jacob signing

Here’s Jacob Borshard, signing off on his newest Nakatomi Release, “The Sinking of the Oruko Ship”

Merman web

You can see some freaky-big images of this on our FLICKR feed HERE.

From Jacob’s series of 80’s Japanese Ukiyo-e drawings, this 8 color print measures 18×24, and is signed and numbered in an edition of 40.   The Japanese text is a translation of that traditional poem, written by a lone and forgotten Orko author, thousands of years ago-

Mer-man rose from the murky depths,

He turned our ship over and ate it up,

The waves washed me to the rocks,

Where a shell diver found me,

And took me to her Grandfather’s hut.

I was ill for weeks,

She brought me hot green tea,

And seaweed soup,

With Urchins,

Fresh cut,

Plucked by her small ocean hands.

One day, she took me to the sea,

Where she unfurled her tail,

And swam away.

Whenever I hear of Mer-man attacking,

I think of her small ocean hands.


Jacob is also releasing his newest Archetype Times table print, same dimensions of the last one (18×20)  in regular and platinum editions!

Times Table 2 jpg web



Times Table 2 variant webPlatinum Edition Variant!

All 3 prints are available right now in the ART PRINTS section of the Nakatomi Store!

-alex fugazi