Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas

A new advent themed church drawing from my sketchbook about today's sermon on King David and his distant grandson, Jesus. Noel!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bloody Turnip

Is this a phrase still in use for people under the age of 75? Hope so... this will be running in Men's Health in March. The full page design below... (I drew the silly faces too.)

Friday, December 17, 2010

There Will Be PR

My new book about Sarah Edmonds, Nurse, Soldier, Spy is slated to come March 1st... and here is my pub page in the newest Abrams Spring catalog. So, let the public relations machine begin.

From the description:
This fast-paced, high-energy picture book tells the true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who at age 19 disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Civil War. She took the name Frank Thompson and joined a Michigan army regiment to battle to confederacy. Sarah excelled as a solider and a nurse on the battlefield. Because of her heroism, she was asked to become a spy. Her story comes to life through the signature illustration and design of John Hendrix and the exciting storytelling of Marissa Moss. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Drawing in Church- 12/12

From an Advent series on King David... I've never had the pleasure of drawing Goliath, with or without stone lodged inside his forehead. (Apologies and thanks to my senior Kate Oberg for her Goliath drawing inspiration!)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tall Tale- Denver Edition

Denver's city magazine 5280 called me with a fun project about famous Colorado facts and legends.
The opener was about a man in the 1930's who was officially titled the "State Liar" and paid a $1 salary after winning a tall-tale contest (his involving a cross-eyed wooden legged cat).

Both of my sketches focused on the various visual incarnations of lying...  and sort of liked both equally. Usually a good indication that neither will be chosen. But they went with sketch A and the big goofy cat marionette.

The spots were also Colorado related. There are more medical marijuana shops than Starbucks, Denver has a significantly dominant male population, and the Uber-Macho Buffalo mascot for the University of Colorado 1. Isn't a Buffalo, (a Bison) and 2. He is actually a she- horns and all.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

AIGA 50/50 Opening

A few of my former students (if they are reading this, "my best students") sent me this picture from the AIGA 50 Books 50 Covers opening in New York on Wednesday. It is a huge honor to have my AI28 cover included in this show, wish I could have seen it in person. Thanks to Marissa Dessanti, Allegra Fisher and David Yanofsky.