Layron DeJarnette                   Animation Director  •  Art Director    Character Designer    Illustrator

Who I've provided work for: 

Disney, Warner Bros. Animation, Nickelodeon, Marvel, DC Comics, Mattel, Hasbro, MGA Entertainment, LeapFrog, PBS Kids, Spindo TV, The Topps Company, Upper Deck, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Sega, ABC, Fox, Lionsgate, Scott Free Deuce Three, Hyperion Pictures, Klasky Csupo, Jeff Foxworthy, Wayans Bros. Entertainment, Lifetime, Bahr/Small Productions, ESPN, Toyota, AT&T 



Bio:

Layron DeJarnette is an Emmy nominated, award winning artist who provides art direction, illustration, animation, storyboards and conceptual art for several giants in the entertainment industry. He received training at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, FL and has illustrated and designed characters for Disney’s THE PROUD FAMILY cartoon show and comic strip.

DeJarnette has worked at various studios, including Marvel Animation as a character artist on AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST. He’s also worked at Six Point Harness, as art director for Mattel’s MONSTER HIGH animated web series and BARBIE motion comics. While working at Wildbrain, Layron operated as character design supervisor, designing and animating characters for HBO’s THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW. Other clients include Warner Bros. Animation, DC Comics, Duck Studios, Hyperion Pictures and Klasky Csupo.

Layron is a renowned GARBAGE PAIL KIDS and MARS ATTACKS artist for The Topps Company and has illustrated trading cards for the HOLLYWOOD ZOMBIES series. Other trading card companies include Upper Deck and Cryptozoic Entertainment.

He has provided caricature work for various publications and has illustrated many children’s and humorous books, including five New York Times Bestseller books for comedian Jeff Foxworthy and two books for The Wayans Bros..

DeJarnette has also instructed students in figure drawing, anatomy, illustration and animation drawing at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA and College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. 

His fashion trademark is wearing colorful Kangols with matching shirts. He also manages animation company  Gumboyo.com.

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