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Latest revision as of 15:09, December 4, 2019

Tim Jacobus (born April 21, 1959) is the artist who painted 60 of the 62 original Goosebumps covers. He later went on to create all of the covers for Goosebumps Series 2000, and even some of the reprint editions.

Although Jacobus no longer illustrates the covers for the Goosebumps books, he still works as an artist. Also, Jacobus no longer relies solely on the use of traditional painting techniques. In recent years, Jacobus has begun using computers to create digital art.

Personal lifeEdit

Jacobus was born on April 21, 1959 in New Jersey. Jacobus and his wife, Laura, have one son, who was born in 1998. Jacobus currently resides in Budd Lake, New Jersey. He has two sisters, named Karen and Patti.

History with GoosebumpsEdit

Scholastic had two artists in mind to do the Goosebumps covers: Tim Jacobus and Jim Thiesen. Jacobus created the art for the first Goosebumps book Welcome to Dead House, and Thiesen created the cover art for Stay Out of the Basement. Scholastic chose Jacobus to do the art for the Goosebumps series, because they liked his use of saturated colors.

  • Let's Get Invisible!: After Jacbous turned in the artwork for Let's Get Invisible!, Scholastic art directors wanted to send it back to him, telling him to make it "scarier" by adding in cobwebs and spiders. However, things were going a little behind schedule, so an unknown artist from Scholastic added in the additional elements themselves. Jacobus has gone on record saying "That's the one thing that bugged me about that piece, is that somebody drew on my painting."
  • A Night in Terror Tower: Jacobus claims it took 30 hours to complete a Goosebumps cover. He would have a 1 month deadline to complete a cover. This caused complications at one point, specifically with A Night in Terror Tower. He had 24 hours to turn in the painting, but it wasn't finished yet. So he worked on it in the morning, and finished it late at night. The next day he turned it in to Scholastic on time.
  • Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes: Jacobus originally had the gnome on the left picking its nose. Despite the art directors at Scholastic finding it to be funny, they also found it "gross". So they asked Jacobus to repaint it to where it was no longer picking its nose. The final cover has the left gnome scratching its head instead.
  • The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader: Despite the fact that the book was never released, Jacobus did create cover art for it. The artwork features a tiny sized kid holding a pencil, warding off a white rat on a desk in a classroom. After he finished the art, a Scholastic representative contacted Jacobus and told him not to turn it in, and it would be his final Goosebumps artwork. The artwork was revealed for the first time on March 9th, 2017, as Jacobus sent one of admins of the Goosebumps Wiki an image of the original artwork.
  • Many of Jacobus' Goosebumps covers feature Converse sneakers. Here are the books that have them on the cover:
  • Goosebumps film: After a long hiatus from Goosebumps, Jacobus was brought back for the Goosebumps film. He did the artwork for the "The Invisible Boy's Revenge" book cover that was shown near the end of the movie. He had no involvement with the animated Goosebumps covers during the credits, however. In fact, he was completely unaware about it. He missed it at the first screening, due to him having to sign material and meet with the cast of the film. It wasn't until he saw the film in theaters for a second time is when he saw the animated credits. Jacobus has gone on record saying the movie is a "10/10", but he says that's mostly due to the film including his artwork, and the end credits homage to his art. Jacobus also did the artwork for the Goosebumps Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. During the film, the character Will Blake can be seen wearing Converse sneakers, which is likely a reference to Tim Jacobus' artwork.

WorksEdit

Art galleryEdit

GoosebumpsEdit

Tales to Give You GoosebumpsEdit

Give Yourself GoosebumpsEdit

Monster EditionEdit

Series 2000Edit

Triple HeaderEdit

It Came from... seriesEdit

Goosebumps GoldEdit

Curly the SkeletonEdit

Goosebumps live showsEdit

Goosebumps (film)Edit

Concept artEdit

Goosebumps (original series)Edit

Series 2000Edit

Triple HeaderEdit

2018 sketchesEdit

These sketches are available for purchase on Jacobus' online store.

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