Cover Art

On the Cover | Sept. 10, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Michael Iver Jacobsen

illustrated by Michael Iver Jacobsen |

Reimagine, Relaunch” by Michael Iver Jacobsen

Michael Iver Jacobsen is a UW-Eau Claire alumni and professional illustrator living in St. Paul with his wife and two daughters. Clients include Artful Living Magazine, Surly Brewing, Target, Men’s Health Magazine, and more.

“It was a privilege to do the first cover artwork for the ‘new look’ of Volume One. I was in school at UW-Eau Claire when this publication first began. I contributed some artwork for covers early on and did original illustrations for several of the short stories published in the early years. I really enjoy drawing people, buildings, and lately landscapes, so this illustration seems to cover all of the bases for me and the community, depicting a bit of Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie. It was an opportunity to show the Chippewa Valley community doing something fun and artistic in the outdoors.”

–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.