Friday, May 30, 2008

Sketchbook Book

Some of my sketchbook work will be included in this upcoming book Sketchbooks from Designers, Illustrators & Creatives. I have 3 or 4 spreads including some sketchbook drawings dating back to 2002 and one of the drawing-in-church selections. The book was originally slated to come out this fall, but is being held till Jan. 2009. So I guess this is really advance notice.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Light Children

Kyle T. Webster, illustrator of the graphic novel Light Children, asked me to participate in a promotion for the release of the book. This is a drawing of Bruno, one of the protagonists.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Op-Ed: Today ONLY

This one is running on the New York Times Op-Ed page today.
In hopes to save the earth from the millions of plastic water bottles used every year by city dwellers, New York is hoping to make their public fountains suitable for drinking.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


In February, at the IAM conference, I got to participate in photographer Wayne Adams' ongoing project called Jesus Portraits. By executive order, I've made this my official head-shot for all media inquiries. Wayne has got some other great work to enjoy on his site as well.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Summer of John - (Brown, that is)

I'm going to be spending most of the summer working on the final art for the picture book I wrote about John Brown. The book is in pencil draft form now, and the final art is underway. I'll make sure to post some drawings as they become declassified.

Earlier in the month, I traveled to Kansas City, where I took in the world premiere of an original opera about John Brown. Nice review in the KC Star. It was quite moving. Even better was to experience the choices another artist made to tell the story of John Brown with honesty, clarity and poetry. I also had the honor of meeting John Brown's great great great granddaughter (who has posted on the blog a few times), Alice Mecoy.

Below, one of the first spreads I'm working on. John Brown smuggling escaped slaves on the Ohio branch of the Underground Railroad.

Drawing in Church - 5/18

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Meeting Sketchbook 5/13

I'm going to color this today if I have time.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Manning (with mustache)

A portrait of Peyton Manning for an article discussing the disparity between his on-field personality and his advertising personality. For the New York Times Sports Magazine, PLAY.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cross Clients

A drawing about managing angry members for Associations Now magazine.

Monday, May 12, 2008

S.A.T.C.- Update!

After a few edits on colors and likenesses, here is the final version that will appear in the next issue of Entertainment Weekly. Name all the characters and you win a prize! ( There is no prize.)

Friday, May 09, 2008

Images & Icons- 50 Years of Illustration

I've been extended the extreme honor of appearing in a new book curated by Society of Illustrators called Images & Icons: 50 Years of Illustration. The book is a roundup of the best images of the last 50 years of SI annuals. The committee chose 500 images from the 25,000 that have appeared in the annuals since 1958.

The image they selected. 

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sex and the City: ROLL CALL

I've spent the better part of the last three weeks working on this drawing. Entertainment Weekly is devoting an entire issue to Sex and the City, in conjunction with the upcoming movie. This is a collection of ALL the men the four ladies dated over the course of the show: 40 in all, most of them Carrie's.