Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Drawing In Church - 1/27

Sorry for the mid-week delay on this one (actual paying gigs getting in the way again!)

Sunday, January 27, 2008


If you are flying American Airlines in March, look for this in the seat-pocket in front of you. A story for the in-flight magazine American Way about the Canadian Rodeo "The Calgary Stampede" ...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Meeting Doodles

The sign of a productive staff meeting? Drawings! Two pages from recent church and school forums.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Spiders: Attack!

For PC Magazine: Researchers are using web 'spiders' to track down terrorists online.

Friday, January 11, 2008


Thanks to my intrepid photographer Yuko, I have proof! If you are in New York at this very moment, you can see this at 7th Avenue and 34th Street, near Penn Station. This is my first billboard, and let me tell you, it is magnificent.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

NBA/ESPN Campaign- Part 1

It has been great to be part of an advertising campaign that is everywhere. Its a huge campaign running the entire NBA season. There are commercials using the RV on ESPN, and even the bumper graphics into NBA games on ABC use the road signage. Below is a scan of the first of three ads I did for the NBA (as it appears in WIRED. I have also seen it in Rolling Stone, GQ and Sports Illustrated).

BREAKING NEWS: There is a billboard near Penn Station in New York City that has one of these drawings on it! Picture coming tomorrow courtesy of our staff photographer at the JH New York Bureau, Yuko Shimizu.

This is a giant map of NBA related landmarks and trivia-inducing road-stops. I'll have a scan of it in context with the final hand drawn typographic banner in a week or two.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Typical Day: Lobster Riding Segway on Skis

A illustration package for a funny upcoming article in SKI magazine. The story involves a slopes sales pitch for do-it-yourself lobster-rolls and senior-citizen Segway-tours in Maine.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

2007 in Review: Great Ideas that Weren't

In honor of the new year, I went digging through my archives over the last year and found some of my favorite rough ideas and drawings that never made it to print. Sometimes this can be frustrating, but sacrificing your favorite ideas in service of clarity is part of the business. Being a professional means solving the problem, no matter the circumstances. I really enjoy collaborating with art directors and despite my occasional belly-aching, my work is better for it.

John Smith and Pocahontas - The New Yorker
This was in honor of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown. These are a few of the other compositions from my initial sketch phase. The final art as it ran below.

The Fall of America & The Fall of Rome - Esquire
An article comparing current American culture to the pre-fall Roman Empire? Ben Hur reference coming right up. We ended up going with my second idea involving a centurion in a tank (below). But, the article was killed and it never ran.

Excessive Luxury Condos - Wired
On the west side of Manhattan, a new high-rise condo was built with a clearly superfluous car elevator... called in suite parking. This was my first take, with apologies to Bruce McCall.

The Gen-X Obsession with Quirkiness - The Atlantic Monthly
My generation loves all that is quirky, not outright goofy, but quirky. Embodied in the NPR radio show "This American Life." These are two sketches that didn't run. (The final drawing that ran was an Ira Glass portrait.) But I loved that image of the old guy in the lawn chair staring at the tombstone. I was able to reuse most of it for a Christianity Today book review about the new phenomenon of dying slowly in America.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Overheard while drawing in local hipster coffeeshop (Ep. 4)

"I can't wait until my sister gets married. Or knocked up."