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Cover Art

On the Cover | July 25, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from James Jeske

“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

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.