MANOVERMARS, aka MOM, is an honorary Swedish American professional artist and gamer on Twitch. You can watch and interact with him while he works on commissions or plays games live.
His work has been used by companies like Macy’s and LeapFrog as well as large Twitch streamers like Team Fnatic’s JW, Smoke and The Mexican Runner.
MOM lives in California with his wife, two dogs and too many video games.
Commission are currently open for various types of projects. Make sure to check out the tabs at the top to see the large variety of work MOM is able to do.
Hey I'm James aka Man Over Mars aka MOM...yes people call me mom. Anyway I've been an artist all my life and I don't mean I liked to color a lot as a kid, even though I did. What I mean is that I started getting paid to make art very young. I would do paintings in the local grocery store windows for holidays and stuff for the high school when I was still in junior high. When I was 11 I was even disqualified from state fair art competition because the judges literally did not believe I did the drawing I turned in. I instantly took this as the highest complement I could receive.
After high school I attended Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio from 2001 - 2005. I received a BFA in illustration with a minor in art history. I believe within the first month of graduating I packed up my things, moved to California and told no one until I got there. It might not have been the smartest idea but I needed to go where the art jobs were. I had private art school type student loans and even with more than a year paid for in scholarships drastic times call for drastic measures.
Since landing in Cali I've been very busy working as full time as graphic designer/illustrator for companies and part time freelancing like an animal for hundreds of clients around the world.
I can be found just hanging out on my twitch channel twitch.tv/manovermars doing artwork (and video game speed runs). I still freelance constantly and setting new goals to achieve. A big one of mine would be to get into the game industry doing concept art. Drawing all day making more of the things I love...sounds like the life.