Monday, December 29, 2008

Mark Todd at La Luz Gallery

If you're ringing in the new year in LA, be sure to check out Mark Todd's "fragments," an exhibition of new works at La Luz De Jesus Gallery. If you're celebrating '09 any place else, the show will be online as well.

La Luz De Jesus Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
January 2nd - February 1st, 2009
artist reception Jan. 2nd, 8-11 PM

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Yule, guys!
(here's my favorite holiday cartoon for you!)

Psych / Wyrd

This is for an article about Psych / Wyrd reissues that will be published - though maybe with some changes - in Plan B Magazine in January.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Holidays!

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An illo this month for SNL Casey Wilson's holiday mix: "I farted on Santa's Lap (Now Christmas Is Gonna Stink for Me)" by The Little Stinkers Honest to God, this song really exists! You can find it on Youtube and regret it two minutes later. Happy Holidays guys...


A portrait of my friend Laurin's (AKA Sleazy McQueen) little brother Cam. I had a good time doing this feller.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

SERGIO Makes a Splash!

"SERGIO Makes a Splash!" has been living up to its name. Read all the latest news about Edel Rodriguez's children's book and check out photos of book signings and other events here.

Buy the book here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jessica Kaczorowski Jewelry

I met Jessica Kaczorowski recently and immediately found myself staring intently at her necklace & earrings. Turned out she'd made them! It's so amazing to stumble across someone with a true craftsmanship ability - seems a whole lot of jewelry designers are just stringing beads these days...She's currently in the process of updating her site but I just really couldn't help myself, I had to share. Promise I'll be sure to keep you all posted once her site is updated with even more beautiful jewelry!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

LIFE Image Bank

Google has teamed up with the now defunct LIFE magazine to digitize their massive image bank including many images that never actually made it to print. Awesome! Talk about a treasure trove of amazing historic photos. Next time someone comissions you to do a portrait of Walt Disney or the Wright Bros you know EXACTLY where to go. HERE.

Here's another site an art director directed me to a ways back (when in fact I DID need pics of the Wright Bros). The library of Congress has an awesome (if not even more extensive) collection of historic images as well.
Check that out HERE!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Soul of Shaolin

"Soul of Shaolin ," The New Yorker, December 22 & 29, 2008
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Kung fu comes to Broadway with the production "Soul of Shaolin." Read more about the show here.

This is my latest "On the Horizon" illustration for the New Yorker. You can see an archive of previous ones by clicking the final thumbnail on my website.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Saturday Night Plans

My buddy Ian Carpenter has some artwork in a show at the Heist Gallery on the LES opening this Saturday night. Looks like it's gonna be a pretty awesome show!

Heist Gallery
'Papercut' Opening
27 Essex Street
Opening Saturday, December 13 6-9 pm

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lynn Pauley!

Lynn Pauley just launched her website! Check it out- she has a ton of great work on it...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

newish work!

Long time, no see! Hope everyone's thanksgiving was awesome (regardless of whether it was in Nov. or Oct.)! Here are a couple of newbie illustrations- the top two are in this December issue of Family circle, the third was for the NY Times Op ed page (Thanks Aviva)!


Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Gabrielle Bell with Karen Sneider, Jon Keith Brunelle of The Psychasthenia Society, Emily Flake, Dale Goodson, Jen Perez, Doug Skinner, R.S. and more!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
8 pm (door opens at 7:30 pm)
at the NEW Dixon Place161 Chrystie Street NY, NY

Tickets: $15 each or $25 for 2
or TDF; or $12 student/senior

Advance tickets & more info:
(212) 219-0736

Monday, December 8, 2008

Stephanie Simek Jewelry

In case you boys need any help in the finding gifts for the ladies dept, here's an idea! Stephanie Simek makes some really nice pieces with a fun conceptual twist. Plus she's just awesome so let's buy her stuff. Check it all out HERE!

Holiday Season's In Swing!

Back to the topic of holiday cards, this is the 08 edition. I'll have a small amount in stock within the next week or so. A nice 4 x 6 folding card, blank inside, comes with an envelope. $2 apiece. If you're interested, feel free to drop me a line to claim one (or a few) for yourself!
Happy holiday run-up all!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Roberto Bolaño

Hello friend, I just did this for Aaron Huffman at The Stranger. Portrait of Roberto Bolaño. ~ S.v.S.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Last of the Flower Pieces

The final large(ish) piece I did for Aqua Art Miami (it goes with the other flowered piece), which runs today through Sunday the 7th. Aqua's around the corner from Art Basel, and looks like there are a ton of cool galleries participating this year. Wish I was there to see it.. three cheers for moths in the wallet!

The Beer Pager

Former WFOFer and all around awesome guy Frank Stockton's dad has invented the beer pager. Yep, a beer coozie that you can page should you misplace your drink. Frank did all the product design and illustrations for the coozies themselves. Go Frank! Check out the Beer Pager HERE.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ginger City Billboards

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If you find yourself near Bleecker and Lafayette, check out this billboard my brother Jordan did for Puma. There is also an LA version on Sunset Boulevard.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Many Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving guys! Above is what I hope my family will serve tonight, hot dog octopus over rice, chances are slim though :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Flowers x 1,000

The finished backpage for the December/January issue of Paper. My left eye started to twitch again while working on this one.. which reminded me that it would be nice to have health insurance.

dress: Giambattista Valli, Fall 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Noel Chanyungco

One of the Pratt up-and-comers who's doing some really nice work. He's working on a nice blog at Watch out folks!

Kiehl's Holiday Display

I loooove Kiehl's products (highschool was all about their blackberry lipgloss) so was just beside myself when they called and asked me to contribute some work for their holiday display! Unfortunately they only ended up using my shampoo bottle, but I really can't complain! I saw the display for myself the other day and it looks wonderful, the whole store looks tasteful and festive. Good thing I had no money on me at the time cause I really could've done some damage....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Done & done.

Finally finished up the new group of stitchings and sent them off to the Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose for their holiday group show, 'Fresh Produce'. It was fun (albeit exhausting) to so many quick, little stitchings all at once. The rest will be up on my site soon! Here n' here.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Technology Issue

"The Technology Issue," The L Magazine, November 19- 25, 2008

My first cover! I did this for Cecilia over at the L Magazine for their technology issue. This was a fun assignment- I love drawing scenes from the past but I'd never before realized what a blast it is to design the future. It was quite a challenge too- reference is scarce.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Get Yer Holiday Cards Here!

Now that it's about that time of year again, we're all in need of some awesome non-denominational holiday cards to send out to all our friends & loved ones, no? I still have some left over from last years batch which you can pick up HERE!

Vegas, Baby! . . . uh . .

Some new illustrations for Maureen Adamo at Las Vegas Ciylife.
Who knew Payday loans could be so fun? Maureen knew . . .

sweaters and snowshoes

A Tale of Two Ski Hills, The Globe and Mail's Globe Investor
I did this for the lovely Jaspal Riyait (yes, of former DOSE fame)
who has since stolen away to Brooklyn with the rest of you!

See the story here...

Monday, November 17, 2008

More Kleptomaniac Objects

I just finished these two new Kleptomaniac pieces, but for some strange reason, my attempts to render the wholesome little girl scout is way off! My version came out looking mischievous and retarded in a way...eek.

Storey time

Legendary illustrator Barron Storey has a blog.