I was contracted to parody Norman Rockwell’s famous “Four Freedoms: Freedom From Want” illustration (better known as “Thanksgiving”) for the publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul. The book is titled, All in the Family: 101 Stories about the Fine Line between Comedy and Tragedy in Our “Dysfunctional” Families. “Almost everyone thinks their own family is “dysfunctional” […]
This portrait of Norman Mailer was illustrated for an article detailing Norman Mailer’s enduring literary influence. (It was selected for inclusion in the 48th Communication Arts Illustration Annual.)
Quite often, when I get an assignment, an idea has already been conceptualized. So when I am asked to come up with a concept (not to execute a final pre-conceived image) it imparts a level of confidence in my conceptual abilities that I take pride in. For this spot the problem was, “A new study by […]
Vegas Seven was kind enough to invite me to contribute to their very first issue. The article touched on the ongoing (and contentious) relationship that Las Vegas has with the NFL—and the silliness that results from not being allowed to license so much as even the name of the “Big Game.”
Back in February 2009, Bill Gates unleashed a swarm of mosquitoes at a TED conference in California. It was apparently a noble effort to highlight the dangers of malaria. It scared the (mostly rich and famous) attendees and resulted in my receiving an illustration assignment from Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, so all’s well that ends well! […]
Here is a “mash-up” spot I recently illustrated for Vegas Seven Magazine. The story (written by Stacy J. Willis) is titled Bully Pulpits and is a timely piece about turf battles among various anti-bullying activists. Thanks go to Marvin Lucas for the job.
Here is a cover I recently illustrated for The Capitol Magazine. It’s always a nice feeling to have a cover illustration, so a hearty “thank you” goes to Managing Editor, Andrew Hawkins.