Monday, March 14, 2016
I'm really honored to be featured in Illustration Age today. I must read this online resource at least once a day to gain inspiration and listen to my favorite illustration podcasts, so I was all a-titter to discover that the inimitable Mark Kaufman had put this very generous piece together. I'm feeling very grateful and in my "Queen for a Day" mode right now.
Read the full article here!
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
I'm about to do the finished work on the next Fluffer and Nutter comic strip, but until then I had to finish this Cats on Mars illustration and it's also going to be used promotionally. This was for a children's publishing client to be used in a supplement.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
I'll be live streaming from my home studio tomorrow (friday) working on comics and illustration work from noon until at least 1pm (Pacific Time) showing how I work if anyone would like to join me. I'll even do tutorials if anyone has any questions about my technique. Maybe I'll draw Fluffer and Nutter joining an anti-government militia. Anything could happen.
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Friday, December 18, 2015
Fluffer and Nutter look for a way to screw over the housing market before it screws them.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Every once in a while I get a perfect assignment like this one for The Village Voice. I had been craving to design emojis, so when Tom Carlson called me to create this series I was so ready to do them. I'll be a New Yorker no matter how long I live in California. So, all of these emoji were very relatable. Some New York things are never changing, like the black and white cookie, the Greek coffee cup or the greasy regular "slice". Makes me a little homesick.
Here are some details from the NYC emoji series.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
There is something to be said for public transportation, eh?
I'll be talking more about this illustration and more very soon. It's part of a series that I can't talk about just yet, but I can show this one because it's one of the pieces that didn't make the final cut. I thought it was a decent piece to showcase either way.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
I've been busy for the past few weeks on several projects and will write more about them as I get some actual free time. But, in the meantime, here are 2 illustrations I did for Albert Amigo at Scholastic. They initially wanted the boy to be cracking his knuckles and I tried about 6 different sketches and variations. Then they wanted a more frantic expression and attitude. In the end they asked for 2 of my sketches to be used in full color. Here's how they came out.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
WAHOOOO!!! I just got back the cover piece I did for Carolyn Fath at ISTHMUS today. I have always been enamored with the idea of being at the wheel of the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile, so this was a bit of a fantasy for me, aside from the actual "meat" of the story.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
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