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The path that has lead me here was long and windy. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, studied technical writing in college (discovering my passion for art), and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. I’ve been a massage therapist, an at-risk youth counselor, and I’ve worked in the outdoor recreation industry at Lake Tahoe. Through it all I continued to draw, paint, and write.

My bigger artistic successes have come in the form of self-published books, namely my first graphic novel titled Gruesome Tales to Tickle Your Terror Bone and an illustrated memoir called MEGA ’99: Adventures of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker. I collaborated with my friend, Kim Wyatt, on a series of Lake Tahoe-based history comix. My last book was a coloring book titled Color the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Where I’ve been investing most of my efforts, however, is in my outdoor recreation website Tahoe Trail Guide. This website features information about Lake Tahoe trails, outdoor education, and outdoor-related stories. In support of Tahoe Trail Guide, I’ve developed a collection of Tahoe-related imagery called Tahoe Swag. This collection is inspired by my love for Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and ranges in scope from outdoor adventure designs to infographics of flora/fauna. Tahoe Swag is informational and inspirational, and the education-based pieces are perfect for classrooms, while the more aesthetically-oriented items would look beautiful in your home or office.

I live in South Lake Tahoe, CA, where I enjoy adventuring throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Along the way I get inspired to create some beautiful and informative artwork. All of the work at my RedBubble page is copyright © Jared Manninen and not to be used without my permission. Thank you for your interest.

  • Joined: August 2013

Journal

Throw Pillow featuring "Tree Branches"

This 16×16″ throw pillow arrived the other day, so here’s an image of it for your viewing pleasure. This is another pen & ink drawing that I applied digital coloring to. I’m really happy with the quality of products I’ve received through Redbubble. The throw pillow cover is polyester and durable, and the print quality looks great.
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Tote Bag featuring "Venus in Transition"

This 13×13″ tote bag featurers “Venus in Transition,” a pen & ink drawing that I digitally colored. I just received it in the mail the other day, so I wanted to show it off. The tote bag is made from 100% polyester and really durable. I also found that the tag easily ripped off so you can have a completely black interior. Overall, this is a great tote bag. The 13×1…
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Found and featured on Redbubble homepage (8/28/14)

This is a pen & ink drawing that was digitally colored. It’s title is “Phantom Horse Valley.” The image was selected on August 28, 2014 as one of the images “found,” and subsequently featured on Redbubble’s homepage. A really cool experience because I had a small boost in sales of that specific image and I received a $50 voucher from Redbubble to go toward …
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