SketchbookJack’s blog is an extension of the boring old resume homepage SketchbookJack.com where most of Jack’s professional work is kept. His blog is a playground for information, thoughts, ideas, bits and bobbles, and most importantly a journal for his current personal projects. Don’t miss The Daily Mobster as well, where Jack collects his goofy character drawings and random writings about mobsters and the like.
Jack draws his inspiration from all over, especially illustration, mythology, film, photography, nature and science. He grew up on the art of Richard Scary, Edward Gorey, Charles Addams, Shel Silverstein, Norman Rockwell and Dr. Seuss along with the stories of Roald Dahl, Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, The Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Maurice Sendak, L. Frank Baum and the countless folk tales his Grandfather would tell to him. He admires and pulls from classical art such as El Greco, Sir Alfred Gilbert and Jacques-Louis David. Film and photography have a great influence, especially black and white contrasts such as Film Noir and Ansel Adams. He also loves neuroscience, psychology, science fiction, and philosophy.
In his personal time he has many projects under way, which you will find updates and information about on this blog. His major projects include children’s books, both writing and illustrating, as well as script and screenplay writing and consulting.