During my career in publishing, I've been an art director, illustrator, graphic designer, writer, game creator
& cartoonist. Since 2016, I've been a studio artist and digital editor of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
The Nib has this to say about me: "Jape is the pen name of
JP Trostle, an artist and illustrator in Durham, North Carolina. A quarter-century veteran of the newspaper industry, he has worked for a number of dailies and alt-weeklies, and received a random assortment of state and national design awards, including First Place in Illustration from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia in 2013. He has been an editor and art director for a half-dozen books on political cartooning, including the Attitude series with cartoonist Ted Rall, and in 2004, was given the Ink Bottle Award from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists"