Ugandan illustrator Obol Andrew Jackson has a BFA from Makerere University Kampala majoring in illustration. He is the Artist In Residence 2014 at Happy Habor comics in Edmonton, Alberta where he does what he loves, comics. His fluid yet expressive lines give his art a style ideal for storytelling. He has done storyboards for several agencies including Moringa- Ogilvy international. Andrew is co-founder and art facilitator in the youth group Artivists 4 life Uganda. The group uses art, dance and drama to sensitize communities about health and social issues with a vision of “creating for a better world”. To add to Andrew's repertoire, he does interactive live paintings and community murals. Through his diverse art practice he has been invited to showcase his talents at the Sorbonne in Paris, the University of Alberta and Grant McEwan in Canada.When Andrew is not drawing, he likes to play his guitar and watch a nicely crafted movie.
September 2009 – Present (4 years 9 months) Ilustrator at ArtOjay Illustrations Edmonton, Canada Area
2014 Illustrated and published a children book titled “A school for my Village” authored by Jackson Kaguri of Nyaka Aids Orphans Project. In Uganda and United States- Michigan
2013 to date: Illustrated for “Katakata the Authentic African Cartoon Magazine”.In Netherlands and East Africa
2013: Illustrated After The End (A.T.E) comic book Published and authored Steve Paugh, senior editor for the “Sur la Terre magazine” in Doha, Qatar.
2012-2013: Freelance storyboarding for Moringa LTD a Ugandan advertising agency in partnership with Oglivy International.
2011- 2013: Freelance Storyboarding for Fenon Records. Kampala, Uganda.
2012: Illustrated a children’s book “Obed” for the Ainembabazi Children's Foundation. Edmonton, Canada.
2012: Poster illustration for the “Fringe Expressions Cabarets” in Edmonton.
2011- 2012: Freelance Storyboarding for Buddies TV production. Kampala, Uganda
2010- 2012: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP). Kampala, Uganda
My main duties were;
Illustrate health messages for Bill boards related to circumcision, family planning and domestic violence
Testing illustrated concepts out in the community.
2009-2010: Illustrating School curriculum textbooks for MK Publishers. Kampala, Uganda
VOLUNTEERISM with Artivists 4 life
2013 November: Live painting at Decolonizing Global Citizenship Education: Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research International Conference 2013
2012 August: Live painting at the Ainembabazi Children’s Project fundraiser in Edmonton
2012 July: Conference presentation and live painting at Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference Paris
2011 March: Live painting (via skype) for Art Across Cultures exchange with I-Human youth society Edmonton, AB Canada
2009, 2010, and 2011: Painting murals with youth in Kampala and Kayunga
2014- date: Artist in residence at Happy Habor Comics, Edmonton, Canada