Jordan Lockett: Cartoonist Emergent

Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Lockett creates stories that are relatable to any reader, but what’s distinctive about his tales is they contain only a handful of words – as is the skill of a cartoonist.

“I’ve been drawing my whole life,” said Lockett. “I’ve always considered myself an illustrator.”

These days, however, Lockett is chiseling his skills and talents into the direction of a satirical cartoonist, “[poking] fun at ordinary events with ordinary people.” He takes a moment to note that he’s not into political satire, though. 

“I find inspiration in observing people or places, or in my personal experiences,” he explained of his muses.

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“When I was seven or eight, I wanted to be an animator because of Disney [films],” Lockett said. “But during adolescence I got more interested into comics.”

That’s about when a new string of inspiring creators seized his attention: Shel Silverstein, Gary Larson, Cathy Guisewite, James Barber, and of course, Charles Schulz were names that rolled off his tongue with ease.

“He incorporated his own personal life story into the comics, they were based on his personality,” Lockett said of the illustrious “Peanuts” cartoonist. “Seeing that opened the door for me.”

When Lockett was 13 years old, he created his first comic character, Herman Horse. 

The Fort Bend Herald features up and coming cartoonist Jordan Lockett.