What the heck is a gloydverse?

This site is the hub for all of the creations and information about and by J.R. Gloyd. This is where you can get connected and find everything that spills out of his head, from creations and collaborations to interests and fascinations. It's a universe, if you will, from the mind of a Gloyd... hence, a "Gloyd-verse."

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Who is J.R. Gloyd?

In case you were wondering, it's pronounced "gloid," like "Lloyd," but with a "G."


Justin Gloyd is an author and cartoonist from Las Vegas, NV. Inspired by great cartoonists, writers, and artists (like Walt Disney, Genndy Tartakovsky, Charles Schulz, Doug TenNapel, and Mike Mignola, to name a few) he lives to create--new worlds to escape to, characters to relate to, stories to give into--he loves it all! Mainly focusing on a traditional and cartoony style, Gloyd uses his artwork to assist and accentuate his true passion: writing.

J.R. Gloyd enjoys writing in all mediums: scripts, narratives, poetry, illustrations, comics, etc. He also loves the idea of supporting original, fresh, and upcoming artists with talent, and enjoys working with them to tell his stories, as well as their own.

After some soul-searching and relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Gloyd began storyboarding for Pencilmation Studios (on YouTube), where he currently works as a writer, story supervisor, and producer.


Gloyd lives with his little family in Seattle, WA, where he tinkers on creations and ideas of his own.

J.R. Gloyd portrait

what's with the upside down face?

That's an easy one! The un-unhappy face logo (an inverted version of a familiar face featured on some of J.R. Gloyd's works and characters) is there as a reminder that, even during hard and sad times, life is what you make it. You can choose to be sad, or you can strive to make yourself happy while being content with what you have. It's a literal play on "turning that frown upside down."

Unhappy Face
Unhappy Face sideways
Unhappy Face upside down

What is curbside comics?

Curbside Comics is J.R. Gloyd's storefront, where you can purchase his latest artwork and books. Inspired by his childhood vision of selling self-made comic books from a stand on his street, and born during the 2020 Pandemic, "Curbside Comics" felt like the perfect name for Gloyd's online shop.

Click Here to visit Curbside Comics!

Curbside Comics booth


Portions of all proceeds are donated to River Jordan Orphanage, an establishment in Kenya, Africa that is dedicated to raising impoverished children with medical help, education, and a family environment to call their own.

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The best place to see works in progress and get behind the scenes peeks at Gloyd's projects is on his free Newsletter, as well as his blog, where you can also find personal posts and other writings and musings.

You can also follow Gloyd on social media for further updates.

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