Monday, December 14, 2009

A Christmas Carol reading at the Strand

"Charles Dickens," The New Yorker, December 21, 2009

This Thursday, classical-music radio hosts will do a reading of "A Christmas Carol" at the Strand bookstore. More info here.

(Charles Dickens is not scheduled to appear.)

Be sure to check out illos by Jordie and Tomby in the same issue. Thanks, Max!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Auggie Wren's Christmas Story

Thought I'd start the holiday season off right with an illustration inspired by "Auggie Wren's Christmas Story."

You can listen to Paul Auster tell Auggie's story here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Sale

Get your loved one a cute, little blonde this holiday season! My 5x7 inch ultrachrome print series, "The Blondes," is ON SALE (for a limited time only).

Friday, November 13, 2009

Life after Pratt

Next Tuesday, I'll be speaking to illustration students at Pratt Institute about what to expect after graduation and how the ComD program prepared me for it. More info here!

Update (11.17.09): Thanks to everyone who stopped by today to hear me speak!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Twitter via snail mail

Lots of packages arriving in the mail this week (you'd think it was my birthday or something)! Here's what the new cards look like....

Monday, October 26, 2009

KSA tees

Dmitri from Rock Paper Scissors ordered these tee shirts featuring my King Sunny Adé illustration from the New Yorker!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

From thumbnails to pencils to inks to computer...

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Here's a peek at my process and another look inside Signal Watch#1. I'm currently working on the issue's second story, which takes place about 50 years after the above adventure and features a new set of characters watching out for Signal City.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

From the archives: Recent Retirees

Here are some favorite pieces that were recently retired from my online portfolio. Thought I'd highlight them one more time....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lord of the Rings

"Lord of the Rings," The New Yorker, September 28, 2009

When the "Walt and El Grupo" illustration was killed, this piece, inspired by the siege of Helm's Deep in "The Two Towers," was commissioned to take its place. "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy screens this week at the MoMA.

Read "Lord and Horde" here.

Thanks, Max!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Walt and El Grupo

"Walt and El Grupo," The New Yorker

This illustration was for Critic's Notebook column in The New Yorker. The article grew in size and was moved to the back of the magazine with the movie reviews. As a result, the illo was killed.

"Walt and El Grupo" is about Disney and his inner circle's working vacation/good will tour of South America.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Job Hunting in a Recession

"Job Hunting in a Recession," American Medical News, September 14, 2009

This piece was done for an American Medical News article called "Job Hunting in a Recession." I was asked to give the classifieds the oppressive feeling of jail. Below the final illustration is an unused sketch and an alternate version for their website.

Thanks, Jennifer!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Signal Watch #1 sneak peek

Here's the inks for a couple of pages of the long-promised print edition of Signal Watch. I'll post updates on the project as they develop!

Check out some of the online Signal City adventures here.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Jez Butterworth's "Jerusalem," The New Yorker, September 7, 2009

In "Jerusalem," Mark Rylance stars as a "rabble-rousing, reckless character." Read more about him in John Lahr's "Wayward Waster" here.

Thanks, Max!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Northshore '09

More photos here.
Northshore '08 here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009