Rockin’ Jelly Bean draws from an artistic tradition that clearly fetishizes elements of western pop culture from the 1960s and 70s. His style is Americana refracted through the lens of a Japanese youth voraciously consuming comics, pinups, and rock n roll. Rockin’ Jelly Bean’s also a member of the band Jackie and the Cedrics, a Japanese surf-rock ensemble, preserving a sound and style out of time, but always seductive. Citing his favorite artistic inspiration as “naked women” in interviews, his style is evocative of R. Crumb’s hyper-exaggerated female forms, minus the overt racism, and with some Osamu Tezuka-tinged cartooning added to the mix. RJB’s art style is based on a foundation of stealing his father’s magazines and copying nude photos, according to an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode. While his exact age is unknown, it’s clear from his affinity for garish colors, feathered bangs, and grindhouse schlock that RJB is a child of the 70s.