Jacob (Jake) Wyatt is a comics artist and animator who came to my attention by way of his beautiful short animation, Metro, which was done while he was a student (top three images above, plus promo, 4th down). Metro is about a young girl, a subway, a fox and… other things. It’s simply but very effectively done and makes great use of setting off areas of the screen into smaller shapes. (Link is to Vimeo, best viewed fullscreen.)
I then found his blog, life on paper, a page on deviantART and a Tumblog, but none offer much in the way of a bio or list of credits. ( I sometimes think artists simply don’t realize they are doing this, rather than making a deliberate choice to ignore an important part of their online presence.)
From what I’ve been able to glean by skimming the blog, he has done a story for the Image Comics title Hawaiian Dick, but I don’t know in what issue, or if it’s even been released. There is also a comics story that is apparently an adaptation of the story of Theseus that was part of the Anthology Project (Volume 2).
I also stumbled across the information that he draws his comics in black Prismacolor pencil rather than ink. His comics have a nice, rough edged, textural quality, probably partially due to that approach and partially in his application of textured areas of color. I’m assuming his color is applied digitally, but again there is no link to direct information about process, though you may be able to find more by searching through his blog posts.
Metro, on Vimeo
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I loved Metro. If you haven’t already seen it, I advise you to stop whatever you’re doing right now and watch it. It’s only 4 minutes long and quite beautiful.
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