Jake Tashjian

Jake Tashjian is a teenage illustrator of middle grade children’s books.  He has illustrated My Life As a Book and My Life As a Stuntboy, as well as the upcoming My Life As a Cartoonist and Einstein the Class Hamster.  He collaborates on his novels with his mother, the author Janet Tashjian.  He has a video blog entitled Notes From the Panic Room at their My Life as a Book website.  He films all of the segments then edits the vlogs in IMovie.

 

When Jake was in elementary school, he used to draw his vocabulary words on index cards.  This later became the inspiration for the main character, Derek, in the My Life As A..series. 

 

Jake grew up in Needham, Massachusetts and currently lives in Los Angeles where he attends Fusion Academy.  He is an avid surfer and film aficionado. 


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Janet and Jake Tashjian discuss their new series.

Janet and Jake talk about their new series, Einstein the Class Hamster, chock full of fun facts!

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MY LIFE AS A CARTOONIST by Janet Tashjian; cartoons by Jake Tashjian

MY LIFE AS A CARTOONIST by Janet Tashjian; cartoons by Jake Tashjian

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Janet and Jake Tashjian on My Life as a Book

Watch author Janet Tashjian talk to her son (and illustrator) Jake Tashjian about their newest collaboration, MY LIFE AS A BOOK. Available now!

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My Life as a Joke

Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Jake Tashjian
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Derek Fallon discovers all the angst that comes with being twelve—he just wants to feel grown up, but life gets in the way with a series of mishaps that make...


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Einstein the Class Hamster

Janet Tashjian; Cartoons by Jake Tashjian
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Einstein the class hamster is from a long line of class hamsters. He knows lots of cool facts about science, art, and history—maybe even more than their sleepy...


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My Life as a Cartoonist

Janet Tashjian; Cartoons by Jake Tashjian
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

There’s a new kid in Derek Fallon’s class. His name is Umberto and he uses a wheelchair. Derek’s family is still fostering Frank the monkey, and Derek thinks...


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My Life as a Stuntboy

Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Jake Tashjian
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Derek Fallon gets the opportunity of a lifetime—to be a stunt boy in a major movie featuring a pretty teen starlet. After accepting the job he learns that he...


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My Life as a Book

Janet Tashjian; Illustrated by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish

Derek Fallon has trouble sitting still and reading. But creating cartoons of his vocabulary words comes easy. If only life were as simple!...


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