Thursday, April 17, 2014

Murphy brand products now for sale!



I am pleased to announce that I've set up a store with Society 6! Now you can satisfy all your Murphy brand shopping needs in one place! Check it out!

Friday, March 28, 2014

NYC buildings

Some drawings I did for a street of a certain block in NYC. Can you guess which one? I'll give you a hint, it's on the Upper West Side.

Friday, February 28, 2014

True Detective

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.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

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 Boogie Nights. 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.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sa'id bin Jubayr mosque, Iraq

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

Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest

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

Work featured on Behance page

The work I did for the WFMU record fair is being featured on a special RISD portfolios page on Behance. Mine's the one next to the Murphy looking dog pooping! That makes me smile.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Copied coupon

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

Turkey drawings

More sketches during lunchtime at AMNH. Did you know that the wild turkey had a magical horn? Think on that during Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 22, 2013

JFK and Caroline

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

Design Arts daily interview!

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

Video mentioned on It's Nice That...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

AI-AP 32 LIVE book cover project - THE COVERS

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!!!

American Illustration 32 LIVE Cover Project - video!

My 5 seconds of fame starts at 0:41...

American Illustration 32 LIVE Cover Project from American Illustration on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

AI-AP the BIG TALK and video featuring ME

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.