Monday, December 5, 2011

A few unused drawings of Black Star...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Black Star

"Black Star," The New Yorker, December 5, 2011

Mos Def and Talib Kweli formed Black Star in the late 90's as a response to gangsta rap. They are currently on tour and will be at New York's Best Buy theater on December 3rd.

Here they are performing "History":

Hey- Myrtle and Clermont! Good ol' Fort Greene.

I just read that Mos Def is changing his name to Yasiin. He'll always be Ford Prefect to me...

Thanks, Nicholas!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Gillian Welch

"Gillian Welch," The New Yorker, October 24, 2011

Here's my illo of singer-songwriter Gillian Welch for this week's New Yorker (along with some early sketches before I went in a "more Gillian / less cowboy hat" direction) and here's a song from her latest album, "The Harrow & The Harvest"—

She's performing at the Beacon Theater in New York on Saturday, October 22.

Thanks, Jordan!

Monday, August 22, 2011

House of Bamboo

"House of Bamboo," The New Yorker, August 29, 2011

Here's a quick one I did for Sam Fuller's House of Bamboo— "starring... Robert Ryan as the ruthless kingpin of Tokyo's post-war underworld!" Also included are some unused drawings from my sketchbook.

Thanks, as always, Jordan!

Monday, August 8, 2011

High Places

"High Places," The New Yorker, August 15, 2011

Above is an illo of High Places I did for the NYer. Also included is an alternate sketch and an early palette direction (I liked the looks of it but didn't think it would reproduce well).

This was an especially fun piece because Rob was my boss when I did workstudy at Pratt!

I Was Born from Transformation Surprise on Vimeo.

Thanks, Jordan and Nicholas!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys

Hope everyone had a nice long weekend! Here's a quick illo I did for the NYer:

"Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys," The New Yorker, June 6, 2011
Thanks, Jordan!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

When Your Cash Flow Slows

"When Your Cash Flow Slows," American Medical News, May 16, 2011

Read about doctors' "tactics for tight times" here.

Thanks, Jennifer!

Monday, May 2, 2011


"Thor," The New Yorker, May 9, 2011
Here's an illustration I did for the upcoming "Thor" movie for the New Yorker. The assignment was well-timed— I had spent the day before reading "The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill," the opening arc of Walter Simonson's legendary run on The Mighty Thor.

art by Walter Simonson

Here's the movie trailer:

Opens May 6th! Can't wait!

Thanks, Jordan!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Emily's got it covered!

Emily's work is featured on the cover of PUSH Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art from Lark Books. It's out this September but you can preorder your copy here!

Monday, March 28, 2011


"Warpaint," The New Yorker, April 4, 2011

L.A. band Warpaint are playing the Brooklyn Bowl this Wednesday and the Bowery Ballroom the next day. Here's the illustration I did of them for the New Yorker. Below is my color inspiration (Overlap No.3 (Crimson and Blue) by Ernst Benkert) as well as the original drawing of the band's bassist.

Check out their video for "Beetles":

Thanks, Jordan!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Fashion Cycle

"Bill Cunningham," The New Yorker, March 21, 2011

Here's the portrait of fashion photographer Bill Cunningham I did for this week's New Yorker. The black and white drawings are the sketches— for the final illo, I decided to zoom in a bit on the approved sketch.

Here's the trailer for "Bill Cunningham New York" (to be released March 16):

Gotta love the Velvets.

Thanks, Jordan!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

You rang?

From the top (l-r): Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, James Franco, Snooki, and Christina Aguilera
Some celebrity portraits from an unpublished collaboration between my brother and me...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Kinda Fonda Wanda

"Wanda Jackson," The New Yorker, January 24, 2011

Here's a portrait I did of Queen of Rock, Wanda Jackson. I dressed her in red as a nod to Jack White, the producer of her latest album, "The Party Ain't Over."

Check out a clip of Wanda from her heyday below:

Thanks, Jordan!