Jake's cartoon work was inspired by the webcomics Transmission by FreyFox and Woods For The Trees by Thom "Roofus" Jones. Jake is the creator of Mikey & Friends and A Furry Future, which is a webcomic set in the year 2045 A.D., about comedian/comedy musician Ricky the Skunk.
in 2015, Jake is currently the Lead Artist and Illustrator of a web stories, Space Pirate Captain MacTaggart.
Jake has been playing guitar since he was a teenager, he was influenced heavily by punk rock, heavy metal and country music, He frequently post his music on YouTube. Jake's guitar style mostly consist of downstrokes and power chords as he was influenced by punk rock guitarist, Johnny Ramone (from the Ramones) and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (the Misfits). He also is a fan of country singer, Johnny Cash, and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain has been a huge inspiration to Jake.
Jake's family is of Scottish, Welsh, and German descent. He was diagnosed with mild autism/asperger's at the age of four, and as a child was bullied because of it, until he was transferred to a different school. Jake is also a fan of Marvel comic books and the comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, which influenced his cartoons and stories. He is said to be a railroad and locomotive enthusiast.
Jake is a U.S. Republican and a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment. He is a favors Smith and Wesson revolvers.
Elmer also has mild depression and minor anger management issues.