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” through January 2015 at Fort Defiance in Red Hook Brooklyn
Six new prints celebrating favorite taverns and bars of New Orleans will show at Fort Defiance, with an opening reception on December 10 (6–8 p.m.) and a closing party on January 5. (See the whole series here.) Hope you can join us! That’s at 365 Van Brunt St. in Brooklyn, NY.

"Erin Rose" by J. Tebeau

“Erin Rose” by J. Tebeau











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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