. Examples of his artwork can be found on his website at www.plasmafiregraphics.com
When not “fighting crime” or illustrating crime fighters, Hayes enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and granddaughter, as well as his four canine companions.
Jeff now adds Pro Se to his list of credits, already having completed two covers immediately after signing on and moving ahead on several others.
“Jeff brings,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se, says, “not only a great amount of talent to the table, but also an amazing work ethic. Within the space of about three weeks or so, he’s already turned out some topflight work and is meticulous in every step of the process. Being a fan, he wants to see an image fully realized that he would enjoy that also meets the exact needs we have for our covers. He’s interested in working for a while with Pro Se and we plan to let him.”
Jeff’s first cover for Pro Se will be for LIBERTY GIRL, an adaptation of the Heroic Comics series (including an original short story as well) by Barry Reese, due out in the coming weeks from Pro Se Productions.