'Yes, There is a God' (2017)
I was hired by respected Christian author Dr. John Bergsma to create for his book Yes, There is a God (Word Among Us Press, 2017) 80+ illustrations inspired by the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the general look of kids' doodles in order to bring humor and a casual spirit to the metaphysical and complex themes discussed in the text.
Inspired by the irreverent sketches sometimes drawn by children in the margins of their textbooks, I created over 80 illustrations intended to both add clarity to and undermine the complexity of the themes of the book. These themes ranged from the scientific to the spiritual and even to pop culture references. The sketches themselves were composed in Photoshop using a Searle and Ketcham-inspired ink brush set designed by Disney animator Shiyoon Kim.
My work won me praise from Beth McNamara, Editorial Director for Word Among us Press, who said:
"Jacob Popcak is an extremely talented illustrator! He was immediately able to capture the emotion and energy of the text. Jacob is responsive and great to work with. We look to the next project with him!"
Individual images can be viewed in the gallery to the right, while a selection of pages from the book itself can be viewed below.