A limited edition 8″x10″ fine art print version of this drawing is available exclusively in the Jocko Podcast Store.
While I was working on Non Sum, I remember binge-listening to catch up on the Jocko Podcast, hosted by Jocko Willink and Echo Charles. One consistent theme of the podcast is to explore the darkness of humanity so we can better appreciate the light, and I remember one part of episode 16 – “Machete Season” – stopping my pencil in its tracks in describing some of that darkness. It was soul-crushing, and I’m a generally happy artist who finds it hard to draw when I’m that bummed. Moments later, however, Jocko reminded us to reach our hands into that darkness to help pull others to the light, and that got the pencil moving again. There were only about 30-35 episodes at the time, but I knew #16 would stick with me, and that I’d be drawing Jocko.
The weight and darkness of the podcast is often balanced by the levity of comments made by Echo, who represents the non-military, non-SEALs amongst the listeners (aka “troopers”). At the time the only podcast t-shirt with a face on it was that of Jocko’s – often sported by Echo – so I thought I would flip that around, as well as try to capture the general dynamic of the two: serious Jocko and light-hearted Echo. Since then, there has been an actual t-shirt made with Echo’s face on it, and both it and the limited edition (8”x10”) print of this drawing are now available exclusively at jockostore.com.
· 16″x20″ fine art print bundled with acid-free archival materials ·
· Brilliantly shines on award-winning Photo Rag® Metallic Paper ·
· 340 gsm · 100% cotton · high-gloss metallic finish ·
· Printed at western Canada’s only Hahnemühle-certified print shop ·