Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jack Gilbert, 1925-2012

Jack Gilbert, newyorker.com, November 16, 2012

Read poetry editor Alice Quinn's remembrances here.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ox Mountain Death Song

"Ox Mountain Death Song," The New Yorker, October 29 & November 5, 2012

This was my second full page illustration for The New Yorker! Read an interview with Kevin Barry, the author of Ox Mountain Death Song, here.

Thanks as always, Jordan!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hunters

Hunters, The New Yorker, October 15, 2012

Brooklyn duo Isabel Almeida and Derek Watson (along with rhythm section made up of a rotating group of friends) are Hunters. Have a listen to "Street Trash"—


Thanks, Jordan!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wuthering Heights

"Wuthering Heights," The New Yorker, October 8, 2012
The latest film version of Emily Brontë's classic novel hits US theaters this Friday. You can read David Denby's review, "Mad Love," in this week's New Yorker.

Thanks, Chris!

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Challenges of Adult ADHD

"The Challenges of Adult ADHD," American Medical News, August 6, 2012

This illustration was for an article about the growing number of adults being diagnosed with ADHD and the recent realization that many children do not outgrow ADHD. 

Thanks, Annemarie!

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Seer of Pakistan

Saadat Hassan Manto, newyorker.com, August 30, 2012
This is the first illustration I've done exclusively for the New Yorker's website— a portrait of short story writer Saadat Hassan Manto. You can read about him in "The Seer of Pakistan."

Update: The illustration is also featured on the website's rotator.
 

Julia Holter

Julia Holter, The New Yorker, September 3, 2012
 
 
Thanks again, Jordan!

Friday, August 3, 2012

3 Steps to Quality Pay

"3 Steps to Quality Pay," American Medical News, July 23, 2012

Thanks, Jennifer!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Harvard Business Review portraits

"When Key Employees Clash— Experts: Jim Southern and Peter Kelly," Harvard Business Review, June 2012
 
Thanks, Betsy!


Monday, May 28, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

"The Dark Knight Rises," The New Yorker, June 4-11, 2012

Christopher Nolan's final Batman film hits theaters July 20th! Can't wait!


Thanks as always, Jordan!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wild Flag

"Wild Flag," The New Yorker, April 2, 2012

Check out my illo of supergroup Wild Flag! Here they are performing "Romance" from their self-titled debut:


Their tour begins this Friday.

Thanks as always, Jordan!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

jasharawan.com 4.0

I just revamped my website—check it out!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Citizen Conn

"Citizen Conn," The New Yorker, February 13 & 20, 2012

My first full page for The New Yorker illustrates "Citizen Conn," a new short story by Michael Chabon. I'm a big fan of Chabon's—The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay inspired my senior project at Pratt and a while back I did a few illustrations that ran in "The Escapists," a Dark Horse comic series sequel to Kavalier & Clay. This short story is a return to the world of comic book creators for Chabon.

I had longer for this piece than a typical NYer illustration and much of the time was spent conceptualizing. Here are the thumbnails:
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Four of thumbnails were chosen and developed into rough sketches:
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There was some debate among the editors as to whether to go with a literal scene from the story or not. As a result, two of the roughs were asked to be developed into final inks.

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The literal direction won out in the end (although I went back to the drawing board one more time!).

"Citizen Conn" appears in this week's issue of The New Yorker.

Read an interview with Chabon about the story here.

Thanks for all the great direction, Jordan!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hard at work

The Christmas tree is still up? Man, we have been busy...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Go West

"Califone,” The New Yorker, January 23, 2012

As part of the NewYork guitar festival, Califone will perform a live soundtrack to the Buster Keaton's GO WEST.

Thanks, Jordan!