Nathan Jurevicius


Nathan Jurevicius has worked as a freelance illustrator and artist for many international companies and publications. His clients have included Nickelodeon, Scholastic Inc, The Financial Review, Zinkia Entertainment, Subaru, Comedy Central, Allen and Unwin, Fuji, MTV, The Wall Street Journal, ABC, Warner Bros. and a major commission to design the Australian mascot (Kamone) for the World Expo in Aichi, Japan.

His most acclaimed project to date is Scarygirl; the cute but slightly odd little girl who was abandoned late one night and is later found and brought up by a friendly octopus and guided by a mystic rabbit (Bunniguru). The world of Scarygirl is a vision that is filled with psychedelic colours, dream-like compositions and heartfelt stories that recall fables and folklore from our shared cultural memory. The brand since its creation in 2001 has developed an underground following of fans throughout the globe through its online comic, numerous limited edition vinyl toys, designer products and traveling shows.

In 2004 Oscar winning producer Sophie Byrne of Passion Pictures (best known for its Gorillaz music clips) optioned Scarygirl . The property is now in active script and visual development for an animated feature film. Nathan has also completed his first graphic novel based on Scarygirl released by Australia's leading Independent publisher, Allen and Unwin, distributed in North America by Last Gasp and ARX in Brazil. The graphic novel has since garnered various accolades including winning the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel, the 2010 CBCA Notable picture book list and included in International Youth Library's The White Ravens 2010, an annual selection of outstanding books for children and young adults.

In 2009 Nathan in conjunction with Passion Pictures Australia released the Scarygirl online game. Players have surpassed 1 million and many reviewers have hailed the project as possibly "the best browser game ever created". The game has been awarded IGN's 'Indie Pick of the Week', Desktop Magazine's Create Award, FWA site of the day, a finalist for an AFI, Communication Arts Award of Excellence, shortlisted at SXSW Interactive Festival, made the cover of May 2009's STASH DVD magazine and a FITC 2010 Game award.

Square Enix recently released a TikGames-developed adaptation of Scarygirl for Xbox Live (18 January 2012), PlayStation Network (24 January 2012) and Windows PC (April 9th 2012).

Nathan's latest project entitled 'Peleda'[2] is currently in early production for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His brother Luke of Vishus Productions is co-producer.