I did the poster artwork for Streetlight Manifesto’s next (and final) tour. They wanted something featuring a bunch of warriors at the end of their journey, and obviously, I was very happy to help them out with that. I got to combine some of my favorite tropes of 80’s fantasy (Grace Jones look-alike included) with some Final Fantasy with some D&D.
I’ve been really focusing on limiting my pallet lately, since I am becoming more interested in letting my linework show through.
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I have a creepy drawing in the Wall Street Journal today. It accompanies a book review of “Snow White Must Die,” by Nele Neuhaus, a new police procedural set in a village outside of Frankfurt. The book is about a series of killings with some Snow White parallels.
I wanted to keep things menacing but vague, with some fairytale-esque colors. Turns out I do a pretty good job on creepy topics? I seem to get them a lot.
If you missed it last week, Kali and I did an old-fashioned radio interview with our friend Sam, who runs a really terrific interview series with artists and illustrators. If you've ever wanted to hear Kali or myself talk about ambition, fantasy art, or work habits, you might find it interesting. You can listen to it here, and do check out the rest of Sam's terrific series. There's lots of great insight from some of the industry's top tier and also us.
Additionally, if you ordered a copy of Treasure Chest and it hasn't arrived yet, sit tight. I still have to draw in a bunch of the books, but I'm optimistic that they'll all be in the mail in the next couple of weeks.
ALSO, I'm starting to transition fully over to tumblr, so I check that out if you want more signs of life. Social media, man.
OK! SPX is officially over and I have a few Treasure Chest zines available. Each book will be signed and doodled in. Prices after shipping are $8 US and $10 international. Original ink-drawn interior pages will go up later in the week, and I'll ship everything out next week, so if you want a book and an original, I'll bundle them together when I send them out.
US/International US Shipping $8.00 USD International $10.00 USD
I’ll be selling this stuff (along with prints and stuff) at tables G8/G9 with Kali Ciesemier, Andrea Kalfas, and Jimmy Giegerich this weekend at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Come stop by?
Are you going to SPX? Great.
Additionally, are you an adventurer? Terrific.
Treasure Chest is a 24-page black-and-white zine with a sparkly gold screenprinted cover. Inside are all the items and equipment YOU, brave adventurer, have earned by braving the wilds and ruins of the world. Each book contains different loot, so there’s no telling what you’ll end up with.
You can grab one of the books for $5, and you can grab one of the original ink-drawn interior pages for a cool $20. Sound good?
I’ve got a bunch of books to sell at the show, and if there’s any left over, I’ll put them up online.
This is a quarter-page illustration for last week's issue of Network World magazine. It accompanied an article about the different ways that companies can utilize the cloud, specifically how it can connect different types of devices.
“Diane,” a small contribution to Andrea Kalfas’ Twin Peaks zine, “Damn Fine Coffee.” While watching the show I liked to pretend that Cooper’s recorder wasn’t on, and that Diane was just his name for it. Like it was some kind of stress release to talk to it and gather his thoughts.
I had an illustration in yesterday's New York Times Business Section (alongside Kali, which is sweet). It was for an article called Coining Terminology for Life on the Web, and it was kinda about how startups try to either invent or appropriate bits of language that they think will "go viral." Ok, cool.
This is a new drawing for SooJin Buzelli at Plansponsor magazine. The article this accompanies is about how stable investments are performing better than their peers. So, obviously.
Super exciting lineup of illustrators in this issue, including Dadu Shin, Nick Iluzada, Josh Cochran, Joohee Yoon, Victo Ngai, David Jien, Chris Silas Neal, Marc Rosenthal, Red Nose Studios, and EVEN MORE. Yow!
I recently worked with John Sandford at Muse Magazine on a feature article about the characteristics and lifestyles of Neanderthal man.
How easy would it be to recognize a Neanderthal if you ran into one at a bus stop? Our Neanderthal here is characterized by his heavy brow, long nose, wide brain case, and primitive reading material. Homo sapiens are notable for their hot dog skateboards, bubblegum, handheld videogames, and a propensity for putting shirts on dogs.
Neanderthals may have been smarter than we typically give them credit for.
This is my finished piece for the Pokemon Battle Royale show held next month at the Light Gray Art Gallery in St. Paul, Minnesota. Alakazam is some kind of psychic jackal, I think?
There will be a few prints of this dude available at the show if anyone is planning on attending. From what I've seen, it's going to be a great show.
I drew this a few weeks before Moebius died, and it kinda ended up as a weird tribute to him. Kali bought me "40 Days Dans La Desert" a year or so ago and it's been one of my favorite books ever since.
I have a two-page spread in this week's edition of Adweek Magazine, accompanying an article about retails businesses using subtle perfume as a sort of olfactory branding to draw people into their stores.
Super quick turnaround on this guy -- assignment comes in Friday night, final goes out Tuesday night.
The magazine is printed with scratch-and-sniff ink over the perfume areas, which is grass scented. Fun!