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."
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 a long period of soul-searching, and relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Gloyd began to seriously pursue his passions for the sake of loving what he does. Rather than chasing a future career, he began chasing his childhood dreams. His stories are his fuel to keep pressing on!
Gloyd lives with his little family in Seattle, WA.
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."