Sit down with Pratville, Alabama-based colorist Joshua Jensen as we discuss what the Lower Your Sights project means to him, his contribution to the anthology, and his thoughts on the unifying power of art.
Q: What does this project mean to you?
Joshua: After reading the script, I wanted to work on it because the message was very powerful. It was moving to see how someone could react to an unthinkable situation.
Q: What is your contribution to Lower Your Sights? (Short Story, Pinup, Etc.)
Joshua: I provided colors for the Heartland short story.
Q: In addition to supplying food and essential supplies, Voices of Children also provides art therapy to help kids cope and overcome the stress, anxiety, and trauma of living in war conditions. Do you believe art has the power to heal?
Joshua: I feel art is a way to express and deal with stress (good and bad). It offers different ways to help solve problems. Through colors, this expression can be at it’s most powerful when it can heal minds and help those around you to not forget and have a resolution.
About Joshua Jensen
Josh retired after 22 years of service in the United States Air Force. He always loved comics but was more interested in how to create them. He set out to learn color theory, storytelling and honed his own style of color through outstanding mentorship and dedication. Josh enjoys expression of mood in any and all scenes. This lead to Josh’s choice of comics and set out to be a colorist. His high motivation and determination has led to published work with DC Comics, IDW, Dark Horse Entertainment, Source Point Press, Comic Experience and other indies.
Joshua’s colors will be featured in the short story, Heartland, from our upcoming Ukrainian benefit anthology, Lower Your Sights. You check out more of Joshua’s work here!
Mad Cave Studios and Voices Of Children are teaming up to publish Lower Your Sights, a graphic novel anthology, to raise awareness and proceeds for children impacted by war. Earnings from the book’s sales are going directly to the Voices of Children foundation.
Lower Your Sights is available for preorder (FOC on August 29th 2022), and officially in stores on September 14th, 2022. You can pre-order your very own copy of this benefit anthology here.