Thursday, April 24, 2008

Why I love living in an old house

As I was fumbling around the basement, pretending to know what to do about my broken air conditioner, I saw the corner of this peeking out from the vent, resting comfortably for what must have been forty or fifty years.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Oz and Obama

A cover and interior spot for the June issue of Christianity Today. Should we be voting for Issues or Virtues? Dorothy's friends are wondering the same thing.

Drawing In Church- 4/13 & 4/20

The start of a series on the Glory of God- this spread is one drawing from the last two Sundays. Also, I've got one from three weeks ago I need to post after I finish a few passages.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Lecture Sketchbook

A collection of characters from my Visual Communication student's final presentations... topics including black holes, glass blowing, John Henry, the prison system, Al Capone, Hansel & Gretel, self-referential comics, esteemed faculty, etc.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Books

The final jackets (along with the actual books) of Cicada Summer and The Reavers arrived at the studio this week. Thanks to Chad Beckerman at Abrams and Jason Booher at Knopf.

Monday, April 07, 2008

20 Years.

The ghost of Jacque Vaughn wanders the great plains no more.


More disasters, this time on the home-front. A collection of contractor horror stories for This Old House Magazine. A long weekend, as I was working with some digital chicanery I haven't tried before.

Friday, April 04, 2008


Great news from Communication Arts and American Illustration. Two images will be appearing in American Illustration 27, and one in CA Illustration 49. From the pair that got tapped for AI, one of the images selected is from my 'Drawing in Church' series, which is really wonderful. I'm excited that more people will get to see my pew-based work. 

It has been an unusual annual season for me. All 6 images selected by the three major shows are different- usually there is at least one drawing that gets multiple nods. It shows how unpredictable juries can be. Ultimately, it is 12 Angry Men (read universal 'men'), and you hope Henry Fonda has got your back this time. Two of these three were done for Christianity Today. They'll be getting roses later this afternoon.

American Illustration 27

Communication Arts 49

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Subaqueous Sabotage

PC Magazine asks: Who is cutting giant underwater internet cables in the Pacific? Yep. Russians dressed up like Creatures from the Black Lagoon (a liberal interpretation). After weeks of constantly lecturing my juniors about the advantage of flat graphic shape in image-making, I decided to try it out. It works!