ABOUT jared boggess

Jared Boggess keeps himself busy making illustrations for magazines, books, comics and a variety of personal work that occasionally sees the light of day. His work is emotive, often filled with whimsical satire and allegory that collectively points to his stubborn belief that the world is on an upswing in spite of the current state of affairs.

He lives in the countryside just outside Richmond, Virginia USA finding inspiration in his life as a husband and father of two.

Simon & Schuster • Scientific American • Smithsonian Magazine • Narratively • Education Week • San Antonio Magazine • SF Weekly • OC Weekly • LA Weekly • Hippocampus Press

Spectrum 24 • Society of Illustrators 59 • Society of Illustrators 57 • Print’s Hand Drawn 2011 • Juried Illustrators Club of DC Show 16, Silver • Juried Richmond Illustrators Club 2012 • Juried Richmond Illustrators Club 2011 • AIGA Richmond GRADE 6 • Juried Illustrators Club of DC Show 15



Produced by The Premise Studio. Lancaster, PA. Directed, Shot and Edited by Zack Wilson.


The world we live in is full of beauty and full of potential.

And it is full of brokenness.

Our social media feeds and news outlets forbid us from denying the turmoil.

However—it has been this way for quite some time. Experts will tell you shootings and wars and earthquakes have been happening for a long time. It is not getting worse as some might portray it.

In fact, quite the opposite.
There are movements in the undertow making our world better.

There are rich stories of redemption amidst the chaos and suffering. Love is cloaked but not lost among the monsters of our world. The might of nature demands both terror and awe. There is an elegance to the cosmos and its tension with havoc. When we pan out far enough, we see that we are moving forward and towards wholeness. In spite of itself, tragedy ultimately makes way for hope and love.

There is hope because of tragedy.

And I will show it to you.