In anticipation of this Sunday's episode of True Detective, I did some illustrations of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Some work better than others, but here they are.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
When I heard that Philip Seymour Hoffman died, I felt shocked and saddened, as if an actual friend of mine had died. I never met him, but I can say that I spotted him walking the streets of NYC. But that's as close as I got to him, gawking at a distance. The more I thought about him I realized that the reason I felt I knew him was from his role as Scotty J. in . He is a remarkable actor. For me to watch him as Scotty J. cringe and wince and twist in shame was a command performance. In watching him, I felt all the embarrassment and shyness and vulnerability I've ever felt in my life. Now that he is gone I feel like a small part of me is too.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
These are illustrations for an upcoming book about Sa'id bin Jubayr, a muslim scholar. I focused on depicting the mosque dedicated to him in the town of Wasit, Iraq.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Here are some sketches and finalized versions of my submission to the Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. It is hosted by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. Finalists will be notified on February 28th, so I have a while to find out if they liked it.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I found this today on the WFMU website, and it brings a huge smile to my face. Apparently someone RE-DREW the coupon I made and presented it to the record fair to get a discount on admission. Love it! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
This is an illustration I did a ways back when Caroline Kennedy was thinking about running for office. I drew JFK above her, placing a tiara on her head, as if to pass on the Kennedy legacy.
Monday, November 18, 2013
I'm featured in a really nice interview on the Design Arts Daily website. They even included some of my more recent work like Lou Reed and Murphy stories!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Along with the video, AI-AP posted a Tumblr page of ALL the covers, which is just fantastic. The 12 covers I did starts with the one above. As with all Tumblr web pages, you have to keep scrolling down until you get to what you want to see. I'm in the middle somewheres. Check them all out!!!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
This week is Illustration Week in NYC and as part of it AI-AP sponsored "The BIG TALK" with discussions about illustration and photography with art directors and with the jurors who picked the images for this years annual. The panel in the top photo is Whitney Johnson/NYTimes, Casey Tierney/Real Simple, Jody Quon/New York Magazine, Jordan Awan/NYorker, Jennifer Daniel/NYTimes, Chad Beckerman/Abrams Publishing and Alexandra Zsigmond/NYTimes. As a part of "The Big Talk" they showed a video of the weekend I spent with other artists creating one of a kind book covers with our own artwork on them. My face flashed on the screen a coupla times, but I was able to get a crappy photo of my hand painting on one of the book covers. (I put in a inset photo of the actual cover I was painting at the time) And if you squint really hard you can see my name on the end credits as well.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I was invited to join in a live book cover project by the folks over at American Illustration. Each year they put out an annual of top illustrators, and I was chosen to be in it. The annual is being produced in two editions, one with a printed cover and another with a blank cover. Out of the hundreds of artists selected to be in the annual, I was one chosen to create covers on the spot, one book at a time. I ended up making 12 covers, but here are a few that I managed to photograph with my phone. Better images were taken by a professional photographer, those will posted once I get a hold of 'em.