On the whiteboard at the door of Jake’s room, the 14-year-old has drawn a new cartoon every night for the past month. The teen’s comics are a big hit, charming, hilarious, and well-liked by a major portion of Instagram and Reddit.
I enjoy drawing comics because it’s something I’m good at and something I enjoy doing, but the fact that over 10,000 people enjoy my cartoons is what keeps me going. When it’s time to release a comic, I try to have something ready and make sure it’s fantastic.”
Please continue reading and voting for your favorite Jake’s Door Comics to see the whole interview with Jake and his supporting father, David. Also, keep a watch out for Jake’s debut novel, due out before the end of the summer. Make sure to share this post with your coworkers if you’ve found it interesting. Thanks to Jake. It all began with a little project done purely for enjoyment, as is the case with many great things.
While he had been creating short comics for a while, “I hadn’t done anything with them until six months ago when the social media page began,” Jake added. To begin with, I was inspired to create the “word of the day” after watching a movie about a spelling competition. Because my dad had one lying around the house, I borrowed it, and then stapled rope to the back of the whiteboard and hung it from my door’s hook. It was getting harder and harder to come up with a new word every day, so I gave up and left the whiteboard blank.
As time went on, the teen discovered new ways to use the whiteboard. As a form of entertainment, I occasionally doodled and produced comics on it, some of which my father enjoyed. Then, when we had about 50 photos, my dad asked if he could post them on Instagram. I was hesitant at first, but eventually agreed to let my father hang the comics. Two days after the page went up, I started drawing more on the whiteboard. There you have it! The beginning of it all!
As part of his interview, the 14-year-old explained how he goes about drawing his comics, as well as how he manages to come up with everyday content.
As a result of my hand deleting the comic as I draw, the process can take anywhere from five to fifteen minutes I also have to wait for my dad to give me feedback on the comics, which sometimes takes longer.
However, it is considerably more difficult to come up with new ideas than to draw them. It’s more difficult to come up with new ideas. Comic ideas come mainly from my hyperactive mind. As soon as I have an idea for a comic, I write it down on a sticky note, thinking, “Oh, that’s a good idea.”
“What if… ‘is a decent idea generator if that fails,” he said. What would happen, for example, if…
You used an experimental calculator to divide 0/0, right?
Was your fridge running at full power?
No, he didn’t like puns so much he’d kill for them.
There is helium inside the ball, so you can make it fly, right?
… did someone drink a lot more caffeine than they should have?
Many have noticed that because their words appear in a speech bubble over their heads.
When he’s running low on comic ideas, Jake says this is a terrific way to come up with new ones.
The artist and humorist who is Jake’s father, David, has gushed about his kid to the press.
His whiteboard drawings were always hilarious, and I could tell that he had a lot of fun making them. In order to save my drawings, I had to find a way to save them from being erased and drawn over again. It was the most convenient option for David to take a picture with his phone and then decide what to do with it afterward.
“As the comics progressed, I realized that posting them online was essential, if for no other reason than to preserve them.” He was just 14 at the time, and I hoped he’d one day look back and see how inventive he was.
Jake first resisted his father’s request to post his artwork on Instagram, but eventually relented. As Dad David stated, “Things kind of went off from there.”
He emphasized that the primary objective of the endeavor was to liberate his son’s imagination and creativity. As long as it made others smile, that was an added benefit. That was the main purpose of this entire journey. Seeing how many people have followed him on Instagram and Reddit is incredible, but I’m not surprised at all because I’m his father. “He’s a truly remarkable young man.”