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

Commissions Open!

I am open for commissions! If you’re looking to get a house, storefront, portrait or other illustration done, please get in touch.

Spots tend to fill up before holidays, so if you’re hoping to get something for Mother’s Day send me a note at jake@jaketobin.ca.

More info on pricing and process on my commissions page.

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

Saturday May 11: Flamingo Market

Location: Parkdale Hall

Time: 11am - 7pm

Sunday May 12: Toronto Artisan Market

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park

Time: 11am - 5pm

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