Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Illusauri and M.I.A

New piece I just finished for the cover of Toronto based Fuel Magazine. It's for the feature interview they got with singer M.I.A. Try to imagine it with type and such all around it.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Seattle Business Monthly

New piece I did for Seattle Business Monthly...enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sketch Motel = professionally awesome

New Sketch Motel Illustrators "motel" themed promo cards!

Friday, October 05, 2007


Time to enjoy the outside. Open the front door...go get some sun.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Good Ol' Robin Hood!

I just finished a GREAT commission for Hybrid Studios. A themed illustration for a 12 month calendar that is produced every year with an animal theme... this year was birds, so I felt confident that I could produce an amazing piece. I took a shot at a Robin Hood illo, and tried to make it pretty kid friendly to try to make more pieces that approach me to the children's market.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom

I made a birthday card...never planned on actually scanning and posting it, but I really think it's a nice piece, it is!

Monday, September 17, 2007

New sketchbook pages!

A few new sketchbook pieces. A Robin Hood and Friar Tuck page, and a baseball piece. I'm a HUGE baseball fan, and good ol' October is approaching...that means post-season!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Los Angeles City Beat

Quick job I had to do for Los Angeles City Beat. Illustration about various tours throughout LA. I tried something new with the pixellated background...I think it's a nice added touch!

Monday, August 20, 2007


Haven't posted in a apologies. New sketchbook pages. Here's some samples.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

in the past week...

Here is a new piece I recently finished for the cover of the Philadelphia City Paper. Hope all you Pennsylvainians can recognize Ed Rendell on the right. Also, I'm currently working on some pieces for a show at The Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. They're all 12"x12", acrylic and ink on masonite. Below is a zombie piece I did...currently working on a werewolf, along with a few others. (I guess a theme creeped in there somehow).

The Philadelphia City Paper

Zombie {12x12"; acrylic and ink on masonite; 2007} The Red Door Gallery; Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)- Coming 08/2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Illustration Friday • Geeky

Illustration I recently did for The Utne Reader. I think it fits this topic very well...because of the pants!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Alibi

The Alibi cover. Did this one pretty quickly...but everyone seemed to like success!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Freshly Waxed Magazine Interview!

Tear-sheets from the artist feature in Freshly Waxed Magazine, fresh out of Australia! oh what an isle!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Utne Reader Tearsheet

Tear sheet for the July/Aug 2007 issue of the Utne Reader. Definitely one of my favorite pieces I've done this year.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Illustration Friday • Rejection

An editorial I did for Seattle Business Monthly. It's based on an article about tourists in Seattle not being very accepted and attended to. I feel it lends itself to this topic very well!

Marker, Pen & Ink 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

In the past two weeks...

Here's a recent cover I did for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and a rare portrait commission of Scott Walker I did for Resonance Magazine. It was really fun approaching the portrait commission, nice to add some challenges to my it actually looks like him. Currently working on the cover of The Alibi, which is a weekly newspaper out of Albuquerque.

I also just joined Sketch Motel which is a group of brilliant illustrators that has received lots of press since it's birth...I'm definitely very honored to be a part of it, and they are about to start a new postcard campaign. It's nice to get some extra promotion!

SKETCH MOTEL is not a rep agency, but a collective of illustrators, designers, thinkers, friends, peers, artists, creators and pogo stick hoppers. We offer direct contact with talented illustrators under one roof without the middle man. See who's checked in at the motel and enjoy your stay. Please don't steal the towels.



Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Toast Boy

This is a piece I did for my friend in Australia.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Illustration Friday • Remember

I haven't done illustration friday in so long, but I came upon the new topic, and I felt I had a piece that was quite suitable. I did this piece based on the imagination, and to always remember what makes you creative and happy in life. What inspires you? I did this piece during a period of stressful commissions, and I had to remember why I got into this be creative, happy, and remember that I draw for a living.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Seattle Business Monthly No. 3

This is my third piece for Seattle Business Monthly in 2007. It's based on Seattle's lack of assistance to tourists. Hence the Pike Place Market, and the fish in the face. I've got a busy week coming up with sketches for a Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists cover, and a piece for The Utne Reader. Love to be busy.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mister Kite!

Skateboard I just finished for the, "SK8 Or Die" group show at the Young Blood Gallery in Atlanta, opening May 12th, 2007. (yes, I was watching south park on my computer when I took these pictures.)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Something new!

Here is some new work I've done in the past week and a half. Two pieces for Fusion Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, and the Charleston City Paper. The Charleston City piece involved me using three animal characters, so the three seen here aren't necessarily my exact design, but apparently they adore the piece, so thats good enough for me. About to start my third piece for Seattle Business Monthly...I'm ready for another rush of clients!

Sunday, March 18, 2007


I just did an interview for ourartsite.
check it out.

Friday, March 16, 2007

for the kids...

Just finished this piece for the truth, ( "see through the smoke, don't be manipulated", ad campaign. It's targeted towards young adults about smoking. I'm really happy with how this piece turned out...they gave me a ton of freedom with it. 11.25"x9.15" Marker, construction paper, and a hint of paint

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Just got the two issues of Seattle Business Monthly in the mail. Just some blah scans I did quickly...but you get the picture. February and March 2007 issues.

Monday, March 05, 2007

New Comic Sketches!

I had some much needed free time the past few days, so I was able to keep going with the comic commission. Here are new sketches for page 3, 4, & 5.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Comic...(the very beginning at least)

I'm currently in the beginning stages of a comic collaboration with Frank Reynoso, art director of The Indypendant, whom I do work for sometimes. It's an 8 page mini comic, with a delightfully savage tale about a young 6 year old named Rosie. I won't get into the story, simply for the sense of surprise when its finished. I'm taking a more minimal approach to the color, maybe a bold color, with light french greys for a little contrast. This is the drawing for the first page, minus the text...which is pretty limited throughout the story. I'm incredibly excited with this project, and I hope I can deliver something really nice.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Tear sheet from the Seattle Magazine I did 2 months ago. Seems like it takes forever sometimes, when you make a piece a month in advance. I turned out nice though. 4 more to go...come on mr. mailman!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Seattle Business Monthly

New piece for Seattle Business Monthly March issue. It's based on an article about bosses withholding unemployment insurance from their recently terminated employees. 4x5" Marker

Sunday, January 21, 2007

When the illusauri destroyed Philadelphia!

These are a few pictures of my opening a few Friday's ago on January 12th at the Chapterhouse Gallery in Philadelphia. My camera, (the ghetto thing) was eating up the batteries like it was nobody's business, so I was able to sneak in a few before it shut off. I wanted to get pictures of all the work hanging, of guests, and whatnot, but what can you do. The show is still going to be up until March 1st, so if you ever are in Philly, stop on by and check em out.

Sorry they're not close up. There are scans of the pieces throughout the blog, so you can see em there.

Same picture practically, but a little better. Part of a mobile by Rob Cortez can be seen at the top.

Here is my lovely girlfriend Katie in mid conversation with The Dauphin piece in the background.

These are pieces by fellow artist Julie West ( Her work, as many people say looks like mine, which is somewhat true, but there are lots of differences as well. I just became aware of Julie through the show, so it was defiantly shocking to see stuff that is quite similar, but the technique is different, along with many other things, so we're both still doing our own thing. She's lives in London, so I wasn't able to meet her, but boy...She makes some amazing work!

Eleanor Grosh ( was also showing, but my camera died before I could take any snapshots. These are some of the many prints she was selling at the show. Gorgeous images...I hope to get a few for my studio someday!