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
These are my new postcards. If you’d like one, just email me your address.
"In many ancient traditions, giants function not unlike noble savages, as symbols of nature in the wild, in its primeval state before it was annexed by civilization.
The connection presumably lies in the idea that before the coming of civilization only human-like creatures with extraordinary physical powers could cope with the rigors of the environment”