Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New York Times / Science

I did this one for Peter Morance for today's New York Times, for whom I tend to do comics instead of one large illustration. It's fun to come up with a visual story that goes with the written text.

The article talks about the linguistic stylings of teenage girls and young women and how they influence common language. The latest trend that some linguists believe to have found is the "vocal fry", when you lower your voice at the end of a sentence.…

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

EastBay Express Sex Issue

The EastBay Express from Oakland, CA is doing their first ever Sex Issue and I contributed several illustrations plus the cover. You can read the articles on their website.


On the cover are two cranes from the Port of Oakland. The other illustrations are about the Amateur Erotic Film Festival, the Dungeon / SM Scene, Online Dating, GrindR, and finally a "Sex-Map" of the whole East Bay area. Thanks to co-editor Kathleen Richards for the great project!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pencil Factory

Last week I switched studios and moved into a space at the Pencil Factory. This is a hub of illustrators and designers in a former Warehouse of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I know it'll be inspiring and fun to work 

For quite a few years I worked from home, before I moved into the Fowler Arts Collective last year. I realized that having a studio helps me structure my workdays (and also gets me out of the house), and that it's overall beneficial for a work-o-holic such as me. It has made me kind of a "Union-Illustrator", I like to work 9-5, or more likely, 10-6. If the workload permits.

Now I've moved into the Pencil Factory, because people's schedules and work will be more similar to mine, and because it's a great place overall.

I'm sharing a space with the awesome Alex Eben Meyer, Jing Wei, GB Tran and Neil Swaab. And of course there are many other super-nice and hardworking artists in the building, some of which I know, some of which I'm looking forward to meeting.

So here's to a great 2012!