Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Signal Watch

© Jashar Awan, 2008

This is the first in a planned series of vignettes featuring characters I've been developing for the past couple of years. I had all of these epic stories written out (complete with timelines and family trees) but, not having drawn a comic in a while, they seemed overwhelming to tackle. I'm using these short installments to get back into working sequentially and to visit different points of the city's timeline.

"Signal Watch" was initially just going to be the title for this scene but I think I might use it as the title for the series...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

How to not get bumped from a flight

"How to not get bumped from a flight," 2 Magazine, Fall 2008
Michele Sponagle reveals how to not get bumped from a flight here.

See my previous illustration for 2 magazine, "How do we make scheduled sex fun?," here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sarah Palin's Speech: The Sparks Flew

"Sarah Palin's Speech: The Sparks Flew," The New York Times, September 5, 2008

This is my first NYT Op-Ed assignment. I was pretty excited to get the call- my brother Jordan is one of their regular contributors and Tomby's done a few for them, too.

The final image is on top with two of my sketches below it.

Read the Op-Ed letters here.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

You're having tea with Graham Greene...

Here's a drawing based on the cover of the Graham Greene novel, Shipwrecked. (courtesy of Emily's paperback collection)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Day of Wrath

"Day of Wrath," The New Yorker, September 8, 2008

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s “Day of Wrath,” tells the story of a 17th century witch hunt in Denmark. The movie was made in 1943 when the kingdom was occupied by Germany.

Here's the original drawing of the minister's handsome son (as well as a false start to the left). I was happy with how his hair turned out but most of it had to be cropped for the sake of the final composition.

“Day of Wrath” is at the IFC Center through Thursday.

Read more here.

Monday, September 1, 2008

How I spent my Labor Day weekend

Thanks to the Martin family for their hospitality over the weekend!
More Fire Island photos here.