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” now for sale at Je T’Aime NOLA on Magazine Street

Six prints celebrating some of my favorite taverns and bars of New Orleans are now being carried by the fabulous Je T’Aime NOLA at 3613 Magazine Street (between Louisiana & Napoleon). Jana and Karen have created, at this cool little store, what I call the finest balance of competence and friendliness on Magazine. Stop by and make a couple new friends!

"The Country CLub" © 2014

“The Country Club” © 2014

SAN FRANCISCO: The good folks at 3 Fish Studios are new carrying my Great Good Places of San Francisco and a couple of other prints related to that fabled city. Check them out (and all their marvelous, printed-in-house artwork) in the Outer Sunset. Enjoy the fresh air!

Caffe Trieste art San Francisco

Caffé Triste

Vesuvio bar art san Francisco

Cafe Vesuvio

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

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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