About

I am an illustrator, author, and artist. In my spare time I enjoy teaching and raising two children with my wife.

The Publics, August 22, 2011, by Jim Public

I grew up in Broken Arrow, OK, where I drew pictures of baseball cards and Sports Illustrated photos. Before moving to Dallas a few years ago, my family and I lived in Las Vegas, NV, where I took in healthy doses of neon, the Mojave desert, and the spirit of possibility and promise that endures in the American West.

While in Las Vegas I co-founded—with artists David Ryan and Sean Slattery—Ripper Jordan, a collaborative art entity who made objects and pictures that both celebrated and mourned history, robots, love, science, animals, art, and being a person.

I am the illustrator of The Official Sidekick Handbook (Gibbs Smith:2011), the author and illustrator of Starving Artist: Jim Public Presents, Volume 1 (Jim Public:2013), and sometimes I exhibit artwork in the back of my pickup truck. I sometimes use the nickname “Jim Public.”

Send me your questions, comments, concerns, feedback, suggestions, praise, and slander. james@jimpublic.com

James Hough as a happy guy.

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