Silk-Screened Posters, Prints & Original Paintings

I’m a Brooklyn-based fan of bold lines, solid design and vibrant colors. I’m also extremely connected to places, and a lot of my pieces reflect that.

I was strongly influenced by the Harvey Kurtzman era of MAD magazine (back when it was actually a comic book) and cartoonists like Don Martin, Robert Crumb and Al Hirschfeld. I taught myself how to draw back in elementary school and started painting later, melding cartoon sensibilities with an appreciation for art that shows wit and dash.

As a kid, I absorbed the comedy of Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, the Smothers Brothers and George Carlin. I love a well-told story and a solid, honest laugh as much as a good painting. Maybe more.

I’ve gotten around. After growing up in Michigan I lived in Chicago, Palo Alto, San Francisco, now New York, and part time in New Orleans. All three US coasts. Like I said, I love places (it’s called “topophilia”), and I infuse that love into a lot of my work.


“Great Good Places of New Orleans” at Preservation Hall in the French Quarter
Six new prints celebrating favorite taverns and bars of New Orleans now on display at Preservation Hall (726 St. Peter St. in the French Quarter)

"Molly's at the Market" © 2014

“Molly’s at the Market” © 2014

AND: STUFF NOW FOR SALE AT THE ANN ARBOR ART CENTER. Hand-tinted Blimpy Burgers! Law Quads! Blue Front Deli! Happy Art Fair.

ann arbor's favorite buger blimpy's print by john tebeau

“Blimpy Burger” by J. Tebeau © 2013

ann arbor blue front store art

“Blue Front” by J. Tebeau © 2009



“Law Quad” by J. Tebeau © 2013

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