Sunday, December 8, 2013

In the bleak midwinter...

The day before Thanksgiving
Ohio, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

D is for Dad

Here are some pieces Emily and I made for Max's room:

Click to enlarge.

"Moon Phases," 38 x 42 inches

 inspired by Clara von Zweigbergk's Themis mobile

Monday, October 14, 2013

Meet Maxwell Awan!

Emily and I wanted to introduce you to Maxwell Henry Awan! Max was born Saturday, September 21st, 8:44pm in Manhattan. He was 7 lbs 8.4 oz and 20 inches in length. Everyone's healthy, happy and sleep deprived!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bonjour Bonnaire!

"À Nos Amours," The New Yorker, September 16, 2013

The French Institute Alliance Francaise presents a Cinema Tuesdays tribute to actress turned director Sandrine Bonnaire. Her debut film "À Nos Amours" (1983) about a promiscuous teenager's familial turmoil will be finale of the series.

Tickets available here.

Thanks, Jordan!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Big Freedia

Afropunk Fest

Afropunk Fest (featuring Danny Brown and Big Freedia), The New Yorker, August 25, 2013

The direction for this illustration was to "get saucy!" The Afropunk Fest was this past weekend. You can read more about it here.

Thanks, Jordan!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mad Men

I did this piece two weeks ago for the New Yorker. The art department loved the illo, but the higher-ups decided to go with a photo treatment for the article at the last moment. These things happen in publishing. On the bright side, I was paid for my work and I'm happy with how the illustration turned out!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr, The New Yorker, May 6, 2013

Here's my illustration of legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr from last week's New Yorker. Marr is currently on tour promoting debut solo album, The Messenger.

Thanks, Jordan!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Calvin Trillin

Calvin Trillin,, March 20, 2013

Read Calvin Trillin's personal history "This Story Just Won't Write" here.

Thanks again, Jordan!

Ric Menello

Ric Menello,, March 19, 2013

Richard Brody remembers writer and filmmaker Ric Menello (part 1, part 2).

Thanks, Jordan!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Checking Out

"Checking Out," The New Yorker, March 18, 2013

You can read the first few paragraphs of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Checking Out" here. You have to subscribe to read the whole story though!

Thanks as always, Chris!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ghost Story of Yotsuya

"Ghost Story of Yotsuya," The New Yorker, February 25, 2013

Nobuo Nakagawa's 1959 horror masterpiece "Ghost Story of Yotsuya"—about a murderous husband who is haunted by his dead wife and child—has its New York premiere Wednesday, February 27th at the Japan Society.

Thanks, Jordan!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Poet of Piercing Valentines

Robert Graves,, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! Read about Robert Graves in "Poet of Piercing Valentines" by Brad Leithauser here.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder

Boyd and Justified hero Raylan Givens have a complicated relationship as criminal/cop frenemies. As much as I liked this drawing as a likeness of actor Walton Goggins, I couldn't find a way to incorporate it into the illustration.

Monday, January 14, 2013


"Justified," The New Yorker, January 21, 2013

Read Emily Nussbaum's "Trigger Happy" here.

Thanks, Chris!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Jumpin' Jack Flash

Here's an unused sketch from my Johnny Winter illustration. Check out his killer version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" from 1974:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter, The New Yorker, January 7, 2013
Blue veteran Johnny Winter performs at the B.B. King Club on January 15th.

Thanks, Jordan!