Thursday, February 28, 2008

The NBA Map

On top of the fact that, this week, I got to see my Penn Station billboard in person, I was sent this link. In short, they made my drawings move and sometimes blink. Very fun to see.

Also, here is the final map as it will appear in the 10th anniversary issue of ESPN The Magazine on March 24th.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Drawing in Church - Round-Up

My top 10: I've entered this set into a few award shows in the uncommissioned series category. I enjoyed seeing the drawings together as a group, so I thought I'd share them.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dr. Liar

A full page for Best Life Magazine (Germany Edition) that is about popular medical myths and misconceptions.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


For the high-fashion mag W:
Thanks to style-oriented reality shows and Project Runway the word "Couture," which used to mean custom-fit hand-sewn high fashion, no longer carries the same panache.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Drawing In Church - 2/17

One of Jesus's most pithy and sophisticated rebukes in all of scripture. Give to Caesar what is Caesar's...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

NBA/ESPN Project wrap-up

All these ads are finishing up their run over the next few weeks. Below, how they looked with the type. The map will be coming from the agency soon. Hoping the billboard stays up for another fortnight.

A prize for the first person to name all the likenesses in these three ads inside the comments section.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Welcome back.

Using the name of my recent solo exhibition, I have re-branded this blog Drawing on Deadline. The former name, Illustration is Easy (an obscure reference to a delightful Ross MacDonald artist statement from an exhibition I worked on back in 2004) was the source of much consternation from the viewing public, now it seems, unaware of the intended absurdity of such a claim. Similar assumptions about commercial image-making are made all the time, usually without real consideration. When looking at the work of understated genius Hanoch Piven, for example, one might muse "How long did this really take?" This conjecture is instantly clarified when you try to create a portrait of Ronald Reagan out of three jellybeans and a piece of carpet.

So, for the record: Illustration is very very hard. I'd write a bit more but, I'm on deadline, so I'd better go draw.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

A spot for PC World about internet communities working together to identify malware.

Anyone notice the binary code in the snakes pattern?
Didn't think so.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Art-Ball at Graphic Tales

How to occupy an hour at the bar with a beer, a pen and a napkin: Design a baseball lineup card by stocking the positions with only illustrators.

Check out my picks over at Graphic Tales. Proprietor, DB Dowd, has posted my illo-roster for the "New York Deadlines." His comments clearly indicate he has the classic American-League-Napoleon-Complex, and if you'd like to see my justification for Barry Blitt as catcher and why the "over-rated" Coby Whitmore is hitting lead off, visit the comments section.

Want to play along?

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Golf Eclipse

A spot for Golf Digest Q&A section.
Is it legal to cast a shadow on your ball when its hanging on the lip of the cup?