As you can see, Jed has been drawing since he was a wee lad. He still gets this expression on his face a lot- he just draws well to make up for it. He does other creative stuff, too, to avoid mundane jobs that give him 24/7 headaches and make him feel like he is going to explode.
One cool thing he does is draw caricatures for special events. This also gets him 'out of the house'. Plus, he's allowed to be weird at these events (but still 'professional') because he is an 'artist'.
Being equal parts serious and silly, he enjoys creating a diverse body of work. He has three awesome kids, who are often his greatest inspirations.
If you want to get under his skin, tell him he 'overthinks'. If you want to brighten his day, show him you appreciate him outside of his talents. And whatever you do, don't say things like 'I wish I had a talent, so I didn't have to be smart'...
back in the day
Who in the World was the Secretive Printer: The Story of Johannes Gutenberg, Peace Hill Press, 2005
Who in the World was the Unready King: The Story of Ethelred, Peace Hill Press, 2005
Who in the World was the Forgotten Explorer: The Story of Amerigo Vespucci, Peace Hill Press, 2005
The Strangest Biotech of All, United Therapeutics, 2011 (read online)
Fame: Tim McGraw, Bluewater Productions, 2012