Sunday, March 28, 2010

NYTimes OpEd: Earthquakes

I'm thrilled to be in today's New York Times, with an OpEd Illustration about earthquakes. This was a close collaboration with Art Director Kim Bost, we were going back and forth with design and illustration till we had the best solution. It was really fun to work on something that plays with the page layout in such a way, and I'm very happy with the result.

This is the full bleed version of the cityscape, as used on the NYTimes website. Thanks again to Kim! You can read the entire article here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

SXSW Festival for Isthmus

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This semi-sequential piece came out on the pages of Isthmus today. It's illustrating an article about the South by-Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, and about music festival "junkies". The idea for the Family Circle-inspired approach was by Art Director Carolyn Fath.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Comic for MoCCA

I've noticed that in recent years, almost all of my work was targeted in some ways to have a purpose. If I wasn't working on an actual freelance assignment, I created promos to attract new work, or I put together book pitches. Somehow I didn't allow myself just to play around without a "hidden agenda". So, this fall I had a burst of creative energy that manifested itself in two very silly, very low-brow short stories that had the sole purpose for me to have fun. How liberating! Well, now I'm planning to put it together as a hand-made book for MoCCA, might as well! Hopefully this won't destroy my career!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rabid Rabbit Promotional Image

It's been a while since I have done one of my large architectural illustrations. So my pal and Rabid Rabbit Co-Founder C.M.Butzer had the glorious idea to do one for Rabid Rabbit. And it seems it was just the right inspiration I needed, the result is the largest of the series so far (19 x 24 inches), and perhaps the wackiest? Now it will serve for Posters, flyers and a new postcard promoting the Rabid Rabbit 11 Release Party and Original Art Show at Bergen Street Comics, end of this month.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New York Times OpEd Page

This was in last Tuesday's New York Times, illustrating an OpEd about the terrible earthquake in Chile. It was great to do a new large piece for the Times, though the topic was a very sad one. Many thanks to Art Director Aviva Michaelov for this great project.