"Fata Morgana is Jon Vermilyea's Little Nemo in Slumberland by way of Where the Wild Things Are with a taste of The Neverending Story resounding at the edges. And in the middle. It's a nightmare/dream journey of a boy and his toy robot pal and a series of tableaus that look like a Wacky Packages factory exploded in neon-land and the heroes must make it out alive.” Timothy Callahan, Comic Book Resources
There’s a little bit Nemo and some of Where the Wild Things Are in these adorably nightmarish dayglo hellscapes. And while the hyperbolic grotesqueries of Basil Wolverton understandably get namechecked in most writeups of Jon Vermilyea’s work, there’s a certain Calvin and Hobbesian sweetness in his young, hoodied protagonist’s silent adventures across horrifically anthropomorphic landscapes, bodily fluids and all.” Brian Heater, Boing Boing
Fata Morgana as a wonderfully lunatic, psychedelic adventure, serving as an outstanding art book for illustrator Jon Vermilyea, and another staple in Koyama’s superb catalogue. An absolutely beautiful look into a child’s mind-bending dreams.” Kevin Cortez, Drawn Words
This is visual storytelling in its purest form...Fata Morgana is a borderline perfect execution of the artist's vision and it’s another fantastic addition to Koyama’s growing catalog.” Patrick Hess, Nothing but Comics!
I wanna see a videogame one day by this guy, cause it’d be an instant classic. Anyway, buy this if you like beautiful artwork.” Ulises Farinas, Faesthetic
Jon Vermilyea lives in a joyous world covered in vomit. No, that wasn't a cheap shot at the fact that he resides in Los Angeles. Jon literally paints with vomit, draws vomit, sleeps in a bed that looks like vomit, and has eyes that are permanently vomited in so that everything he SEES looks like vomit. And since that's the case, his artwork perfectly resembles the world that he sees and his artwork is a great example of realism! I love Jon!” Alex Pardee, Juxtapoz Magazine
About the Author
Jon Vermilyea: is a multitalented Los Angeles-based illustrator, cartoonist, animator, and printmaker. His psychedelic, candy-coloured illustrations and unique designs of the monstrous and mythical have left their mark on a wide range of clients.