Joseph Boquiren

Joseph Boquiren

Portland, Oregon based artist Joseph Boquiren has been drawing for much of his life. When he was a kid, he would read comic books and then create his own. As he continued to draw, he found interest in historic structures and bridges leading to an architectural degree and work with the Historic American Building Survey and the Historic American Engineering Record. These drawings archived at the Library of Congress not only save an essential piece of history but also showcase Joseph’s technical skills. These days if he’s not on a unicycle, bike, or speedskates, you’ll find him doing technical illustrations, 3D modeling, graphic novels, sketching of architecture, travels, dogs, people, and more.


Black & White, Cartoon, Digital, Figurative, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Realism, Storyboards, 3-D Rendering, Whimsical, Anime, Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, People, Portraiture, Architecture, Book Covers, Character Design, Illustration


Portland Community Cycling Center
OHSU Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Cross Time Publishing
Errol Graphics
Private commissions both comic illustration and realistic graphite sketches

Artwork for the following published works:
– Historic American Engineering Record drawings for the Broadway Bridge and Egypt Pike Bridge on record at the Library of Congress
– The Portland Bridge Book by Sharon Wood Wortman with Ed Wortman
– Cover art for Walking Bridges Using Poetry as a Compass: Poems about Bridges Real and Imagined by 70 Poets, with Directions for Five Self-Guided Explorations edited by Sharon Wood Wortman and Kristen Rian
– Relax into yoga for Chronic pain by Carson, Carson and Krucoff

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Joseph Boquiren
Portland, OR 97217