Here’s a fun piece I did for the Professor Blastoff Podcast, where I make the weekly episode art.
greggregwilson said: your maria bamford piece is amazing! she's also been a favorite of mine and you nailed her expression(s) perfectly
That piece took a lot of tweaking until I got her likeness right. I’m really happy with it. I think she’ll go down in history as one of the most unique comedians of our time.
I really like all if your new work! Keep it up, man! We’ve come a long way from art school.
Anonymous said: Hi Jacob! I've come across your work this past week and your stuff blows me away. Could I ask who you look up to as an illustrator? What illustrators, either past or modern, really inspire you? You rock (and roll), thanks!
Hi! Thanks so much for the compliments! I consider myself a huge fan of illustration. I like to think that I enjoy a wide and varied spectrum of illustration.
I’ll list off some people off the top of my head. I know I’m forgetting a lot of artists, but here it goes:
Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Dean Cornwell, & D.C Wyeth are some great illustrators to always come back to.
Some artists who I’ll think of. How do they think? What would they do in my position?
Jillian Tamaki, Tomer Hanuka, Frank Stockton, Sam Weber, Edward Kinsella, Rich Kelly, Tom Herzberg, Peter de Seve,
Kyle Stecker, Drew Alderfer, Adria Mercuri, Rosemary Valero O’Connell, Wayne Johnson, Sam Bosma, Kali Ciesmeyer, Joe Lambert, John Zylstra, and many more..
Sketching in Chicago
rzomchek said: Just wanted to say your use of color is awesome! Fantastic work!
Thanks so much!! I really appreciate it. You’re really great, I love your cat in the hat!
As a lover of comedy, here’s a tribute to one of my favorite stand ups, Maria Bamford