John Pirtle's quirky and humorous approach to his artwork can be seen every time he puts a pen or a brush to paper. His characters dance right off the page, and tell a story that he wants his viewer to be part of.  He currently resides in Wichita, KS where he was born and raised.

During his time at Wichita State University John was the staff cartoonist for the campus newspaper THE SUNFLOWER. Where he went on to win numerous awards. In 2010 he graduated with a degree in studio arts. Since then he has been busy participating in a number of both solo and group art exhibitions, and producing illustrations, murals, and other artwork for various clients such as:  Alternative Gifts International, Tangible Advertising, Botanica Gardens, Ziggy's Pizza, Dempsey's Biscuit Co., The Brickyard, The Wichita Eagle, Wichita State University, the University of Notre Dame, and O'Dell Brewing Company.

 

all artwork © John Pirtle 2016