Starting in October of 2021, I've been working as an illustrator for the website 'Stories to Grow By', an organization that collects fairytales and folktales from around the world for thousands of viewers to see on a daily basis: I've illustrated several stories for them that are currently featured on their website, including 'The Talking Eggs', 'The Six Friends', 'Swapping Places'.

I finally got to appear on an episode of Max Derrat's 'Differently Wired' podcast, to discuss my success in life, as well as talk about the development of 'Will Little Roo Ever...?'

I have my website promoted in a YouTube video for someone I did fanart for!
I hope that she's able to make a living at making YouTube videos one day!

In November of 2019, I had the immense privilege of getting to be a freelance illustrator for famed New York TV showhost, Bill Boggs. The book I illustrated for him is titled, 'The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog'. He promotes the book on his YouTube page here:
And he talks about the inspiration for his book here:

Since my painting of Downtown Denville has culminated a lot of attention on Facebook, and a lot of people have expressed interest in it, I started making some prints of it. I've made a batch of 10 12*18 inch prints at a time for $15 each, and sold all of them! Now I'm onto my second batch, and hopefully, it'll be just as successful selling!

The date was July 20th, 2019. And it was a HOT day that day. I guess for that reason, not a whole lot of people showed up at the bookstore where we were having these signings. Chuck and I were beginning to fear that our book-signing here might be a failure, since we didn't sell a single book for the first hour and ten minutes...

To all people who wish me to do commission art for them, all payment goes to the following address:

Jacob Below
PO Box 1000
Denville, NJ, 07834

Little Roo is a soon-to-be-published book written by Chuck Miller, in beloved memory of his passed 6-year-old daughter. I illustrated for him, wanting to give it a style that stood out as unique and pretty to look at, as I felt that this tribute to his late daughter was a wonderful gesture on his part that should be commended. The project was successfully crowd-funded on Kickstarter, and the book is set to be released by BabyBooks (both digital and hardcover) by February 2019.

I hope that if you see this you will share it and do your part to spread good word for the holidays!

"Toby the Crane" was the first book I illustrated. Available both in hard copy and for download on Kindle, "Toby the Crane" learns the power of friendship and that every job is important. So far all of the reviews were five-star. Check it out at