Hi, my name is Jake Tashjian.
I grew up on the classic comedy greats like The Three Stooges, Jerry Lewis, Buster Keaton, and many others. This led me to an obsession with the zany antics of popular cartoon series like Looney Tunes, SpongeBob, and Ren and Stimpy. This love of comedy and cartoons fueled my love of drawing and I’ve been creating my own characters and stories ever since.
For many years my mom and I collaborated on books together like the MY LIFE AS… series and the EINSTEIN THE CLASS HAMSTER series.
Since 2015, I’ve been with Montage Publishing as their primary illustrator, working closely with the enigmatic P.T. Evans. Together we’ve published books like the EMOJI ADVENTURES series, the STINKY STEVE series, and the MINECAT series.
In the summer of 2016, I helped create Workshop 2.0, a non profit organization that helps people on the autism spectrum use their creative skills to make a living.
In partnership with Workshop 2.0 I published my first solo book, BOBBY IN THE LOBBY. Written and illustrated by me, it’s the first book in the WHERE AM I? series which includes VALERIE IN THE GALLERY and AZIZ ON THE TRAPEZE (coming soon!).
Currently, I’m developing new books for both Workshop 2.0 and Montage Publishing, as well as an original web comic for my own website.
You can learn more about Workshop 2.0 at www.workshop20.org or click here to donate.