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Cement and Rebar

Cement and Rebar (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 8 pages, 2016) One of my projects from the loveliest residency in Chapman University, California. Based on the theme Home and Identity, it was created thanks to the EU …

We are the Land

A tribute to Standing Rock and all the The Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, based on the fact that nature doesn’t need us and once we’re gone, it’ll just use us to go on.

Poems

eat your veggies

Studies

Treasure Island

Illustration for the all time children classic book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Hoarder’s heart

One of my favorite pieces so far. Even though it’s pretty self-explanatory and the heart hopefully clearly visible, the original idea was to put together an image of someone who is hoarding things and people …

Homewrecker

One house, two versions of it. The order of before/after is unknown.

Last Secrets (Cover Art)

BUY THE BOOK Illustration for the cover of the book Last Secrets. Time travelling! Children detectives! Haggis!

We are running

We are running (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 4 pages, 2016) This is one of my favorite Uni projects, a submission to an anthology with a uniting theme of NIGHTMARES. By coincidence I have finished …

The Royal Scissors

No matter how romantically dramatic it might feel at that time, in love triangles somebody is bound to get hurt, as simple as it is. This image was later on used as a motive for …

Little book of dreams

Little book of dreams (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 4 pages, 2016) BUY DIRTY DIAMONDS or BUY XEROX This comics was originally made for the all-female anthology Dirty Diamonds and it got featured in its 7th …

1938: How Beneš yielded to Hitler

1938: Jak Beneš ustoupil Hitlerovi, edice Češi (scénář Pavel Kosatík, kresba: Štěpánka Jislová, 80 stran, 2016) KOUPIT KNÍŽKU Předposlední díl série Češi podle seriálu ČT České století s názvem 1938: Jak Beneš ustupil Hitlerovi vyšel …

Period Monthly

Period Monthly (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 3 pages, 2016) This three page long parody magazine called Period monthly was created at Gender: Redefined symposium, an event organized by the Czech branch of Laydeez Do Comics. It has one …

The Horrors of Krusne Mountains

Illustrations for a TV series about the legends in Krusne mountains.

How Beneš yielded to Hitler

Cover art for the graphic novel How Beneš yielded to Hitler, hopefully capturing the conflict between the violent and the diplomatic ways of handling the situation.

Last Secrets (Illustrations)

BUY THE BOOK Illustrations for the book Last Secrets. Time travelling! Children detectives! Haggis!

Heroine

All dead things

All Dead Things (script, drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 2 pages, 2015) BUY One of the last projects of the legendary Komiksfest  was presenting the Generation 2.0, a group of young Czech and Slovak comics artists.  Part of the …

Starring role

Drawing melancholic hipsters is almost soothing for some reasons.

Knightie

Why bother with photo-shopping selfies when you can just re-design yourself from the scratch!

Underneath it all

Inspired by Marina and the Diamonds!

Holy Heart Abbey

Holy Heart Abbey (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 80 pages, 2015) HHA is my bachelor project, that turned out to be way more challenging than I imagined. The idea for a monk order living in …

Untitled

Untitled (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 2 pages, 2015) This two-page long anecdote that is still missing a title, came to be when I was still at high school and at said time I thought …

Jock of Hearts

BLUE SEASON (2016) Blue Season is a series about the various means of communication that doesn’t happen face to face. I went through my Facebook messages and pick the most interesting parts, then proceeded to …

Queen of Hearts

BLUE SEASON (2016) Blue Season is a series about the various means of communication that doesn’t happen face to face. I went through my Facebook messages and pick the most interesting parts, then proceeded to …

The Unsavvy Means of Good Intentions

BLUE SEASON (2016) Blue Season is a series about the various means of communication that doesn’t happen face to face. I went through my Facebook messages and pick the most interesting parts, then proceeded to …

The Warmth Of Perfection

BLUE SEASON (2016) Blue Season is a series about the various means of communication that doesn’t happen face to face. I went through my Facebook messages and pick the most interesting parts, then proceeded to …

The Approximate Direction Of Intimacy

MODRÁ SEZÓNA (2016) Cyklus Modrá sezóna je série dvaceti ilustrací doplněných o autentický úryvek z internetové komunikace. Texty jsou neupravené a v takové podobě, jaké je lidé napsali, včetně internetového slangu a překlepů. Cyklus slouží …

Off to Pay His Crimes

BLUE SEASON (2016) Blue Season is a series about the various means of communication that doesn’t happen face to face. I went through my Facebook messages and pick the most interesting parts, then proceeded to …

The Well Deserved Emptiness

BLUE SEASON (2016) Blue Season is a series about the various means of communication that doesn’t happen face to face. I went through my Facebook messages and pick the most interesting parts, then proceeded to …

The Arguable Safety of Motion

BLUE SEASON (2016) Blue Season is a series about the various means of communication that doesn’t happen face to face. I went through my Facebook messages and pick the most interesting parts, then proceeded to …

New future – old guilt

Project Phoenix

I Am a Ruin

Inspired by Marina and the Diamonds!

Infinite loop

FanArts

Caution! Border crossing

Caution! Border crossing (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 5 pages, 2015) Human trafficking carries quite a different connotation in the countries of Eastern bloc, especially when it comes to human smugglers. The symposium Superheroes of …

Nudes

wait

Our mercy

Tree house

Succession

The Succession (script, drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 4 pages, 2014) I made this comics during one lovely week in Ústí nad Labem, where I participated in the 4th edition of TOP, an international series of workshops …

How I tried to kill myself

The most precious gift

Nejcennější dar  (scénář a kresba: Štěpánka Jislová, 4 strany, 2014) KOUPIT KNÍŽKU Komiks Nejcennější dar se objevil pár let zpátky v 6. dílu antologie pro začínající komiksové autory Vějíř české mangy. Tento zavedený sborník pod nakladatelstvím Kobuta …

Just a little closer

hunt hunt hunt

homecoming

On of the two images I did for the Obnaženi festival in Chomutov in summer 2014. The theme was Timelessness, in my mind, home is a changeless place, where you can always feel safe and shelter yourself …

Baggage

Beautiful darkness

Depression

To school!

Preview of series of illustrations I did for Techsophia, company that focuses on mapping the abilities of pre-school children. The app is available here.

ComAp (Covers)

Illustrations for the cover of the ComAp company magazine.

We’ve built this wall (we’ve let it fall)

Office meeting

In a world when we need to make everything interesting I decided to make the most engaging thing boring as hell. Exorcism as a white collar job, the IT guy is a dick and the demons …

The Tree

Burn It Down

Nikola Tesla

Ilustrations for an article about Nikola Tesla, his life and his inventions at Zrnění magazine.

You shouldn’t be here

Perfect match

Perfect match (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 5 pages, 2013) As visually flawed as this piece may be, I can say with absolute certainty that, considering everything I have ever drawn, I like this comics the …

Cesta na Velkou Moravu

The Guarding Dog

A school assignment to illustrate a given animal prayer.

Two for One

The House (Illustrations)

Illustrations for a book by Daniel Wágner The House.

Energie of love-making

Illustrations for an article about sex at Zrnění magazine.

Character design

How caterpillar wanted to eat lettuce

We were illustrating stories written by little children as a part of school assignement and I must admit, they were all pretty amazing. Mine went like this: Once there was a mean caterpillar that wanted …

Little heroes

Home

Exes and Ohs

Cravings

Cravings (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 2 pages, 2012) A bit of an insight into my angsty teenage years, when everything felt five times stronger and ten times more unfair. The point of this comics …

CRACK

year: 2012, technique: pencil, water-colors Illustration for all those times when things are about to change and the new order is just at the reach of your hand. All you need to do is to lean in, the …

The first signals

The first signals (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 1 page, 2012) This comics was originally made for a competition for the Center of visual history Malach. In the archive, Jan Orlík described how the first signs …

Sweet Dreams

Cosmonaut

Cosmonaut (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 1 page, 2011) This feel like a century old work, done before I even went to Uni. I remember that it didn’t occur to me until I finished the …