Trevor “Rove” Jameus: The Comic Book Guy

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The next artist I’ll introduce you to is Trevor Jameus. Trevor is truly an ‘artist’ when it comes to tattooing – his attention to detail, love of the craft, and sheer talent leap out at you from his delicately created artwork. His self-professed favorite tattoo style is the water-color style, which he pulls off beautifully and so organically. It always bowls me over that someone can create a water-color effect on skin with a needle! Trev also is a major comic book nerd (like myself), so if you want to get a comic book inspired sleeve, well he would jump at the chance.


Calgary native Trevor “Rove” Jameus has been creating art his whole life, starting out as a young boy with a keen interest in comic style illustration. At the drawing desk is where he spent most of his days trying to perfect his artistic skills. Armed with immaculate attention to detail and superior visual storytelling abilities, he soon became a fixture in the local comic book world. His illustrations can be seen in various comic books including Legend of Isis (Alias), Decoy (Penny Farthing Press), Ezra (Arcana) and his most recent work, an original web comic titled Terminals (Penny Farthing Press). Terminals was a three year long labour of love, created by Rove and his partner-in-crime, Ryan Ferrier. ( Rove is also a yearly staple at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo as an invited guest since its inception in 2006. You will find him there year after year selling art prints, drawing superhero commissions and promoting Ascending Koi to the masses.


With some formal training at ACAD, Rove learned to become a “jack of all trades” artist.  In addition to illustration, Rove excels in many other art forms including ink, watercolor, and graphic design.  Over the years his work has ranged from painting & portrait commissions to oil & gas illustration to graphic design and everything in between. Somewhere along the road a friend suggested tattooing. After some thought, Rove started an apprenticeship and quickly realized he had discovered an art form that rivaled his passion for illustration. Finding a career that married his creative skills, love of art and goofy personality made tattooing an easy choice. Rove has been tattooing for over 6 years now, claiming his stake in the world of permanent body art while constantly learning and drawing inspiration from Ascending Koi’s talented family!


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