We think not! George Washington’s birthday is actually on February 22nd but thanks to some decisions by the people in charge, we will probably never celebrate the man’s actual birthday on the right day. Mike Duncan and Rumpus illustrator Jason Novak talk about the misplaced birthday of George Washington and the birth of a three day weekend (with puppets!) over at The Morning News....more
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If it’s always been your secret ambition to write a children’s picture book, Buzzfeed Books can help you get started with this handy-dandy thirteen-step guide, illustrated by the Rumpus’s own Jason Novak (with a little help from his daughter Gertie).
There’s some golden advice in there: probably avoid rhyming, send to agents instead of publishers, and don’t try to micromanage the illustrator....more
Our beloved illustrator Jason Novak collaborated with Mike Duncan for a New Yorker piece about performance enhancement in baseball.
You see, if we ban steroids because they’re unnatural, it only makes sense to “cleanse America’s pastime of all artificial enhancements.”
Novak’s drawings bring these “artificial enhancements” to life, from open-reduction internal-fixation surgery to Phiten necklaces (“just kidding, these things don’t actually do anything”)....more
Artist Jason Polan talks about drawing in dreams and on wet windows, black-and-white rainbows, and the largest thing he’s ever made....more
Happy Memorial Day!
To start the holiday off right, an illustration from Rumpus illustrator-in-chief Jason Novak:...more
An illustrated look at the life and times of Jason Polan, the artist behind Michelle Tea’s newest book, Mermaid in Chelsea Creek....more
At The Morning News, check out head Rumpus illustrator Jason Novak and Mike Duncan’s “She Nukes Me, She Nukes Me Not” ironically comical visual guide to the history of the US relationship with North Korea.
It’s definitely worth the read, if only for Novak’s amazing interpretation of North Korea’s uranium enrichment program....more
As head illustrator for the Rumpus, Jason has created many of the site’s most memorable and beloved images, including the illustrations for Chris Stedman’s essay “Sympathy for the Devil,” which Chris liked so much he actually had them tattooed on his body!...more
When you’re just a kid, you don’t realize how big the world is outside of you....more
Neither of us had seen civilization since last spring…...more
We celebrate today with artist Jason Novak’s tale of wooly hippos, a philanthropic toymaker, and holiday joy....more
As the election approaches, artist Jason Novak and his daughter bring us illustrations of all the US presidents....more
“I’d originally intended to treat the story without embellishment but just couldn’t allow poor Ajax to fall on his own sword at the end....more
At the Paris Review, Rumpus artist Jason Novak has created a ten-foot tall panel illustration of Sigrid Unset’s Gunnar’s Daughter, a novel with “the great dark and bizarre appeal of Icelandic legend recycled for an Edwardian audience ready to be shocked.”...more