My name is Jake Tobin Garrett and I'm writer, illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto.

Working primarily in ink with splashes of colour, I aim to capture a sense of place and whimsy, expressing the familiar in unexpected ways. Since 2015, I have drawn hundreds of custom illustrations for people and sell artwork through my online store.

I've also worked with clients such as the LCBO, Chatelaine, Maisonneuve, Deciem, Book City, Environmental Defence, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and more.

Meet Jake


I am away February 7 - March 6.

Online Store

During this time my online store will be closed. Sorry for any inconvenience! However, you can find a good selection of prints at the Spacing Store. You can find my greeting cards at TOWN, Spacing Store, and Toronto's First Post Offie.


While I am still accepting commissions during this time, I am not able to offer pick-up or postage of completed commissions until March 7. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Email me at jake@jaketobin.ca or visit the Commissions section of the website for more information.

Commission Info

Just Launched: Lost Queer Bar Series

I've just launched a new series of six illustrations celebrating Toronto queer bars from days of yore--some that closed decades ago and others that were just lost during the pandemic.

Originally, drawn for the LCBO as part of the Pride 2023 programming, these illustrations are now available for purchase at 11x14 or 8x10 sizes.

Find them here

New in the Shop

The iconic Gladstone Hotel on Queen West in Toronto is home to artist-designed rooms, drag brunches, and dance parties. Now you can take it home and enjoy it all year round at any time of day with this new print.

Available as 8x10 or 11x14

Buy Here

Upcoming Markets

Sat Feb 3 - Toronto Stationary Show

Join me and dozens of other vendors at the annual Toronto Stationary Show taking place at The Great Hall.

1605 Queen Street West

11am - 6pm



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