An illustration for Our State magazine. The article was about sign language karaoke, which is apparently very popular and sounds really fun. Made for a good time at the drawing board, too.
Another cover for Day One. I was pretty pumped when the art director approved a sketch that included both an alligator AND a dialysis machine.
Here is the second half of my book, Bungles & Blunders: Missteps in History and the Losers Who Made Them. You can see Part I here.
I am finished with my book project, Blunders & Bungles: Missteps in History and the Losers Who Made Them. It’s a 30ish page, fully illustrated book about failure — big, important people making big, terrible decisions. This book chronicles fallen empires, friendly fire, invasive species, and poorly picked fights spanning 3000 years. It is important to learn from history’s mistakes, but sometimes it’s also fun to laugh at them!
I wrote the book, too. You can click the images to enlarge and read them (if you want).
I’ll post the second half soon; tumblr tells me there’s too much for one post.
Some dudes broing out with a minotaur — for a class assignment.
I’ve been drawing on an iPad a little bit lately, using a new stylus called the Adobe Ink. It’s pretty awesome, though I still need to get used to it. Here’s a little sketch I did about moving, which is fortunately now behind me.
September 22nd is the opening of my class’s group show, featuring all our book projects from the last year. I’ve already featured many spreads from my book, Bungles & Blunders: Missteps in History and the Losers Who Made Them, in this blog. I will post more, after the show. For now, the book is done, printed, and looking good.
If you live in NYC, you should come to the opening — it’s free to the public! It will be on SVA’s east campus, in the lobby of 209 E 23rd St.
My brain and hands have been completely focused on finishing this project. Since I have nothing new to show, here’s something from my sketchbook.
Another cover for Amazon’s Day One. This story, Yoghurt, by Colin Corrigan, is about a man, his dog, and his baby mama.
Wrapping up my book on the history of losers — should be done in a week or two! Here’s a spread about Shah Muhammad II:"In 1218, Genghis Khan sent a trade envoy to Shah Muhammad II, hoping to open trading relations with the empire of Khwarezm. But, the distrustful shah mistook the harmless Mongol trade mission for a devious Mongol invasion and had the entire group executed. In the end, there was a trade: in exchange for the beheaded Mongols, Genghis Khan took the shah’s entire empire, burned it to the ground, and massacred its people. Muhammad II fled for his life, fell ill and died in hiding a few days later."