On the Cover | July 25, 2018
learn more about V1's cover art from James Jeske
Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a message.
“The Animals Join the FATFAR” by James Jeske
Pen, watercolor, and marker on paper
James Jeske attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2001 with a BFA degree in graphic design. He lives and works in Eau Claire.
“In this piece, I wanted to convey a humorous theme to a Chippewa Valley event. Although I have only floated down the Chippewa River once, I have fished the riverbanks and lakeshores of Wisconsin where I have seen many interesting animal activities. I became interested in cartooning while attending high school, encouraged by my family and two art teachers. One of the teachers helped me get a comic strip published in our local town paper. After seeing the cartoon in print, I was hooked.” – The Artist