Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sonntagsblatt Illustrations

OK, it's not Christmas anymore, but it's still snowing, so here are some illustrations I did for the Magazine "Thema", published by the German Newspaper Sonntagsblatt, about the favorite Christmas Songs. As I did with a similar assignment last year, I incorporated some of the lyrics and a bit of sheet music into the images. The first one is the Christmas Oratorium by Haendel, the second one is Silent Night, and then it's White Christmas. If you like, you can order the issue here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Syncopated Sightings

Here are some reviews for Syncopated– A Collection of Nonfiction Picto-Essays, to which I contributed a story about Coney Island:

Comics Journal
Another article on News-a-Rama,
"Best Shots" (scroll down for article)

When reviewing an anthology, of course every reviewer has different favorites and tastes. But the overall response has been very positive.

Get your copy today!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Random Craziness

Recently I've been drawn to the lowbrow comics imagery of my childhood and teenager days again, funnies, superheroes, horror, and if possible, all the above combined!

Out of some careless drawing while watching TV evolved some silly new stuff. Stay tuned for more...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Communication Arts and Society LA Honors

My "Winter" piece was selected by the juries of the Communication Arts Illustration Competition and by the Society of Illustrators of LA (SI-LA). Yay! The Communication Arts Annual will be out later this year, and the Society of LA will have a big show, I'll post updates here. Thanks to all the judges!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

RWTH Summer School Homepage

Last year I did a couple of visuals for the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, including a Laptop Bag. An early version of that illustration is now being used for the home page of the RWTH Summer School, which is a program for students from abroad. Here is the link.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Two more weeks to check out KERPOEF! Show

The show I'm in at St John's University is up for another two weeks, so if you haven't seen it and are in the area, you still have a chance to check it out! There are great pieces in there by Yuko Shimizu, Nathan Fox, Adam Kidder and a whole bunch of others. I have some prints, but also original ink-drawings, books, tearsheets and other printed objects in there. You can find more information here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Einzigartig Calender by Slanted

Still looking for a calendar for 2010? I have a suggestion for you: Einzigartig, presented by Freistil and, in which illustrators have interpreted 52 fonts in their own unique way. Each page is on heavy paper and can be torn out and used as a postcard, if you want to send out illustrated greetings. You canfind out more about it here.
My contribution is Basalt, for which I have created a cross-section drawing (below; click to enlarge).