Monday, March 31, 2008

Kimya Dawson

"Kimya Dawson," The New Yorker, April 7, 2008

Here's a portrait of Kimya Dawson done for the New Yorker (plus some of the color variations I went through to get to the final). I was pretty excited to get this assignment because I like the Moldy Peaches. It's nice they're getting some recognition (albeit post-breakup, er, "hiatus").

Listen to Kimya's solo work here.

The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else but You
(y'know- that song from 'Juno')

Friday, March 28, 2008

Old School/ New School

(click image to enlarge)

Here are some mock-up character designs I did earlier in the year for an ad agency. I recently realized that afros have become a recurring theme in my work (see here, here, here, here and be sure to tune in Monday)...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Central Park

right outside of Central Park Zoo

Monday, March 24, 2008

Iraq Band

"Heavy Metal in Baghdad," The New Yorker, March 31, 2008
You can read Sasha Frere-Jones' Critics Notebook piece on Acrassicauda here and watch the trailer for "Heavy Metal in Baghdad" here.
Below are some unused sketches for the illustration.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Madness of the Upper Class

"The Madness of the Upper Class," The L Magazine, March 19-25, 2008

The Money Issue of the L Magazine hits stands today! I was asked to illustrate a story about renting a room in a decaying upper east side penthouse. The climax of the story comes with the narrator and a relative of the owners discovering a bottle of 19th century port stashed behind the wainscoting.
You can read the story here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Posts of note

-Rocket Gosh! Check out some color work I did for Nick Cacciola over at

-Em's got her own blog over at Poppypod.

-Hey! Drew's got a blog too- a degrafflog, to be precise.

-Fish's Eddy is having a sale! Pick up some of Jordie's dinnerware from his sketchbook series.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Welcome Friend or Foe

Ilana, Em and I have started a blog with some of our fellow illustrators/ bar buddies. Ilana described the blog's statement of purpose as "sort of like back in art school when seeing your work up on the wall with everyone else made you want to try that much harder and gave you a bit of vital perspective to boot" and that sounds like a good goal to me.
It just kicked off yesterday so be on the lookout for upcoming art, news and discussion of the path in life we've chosen.
Welcome friend or foe!

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Too much fun

New Ghostshrimp site!

Blind Mountain

"Blind Mountain," The New Yorker, March 17, 2008
Li Yang's latest film tells the story of a young Chinese woman who is kidnapped and taken to a remote village where she is sold as a bride. For this piece, the art director asked me to do the drawing large scale and with a brush. Here are some unused sketches:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008


The background for an upcoming illo...