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Everything is covered in ink. Ink, and a story. Throughout my life I’ve been fascinated by the stories created by artists. Sure, I was glued to the television as kid. And I’ve read too many comics. But these artists’ ability to convey story and character has driven me to do the same. Whether it’s expressing realism or cartoons via ink, I aim to capture story and imagination with every stroke.

Work History

Jan 2016Present

AISC Resident Artist

South Dakota Arts Council

I work with schools and non-profits, teaching storytelling and comics. I aim to empower others with the ability bring their imagination to life.

Jan 2014Present

Freelance Comics & Illustration

Self Employed

Working with clients, managing time and projects, creating illustrations/comics/other media with pencils/pens/ink.

Oct 2015May 2016

Substitute Teacher

Sioux Falls School District

I substitute teach for art, english, computer, and many other classes throughout the 35 schools in our district. This also includes working closely with elementary students in the after school program, Kid's Inc.

Jul 2014Oct 2015

Project Manager

Net Pistol

Create and edit graphics for web and print, manage, team management, build and edit Wordpress sites.


Sep 2006May 2012

Bachelors of Science

Dakota State University

Digital Arts and Design

Exhibits & Work Presence


Champions | Issue #1 on shelves May 7th, 2016


The Tide That Returns | June 2015 - Present

Little Alice: The Forces of Evil | 2011 - 2014


Pine Finders | Sketch Artist | 2014 - Present

Creative Metal Solutions | Web Desinger | May 2015 - Present


Champions Inked & Unedited | Art Gallery | February 2016 - March 2016

Riverfest | Live Sketching | August 15, 2015

Art Collective X | Live Sketching | July 6th, 2015

First Friday | Live Sketching at Exposure/JAM | June 5th, 2015, July 10th 2015

Nanocon XII | Live Sketching | November 7th - 9th 2014

Nanocon XIII | Live Sketching | November 6th - 8th 2015

Sioux Falls ArtMart | Selling Prints & Sketching | November 28th 2015

Bibliography & Texts 


Weinstein, Dorene. "Arts: Aspiring Cartoonist Loves Storytelling." Argus Leader. Argus Leader, 18 Sept. 2014. Web. 18 Sept. 2014.


Jacobson, Dylan J. "Polaris." Skullmore Vol. 2 29 Aug. 2015: n. pag. Web.

Jacobson, Dylan J. "Fishing." Issuu. 605 Magazine, 1 May 2014. Web. 1 May 2014. Page 20-21


2014-2015, The Art of Storytelling, Sioux Falls Community Education

2014-2015, Basics of Comics, Sioux Falls Community Education

November 7th, 2014, Guest Speaker at South East Technical Institute

October 10th, 2013, Guest Speaker at Washington High School Anime/Manga Club