Writer, illustrator & cartoonist

Originally from Vancouver, I'm a 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. As a queer artist, I'm also particularly focused on capturing places that are sites of queer connection and joy.

Since 2015, I've drawn hundreds of custom illustrations for people, including childhood homes, first date spots, family portraits, and more.

I've worked with clients such as the LCBO, Chatelaine Magazine, Book City, Environmental Defence, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on illustration projects and editorial content.

I also sell prints, stickers, and greeting cards, which you can find in my online shop.

To connect with me, you can send me an email at jake@jaketobin.ca or follow me on Instagram and Twitter. I also write an occasional newsletter, which includes special offers and giveaways and the latest news on art markets, new products, and more.