About Bob

"Whenever I speak before any group, my goal is the same: To share my professional work experience, stories and observations in a visually compelling way that inspires, motivates and excites the crowd. If the audience can't wait to leave and get back to their drawing boards, then I've done a good job."

- Bob Staake


Bob Staake is represented by The Gillian MacKenzie Literary Agency of New York, NY

About Bob


In a recent online interview, Drawn.ca suggested that "to say Bob Staake is just an illustrator is like saying 'The Beatles' were just a bunch of musicians; the title doesn't do the artist justice" and Publisher's Weekly commented that "Bob Staake's modern, crisp illustrations ... practically jump off the page"

One of the nation's most successful illustrators, his clients have included The New Yorker, TIME, McDonald's, American Express, Sony, United Airlines, Nickelodeon, Sports Illustrated For Kids, Ralston Purina, Hallmark Cards, Kenner Toys, US News and World Report, Fortune, The Washington Post, AT&T, Sega, TWA, Dr.Pepper, The Chicago Tribune, Good Humor, Warner Books, Kellogg's, Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting, The Wall Street Journal, AOL/Time Warner, Forbes, Simon and Schuster, The Ren and Stimpy Show, MAD, USA Today, Children's Television Workshop, Blockbuster Video, The Walt Disney Company, Anheuser-Busch, Doubleday, Klutz Press, Hershey's, Target Stores, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Fleishman-Hillard, DMBB, and countless others.

Staake's November 17, 2008 cover of The New Yorker entitled Reflection commemorating Barack Obama's election as the nation's first African- American president was named by TIME as #1 in their list of 10 Top Magazine Covers of 2008 dubbing the image "beautifully rendered" and "simply spectacular" -- in fact, it is the most popular New Yorker cover of all-time according to NewYorkerStore.com.

He has authored and/or illustrated over 50 books, including The Donut Chef, Hello Robots, Look A Book, This Is Not A Pumpkin, Pets Go Pop, and others. The New York Times named Staake's 'The Red Lemon' one of the 10 best illustrated books of 2006.

Staake lives and works in Chatham, Massachusetts in a 200-year-old house on the elbow of Cape Cod.

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Lecture and Speaking Venues Have Included:

+ The Graphic Artists Guild
+ The Society of Illustrators
+ University of California at Los Angeles
+ The American Institute of Graphic Arts
+ National Cartoonists Society
+ The Eric Carle Museum for the Picture Book
+ Massachusetts College of Art
+ University of Southern California
+ American Assn. of Editorial Cartoonists
+ University of California at San Diego
+ LaJolla (Ca) Wine and Art Festival
+ Washington University
+ Los Angeles Times Book Festival
+ Journalism Education Assn.
+ The Saint Louis Art Museum
+ The Omega Institute
+ Pacific Northwest Booksellers Assn.
+ ICON: The Illustration Conference
+ Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
+ Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
+ Texas Book Festival
+ Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale
+ Reading Rock Stars
+ San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon
+ Boston Book Festival
...and countless schools, book stores and organizations

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