Wednesday, April 30, 2008

From the Archives: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

This portrait of Sister Rosetta Tharpe originally appeared as a detail in a 2005 New Yorker illustration. I prefer it on its own these days.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Brentano Quartet

"The Brentano Quartet," The New Yorker

This illustration was done in the style of my cut paper and ink pieces. However, the final was digitally assembled as opposed to constructing a physical piece. This wasn't my first attempt at faking the cut paper and ink look... seen with this self portrait from last August.

Friday, April 25, 2008


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An unused background for a work in progress.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Jordan Awan Interview

My bro is interviewed by my buddy Ilana Kohn at Lost At E Minor.
For the unabridged interview, click here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Auto Repair/ Horse Wash

Surprisingly, the most surreal sight of the day wasn't at the New York Comic Con...

Friday, April 18, 2008

From the Archives: Fountains of Wayne

"Fountains of Wayne," The New Yorker, January 23 & 30, 2006

This illustration just came down from the main portfolio. This was one of the last pieces that was art directed by Gibb Slife. He left the New Yorker to pursue a career as a fine artist. We went through quite a few color variations (see below).

After this illustration was published, I was contacted by a woman working for Fountains of Wayne. She told me that the band wanted a giclée print. As it turned out, they weren't as interested in buying a print as they were in having one given to them. "You know rock stars," she said. "They never want to pay for anything."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Get Loweded!

"Chas Roberts," The Stranger, April 23, 2008
This piece was done for "Seattle's only newspaper," The Stranger. It'll go alongside an article on Chas Roberts, the host of a monthly cabaret, Get Loweded.

Read the full article here.

My buddy Ilana Kohn has an illustration in the same issue of The Stranger. Check it out here.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It's a label maker- the Label Baby Junior.

With of the redesign of, new labels have been added to JasharBlog. Give 'em a click through!

Monday, April 7, 2008


Check out the lower right hand corner of the VBS website.

From the Archives: "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

Read the Gay Talese article, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," here.
I did a portrait of Talese for Columbia Journalism Review in 2006. See it here.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tonight @ PEP!

Pink Elephant Projects presents

Jordan Awan
It's Not That I Don't Want To Live,
It's That I Don't Want To Die

Opening Friday April 4, 8- 10pm
April 4- May 10, 2008

64 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205 Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm

Directions: G train to Clinton- Washington, exit via NE Washington stairs, walk north 4 blocks to 64 Washington Ave.

Hope to see you there!