Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Collector cover I illustrated last year is now on view at the AIGA National Design Center in New York for the 50 Books/50 Covers exhibit. It will be on view from Dec 8 - Feb 23 2012, so if you are in NY, check it out!


image thanks to Design Arts Daily

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tonight is the opening of the Post-It show at Giant Robot. Stop by and get some cheap art!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Here are more post-its for the Post-It Show. $20 each at Giant Robot on Dec 10th!







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Saturday, November 19, 2011

I am participating in the Post-It show #7 which will be at Giant Robot opening Dec 10th. Here are some of my post-its which will be selling for $20 each. A steal! I will be posting more in the coming days. Thanks again to Mark and Esther for continuing to include me in these shows!







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Monday, October 31, 2011

It's been a while since I posted anything, but never fear I have projects in the pipe line. For now, here's my Halloween pumpkin. Happy holiday!!


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

About a year ago I did a full page illustration for a law magazine. The magazine had some financial problems, like many magazines these days, and since then I have been waiting for it to be published. It looks like it is finally out, so here it is. The piece is for an article about California's prop 8 trial which evolved into a conversation about science verses religion.



screen capture from the online magazine:


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Monday, August 29, 2011

Today I have a piece on the letters page of the NY Times. The topic is on the military uniform and the concept of being a hero. Thanks again to Alexandra Zsigmond.



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Monday, August 15, 2011

Last week I worked on a piece for The NY Times Op-Ed about Rosa Parks and part of her estate being sold off by an auction house who is refusing to allow historians to examine the collection. The auction house recently released a portion of a letter Parks wrote about being a victim to an attempted rape and I found the letter online and used it in the background of the illustration. Sadly the story was killed, so this piece won't be published, but here it is for posterity. Thanks a bunch to guest Art Director Alicia DeSantis for this assignment!



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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tonight I have 4 pieces and some prints on view and for sale at Redscout, a design firm who is opening up a brand new gallery in San Fransisco. This is their first show, so stop by and wish them luck! Thanks to everyone over at Redscout for all their enthusiasm and support!











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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Yesterday I had an illustration in the NY Times Op-Ed about Michele Bachmann and her migraines. The illustration needed to focus more on the migraine and less on Bachmann. I love that I was able to get a little wild with the scribbles. Once again, many thanks to Aviva!





I found inspiration from this Basquait painting, which seems to scream migraine:

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

I worked on the Playboy Jazz Festival catalog again this year. This time instead of doing the typical portrait, I was able to provide a more editorial approach to an article about early radio in Los Angeles. I am always hesitant about using more texture on top of more texture, but I think this one holds the page well. Thanks again to AD Fred Fehlau.





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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I was recently asked to be a part of Gallery Nucleus' Power In Numbers online gallery, and threw together this little painting. Not only is this piece extremely affordable, but a portion of the sale will go to Unicef!



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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Recently I was invited to contribute an illustration to The Society of Killustrators website. The article is about a boy who is magnetic and attaches metal to his chest. This was super fun!



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Friday, June 3, 2011

Today I have a piece in the NY Times Op-Ed about overweight women falling behind in the job force because of disadvantages they experienced as heavy children. I love how this one turned out! Thanks to Aviva who allowed me to flex my creative muscles! I am always amazed at how we can pull these off in just a day.



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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Two events happening this weekend. First I will be puppeteering with the fabulous Mr Wayne White at Western Projects from 6-8 tonight. I have been working with Wayne over the past few months preparing sculptures for this show, and it's great to see them all displayed beautifully. You should come check it out as it will be up until June 11th.





The second event happening this weekend is the Venice Art Walk & Auction where I will be exhibiting my piece "Through the Open Doors" along with 400 other artists including Ed Ruche! It will be Sunday at the Westminster School from 10am-5:30pm. Procedes will go to the Venice Family Clinic, a really gereat cause!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yesterday I had a piece in the NY Times about the recent election in Nigeria and the resulting unrest. Thanks again to Aviva and Alexandra over at the Op-Ed!





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Thursday, April 21, 2011

I am honored to be in this years Communication Arts Illustration Annual, it just came in the mail today! As a kid I used to lay on my bed flipping through the pages of these annuals, analyzing all the images and daydreaming about the artists. It's really surreal to have my work published here after all those years. This one is especially special because my good friend Owen Freeman is on the cover!





Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Here are some photos from the Power Punch show at Giant Robot San Francisco. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, images of the available work and pricing info are now on the GRSF website store.







Thanks to Mark Todd for the pics.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Today I have an illustration in the NY Times Op-Ed about liquor wholesalers controlling consumer choice. The multi-talented Josh Cochran was guest art director on this one. Thanks Josh!





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Yesterday I had three spots in the NY Times Book Review for a collection of short stories. The stories I illustrated were about the creator of Godzilla, a flood, and an off the grid survivalist. Thanks again to awesome Nicholas Blechman.







the sketches:



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Friday, April 1, 2011

Tomorrow night is the opening of Power Punch curated by Mark Todd. It's at Giant Robot San Francisco from 6:30 to 10pm, and looks like an amazing collection of art.



contributing artists:
APAK!, Drew Beckmeyer, Marc Burckhardt, Chris Buzelli, James Chong, Kevin Christy, Vanessa Davis, Shannon Freshwater, Matt Furie, Frieda Gossett, Peter Hamlin, Ryan Heshka, Andrew Holder, Jason Holley, Patrick Hruby, Rich Jacobs, Hellen Jo, Travis Lampe, Zohar Lazar, LeMerde, Jacob Magraw, Elizabeth Mamont, Mark A. Miller, Brendan Monroe, Christian Northeast, Martin Ontiveros, Mimi Pond, Luke Ramsey, Martha Rich, Johnny Ryan, Brooks Salzwedel, Erik Mark Sandberg, Shark Toof, Keith Shore, Jeremy Tinder, Jesse Tise, Aiyana Udesen, UGLYDOLL, Jon Vermilyea, Wayne White, Matt Wood, Jaime Zollars

Here are my contributions:





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