I was born and still live in Californias Silicon Valley. While growing up I always had a fascination with rubber monsters, the occult, the female form and animation.
I have been drawing since the age of two and it hasn’t stopped since then. It was my goal to be an animator at a pretty young age. As I got older it became an obsession.
When I finally got to work on an animated project for a company, I found the whole process very disenchanting. It was also at this time when painting took more of a
center stage in my life as the utmost way I wanted to express myself. I still feel that my animation background shows up in my art. In my art I feel that my love for
the female form and cheesy low budget monster movies always tend to manifest itself in most of my pieces. I typically work in Cel vinyl paints on cold press illustration board
or on primed masonite. I am currently working on two books, one is a collection of sketches. The other is a childrens book collaboration about monsters.
To see more of Jacob’s work head on over to his homepage: Jacobmantia.com