John Linton Roberson

John Linton Roberson

Hayward, CA, United States

About John Linton Roberson

John Linton Roberson has been an independent cartoonist, writer, and illustrator for over 25 years, and has produced 22 publications as Bottomless Studio since 1998.

He is the adapter of Frank Wedekind's Lulu, the creator of Martha, Vladrushka, and Suzy Spreadwell, among others, and the co-creator (with John E. Williams) of Uncle Cyrus. In addition he has also been published by Journey Magazine, Fantagraphics Books, Seven Stories Press and Martian Lit. He is also the editor of the anthology THIS SICKNESS.

Pages from his Lulu were exhibited in Munich's Deutsches Theatremuseum as part of their 2014 Frank Wedekind retrospective. Occasionally he is heard, usually at length, on Tim Young's Deconstructing Comics podcast.

Some of the influences on his current work include Dave Sim, Dan DeCarlo, Felicien Rops,Terry Southern, Jack Kamen, Molly Kiely, Paolo Serpieri, Emily Kaplan, Norman Lindsay, Carter Tutti and Guido Crepax.

Online you can find him at jlroberson.org.

Education

DePaul University
Loyola University

Exhibitions

"Wedekinds Welt - Theater, Eros, Provokation" - Frank Wedekind retrospective, Deutches Theatremuseum, Munich, 2014.

Pages and other artwork from my version of Wedekind's LULU (the first full adaptation for comics of the plays) were exhibited and included in the exhibition catalog.