Jade Zhang is an illustrator and comic artist based in Toronto. She graduated with a Bachelors of Design from OCAD University during the 2020 plague. Jade is passionate about telling stories exploring identity, sexuality, and the occasional eldritch horror. Jade has worked in editorial, murals, and publishing.
Jade can be found wandering local zine fairs (post pandemic, of course), and petting stray cats (always).
Education: BDes from Ontario College of Art and Design.
Selected Clients: BOOM! Studios, Candlewick Press, Dauntless Stories, Augur Magazine.
Through the Shadow of Titans, written by Eastin DeVerna, illustrated by Jade Zhang, Dauntless Stories, 2021.
Storyteller: Tricksters, Issue#1, written by Jon Rivera. BOOM! Studios, 2021.
"Cyclic" - a conversation about forever and decay. Graphic novel short, Augur Magazine, issue 3.1
“Bloody Mary and the Smart Mirror" Written by Mikaela Lucido, illustrated by Jade Zhang. Renegade Arts LTD, October 2020. Part of "Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures vol 2” Anthology series of comics and pin up illustrations about Gothic romances set in the future.
“First Sight” - a reflection and exploration of love and make-belief surrounding queerness and surviving abuse. Self published comic, 2019